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Music and Dance


The department of Music and Dance is one of the oldest departments in the School of Creative and Performing Arts, Film and Media Studies. Some of the courses offered provide service to students in other departments. For instance, our programmes link with departments of Physical Education, Sociology, Mathematics, History and Anthropology, Education, Computer, Fine Art, Theatre Arts and Film Technology and other discipline areas.

 

Career opportunities

 

Various opportunities exist in the job market for graduate from the department of Music and Dance. The students who take Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree with Music option mostly end up in teaching professions in both private and Government secondary schools. The rest of our students join various private organizations and Parastatals as Music Educators, Managers, Studio Technicians, sales people and so on. In private sectors employment opportunities exist for our music students in areas such as Church organizations as Music Directors, Cultural Institutions, Hotel Industries, Banks and other Parastatal organizations as Music Trainers, Music Publishing Industry, Music Production Industry and Music Performance sector as professional performing artists.

 

Certificate of Music

Entry Requirements

$1·         Proof of music activity e.g. Member of Orchestra, Church, and other recognized organizations.

$1·         KCSE Aggregate C- or its equivalent

$1·         Holders of at least ABSRM grade 6 piano performance or equivalent for certificate in piano performance.

Diploma in music

Entry Requirements

$1·         KCSE aggregate C with at least a C+ in music;

$1·         Higher Certificate of Music of Kenyatta University or equivalent;

$1·         ABSRM Grade 6 Theory and Grade 5 Practical or equivalent Proof of music activity e.g. Member of Orchestra, Church, Armed Forces.

Bachelor of Music, B.ED (Music), Bachelor of Music (Technology)

Entry Requirements

$1·         KCSE aggregate C+ a score of at least B in Music or equivalent.

$1·         Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) grade 5 Theory and grade 4 practical or equivalent.

$1·         Diploma in Music or Education with Music from Kenyatta University or any other recognized institution

$1·         PI teacher certificate with grade 5 theory ABRSM with a minimum of C+ at KCSE is also acceptable.

B.Ed (Music),

$1·         PI teacher certificate with grade 5 theory ABRSM with a minimum of C+ at KCSE is also acceptable.

Postgraduate

Master of Musical Arts (Performance)

Master of Music (Musicology)

Master of Music Education

Master of Arts (Composition)

Master of Arts (African Music)

Master of Arts (Ethnomusicology)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.

Postgraduate Course

Candidates for the Master of Education degree must be holders of a BEd. Degree, or any first degree with the Postgraduate Diploma in Music Education, with a minimum of 2 years music   teaching experience.

Candidates for Masters Degrees in performance must be holders of BA or Bachelor of Music in performance.

Doctorate Programmes

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A)

Candidates must be;

1.)    Holders of Master of Musical Arts from Kenyatta University or any other Institution.

2.)    Holders of Master of Arts in Music Performance or Master of Music Performance with extensive performance record for the performance degree or Master of Arts in Musical Composition.

Doctor of Music Education

1.)    Holders of the Master of Music Education of Kenyatta University or any other Institution of higher learning.

2.)    Holders of degree of Master of Education with Music of Kenyatta University or any other Institution of higher learning and three

3) years experience in teaching or research.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

Offered in;  

1.)    Music Education;

Holders of degree of Master of Music Education of Kenyatta University or any other recognized Institution of higher learning.

2.)   Music Performance

Holders of the Master of Arts or Master of Music in Music Performance

3.)   African Music, Ethnomusicology, Musicology

Holders of Master of Arts or Master of Music degree in the area of Specialization of Kenyatta University or an International equivalent.

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