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DEPARTMENT OF FINE ART AND DESIGN

MASTER OF ARTS(FINE ART)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the University shall apply.
  • The common regulations for all Masters Degrees in the School of Visual and Performing Arts shall apply.
  • Bachelor of Arts / Education in Fine Art with at least Second Class Honours(upper Division) or equivalent in related disciplines from Kenyatta University or any recognized University.
  • Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND DURATION

The Master of Arts Degree in Fine Art shall extend over at least eighteen months and is offered according to the following study programmes:

TYPE A:

Coursework, examination and either creative project or thesis where the first year is devoted to coursework and the second year is devoted to either,Research and Execution of a creative project(Studio Option) or Research and writing of a thesis(Theory Option)

TYPE B:

Either creative project or thesis where two years of study are devoted to either, Research and Execution of a creative (Studio Option), or Research and writing of thesis(Theory Option). Creative project or thesis in the Type B programme shall be called "Creative Project B" and "Thesis B"

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Master's Degree in a relevant area of study in Fine Art from a recognized University.

 

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DANCE

MASTERS PROGRAMMES

DEGREES OFFERED

  • Master of Music(MMus) degree will be offered in Musical Performance,African Music and Musicology by course work, examination and project.
  • Master of Musical Arts(MMA) Degree will be offered in the areas of Composition and Musical Performance by course work, examination and recital or composition project.
  • Master of Music Education(MME) degree will be offered in Music Education by course work,examination,internship and project or thesis.
  • Master of Arts degree will be offered in African Music, Ethnomusicology and Musicology by course work,examination and thesis.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates must meet the minimum University requirements for postgraduate admissions.
  • Candidates for the Master of Music Education degree must be holders of a Bachelor of Education degree, or any first degree with a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Education. Those with Second Class(Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade "C" and above in units relevant to their areas of specialisation.
  • Candidates for Masters Degrees in performance must be holders of B.A. or BMus. in performance. They must also pass the department's auditions. This will consist of performing contrasting pieces on one minor instrument, as well as rythmic dictation. International candidates will be required to submit an audition tape with their application forms.
  •  Candidates for theo other Masters degrees must be holders of a first degree in Music, or a first degree in any discipline with a postgraduate Diploma in Music, specializing in their area of choice.

The Department of Music and Dance offers:

  • Master of Arts (African Music)
  • Master Of Music Education
  • Master of Musical Arts(Perfomance)
  • Master of Music(Performance)
  • Master of Musical Arts (Composition)
  • Master of Arts (Ethnomusicology)

COURSE REGULATIONS

  • The Master of Arts will cover a minimum of two years.
  • In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory  School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives from the department. In the second year of study, they will prepare a thesis on an approved topic.
  • The Master of Music(Performance), Master of Musical Arts(Performance) and Master of Musical Arts(Composition) will cover a minimum of two years. In the first year of study, candidates will take eight core units including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year, they will take four elective in the first semester and prepere a recital and dissertation in the second semester. The composition dissertation will investigate a compositional problem that the candidate will have identified, accompanied by a creative work in which the the issues discussed in the dissertation are presented.
  • The Master of Music Education(MME) degree will cover a minimum of two cademic years. In the  first year, candidates will take eight core units offered by the department including one compulsory School of Visual and Performing Arts unit, and two electives. In the second year of study, candidates will either: undergo internship and write a thesis OR Take another semster of taught units and undergo internship and a project. The internship is intended to give candidtes a hands-on experience of teaching music at the chosen level, through observation, discussion and participation.

EXAMINATIONS

  • All units shall be examined at the end of the semster in which they are taken.
  • The examination pass mark in each unit shall be 50% of the total mark. Each unit shall be assessed out of 100%.Continuous Assessment Tests shall contribute 40% and the University Examination 60% of the total marks.
  • Where a unit consists solely of practical work, it shall be examined wholly by continuous assessment, in which case the latter shall account for 100%. Performance-based units shall be examined by 40% course work and 60% recital.                                                        

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMMES

  • Music Performance.
  • African Music, Ethnomusicology or Musicology.
  • Doctor of Musical Arts.
  • Music Education.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Music Performance

Candidates must be holders of a Master of Arts or Master of Music in Music Performance of Kenyatta University, or an International equivalent. The PhD in Performance will last a minimum of three years. Candidates for this degree will be expected to investigate an approved issue regarding performance. Annual recitals and seminar papers will be used to gauge the candidate's progress. This will culminate in a thesis and recital in which the issues raised in the thesis are demonstrated.

African Music, Ethnomusicology or Musicology

Candidates must be holders of a Master of Arts or Music Degree in the area of specialization of Kenyatta University or an International equivalent.

Doctor of Musical Arts

This will be offered in Performance and composition. Candidates must be holders of: 

  • Master of Musical Arts from Kenyatta University or any other Institution.
  • Master of Arts in Musical Performance with extensive performance record for the performance degree, or Master of Arts in Musical composition or Master of Music in Musical Composition with a record of composing for various ensembles for the Composition degree.

The Doctor of Musical Arts(DMA) in performance will last a minimum of three years. Candidates for this degree will be expected to carry out practical work in their chosen area, culminating in the presentation of a final year concert.A recital at the end of each of the first two years of study will be used to assess the candidate's progress towards their final goal. A written proposal will define the candidate's area of study, objectives, methodology and expected contribution to knowledge.The candidate will be expected to work under close guidance of the supervisors.

The DMA in Composition will focus on creative work in terms of musical performance. With the approval of their supervsors, candidates will identify a compositional problem and define it in a proposal to qualify for admission to candidacy. They will then embark on a composition project aimed at establishing the arguements raised in connection with the problem. The final presentation will be in the form of a musical composition of acceptable form and length(score), a recording of the same and a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words detailing the composition.

Music Education

Candidates must be;

  • Holders of degree of Master of Music Education of Kenyatta University or any other recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Holders of Degree of Msater of Education with Music of Kenyatta University or any other institution of higher learning and two years experience in teaching or research.Candidates for the PhD in Music Education will selct a problem with approval of their supervisors, the department and the School of Visual and Performing Arts for investigation.Upon approval of their research proposal, they shall embark on data collecting, analysis and syntheis, culminating in a thesis. All other requiremnts of the School of Visual and Perfoming Arts will apply.
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