African Music 1

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    African Music 1

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Dance, Music

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to the BMus degree, BA major in Music, Teacher?s Licentiate Diploma in Music or Diploma in Music Performance.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    An introduction to the study and understanding of various kinds of African musics. Includes a survey of music in Africa.

    DP requirements: At least 80% attendance at lectures and the completion of all assignments,
    projects and tests.

    Assessment: Tests and assignments 50%; 2-hour written and listening examination in June 50%.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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