Tuesday, 25 July 2017

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND PERFORMING ARTS

B.A. Degree Programme in Music

PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy behind the music programme is the assumption that while music is a universal medium of human expression that is adaptable for a wide range of functions and technical resources for its production, it is capable of endless appropriation by individuals, communities and groups. As the purest of the art forms, it is potentially available for a wide and varied range of uses - for entertainment, for spiritual inspiration and fulfillment and for emotional communication and satisfaction. While it is universally produced in secular as well as sacred contexts, its fundamental spiritual and emotional nature makes it perhaps the most basic resource for the exploration and development of the distinct identities of peoples, cultures and faiths. For this reason, the music teaching and research programme at Bowen University will take a special interest in indigenous African music as well as music produced specifically for spiritual fulfillment.

OBJECTIVES:

(i) to produce graduates of Music who will be competent musicians both in the art and science of music;

(ii) to develop creative and performance concepts arising from the presentation of African traditional music as a contemplative art and the use of notation in the composition of music cultures;

(iii) to prepare graduates for a profession in the practice and/or teaching of music at various levels of education, broadcasting, media houses, and other avenues of private and public use;

(iv) to prepare graduates for further studies in music leading to various professions in music.

B.A. DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MUSIC OPTIONS

(i) Theory and Composition (TC)
(ii) Performance (P)
(iii) Musicology (M)
(iv) Music Education (ME)
(v) Church Music (CM)
(vi) Popular Music (PM)
(vii) Music Production and Management (MPM)