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NORTH WEST PROVINCE
Potchefstroom campus: 11 Hoffman Street, Potchefstroom 2531, South Africa
Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa
Bachelor of Arts in Music & Society. Three years. Emphasis on music education and community music, with studies including performance, African music, music history, theory. A fourth year leads to the degree with honours. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Specialisation in performance, composition, theory, musicology, music education, pedagogy. Studies may include performance (classical, jazz), choral conducting, music technology. Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Music Industry.
Master of Music. In performance, musicology, composition. Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Music. In performance, composition.
Diploma in Music Performance. Three years. Studies include performance, keyboard skills, theory, community music. Designed for students to prepare for entry to the professional program. Post-graduate Education Certificate.
The North-West University was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and the University of the North-West. The Conservatory offers music training to young people and interested members of the local community. It houses a 372-seat hall, an organ hall seating 100 and the Praetorius Music Studio, used for chamber recitals. Performance tuition is available to students in other faculties and to the community. Language of instruction is mainly Afrikaans, though English-speaking students are easily accommodated.