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Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Bachelor of Arts in Music. Three years. Studies include classical performance, musicology, theory, pedagogy. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies include performance, choral conducting, musicology, composition, theory, music education, music technology, church music. A fourth year leads to the degree with Honours, specialising in classical performance, musicology, music technology or music education.
Master of Music. By research, in performance, choral conducting, piano accompanying, composition, musicology, music education, music technology. Master of Philosophy. In film music, music technology. Doctor of Philosophy.
Advanced Diploma in Practical Music. One year. Post-graduate Diploma. In music technology, film music. One year.
The university was first established as Stellenbosch College in 1881 and gained its current name and status in 1918. The Department of Music was established in 1934. It is an interdisciplinary research, teaching and service institution which includes units for community music, music technology, film music, choral music and early music among others. Facilities include a 556-seat concert hall with a large concert organ and smaller venues for chamber performances. There are six practice organs. In addition to the professional programs the music department offers preparatory programs to those wishing to enter the degree or diploma courses. Practical music study is also offered to interested persons in the local community.