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UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, SUVA Faculty of Arts, Law and Education






Street Address:

Main campus: Student Administrative Services (SAS), University of the South Pacific, Laucala campus, Suva, Fiji


+679 323 1516


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts Expressive Arts. Music is one choice with studies in performance on traditional Fijian and Indian traditional instruments, piano, guitar, wind instruments and percussion. Taken at the Laucala campus. Bachelor of Education. Music is included as part of an integrated arts teaching program.


Certificate program


Certificate in the Teaching of an Expressive Art (Music). A part-time program taken through a combination of extension courses and summer schools. Specialises in preparing music teachers for primary and secondary schools, though available also for studio teachers.

Institution Notes:

The University of the South Pacific was established in 1968. It is jointly owned by the governments of twelve island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa, with campuses in each country. Music study forms an elective part of the teacher training program throughout the University. The main campus is in Suva, with two other Fijian campuses, one in Lautoka (Western Fiji) and the other in Labasa (North Fiji). On-campus programs in music are offered only at the Laucala campus in Fiji, with only one program (Arts, Craft, Movement and Music in Early Childhood Education) is available by distance mode at most campuses. Summer programs in music may be provided in other campuses on demand. The courses leading to the Bachelor of Education are available as pre-service or in-service programs. All courses deal with elements of both Western and Pacific music. Continuing and Community Education programs are offered in each country as determined by local needs and resources. Music is one possibility for inclusion. At the Laucala campus is the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS). This program was established in 1997, was incorporated into the Faculty of Islands and Oceans in 2006, and in 2008 it was incorporated into the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education. It has organised a Pacific Outreach Program for Polynesia (POPP) which arranges visits, exhibitions and creative workshops throughout the South Pacific region, from its headquarters in the USP Alafua campus in Samoa. The aim is development and preservation of Arts in Education, particularly in dealing with social issues of countries in the region. No degree, diploma or certificate is awarded to participants. In the music area the Centre promotes contemporary traditional programs and performances of music and dance of countries of the region and has issued a number of CDs. The main campus, Laucala, is in Suva, with the two other Fijian campuses: • in Lautoka (Western Fiji): Private Mail Bag, Lautoka, Fiji. Tel +679 666 6800 Fax +679 666 7133 Email Website: • in Labasa (North Fiji): Private Mail Bag, Labasa, Fiji. Tel +679 881 7707 Fax +679 881 5570 Email Website:

Last Updated:

March 2017