Courses

 

COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION

100 Level

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE AND DESCRIPTION

 Units

Status

PREREQUISITE

 

 

MUS 111

Theory of Music I

Basic concepts of pitch and time (scales, key signature, time signature, rhythmic notation and intervals) fundamentals of notation and melody writing

3 Compulsory

 

 

 

MUS 112

Aural Training I

Introduction to basic elements and techniques of playing piano and aural exercises on simple intervals

2 Required

 

 

 

 

 

MUS 114

Applied Music: Principal & Subsidiary Instrument/Voice I

(African/Western) Practical study & Performance on one major and one minor instrument. Chosen from (1) Western categories of: String, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion (20 African Categories of: Aerophones, Membranophones, Chordophones and Idiophones. (3) Voice categories of soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone and bass

2 Required

 

 

 

 

MUS 115

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice I

Participation in choral singing and Instrumental performance wherein the entire students experience ensemble playing and showcase their skills on various instruments (primary and secondary)

2

 

 

 

Elective

 

MUS 116

Basic Music Appreciation I

A introductory course in distinguishing and identifying various music genres through listening – spanning the areas of folk, popular, and classical art music traditions.

 

2

 

Elective  

 

MUS 119

Computers in Music I

Introduction to the use of the computer in music. General overview of software available as tools to various aspects of music.

2

 

Required

 

 

MUS 121

Theory of Music II

Further study in the basic fundamentals in theory and rudiments of music

 

2

Compulsory

 

 

MUS 122

Aural Training II

Further study in the basic techniques of playing the piano and aural exercises on simple and compound intervals.

2

 

Elective

 

 

 

MUS 123

African Music Theory and Literature

A study of definitions, fundamental elements, genres and characteristics of African music. A survey of traditional and modern African music; the composers/performers and their contributions to music.

2

Required

 

 

 

 

 

MUS 124

Applied Music: Principal & Subsidiary Instrument/Voice II

(African/Western) Practical study & Performance on one major and one minor instrument. Chosen from (1) Western categories of: String, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion (20 African Categories of: Aerophones, Membranophones, Chordophones and Idiophones. (3) Voice categories of soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone and bass

2 Required

 

 

MUS 125

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice II

Further participation in choral singing and ensemble playing of instrument

2 Elective

 

 

 

 

MUS 126

Basic Music Appreciation II

Further studies in distinguishing and identifying various music genres through listening – spanning the areas of folk, popular, and classical art music traditions.

2 Elective

 

 

MUS 116

MUS 129

Acoustics of Music

A study of the physical proprieties and the musical characteristics of sound. The physical nature of acoustic musical instruments and an introduction to room and architectural acoustics.

2

Elective

 

GES 107

 

2

 

 

200 Level

 

MUS 211

Tonal Harmony I

Spelling and use of major and minor triads in different inversions. Analysis and writing of passing and neighboring

3 Compulsory

MUS 111,

MUS 121

 

MUS 212

Aural training with keyboard harmony I

Further study of the basic techniques of playing the piano or organ with aural exercises and sight reading.

2 Required

 

MUS 122

MUS 213

Nigerian Music Theory and Literature

A study of definitions, fundamental elements, genres and characteristics of Nigerian music. A survey of traditional and modern Nigerian music; the composers/performers and their contribution to music.

 

2 Required

 

 

MUS 214

Applied Music: Principal & Subsidiary Instrument/Voice III

Further study and practical performance on one major and one minor instrument.

2 Required

 

 

 

MUS 215

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice III

Continued participation in choral singing and ensemble playing of instruments.

2

Elective

 

 

 

MUS 216

History and Literature of Western Music I

A survey of the important periods of Western Music from Ancient to Modern periods.

 

Required

 

MUS 218

Song Writing

2

Elective

 

 

 

MUS 219

Computers in Music II

Further study of the use of computer in music. Practical application and experiment in the use of various software as tools for accomplishing musical tasks.

2

 

Elective

 

 

MUS 119

 

 

MUS 221

Tonal Harmony II

A further study of more complex chord structures; analysis of roman numerals realization; figured bass realization, soprano harmonization and stylistic composition using diatonic triads and sevenths.

3

 

Compulsory

 

 

MUS 111,

MUS 121

 

 

MUS 222

Aural Training with Keyboard Harmony II

Further study of the basic techniques of playing the piano or organ with aural exercises and keyboard harmony.

 

2

Required

 

 

MUS 123

 

 

MUS 224

Applied Music: Principal & Subsidiary Instrument/Voice IV

Further study and practical performance on one major and one minor instrument.

 

 

2

 

Required

 

 

 

MUS 225

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice IV

Continued participation in choral singing and ensemble playing of instruments.

2

Elective

 

 

MUS 226

History and Literature of Western Music II

Further survey of the important period of Western music from ancient to modern times.

2

Required

 

 

MUS 227

African Instrument Ensemble and Dance Workshop

A study in the manipulation of African musical instruments to accompany and coordinate simple, complex and choreographed dances.

 

2

 

Elective

 

 

 

 

MUS 229

Live Sound Reinforcement Systems I

2

Elective

 

300 Level

 

MUS 310

Music in Education I

Acquisition of necessary teaching skills pertaining to music.

2 Elective

 

 

MUS 311

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Study of music textures from simple to complex polyphonic textures and accompaniment patterns.

2 Required

 

MUS 221

 

 

MUS 312

Orchestration I

Study of general and specific characteristics of instruments. Nature, range, dynamics, transposition and mode of interaction of instruments.

3 Compulsory

 

MUS 222

MUS 224

 

 

MUS 313

Analysis of Western Musical Forms

Analysis of the various musical forms and styles in Western Music.

2 Required

MUS 222

MUS 224

MUS 225

MUS 226

 

MUS 314

Applied Music: Principal & Subsidiary Instrument/Voice V

Further study and practical performance on one major and one minor instrument.

2 Required

MUS 224

 

MUS 315

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice V

Further participation in choral and orchestra activities.

2 Elective

MUS 225

 

 

MUS 316

Music of World Cultures I

Historical survey of the music of the world. focus on the music of the Middle East, Asia and Far East. Illustrating musical trends, styles and forms.

2 Required

 

 

MUS 317

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A study of the practice of conducting in both choral and orchestral music.

2 Elective

MUS 221

MUS 225

MUS 226

 

MUS 318

Research Method and Documentation in Music

A study of the Principles and procedures for conducting and documenting music research.

3 Compulsory

MUS 221

MUS 223

MUS 226

MUS 319

Live Sound Reinforcement Systems II

2

Elective

 

 

 

 

 

MUS 321

Composition I

A study of the principles and practice of musical composition for vocal and instrumental media.

2 Required

MUS 311

MUS 312

MUS 313

MUS 314

MUS 315

MUS 322

Orchestration II

Further study in the art of instrumental combinations

2 Elective

 

MUS 312

 

MUS 323

Analysis of African Musical Forms

A critical analysis of forms and stylistics features in African music.

2 Elective

 

MUS 223

MUS 313

 

MUS 324

Applied Music: Principal & Subsidiary Instrument/Voice VI

More study and performance on one major and one minor instrument.

2 Required

 

MUS 314

 

MUS 325

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice VI

Further participation in choral and orchestral ensembles.

2 Elective

 

MUS 315

 

MUS 326

Music of World Cultures II

A further historical survey of the music of the world. illustrating the musical trends, styles and forms.

  Elective

 

 

MUS 316

 

MUS 327

Survey of World Music Theatre I

A survey of World Music Theatre and Dance. Tracing the origin and development of the opera (African folk opera inclusive) to contemporary stage/screen musicals.

2 Elective

 

 

MUS 226

 

 

MUS 328

Music in Religion I

The study of the music liturgies of Christianity, Islam, and African traditional religious, from a denominational perspectives.

2 Elective

 

 

MUS 223

 

 

MUS 329

Digital Music Production

A study of the theory and practice of digital music recording and production. Acquisition of necessary skills for proper manipulation of digital equipment for recording and music production.

2 Elective

 

 

MUS 219

MUS 229

MUS 319

400 Level

MUS 410

 

Music in Education II

Further acquisition of skills required to teach music in the classroom.

 

 

3 Required

 

MUS 310

 

MUS 411

Composition II

A further in-depth study and practice of the art of musical composition. Leading to specialization in composition.

3 Required

MUS 321

MUS 412

Sociology of Music

Study of music and musicians and their impact on society, and vice versa, focusing on social, political and economic issues.

3 Elective

 

MUS 413

Music of the Black Diaspora

A study of the trends in the music of the Black Diaspora of the North and South America. This study includes the charges in musical form e.g from plantation song through Jazz to rhythm and blues and rap/hip-hop.

3 Elective

 

MUS 414

 

A performance on one major or minor instrument by the student.

3 Required

 

MUS 324

MUS 415

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice VII

Further participation and contribution to the university choir and orchestra.

2 Elective

MUS 325

MUS 416

Special Topics in 20th/21st Century Musical Trends

An analytical study of the trends, forms, styles and conventions of modern music.

3 Required

MUS 223

MUS 226

MUS 313

MUS 323

MUS 419

Music Production and Technical Media

A practical study in analogue and digital music production, the process of transmission, and the application of music in media production.

3 Required

 

 

MUS 329

SECOND SEMESTER

 

MUS 425

University Chorus/University Orchestra/Ensemble Practice VIII

Further participation and contribution to the University Chorus and the University Orchestra.

3 Required

 

MUS 415

MUS 426

Criticism and Musical Scholarship

The critical analysis, interpretation and appreciation of musical compositions, performances and scholarship.

3 Required

 

MUS 416

MUS 427

Survey of World Music Theatre II

A further survey of World Music Theatre and Dance. From the origins of the opera to contemporary stage and screen musicals.

2 Elective

 

MUS 428

Music of Religion II

Further study of the music liturgies of Christianity, Islam and African traditional religions from a denominational perspective.

3 Elective

MUS 410

MUS 430

Project in either Enthnomusicology, or Music Composition, or Performance, or Music Technology (Production & technical Media), or Music in Eduacation

3 Compulsory

 

Project in Ethomusicology

Long essay project centered on a systematic, historical and analytical study of music in culture.

3 Compulsory

MUS 223

MUS 226

MUS 318

MUS 323

Projects in Music Composition

Students are expected to compose their own original music, which must be noted, recorded in the studio and may also be required to be performed live. (This is meant for the students specializing in composition)

3 Compulsory

MUS 321

MUS 322

MUS 323

MUS 411

MUS 415

Performance Projects

A practical examination on any musical instrument that the student has studied extensively as a major instrument. Voice inclusive. (This is meant for the students specializing in musical performance). A performance progarmme containing order, scores, and Notes on repertoire to be performed should be presented. Performance items should span from Baroque to contemporary period. NOTE: The performance should be strictly formal and professional.

6 Compulsory

MUS 323

MUS 324

MUS 414

MUS 415

Music Technology (Production & Technical Media)

Students are expected to write a project based on his/her own major music production, having edited the production and produced the musical score. It could be in any of the following areas; production of music albums, incidental music as in film/video production, music in documentaries, music in theatrical productions, music in dance production, music in radio or TV production.

6 Compulsory

MUS 219

MUS 229

MUS 319

MUS 329

MUS 419

Project in Music in Education

Students are expected to write a project based on application of music in education.

6 Compulsory

MUS 310

MUS 320