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Bachelor of Arts Music

Department of Music

The Department of Music is expected to commence academic activities in the 2019/2020 academic session. Like other departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Arts (FHA), the department is certain to enjoy a degree of autonomy in its academic and administrative activities, subject to the overall control of the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts, and the University Senate. At present, the department has no students’ enrolment.


In line with the National Universities Commission (NUC) Benchmark Minimum Average Standards (BMAS) for Undergraduate programmes in Nigerian Universities (Music), the department is expected to offer a four-year degree programme leading to the award of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music. The department would enable the students to obtain a general grounding in all aspects of Music.

The aims and objectives of the programme leading to a B.A. degree in Music include:

  1. a) To prepare and produce graduate of music who will be competent to musicianship both in the international sense and also in their own African and National tradition. Graduates must have an understanding of the Arts and Science of Music as tools for the appreciation, analysis and practice of world music.
  2. b) To develop creative skills and talents in students with a view to preparing them for self-employment and entrepreneurship in the music industry, broadcasting, communications, entertainment, film cinematography and allied professions.
  3. c) To lay a foundation for further studies at post-graduate levels leading to advanced engagements in music research laboratory studio and functional exploration of music in relevant organizations and institutions such as Museums, Arts Councils, Religious, Teaching/Pedagogy and Mass Communication Media etc.
  4. d) To prepare and produce graduates of Music with an understanding of the art and science of Music and tools for the appreciation, analysis and practice of world (Western European) Music and African Music, and an ability to communicate these principles to others.
  5. e) To prepare students for professions in the practice and/or teaching of Music at various levels of education, broadcasting, media houses and other avenues of private and public music use, and in entertainment.
  1. Academic excellence through effective teaching and learning process.
  2. Qualified and dedicated staff.
  3. Qualified, serious-minded and hardworking students.
  4. A conducive, serene and well-equipped environment for teaching and learning.
  5. Cooperation among staff and students for enhanced teaching and learning.

Employment opportunities for a music graduate increase on daily basis as the world economy become more diversified. Musicians are needed in the entertainment industry, secondary schools, colleges, cinematography and in universities as lecturers.

Admission requirements are based on the specialized nature of musical training, students of music should meet the following minimum standards prior to admission:



  1. a) General University Requirements
  2. b) A credit level pass at the Senior School Certificate level or its equivalent in English and another language (African or European).
  3. c) Any one of the following:
  4. A credit level pass in Music at the Senior Secondary School Level.
  5. A pass at Grade V or Higher (Local Examinations in Music) of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ARRSM) or other comparable body

iii.                A pass at an Audition or Aptitude Test in Music set by the admitting Department. The test will normally include a demonstration of the ability to sing or play an instrument.

  1. d) A pass in Mathematics at the Senior Secondary School level will be an advantage.

 To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Music, a student must have:


  1. Completed and passed all the courses he/she register for including core, electives, as well as required courses recommended for specialization.
  2. Obtained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.50.
  3. Successfully completed a minimum of 158 units for students admitted through UTME and 116 credit Units for Direct Entry.



  1. 4.50 – 5.00          First Class
  2. 3.50 – 4.49          Second Class Honour  (Upper Division)
  1. 2.50 – 3.49           Second Class Honours (Lower Division)
  1. 1.50 – 2.49           Third Class Division
  2. 0.00 – 1.49          Fail    


The class of degree to be awarded will be based on the final CGPA attained at the end of the programme as follows:

CGPA                      CLASS OF DEGREE

4.50 – 5.00              First Class Honours

3.50 – 4.49               Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

2.40 – 3.49              Second Class Honours

                                (Lower Division)

1.50 – 2.39              Third Class Honours

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