Advanced Certificate in Music Literacy (Accelerated Programme)

Entrance requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for entry to this course.
    Students are, however, required to possess the strong potential to continue with tertiary studies.

Course length:

  • One year, part-time programme;
  • All classes take place during the course of the day.

Who for?

  • Designed for students who wish to accelerate the advancement of their music skills in preparation for tertiary music studies
  • Students who plan to enter the Higher Certificate / Diploma / BAMus / BMus  programme on completion of this course, must also comply with the University’s entrance requirements.

What does the Advanced Certificate in Music Literacy entail?

  • Students must enrol for Music Skills (theory and aural); Practical Music Study in any of the instruments listed below; and General Music Studies. Ensemble and Jazz Theory are optional modules.
  • Ensemble performance remains essential for all instrumentalists and vocal students and instrumental students are encouraged to audition for one of the Music Department ensembles

Which instruments can I study?

Any orchestral instrument: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion; piano, organ, harp, recorder, guitar, voice; conducting (choral or band/orchestral).

Exit level:

  • Theory – Grade 4
  • Practical – Grade 6


NQF Level 4/5


Programme Co-ordinator: Mrs Felicia Lesch  Tel: 021 808 2349  E-mail:

Prospective student enquiries & admissions:Mrs Felicia LeschTel:021 808 2349E-mail:

Auditions for Pre-undergraduate Programmes

In order to audition for any of our pre-undergraduate or certificate programmes of study at the Department of Music, prospective students must send an email to or complete this application form.

Application Form

After you have submitted your application you will be contacted by the audition coordinator.

Auditions scheduling is done at the discretion of the audition coordinator.

Audition Requirements:

Practical Audition:

For a practical audition a student must prepare 2 pieces of contrasting styles of their own choice.
Kindly note that students should preferrably provide their own accompanists, if they audition for voice, an orchestral instrument or conducting.

Theory Placement Test:

All applicants who have some level of music literacy must also write a theory proficiency test as part of the audition.


Programme Co-ordinator: Mrs Felicia Lesch  Tel: 021 808 2349  E-mail:

Prospective student enquiries & admissions: Mrs Felicia Lesch Tel:021 808 2349 E-mail: