Music (Bachelor of Music)
The Music Program equips students with the knowledge and skills required for a career as music teachers and as professional musicians in solo and ensemble performance contexts. The language of instruction of the program is English. Please click on the categories below for more information.
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To offer a comprehensive degree in the area of Music.
To provide the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes and to formulate the necessary conditions that will allow students to have high quality musical, performing and pedagogical activity.
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To prepare students for effective and successful teaching as music teachers and pedagogues and for rich and diverse artistic activity as performers at a variety of musical activities
To provide students with the opportunity of a more in-depth understanding and development of skills in the area of music education or music performance
To develop students’ performance skills on their individual instrument(s), allowing them to perform musically and creatively as soloists and as ensemble members
To develop and improve upon the musical and pedagogical knowledge, perception and skills of students, depending on their individual needs and interests
To prepare musicians and music educators who will act creatively and productively
To develop teaching methodologies, performance and pedagogical skills as well as other experiences that will allow students to successfully act upon their role as musicians and educators, both in Cyprus and abroad
To give students the indispensable knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for contributing to the area of music in various settings and to Cypriot society in general.
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Upon successful completion of the music degree, the students will be able to:
Develop knowledge of non-Western, popular, folk and ethnic genres of music
Apply technology to the field of music and in the music classroom as teachers
Connect with the music community and the broader community of Cyprus through electronic means, using the Internet and technology to promote recitals, concerts and musical gatherings in Cyprus
Recognize music from various cultures of the world and music of their own time
Place music in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts
Analyze works of music and the stylistic characteristics of the historical periods from which they originate, demonstrating an understanding and perception of the compositional process, aesthetic properties and artistic and broader historical context
Explain the common elements, theoretical and organizational patterns of music of different styles and eras, through aural, verbal and visual analyses and employ this knowledge in compositional, performance, pedagogical or historical contexts
Create original compositions and improvise music, experimenting with various musical parameters
Form and defend value judgments about music and make qualitative decisions regarding their personal creative expressions and performance activities
Develop a high level of writing skills in the area of music
Conduct basic music research using reference tools and bibliographic sources
Demonstrate the skills and mastery required for artistic self-expression in one major performance area, effectively performing a variety of repertoire in that particular area
Grow and work as independent and capable musicians with a high level of artistic, collaborative and leadership skills demonstrated in a variety of performance contexts, able to pursue careers in large ensembles, chamber ensembles and in a variety of community and educational venues
Apply pedagogical knowledge as well as practical instrumental and choral expertise while employing innovative methods, materials, repertoire and communication skills appropriate to the teaching of music, addressing the needs and ability levels of diverse learners in different fields
Demonstrate oral and written communication/presentation skills to support the teaching of music in studio, class, or community contexts
Formulate a grounded philosophy in regards to the teaching of music
Develop heightened aesthetic musicality
Employ research and teaching skills, performance competencies and experiences that will allow them to act upon their role as musicians in Cyprus and abroad
Contribute to the area of music in various educational and performing settings by asserting leadership in organizing musical events, performances and seminars, thus promoting and advocating music, arts and culture in their local community and in Cypriot society in general.
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The aim of the Music Program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for a career as music teachers and as professional musicians in solo and ensemble performance contexts.
Degree Requirements Credits ECTS Hours General Education Requirements 18 33 18 Core Requirements 85 152 97 Major Requirements 16 32 16 Free Electives 3 5 3 Music Electives 9 18 9 Total Requirements 131 240 143 General Education Requirements 18 Credits 33 ECTS 18 Hours Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours CSC190 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 3 5 3 ENG103 Instruction in Expository Writing 3 6 3 PSY103 Introduction to Psychology 3 6 3 PSY203 Child and adolescent development 3 6 3 Humanities & Social Sciences, Arts & Education Sciences Electives (non-music courses) 6 10 6 Core Requirements 85 Credits 152 ECTS 97 Hours Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUS118 Introduction to Music Technology 3 5 3 Music Theory 18 30 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUS109 Rudiments of Music 3 5 3 MUS110 18th Cent. Harmony and Compositional Techniques 3 5 3 MUS111 19th Century Harmony and Compositional Techniques 3 5 3 MUS115 Introduction to Form ** 3 5 3 MUS213 Instrumentation and Arranging ** 3 5 3 MUS265 Introduction to Composition 3 5 3 Musicology 18 30 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUS130 Introduction to Ethnomusicology 3 5 3 MUS260 Music History I: Ancient to Baroque 3 5 3 MUS261 Music History II: Classical to Modern 3 5 3 MUS320 Twentieth-Century Music Theory 3 5 3 MUS330 Music of Greece and Cyprus I:Folk Traditions 3 5 3 MUS331 Music of Greece and Cyprus II: The Western Tradition 3 5 3 Musicianship – Performance 40 77 0 Musicianship – Performance Electives: Students must choose ONE of the following Categories Vocal Concentration 0 0 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUP121 Lyric Diction 3 6 3 Piano Concentration 0 0 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUP124 Accompanying and Piano Pedagogy 3 6 3 Other Instruments 0 0 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUP127 Principles of Ensemble Playing 3 6 3 Musicianship – Performance Compulsory Courses 0 0 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUP110 Aural Skills I 1 2 2 MUP111 Aural Skills II 1 2 2 MUP140 Applied Primary Study 2 3 1 MUP141 Applied Primary Study II 2 3 1 MUP142 Applied Primary Study III 2 3 1 MUP143 Applied Primary Study IV 2 3 1 MUP160 Applied Secondary Study * 1 2 1 MUP161 Applied Secondary Study II * 1 2 1 MUP162 Applied Secondary Study III * 1 2 1 MUP163 Applied Secondary Study IV * 1 2 1 MUP170 Large Ensemble I *** 1 2 3 MUP171 Large Ensemble II *** 1 2 3 MUP172 Large Ensemble III *** 1 2 3 MUP173 Large Ensemble IV *** 1 2 3 MUP174 Large Ensemble V *** 1 2 3 MUP175 Large Ensemble VI *** 1 2 3 MUP176 Large Ensemble VII *** 1 2 3 MUP177 Large Ensemble VIII *** 1 2 3 MUP180 Chamber Ensemble 1 2 1 MUP181 Chamber Ensemble II 1 2 1 MUP182 Chamber Ensemble III 1 2 1 MUP200 Conducting 2 4 2 MUP210 Aural Skills III 1 2 2 MUP211 Aural Skills IV 1 2 2 MUP340 Advanced Applied Primary Study 2 4 1 MUP341 Advanced Applied Primary Study II 2 4 1 MUP342 Advanced Applied Primary Study III 2 4 1 MUP343 Advanced Applied Primary Study IV 2 5 1 MUP499 Senior Recital 0 0 0 Music Education 6 10 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUS180 Introduction to Music Education 3 5 3 MUS475 Literature and Pedagogy I 3 5 3 Major Requirements 16 Credits 32 ECTS 16 Hours Students must chose ONE of the following groups (A or B) A. Music Education Group 0 0 0 Music Education 16 32 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUS310 Choral Methods & Rehearsal Techniques 2 4 2 MUS311 Instrumental Methods & Rehearsal Techniques 2 5 2 MUS360 Music in Early Childhood 3 5 3 MUS370 Music in the Primary School 3 6 3 MUS380 Music in the Secondary School 3 6 3 MUS470 Internship 3 6 3 B. Music Performance Group 0 0 0 Performance 16 32 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUP300 Advanced Conducting 3 5 3 MUP310 Aural Skills V 1 3 2 MUS300 Baroque & Classical Performance Practice 3 6 3 MUS301 Romantic & Contemporary Performance Practice 3 6 3 MUS305 Skills for the Contemporary Performer ** 3 6 3 Music Education 3 8 0 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUS485 Literature and Pedagogy II 3 6 3 Free Electives 3 Credits 5 ECTS 3 Hours Any course listed on the prospectus of the University Music Electives 9 Credits 18 ECTS 9 Hours Students can select a total of 9 credits (18 ECTS) from the following music elective courses. Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUS316 Elements of Jazz 2 4 2 MUS327 Advanced Jazz Harmony 2 4 2 MUS332 History of Jazz 2 4 2 MUS350 Byzantine Music 3 6 3 MUS355 Teaching Music in an Intercultural Context 3 6 3 MUS366 Creative Orchestration 3 6 3 MUS375 Creativity in Music Teaching and Learning 3 6 3 MUS385 Transatlantic Music: Europe Meets America 3 6 3 MUS402 Special Topics in Music 3 6 3 Applied Secondary Study 4 8 0 Students whose primary study is not piano, should take the following class piano series instead of MUP160 Code Course Title Credits ECTS Hours MUP130 Class Piano I 1 2 2 MUP131 Class Piano II 1 2 2 MUP230 Class Piano III 1 2 2 MUP231 Class Piano IV 1 2 2
** Students with an interest in Jazz can take a different section of these courses which include additional material referring to Jazz Music.