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Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts


BA Music with Education Minor

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About the Programme

NEW PROGRAMME (August 2021/2022)

The programme is designed to prepare critically engaged students to work within schools and communities to foster an environment of learning and understanding of music as an important element in a society’s educational development. An interdisciplinary program, it offers music students to opportunity to use their musical skills in primary and secondary schooling.

What Will I Study?

On successful completion, the graduates of the BA Music with Education programme will be able to:

1. Understand the role of the music educator in nurturing cultural identities in community

2. Perform and have knowledge of various genres of music

3. Teach music in primary or secondary schools or studio environment

4. Use teaching skills in individual, group and general audience settings

5. Create, critique and experiment in music

Why Study in Barbados

An internationally accredited programme introduces our international students to the creative arts from a Caribbean perspective, while providing fundamental knowledge and developing skills suited for a professional career at the global level.

See why you should study in Barbados from our International Office

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BA
  • Duration: 3 years Full-Time; 4 years Part-Time


Programme Details

A minimum of 90 credit hours including 54 credits for courses in Creative Arts and Education disciplines.

1.    MUSC1010 Introduction to Critical Listening
2.    MUSC1025 Introduction to Harmony
3.    MUSC1020 Caribbean Popular Music and Society
4.    MUSC1031 Introduction to Music Technology
5.    MUSC1035 Ear Training
6.    MUSC1036 Private Lessons I
7.    EDPS1001 Introduction to Human Development
8.    FOUN1006 Exposition for Academic Purposes
9.    One (1) Beginners’ Foreign Language course* OR Level I elective from within the Faculty, but outside of Music
10. Either FOUN1003 Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction OR FOUN1004 An Introduction to Argument
1. MUSC2010 Harmony and Orchestration
2. MUSC2025 Music Ensemble I
3. MUSC2025 Private Lessons II
4. MUSC2030 Composing in Caribbean Music
5. EDRS2201 Intro to Research Methods in Education
6. EDME2211 Testing and Measurement and Eval. I
7. EDCU2101 Introduction to Curriculum Theory, Planning and Practice
8. FOUN1310 Law, Gov, Econ and Society in the Caribbean
9. FOUN 1210 Science, Medicine and Tech in Society
10. One (1) Level II Elective
1. MUSC3XXX Repertoire for Recital
2. MUSC3010 Music Ensemble II
3. MUSC3000 Music Business
4. MUSC3015 Private Lessons III
5. MUSC3020 Conducting for Large Ensemble
6. EDTK3304 Media and Technology in Education
7. EDSO3102 The Social Context of Education
8-9. HUMN3901 Capstone Thesis/Project (6 credits)
10. One (1) Level III Elective

For full details on programme costs, follow the link

A. University Matriculation Requirements

Before registration, and before beginning the courses leading to the degree in the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, candidates must have satisfied:

1. The University Matriculation requirements for entry to a degree course—


  • (a) Full Matriculation: Passes in five subjects of which, at least two are CAPE/GCE ‘A’ Levels, or an Associate Degree with a GPA of 2.50, while the remainder may be an acceptable pass in CSEC/GCE/BGCSE examinations (including English) on entry to UWI;
  • (b) Lower Level Matriculation: At least five (5) acceptable passes at CSEC/GCE/BGCSE examinations (including English) including one of the following: a foreign language, mathematics, geography, or an approved science subject

2. The English Language Requirement: English Language is compulsory for admission to all programmes of The University of the West Indies. Candidates who do not possess one of

(i) Grade I in CSEC,
(ii) English A,
(iii) a Grade A in GCE ‘O’ Level English Language,
(iv) a Grade 1 in CAPE Communication Studies OR
(v) a Grade A or B in the GCE General Paper

are required to take the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) before entry.

B. Faculty Entry Requirements

3. The entry requirements of the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts are:

(a) a minimum of five (5) passes in CSEC General Proficiency Grade I, II or Grade III (Grade III if done after 1998), or GCE ‘O’ Levels at least Grade C, or BGCSE examinations including English Language;

(b) the entry requirements of the particular academic department in which they propose to take courses.  These are as follows for the Creative Arts undergraduate programmes:

C. Programme Entry Requirements

In addition to fulfilling University matriculation and Faculty entry requirements to the Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts applicants must have completed an Associate Degree in Music or Grade 7 ABRSM (Associated Board Royal Schools of Music). In addition, candidates must also submit a portfolio of work and attend an interview.

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