In this guide, we’ll be looking at the list of universities offering music in Ghana. We’ll also look at career opportunities for music graduates in Ghana as well as the requirements of becoming a musician in Ghana.
Music is one of the core disciplines in creative and performing. The discipline helps students develop highly desirable skills in areas such as self-management, creativity, data analysis, performance, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication, all of which makes them an attractive prospect for potential employers.
What is Music?
A bachelor degree in music is a perfect way to launch a lifelong career in music. As a musician, you can specialize in playing the instrument, conducting, singing or writing about music.
Many successful music critics and journalists got their start with a Bachelor in Music. This degree program normally includes a detailed thesis on a topic of interest to you or a professional-level recital as the final stage of your training in music.
Where Can I Work with My Music Degree?
Composing or performing music isn’t the only way you can put your music degree to good use, though you are likely to need further qualifications or training. Music graduates would be well suited to the following jobs:
- Music producer
- Music therapist
- Private music teacher
- Secondary school teacher
- Sound designer
- Sound engineer
- Special effects technician
- Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Arts administrator
- Broadcast engineer
- Community arts worker
- Event manager
- Marketing executive
- Private tutor
- Radio broadcast assistant
- Radio producer
- Talent agent
- Theatre stage manager
Music graduates may also be attracted to careers as sound technicians, broadcasting engineers or events or music venue managers.
Skills for your CV
Specific skills you will have gained from your degree in music include:
- memory and concentration
- the ability to perform under pressure
- planning and organisation
- critical thinking
- IT skills
Entry Requirements for Music Degree
WASSCE applicants must have credit passes (A1-C6) in three core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies. In addition, applicants must have obtained three credit passes (A1-C6) in their elective subjects, at least one of which should be either Music, Creative Arts, or General Arts.
SSSCE applicants must have credit passes (A-D) in three core subjects, including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies. In addition, applicants must have obtained three credit passes (A1-C6) in their elective subjects, at least one of which should be either Music, Creative Arts, or General Arts.
List of Universities Offering Music in Ghana
- University of Ghana
- University of Cape Coast
- Valley View University