WAEC, JAMB UTME Subject Combinations for Music

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Music; including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

Note

  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Arts.
  • Probable Degree type–B.A. B.Sc. (Hons.)

The admission requirement to study Music in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

Beyond performing and listening, people involved in music may well find themselves teaching, composing, arranging, recording, reviewing, administrating, marketing, archiving and, of course, studying. Music degrees, through their challenging and multi-faceted nature, foster very diverse skills relating to critical thinking, creative thinking, teamwork, delivering presentations, multi-tasking, administration, cataloguing and archiving, conducting detailed analysis, and much more – and these skills are highly valued by employers in diverse professions.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Music?
The subjects needed to study Music in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Music must include:

  1. Music
  2. English Language
  3. A trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Music?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Music are

  1. Music
  2. One other Arts subject plus any other subject.

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Music?
Two ‘A’ level passes to include Music

 

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

 

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Music, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate.
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Music include:

  1. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  2. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  3. Bowen University, Iwo
  4. Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Click to read conditions
  5. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
  6. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  7. University of Ibadan (UI) Click to read conditions
  8. University of Jos (UNIJOS) Click to read conditions
  9. Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) Click to read conditions
  10. MOUNTAIN TOP
  11. Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU)
  12. University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  14. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  15. University of Uyo

Where can I work with a Degree in Music? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Music. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Due to the wide range of skills attained, music graduates find success in a huge array of professions, both music-related and non-music related. For example music teachers, performers, composers, academics, publishers, producers, arts administrators

 

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Music have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Music?
(i) University of Uyo accepts ND

(ii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) accepts: (a) For 3 Years: i. Pass in NCE (single major), NCE (double major), and ND in music. ii. Music Society of Nigeria’s Grade V Certificate. iii. Trinity College of Music Grade V certificate iv. Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade V certificate. (b) For 2 Years NCE (Double Major in Music Education) not less than lower credit (Merit).

(iv) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Entry.

(v) Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji in addition to UTME requirement accepts English Language and any other four Arts or Social Science plus ND and HND.

(vi) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts: (a) NCE in Music (double major) merit above (b) ABRSM Grade VIII Certificate (c) Certificate in Music (Ife) or

(vii) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts: (a) NCE (Music) with at least merit passes (b) ND (Music/Music Technology) (c) (a) – (c) in addition to five credit passes in O’ level at not more than two sittings to include English Language and any combination of Arts and Sciences.

(viii) Bowen University, Iwo accepts A’ level pass in Mathematics or other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(xix) University of Ibadan (UI) accepts: (a) ND / HND in Music from recognized institutions with a minimum of an upper credit will be admitted into the 200 level of study. (b) An ‘A’ Level pass in Music plus any other two ‘A’ Level subjects will be admitted into the 200 level of study. (c) NCE with major in Music and any other subject with a minimum of an upper credit or merit will be admitted into the 200 level of study. d. Grade VIII Theory ABRSM or MUSON Certificate with any good HND or degree certificate will be admitted into the 200 level of study.

(xx) University of Jos (UNIJOS) accepts MUSIC major in relevant fields such as Theatre Arts, ND I MUSIC at credit level or NCE Music Education at credit/merit level/JMB A’ level in Music in addition to O’ level requirement.

(xxi) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts NCE in Music or ABRSM London (Grade VIII) or their equivalents.

(xxii) Mountain Top University requires two A’ level passes including English and one other language subject
DIRECT ENTRY AND UTME:
(i) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and University of Uyo require candidates to pass Audition test which is held on the last Thursday and Friday of August every year

(ii) University of Uyo does not insist on Credit pass in Music at SSCE

(iii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts candidate with credit in English Language and four other subjects but with no qualification or certificate in Music may be considered provided they posses UTME requirements.

(iv) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) does not insist on credit pass in Music at O/L. Both UTME and DE candidates must pass its departmental audition test.

(v) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) does not require credit in Music but does accepts a pass in English Language.

(vi) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts NCE (merit) in Music Education, Music Technology/Music from recognized institutions.

(vii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) requires credit in another language, African or European.

(viii) Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) accepts HND ) Upper credit) into 300 level. Also accepts Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Grade.

(ix) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) – No Direct Ent

What is WAEC, NECO, GCE Special Consideration (waiver) to study Music?
(i) Bowen University, Iwo accepts Music Society of Nigeria’s Grade V Certificate, Trinity College of Music Grade V certificate and Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Grade V Certificate and other Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) and University of Ibadan (UI) – Credit pass in Music is not compulsory.

(iii) University of Uyo does not insist on Credit pass in Music at SSCE. If a candidate earns a Grade V certificate in the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Examination or Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Examination, it will be an added advantage.

(iv) University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) accepts credit passes in English Language and any other four subjects (a credit pass in Music is an added advantage).

(v) University of Jos (UNIJOS) requires five O’ level credit passes to include English Language, Literature in English and any Arts/Social Science subjects at not more than two sittings.

(vi) Mountain Top University requires five O’ level credit passes in English Language and another Language (African or European) and any of a credit level pass in Music at SSCE or pass at Grade V or Higher (Local Examinations in Music) of ARRSM or equivalent.

What is UTME Jamb Special Consideration (waiver) to study Music?
(i) Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU) accepts Music plus any two other subjects. University of Ibadan (UI) and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) accept any three Arts or Social Science subjects.

(ii) Bowen University, Iwo requires any of Literature in English or CRS as the other subject.

(iii) University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) accept any three subjects.

(iv) Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife (OAU) accepts any three subjects from Arts, Social Sciences or Sciences.

(v) Mountain Top University requires one language subject and one Social Science subject.

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