PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This degree essentially comprises the first two years of the Bachelor of Music programme.  Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree can exit with an Associate in Arts degree in Performing Arts: Music, once they have completed the prescribed list of courses below.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

 

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DURATION
2 Years (FT)
3 Years (PT)

CAMPUS
Chaguanas

SEPTEMBER OR JANUARY

  CORE MUSIC COURSES
    CORE CURRICULUM COURSES
 
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
MUSC 155 Music Theory I 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
MUSC 156 Music Theory II 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
MUSC 157 Aural Skills I 2 COMM 118 Communication in the Workplace 3
MUSC 158 Aural Skills II 2 MATH 116 Contemporary College Math 3
MUSC 185 History of Music of Western Europe I 3 SOCI 102 Introduction to the Study of Society 3
MUSC 205 Basic Conducting 1 Required Core Curriculum Credits 15
MUSC 294 History of Music of Western Europe II 3
MUSC 290 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 315 Computers and Music 3
MUSP 200 Class Piano I 1
MUSP 201 Class Piano II 1
Total Credits for Required Courses in Major 25
VOICE SPECIALIZATION GUITAR SPECIALIZATION
Required Courses Required Courses
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
MUSV 131 Primary Applied Instrument I – Voice 3 MUSG 131 Primary Applied Instrument I – Guitar 3
MUSV 132 Primary Applied Instrument II – Voice 3 MUSG 132 Primary Applied Instrument II – Guitar 3
MUSV 151 Major Performing Ensemble I – Voice 1 MUSG 151 Major Performing Ensemble I – Guitar 1
MUSV 152 Major Performing Ensemble II – Voice 1 MUSG 152 Major Performing Ensemble II – Guitar 1
MUSV 253 Primary Applied Instrument III – Voice 3 MUSG 253 Primary Applied Instrument III – Guitar 3
MUSV 254 Primary Applied Instrument IV – Voice 3 MUSG 254 Primary Applied Instrument IV – Guitar 3
MUSV 263 Major Performing Ensemble III – Voice 1 MUSG 263 Major Performing Ensemble III – Guitar 1
MUSV 264 Major Performing Ensemble IV – Voice 1 MUSG 264 Major Performing Ensemble IV – Guitar 1
MUSV 320 Junior Recital – Voice 3 MUSG 320 Junior Recital – Guitar 3
MUSV 435 Recital Attendance  – Voice 0 MUSG 325 Recital Attendance – Guitar 0
Total Credits for Required Courses in Voice Specialization 19 Total Credits for Required Courses in Guitar Specialization 19
PIANO SPECIALIZATION PAN SPECIALIZATION
Required Courses Required Courses
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
MUSP 131 Primary Applied Instrument I – Piano 3 MUSS 131 Primary Applied Instrument I – Pan 3
MUSP 132 Primary Applied Instrument II – Piano 3 MUSS 132 Primary Applied Instrument II – Pan 3
MUSP 253 Primary Applied Instrument III – Piano 3 MUSS 151 Major Performing Ensemble I – Pan 1
MUSP 254 Primary Applied Instrument IV – Piano 3 MUSS 152 Major Performing Ensemble II – Pan 1
*** Major Performing Ensemble I 1 MUSS 253 Primary Applied Instrument III – Pan 3
*** Major Performing Ensemble II 1 MUSS 254 Primary Applied Instrument IV – Pan 3
*** Major Performing Ensemble III 1 MUSS 263 Major Performing Ensemble III – Pan 1
*** Major Performing Ensemble IV 1 MUSS 264 Major Performing Ensemble IV – Pan 1
MUSP 320 Junior Recital – Piano 3 MUSS 320 Junior Recital – Pan 3
MUSP 325 Recital Attendance – Piano 0 MUSS 325 Recital Attendance – Pan 0
Total Credits for Required Courses in Piano Specialization 19 Total Credits for Required Courses in Pan Specialization
*** There is no piano ensemble. Piano majors will be required to participate in one of the other ensemble classes.
WOODWIND SPECIALIZATION BRASS SPECIALIZATION
Required Courses Required Courses
CODE COURSE TITLE CR. CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
MUSJ 151 Major Performing Ensemble I – Jazz 1 MUSB 131 Primary Applied Instrument I – Brass 3
MUSJ 152 Major Performing Ensemble II – Jazz 1 MUSB 132 Primary Applied Instrument II – Brass 3
MUSJ 263 Major Performing Ensemble III – Jazz 1 MUSB 253 Primary Applied Instrument III – Brass 3
MUSJ 264 Major Performing Ensemble IV – Jazz 1 MUSB 254 Primary Applied Instrument IV – Brass 3
MUSW 131 Primary Applied Instrument I – Wind 3 MUSB 320 Junior Recital – Brass 3
MUSW 132 Primary Applied Instrument II – Wind 3 MUSB 325 Recital Attendance – Brass 0
MUSW 253 Primary Applied Instrument III – Wind 3 MUSJ 151 Major Performing Ensemble I – Jazz 1
MUSW 254 Primary Applied Instrument IV – Wind 3 MUSJ 152 Major Performing Ensemble II – Jazz 1
MUSW 320 Junior Recital – Wind 3 MUSJ 263 Major Performing Ensemble III – Jazz 1
MUSW 325 Recital Attendance – Woodwind 0 MUSJ 264 Major Performing Ensemble IV – Jazz 1
Total Credits for Required Woodwind Specialization 19 Total Credits for Required Brass Specialization 19

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.

 

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

Important:
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.

 

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

 

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

To be awarded the Associate in Arts degree in Performing Arts: Music, students must successfully complete 65 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, according to the following distribution:

Required courses in the major area of study 25 credits
Required courses in the area of specialization  19 credits
Total courses in major area of study 44 credits
Free elective courses 6 credits
Core curriculum courses 15 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation 65 credits

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