Nelson Mandela University is a university for tomorrow – we nurture innovation, foster creativity, embrace technology and develop people to meet the challenges of the world of tomorrow.  At Nelson Mandela University we unlock people’s futures; we help them to reach their full potential and realise their dreams and aspirations.

Mandela University is one of only six comprehensive universities in South Africa, offering both general and professionally oriented university programmes as well as technologically and career oriented programmes, from the entrance level (certificate) through to the research level (PhD).  The university has a strong track-record in both fundamental and applied research, working extensively in partnership with business and industry.

The Department of Music plays an active role in Gqeberha's lively cultural scene and performance opportunities include student and staff concerts, the Mandela University Brass Ensemble,  Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble,  Big Band, Jazz Bands, String Ensemble and the acclaimed Nelson Mandela University Choir and the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.

Our music programmes are modularized with flexible entry and exit levels, and articulation possibilities with other universities and examining bodies such as Unisa, ABRSM and Trinity College.

The Department also offers extramural tuition to school-going learners at South Campus in Summerstrand and at the Bird Street Campus in Central.