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Auditions will take place in April, May and June. The deadline for applications was April 8, 2016, but applications are still being accepted in many areas. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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|If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now.||Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and fax to 604.443.8450||Visit us at one of our campus locations.|
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The Music Diploma is a full‐time, two‐year program.
The average course load, with electives, is 17 to 18 credits per semester. Students may not register for more than the maximum number of credits in their major without written permission from the Department Head of the School of Music and Dance. A minimum full‐time course load is 12 credits per term, but dropping below 14 credits requires approval from the Department Head of the School of Music and Dance. Normally, students taking fewer than 12 credits in a term will not be entitled to private instruction. In exceptional circumstances, students will be allowed to register for private instruction with fewer than 12 credits total. However, in order for such an exception to apply, the student must have previously completed all academic and skills‐course requirements for the term of private instruction in which they are registering. Note that the Music Diploma requires a minimum of 70 credits for graduation. Students select courses to complete their program from music electives and/or post‐secondary English. Students intending to continue their studies at a university are strongly advised to take two terms of post‐secondary English.
Choose a music diploma major below to see specific courses.
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
All applicants to the Music Diploma program must submit a School of Music application form.
Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent required.
English 12 or Communications 12 or equivalent is required for those students who did not graduate from high school in Canada
Audition requirements differ for each instrument and vary from option to option. For specific audition requirements, see the School of Music website.
Entrance auditions and musicianship examinations are held from February through May. Applicants for admission to the Music Diploma program will write a diagnostic examination in theory (the course content of Basic Theory 1003) and are tested on aural perception, rhythmic skills. Minimum standards are equivalent to Basic Theory 1003 and Kodály Solfège 1001 (basic literacy at this level is roughly equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music, Grade 2)
Choose a music diploma major below to see specific courses.
Fees and Other costs
|Tuition Fee||$84.21 per credit hour|
|Student Union Fee||$25.90 per term|
|College Initiative Fee||$2.42 per credit hour|
|Student Union Health Plan Fee||54.19|
|Student Union Dental Plan Fee||51.6|
|Other Costs|| $618 to $696 per course - Private Instruction
$364 - Minor Study
$33 - Materials Fee
$33 - Vocal Ensemble Accompanist Surcharge
Medical/Dental are per term subject to eligibility
VCC Music has been training musicians for 40 years for success on the world’s stages. Highly-regarded for its academic and skills curricula, VCC offers a two-year diploma and subsequent two-year Bachelor of Applied Music degree. Both credentials place an emphasis on music and media, career opportunities and performance techniques.
VCC welcomes instrumentalists and vocalists in rock and popular music, as well as music traditions from other cultures.
VCC offers part-time access to some diploma and degree courses (including ensembles), as well as basic musicianship courses (theory and ear training) and our large, community-based Willan Choir.
|May 31, 2016||Tuesday||4:15 - 5:15 p.m.||3001||Broadway|
|June 15, 2016||Wednesday||4:15 - 5:15 p.m.||3001||Broadway|
|June 28, 2016||Tuesday||4:15 - 5:15 p.m.||3001||Broadway|
|August 3, 2016||Wednesday||4:15 - 5:15 p.m.||3001||Broadway|
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|Kodály Solfège I (MUSC 1101)||2.0 credits|
|Materials of Music I (MUSC 1103)||3.0 credits|
|Performance Techniques I (MUSC 1104)||2.0 credits|
|Music History I (MUSC 1105)||3.0 credits|
|Rhythm Studies I (MUSC 1108)||2.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Composition I (MUSC 1110)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice I (MUSC 1120)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music - Classical Voice I (MUSC 1130)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Classical Keyboard I (MUSC 1150)||3.0 credits|
|Ensemble – New Music Ensemble I (MUSC 1194)||1.0 credits|
|Ensemble I (MUSC 119X)||1.0 credits|
|Applied Music I (MUSC 11XX)||3.0 credits|
|Music and Media I (MUSC 1319)||2.0 credits|
|Kodály Solfège II (MUSC 1201)||2.0 credits|
|Materials of Music II (MUSC 1203)||3.0 credits|
|Performance Techniques II (MUSC 1204)||2.0 credits|
|Music History II (MUSC 1205)||3.0 credits|
|Jazz History (MUSC 1206)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Composition II (MUSC 1210)||3.0 credits|
|Jazz Improvisation I (MUSC 1217)||2.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice II (MUSC 1220)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Classical Voice II (MUSC 1230)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Classical Keyboard II (MUSC 1250)||3.0 credits|
|Ensemble- New Music Ensemble II (MUSC 1294)||1.0 credits|
|Ensemble II (MUSC 129X)||1.0 credits|
|Applied Music II (MUSC 12XX)||3.0 credits|
|Music and Media II (MUSC 1419)||2.0 credits|
|Electronic Music I (MUSC 1102)||2.0 credits|
|Commercial Ear Training I (MUSC 2100)||2.0 credits|
|Kodály Solfège III (MUSC 2101)||2.0 credits|
|Materials of Music III (MUSC 2103)||3.0 credits|
|Performance Techniques III (MUSC 2104)||2.0 credits|
|Music History III (MUSC 2105)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Composition III (MUSC 2110)||3.0 credits|
|Jazz Theory I (MUSC 2115)||3.0 credits|
|Jazz Improvisation II (MUSC 2117)||2.0 credits|
|Arranging I (MUSC 2118)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice III (MUSC 2120)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Classical Voice III (MUSC 2130)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Classical Keyboard III (MUSC 2150)||3.0 credits|
|Ensemble – New Music Ensemble III (MUSC 2194)||1.0 credits|
|Ensemble III (MUSC 219X)||1.0 credits|
|Applied Music III (MUSC 21XX)||3.0 credits|
|Electronic Music II (MUSC 1202)||2.0 credits|
|Commercial Ear Training II (MUSC 2200)||2.0 credits|
|Kodály Solfège IV (MUSC 2201)||2.0 credits|
|Materials of Music IV (MUSC 2203)||3.0 credits|
|Performance Techniques IV (MUSC 2204)||2.0 credits|
|Music History IV (MUSC 2205)||3.0 credits|
|Career Opportunities in Music I (MUSC 2207)||2.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Composition IV (MUSC 2210)||3.0 credits|
|Jazz Theory II (MUSC 2215)||3.0 credits|
|Jazz Improvisation III (MUSC 2217)||2.0 credits|
|Arranging II (MUSC 2218)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Jazz/Contemporary Voice IV (MUSC 2220)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Classical Voice IV (MUSC 2230)||3.0 credits|
|Applied Music – Classical Keyboard IV (MUSC 2250)||3.0 credits|
|Ensemble – New Music Ensemble IV (MUSC 2294)||1.0 credits|
|Ensemble IV (MUSC 229X)||1.0 credits|
|Applied Music IV (MUSC 22XX)||3.0 credits|