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VCC International

Music - Diploma

Students in VCC's two-year diploma program train with some of Canada's finest musicians. Audition in any musical area including classical voice, jazz and contemporary voice, strings, electronic music, winds and brass, percussion, guitar, composition/arranging, instrumental studies, and keyboard studies. In the second year of our new diploma, in addition to your major, you can add a secondary focus in Musicology, Electronic Music or Improvisation.

Please contact music@vcc.ca for more information.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep 2 years Diploma Broadway Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

The Music Diploma is a two-year, four term program. This is a full-time program. Students participate in a combination of classroom instruction, lab activities, rehearsals, performances, and other activities. Maximum time for completion is five years. The average course load is 15.0 credits per semester. Students may not register for more than 18.0 credits without written permission from the Music Department Leader. A minimum full-time course load is 11 credits per term. Dropping below 11 credits requires approval from the Music Department Leader. Normally, students taking fewer than 11 credits in a term will not be entitled to individual instruction. In exceptional circumstances, students will be allowed to register for individual instruction with fewer than 11 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 individual instruction in which they are registering.


Classes are generally held Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some evenings and weekends may be required for rehearsals, performances and other activities.

Note that the Music Diploma requires a minimum of 60 credits for graduation.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

All applicants to the Music Diploma program must submit a School of Music application form.


1) Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent.
Note: Applicants who have not graduated from high school may still be considered, with permission from the Music Department Leader.
2) English 12 or Communications 12 with a pass, or equivalent.

Music Requirements

1. Audition requirements differ for each instrument. For specific audition requirements, see the School of Music website.

2. 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 Preparatory Music Theory 1 & 2 (MUSC 1013 and MUSC 1033), and Preparatory Musicianship 1 & 2 (MUSC 1011 and MUSC 1031). Students who are accepted at the audition but who require upgrading of theory and musicianship may register concurrently in the recommended preparatory courses (MUSC 1011, 1013, MUSC 1031 and MUSC 1033). Students may also register for the other preparatory-level courses (MUSC 1010, 1030, 1054, 1064) and the following diploma-level courses: MUSC 1305, MUSC 1319, and MUSC 2490 (instructor permission and available space required. Students will be wait-listed until available space and instructor permission are confirmed).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

English Language Proficiency at an English 12 level, or equivalent.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

Individual Instruction 1 (MUSC 1310)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits course outline
Music and Media 1 (MUSC 1319)
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits course outline
Music in Context 1 (MUSC 1305)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Musicianship 1 (MUSC 1301)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Performance Techniques 1 (MUSC 1104)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits course outline
Theory and Practice of Music 1 (MUSC 1303)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline


Term 2

Individual Instruction 2 (MUSC 1410)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits course outline
Music and Media 2 (MUSC 1419)
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits course outline
Music in Context 2 (MUSC 1405)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Musicianship 2 (MUSC 1401)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Performance Techniques 2 (MUSC 1204)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits course outline
Theory and Practice of Music 2 (MUSC 1403)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline


Term 3

Electronic Music 1 (MUSC 2304)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Individual Instruction 3 (MUSC 2310)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits course outline
Jazz Improvisation 1 (MUSC 2317)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Musicianship 3 (MUSC 2301)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Musicology 1 (MUSC 2305)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Performance Techniques 3 (MUSC 2104)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits course outline
Social Media for the Self-employed Musician (MUSC 2307)
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits course outline
Theory and Practice of Music 3 (MUSC 2303)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline


Term 4

Career Opportunities for Musicians 1 (MUSC 2407)
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits course outline
Electronic Music 2 (MUSC 2404)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Individual Instruction 4 (MUSC 2410)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits course outline
Jazz Improvisation 2 (MUSC 2417)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Musicianship 4 (MUSC 2401)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Musicology 2 (MUSC 2405)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline
Performance Ensemble (MUSC 2490)
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits course outline
Performance Techniques 4 (MUSC 2204)
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits course outline
Theory and Practice of Music 4 (MUSC 2403)
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits course outline


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $31,186
Student Union Fee $51 per term
College Initiative Fee $39 per term
Student Union Health Plan Fee $146 per year - if applicable
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $146 per year - if applicable
U-Pass Fee $164 per term
Other Costs Graduation Fee - $40

Campus Resource Fee - $312

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