Preparatory Music courses

CREDENTIAL: Statement of Completion

Learn the essentials of music theory and practice, including chords, scales, rhythm, triads, intervals, and more from some of Canada’s top musicians in a collaborative and supportive environment. Open to beginners and experienced musicians with limited theoretical knowledge.

Tuition: *
Credential: Statement of Completion
Hours: Part-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Broadway Broadway
Start Dates: Jan, Jun, Sep

Admission requirements


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

Courses *

Plan of Study Grid
MUSC 1054 Preparatory Class Piano 1 1
MUSC 1064 Preparatory Class Piano 2 1
MUSC 1010 Preparatory Individual Instruction 1 1
MUSC 1030 Preparatory Individual Instruction 2 1
MUSC 1013 Preparatory Music Theory 1 2
MUSC 1033 Preparatory Music Theory 2 2
MUSC 1011 Preparatory Musicianship 1 2
MUSC 1031 Preparatory Musicianship 2 2
MUSI 1061 Preparatory Music (Summer) 0

Courses are offered as follows:

September (MUSC 1011, 1013, 1010, 1054)
January (MUSC 1031, 1033, 1030, 1064)
July (MUSI 1061)

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