Bring more music into your life. Music Foundations is a great place to start learning the basics of the language of music. For those with some background in music, some performing ensembles and regular diploma courses are available (space permitting) to part-time students and interested members of the community. These courses include: Music Theory, Sight Reading & Ear Training, Music and Media, Rhythm Studies, Music History, Class Piano and various choral and instrumental ensembles.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now.||Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office||Visit us at one of our campus locations.|
After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
There are four types of courses open to part-time students and community members:
For part-time courses on music software, please visit the Music Technology program area in Continuing Studies.
This program welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Program options for international students can be found at VCC International.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 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.
Students interested in community courses and part-time studies should apply online and follow up with the music department by email at email@example.com.
Registration for Basic Theory 1003 or Solfege 1001 starts approximately three weeks prior to the first day of classes, and continues through the first week of classes.
All music registration, with the exception of Willan Choir, takes place in person through the music office, room 3205 at the Broadway campus. The music office is open from M-F, 9:30-12 and 2-4.
Although most other music courses are open to part-time students, admittance may be subject to a knowledge or skill level assessment and space permitting. Part-time students must also submit official proof of having fulfilled course prerequisites and corequisites. Please note that private lessons, Performance Techniques (all levels) and Demo Production 2216 are not available on a part-time basis.
For those interested in our Orff courses, please contact Susan Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the exceptions of Willan Choir, VCC Concert Choir, Basic Theory 1003 and Solfege 1001, all part-time courses are waitlisted until at least the first week of classes. The school will start taking names for waitlists for September music classes on the first business day in August, and for January classes the first business day in December, provided the student meets the individual course requirement(s).
To put your name on the waitlist for any part-time course, please contact email@example.com.
Course credits earned as a part-time student may be applied toward the diploma and/or degree program once the student has successfully auditioned, provided they are required by the specific major area of study in which the student is enrolled.
Fees and Other costs
|Tuition Fee||$89 Per Credit|
|Student Union Fee||$51 per term|
|College Initiative Fee||$3 per credit|
For book lists and prices, check Bookstore.
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 Music - 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.
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A large community-based choral ensemble of approximately 80 members. At the end of each term the choir performs a variety of classical repertoire including one large work. No audition required. Meets Tuesdays from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
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1900 - 2159