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Music Immersion (Foundation classes)


Develop your musical skills and knowledge with VCC’s new music immersion classes. Students will learn the essential rudiments of music theory and practice (melody, chords, scales, rhythm, triads, intervals, form and analysis) from VCC’s renowned faculty, in a collaborative and supportive environment. These preparatory courses allow both beginner adult musicians, and experienced adult musicians, including those who play by ear, the opportunity to learn to read and write music notation, and be fluent in music literacy. In order to register for preparatory individual lessons, the student must complete an audition.

For more information on these courses, including application and registration, please contact Music Student Services Coordinator Jodi Van Brunt at: jvanbrunt@vcc.ca

Program Status:
Accepting applications

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Jun varies N/A Broadway Part-time

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Program Description

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

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.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $89 per credit
Student Union Fee $51 per term
College Initiative Fee $3 per credit
U-Pass Fee $164 per term
Other Costs
$4 per credit - Campus Resource Fee
$387 surcharge - private instruction (minor)


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Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

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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Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


No courses are currently scheduled for this Spring 2019 (201950)Spring/Summer 2019 (201960) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Fall 2019 (201970)

(MUSC 1010) Preparatory Individual Instruction 1 1.0 credits



Preparatory Individual Instruction I is the first of a two-term sequence of courses of individual instruction in a beginner student's area of interest instrumental or vocal performance or composition.
Co-requisites:
Enrollment in a minimum of 7 credits in music at VCC (including MUSC 1010)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75767 BWY-A Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
03-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
TBATo be assigned


(MUSC 1011) Preparatory Musicianship 1 2.0 credits



Preparatory Musicianship 1 is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces beginners to practical musicianship. In level 1 students learn the fundamentals of reading rhythms and melodies, performing rhythms and sight-singing melodies, major, minor and pentatonic scales and diatonic modes. Kodaly Solfege (relative-pitch, moveable-Do) and South Indian Solkattu (rhythm syllables) are the primary technical foundations.
Co-requisites:
It is highly recommended (but not required) that students also take MUSC 1023 Preparatory Music Theory 1 and MUSC 1054 Preparatory Class Piano 1 concurrently.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75769 BWY-A Rm. 3001
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 1929
04-Sep-2019
to 11-Dec-2019
Greene, Thomas
  75769 BWY-A Rm. 3228
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 1929
09-Sep-2019
to 09-Dec-2019
Greene, Thomas


(MUSC 1013) Preparatory Music Theory 1 2.0 credits



Preparatory Music Theory 1 is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces beginners to music rudiments and the basics of music theory. In level 1 students learn the fundamentals of reading and writing rhythms, reading and writing pitches in Treble and Bass clefs, intervals, Key signatures, scale construction, and triad construction.
Co-requisites:
It is highly recommended (but not required) that students also take MUSC 1011 Preparatory Musicianship 1 and MUSC 1054 Preparatory Class Piano 1 concurrently.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75770 BWY-A Rm. 3228
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 1929
03-Sep-2019
to 10-Dec-2019
Greene, Thomas
  75770 BWY-A Rm. 3228
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 1929
05-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Greene, Thomas


(MUSC 1054) Preparatory Class Piano 1 1.5 credits



Preparatory Class Piano 1 is the first of a two-course sequence in basic keyboard and literacy skills that introduces beginners to practical musicianship at the piano keyboard. In level 1 students reinforce their knowledge of rudiments learn the fundamentals of reading rhythms and melodies, and chords at the keyboard.
Co-requisites:
It is highly recommended (but not required) that students also take MUSC 1013 Preparatory Music Theory 1 and MUSC 1011 Preparatory Musicianship 1 concurrently.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  75772 BWY-A Rm. 2007
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1200 - 1259
03-Sep-2019
to 10-Dec-2019
Plumley, Patricia
  75772 BWY-A Rm. 2007
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1359
05-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Plumley, Patricia
  75773 BWY-A Rm. 2007
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1600 - 1659
03-Sep-2019
to 10-Dec-2019
Plumley, Patricia
  75773 BWY-A Rm. 2007
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1500 - 1559
05-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Plumley, Patricia
  75774 BWY-A Rm. 2007
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1700 - 1759
03-Sep-2019
to 10-Dec-2019
Plumley, Patricia
  75774 BWY-A Rm. 2007
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1600 - 1659
05-Sep-2019
to 12-Dec-2019
Plumley, Patricia


Term 1

(MUSC 1010) Preparatory Individual Instruction 1
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
(MUSC 1011) Preparatory Musicianship 1
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 1013) Preparatory Music Theory 1
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 1054) Preparatory Class Piano 1
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits


Term 2

(MUSC 1030) Preparatory Individual Instruction 2
course schedule schedule
1.0 credits
(MUSC 1031) Preparatory Musicianship 2
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 1033) Preparatory Music Theory 2
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits
(MUSC 1064) Preparatory Class Piano 2
course schedule schedule
1.5 credits