Degrees and Diplomas Offered

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Degrees and Diplomas Offered

Degree of Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)

Degree of Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)

The degree of Bachelor of Music may be obtained in any one of the following fields:

Majors
Faculty Program
Faculty Program Music – Jazz Concentration
Music Education – available only as a component of the Concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. program
Music Composition
Music History
Music Theory
Performance
Early Music Performance
Jazz Performance

Faculty Programs

Faculty Programs

These programs are designed to accommodate those students who are interested in combining studies in music with studies in other disciplines; who are interested in a pattern of specialization not provided in the established major programs; or who are undecided about the area of music in which they wish to specialize.

The Faculty Program – Jazz Concentration has been designed to accommodate students who fit this profile and whose primary training is in jazz.

All of the above B.Mus. programs normally require three years of study following completion of the Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies or four years of study following completion of secondary school elsewhere.

B.A. Major Concentration in Music

B.A. Major Concentration in Music

The Faculty of Arts offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major concentration in Music. Further details on the program can be found in Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Arts > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Music (MUAR) > Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Music (36 credits).

Minor Programs

Minor Programs

A Minor Music Education - (18 credits) is available to all students (with the exception of students in the concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. program). This option will take the place of Music and/or Free Electives.

A Minor Music History - (18 credits) is available to all students (with the exception of students in the Major in Music History program). This option will take the place of Music and/or Free Electives, as well as history, literature, and performance practice complementary courses.

A Minor Composition - (18 credits) is available to all students (with the exception of students in the Major in Composition program). This option will take the place of Music and/or Free Electives.

A Minor Musical Applications of Technology - (18 credits) and a Minor Musical Science and Technology - (18 credits) are available to all students who wish to graduate with a knowledge of newer technologies and the impact they are having on the field of music.

A Minor Music Theory - (18 credits) is available to all students (with the exception of students in the Major in Music Theory program). This option will take the place of Music and/or Free Electives.

A Minor Music Entrepreneurship - (18 credits) is available to all Music students.

A Minor Early Music Performance - (18 credits) is available to all B.Mus. students (with the exception of students in the Major in Early Music Performance program) to learn the elements of early music performance practice, and to play an early music instrument or to sing early music.

Minors offered through the Desautels Faculty of Management for non-management students are available to B.Mus. students that have completed the necessary prerequisites. Further information on the minors listed below can be found at Desautels Faculty of Management > Undergraduate > Overview of Programs Offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management > Minors for Non-Management Students.

Minor programs in Music are also available to students in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. Further information on these minors can be found at Faculty of Arts > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Music (MUAR) and at Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Music.

M.Mus. Performance (Prerequisite courses)

M.Mus. Performance (Prerequisite courses)

Students wishing to prepare for the Master of Music in Performance should include, in their Bachelor of Music program, the courses listed under Special Prerequisite Courses for M.Mus. in Performance.

M.Mus. Sound Recording (Prerequisite courses)

M.Mus. Sound Recording (Prerequisite courses)

Students wishing to prepare for the Master of Music in Sound Recording should include, in their Bachelor of Music program, the courses listed under Special Prerequisite Courses for M.Mus. in Sound Recording.

Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.)

Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.)

The Licentiate in Music is offered in Performance and is designed for advanced instrumentalists, singers, and jazz performers who wish to concentrate on their practical subject while limiting their theoretical studies to basic areas in Music History, Music Theory, and Musicianship. This program normally requires three years of study. For more information, please see:

Graduate Diploma in Music Performance

Graduate Diploma in Music Performance

The Graduate Diploma in Performance is a one-year graduate diploma that allows excellent musicians to refine their technique and master repertoire through intensive coaching, practice and performance projects.

Degree of Master of Arts (M.A.)

Degree of Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts degree (M.A.) is available as a thesis option in Music Education, Music Technology, Musicology (with an option in Gender and Women's Studies), and Theory (with an option in Gender and Women's Studies) and as a non-thesis option in Music Education, Musicology, and Theory.

Degree of Master of Music (M.Mus.)

Degree of Master of Music (M.Mus.)

The Master of Music degree (M.Mus.) is available in Composition, Performance, and Sound Recording. Specializations offered within the Performance option are:

  • piano
  • guitar
  • orchestral instruments (including orchestral training)
  • organ and church music
  • conducting
  • collaborative piano
  • opera and voice
  • early music
  • jazz

Degree of Doctor of Music (D.Mus.)

Degree of Doctor of Music (D.Mus.)

The Doctor of Music (D.Mus.) degree is offered in Composition and Performance Studies.

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) is available in Music – Composition, Gender and Women Studies – Music, Music Education, Musicology, Music Technology, Sound Recording, and Theory. Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged.

For details regarding master’s and doctoral programs, please consult the Schulich School of Music Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 17, 2016) (disclaimer)
Schulich School of Music—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 17, 2016) (disclaimer)