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Music - Guitar, Bachelor of


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Music - Guitar

Honours Degree


Program Code: 22063

Campus: Lakeshore

Length: 8 semesters starting in September

With our unique program, chart a freelance career in the music industry as:

  • arranger
  • clinician
  • composer
  • performing artist
  • producer
  • songwriter

Founded in 1972, our program is one of the largest, most diverse and highly regarded of its kind in the country and teaches a wide range of styles.

By combining studies in the latest recording technologies and entrepreneurial business strategies with practical classes in performance, production, songwriting and composition in jazz, pop, R&B, Latin and world music, graduates will be well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s music industry.

Students study privately, in classroom situations and with several of the more than 50 ensembles directed by a who’s who of Canadian music, and complete a major recording project/portfolio in fourth year. Further experience is gained through a work placement.

You will participate in a work placement designed to mirror the professional music world, which is largely characterized by contract, freelance and part-time employment. You are responsible for accumulating the equivalent of 420 hours of experience which will allow you to establish contacts and relationships with key companies and industry professionals.

Courses

Semester 1

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 1002: Private Lesson 1: Guitar Replaced by MAJ 1100

Replaced by MAJ 1100

MAS 1002: Master Class 1: Guitar Replaced by MAS 1300

Replaced by MAS 1300

MUS 1000: History of Music 1 Online

MUS 1006: Ear Training 1 Online

MUS 1012: Functional Keyboard Online

MUS 1016: Music Improvisation 1 Online/In-Person

MUS 1018: Music Theory 1 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Replaced by MSB 1200

Replaced by MSB 1200

Work Experience - SEM 2C

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MUS 2505: Work Term A

Semester 3

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 2002: Private Lesson 3: Guitar Replaced by MAJ 2100

Replaced by MAJ 2100

MAS 2002: Master Class 3: Guitar Replaced by MAS 2300

Replaced by MAS 2300

MUS 2006: Ear Training 3 Online

MUS 2008: Critical Perspectives on Music 1 Online

MUS 2014: Introduction to Music Technology 1 Online/In-Person

MUS 2016: Music Improvisation 3 Online/In-Person

MUS 2018: Music Theory 3 Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Replaced by MSB 2200

Replaced by MSB 2200

Work Experience - SEM 4C

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MUS 3500: Work Term B

Semester 5

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 3002: Private Lesson 5: Guitar Replaced by MAJ 3100

Replaced by MAJ 3100

MUS 3004: Master Class in Music Production 1 Online/In-Person

MUS 3008: Creative Development Online/In-Person

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online

Select 2 from the following courses
MEL: Music Elective Online

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles Replaced by MSB 3200

Replaced by MSB 3200

Semester 6

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 3003: Private Lesson 6: Guitar

MUS 3005: Master Class in Music Production 2

MUS 3009: Creative Development 2

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

Select 2 from the following courses
MEL: Music Elective

Select 1 from the following courses
MSB: Music Ensembles

Work Experience - SEM 6C

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MUS 4505: Work Term C

Semester 7

Fall 2021 Delivery Note
MAJ 4002: Private Lesson 7: Guitar Replaced by MAJ 4100

Replaced by MAJ 4100

MUS 4002: Business for Creative Industries Online

MUS 4004: Directed Study 1: Recording Project Online/In-Person

Select 1 from the following courses
DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective Online

Select 2 from the following courses
MEL: Music Elective Online

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
      • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
      • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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    Online Audition

    Please submit an audition video with the following requirements:

    It is highly recommended that prior to your audition you have had some private guitar lessons with a competent teacher.

    SCALES:

    1. Two octave E major Scale ascending and descending.

    2. Two octave A harmonic minor scale ascending and descending.

    3. Two octave D melodic minor scale ascending and descending.

    CHORDS: Demonstrate 5 chord voicings for the following chord qualities

    1. Gmaj7

    2. Cmin7

    3. Fmin7b5

    4. Bbdim7

    5. Eb7 (different extensions on this chord can be demonstrated)

    ARPEGGIOS:

    1. Ab major triad arpeggio in 2 octaves ascending and descending

    2. Db minor triad arpeggio in 2 octaves ascending and descending

    3. Gb diminished triad arpeggio in 2 octaves ascending and descending

    4. B augmented triad arpeggio in 2 octaves ascending and descending

    CHORD PROGRESSIONS: Demonstrate a Imaj7-vimin7-iimin7-V7 chord progression in the key of E major and A major.

    JAZZ BLUES: Play the melody, improvise 2 choruses, and comp 1 chorus to a standard jazz blues - you may use a backing track, a metronome, or play solo. Some examples of standard jazz blues are: Now’s the time, Sandu, Blue Monk, and Straight No Chaser.

    JAZZ STANDARD: Play the melody, improvise 2 choruses, and comp 1 chorus to a jazz standard - you may use a backing track, a metronome, or play solo. Some examples of jazz standards are All the Things You Are, It Could Happen to You, There will Never Be Another You, and Autumn Leaves.

    Chord melody arrangement: You must prepare a chord melody on a standard jazz tune. In a chord melody the melody and accompaniment of the tune are played simultaneously making the guitar a completely self-contained instrument. It is advised that you get assistance from a qualified instructor to prepare this requirement.

     

     

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    Theory Test

    The Theory and Ear Training test is a required test for all students auditioning for the degree program. It is approximately 30 to 50 minutes in length. The test has a written portion and an aural identification/dictation portion. There is no sight singing component. Study theory basics, scales and chords, and be able to identify scales, intervals, and chords played in the audio. The details on how to complete this test will be available on SlideRoom.

    Submission Instructions

    https://humber.ca/admissions/office-of-the-registrar/registration/submission-instructions.html

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,160.76
  • international: $20,485.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,580.38 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,580.38 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,580.38 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,580.38 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 5 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,580.38 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 6 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,580.38 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 7 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,470.38 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 8 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $2,969.22 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,470.38 $0.00 $0.00

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,421.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,421.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,421.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,421.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 5 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,421.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 6 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,421.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $110.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 7 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,531.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00
Semester 8 2021-22 Fees Fall 2020-Winter 2021 Fees Summer 2021 Fees
Tuition $9,531.34 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $334.43 $0.00 $0.00
Compulsory Student Union Fee $62.50 $0.00 $0.00
Optional Student Union Fee $104.23 $0.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total $10,032.50 $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Years

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Mac mini with i5 processor i7 processor
OS MacOS
Memory 16GB RAM 32GB RAM
Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Interface/microphone USB mic: Audio-Technica AT2020 Scarlett 2i2 (the “Solo” model had 1 mic input and costs less); Mic: Shure SM57 (vocalists might consider SM58) - also requires mic cable and boom mic stand; Mic: Shure SM57 (vocalists might consider SM58) - also requires mic cable and boom mic stand
Notation software Sibelius; Alternatives Must be able to export XML and mp3 - Finale or MuseScore Sibelius (highly recommended)

Year 1 required, Year 2 recommended

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Printer Black and White Laser Printer Brother HL-L2320D

Years 2, 3, 4

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs
Software Avid ProTools software

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Andrew Scott, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3444
andrew.scott@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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