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Music, Bachelor of


Ministry Title: Bachelor of Music

Honours Degree


Program Code: MU411

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

Work Experience - SEM 2C

MUS 2505: Work Term A

Work Experience - SEM 4C

MUS 3500: Work Term B

Work Experience - SEM 6C

MUS 4505: Work Term C

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 4 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

    As part of the application process, all applicants must complete an online audition and testing in theory and ear training. This audition evaluates a variety of musical competencies.

    Applicants will submit an audition video with the requirements outlined, via Slideroom (submission instructions below). Additional instructions for a number of instrument areas can be found within Slideroom.

    All auditionees will be asked to demonstrate competency, and be evaluated on, the following:

    • Musical Performance: Applicants are asked to perform one piece of their choosing. The composition should be a minimum of 32-bars in length and the student should demonstrate familiarity with the musical idiom in which this composition and performance resides stylistically. Applicants will be evaluated on their musical interpretation of the chosen piece here.
    • Musical Improvisation: Applicants will be asked to improvise over a song of their choice demonstrating competency with the improvisatory language and conventions specific to the instrument (including voice) on which they are auditioning.
    • Musicianship, technique, musicality and sound: Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate musicality on their instrument and are evaluated upon the competency of their instrumental or vocal technique and tone, musicality and sound. *Musicianship means instrumental rudiments for non-harmonic instruments and scales/arpeggios for harmonic instruments and vocalists.
    • Theory & Ear Training test: Applicants will be tested on Music Theory and Ear Training competencies. Details about how to complete this test are available on Slideroom.

    Submissions 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.

Pathways

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

Contact Information

Andrew Scott, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
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

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: December 8, 2021