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Production Major: Music and Technology Diploma

This program is an option of Music and Technology Diploma.


  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Nelson Tenth Street

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    City of Nelson
  • Length
    72 Credits (2 Years full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $5400 Year One; $5550 Year Two
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $800 - $1200 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Selkirk's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by April 30 for the program intake that starts in September. Earlier application is strongly recommended. The audition process must be completed before May 30th.

Application Fee: $40 Domestic, $100 International

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old at the time of application)
  • written recommendation from your high school principal if you are under 19 years old
  • completed 24 or more post-secondary credits (2.00 GPA)

2. English Studies 12 (60%) or equivalent 

Non-Academic
  • audition/interview to assess the following:
    • instrumental ability on an instrument/voice (accepted instruments are: guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, voice, saxophone, trumpet, banjo, mandolin, and violin/fiddle)
    • basic music theory proficiency equivalent to the Royal Conservatory Grade II (through a written examination that includes identifying intervals, key signatures and triads)
    • ear training test for pitch, triads, rhythmic and melodic diction and interval recognition

Admission Advice

1. You are expected to attend the interview in person. However, if it is not feasible to do an audition in person, other arrangements can be made. The theory and Ear Training Test can be sent to you for invigilation by an authorized person. The performance portion can be submitted through approved audio/media material or by providing a link to an online video.

2. Applicants who perform an exceptional audition but who do not meet the theory and ear training standard will be required to attend a two-week theory preparation course in August. In this case, you must have a minimum final grade of 75% in both the ear training and the theory sections to be accepted into the Music program for September. 

3. Applicants who do not meet the minimum standard in matching pitch will not be accepted into the Music Program.

4. Completed applications (except for the audition) are recommended to be submitted to the Registrar’s office by April 30th prior to the start of the next intake of the program. Applications may be accepted after this date with permission of the school chair. Auditions normally must be completed by May 31. Auditions are arranged by the department when the completed application form and transcripts are submitted. Contact the Department for more details.

5. Students in the program would spend the initial core year studying music theory and ear training, and then choose a major in the second year of your study. Study your instrument and related skills in the first year and choose a major in the second. There are five program majors to choose from. 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Selkirk's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores) for entry to Selkirk College University-Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs:

  • English 12 or equivalent
  • A "C+" grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • TOEFL iBT = overall score of 80
  • IELTS = overall score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) = score of 4
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) = score of 110 (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall); or score of 105 (equivalent to IELTS 6.0); note: DET scores are accepted on a temporary basis when in-person testing services are not available

Post Graduate Diploma programs and a few other programs have a higher English Language Proficiency requirement (6.5 IELTS).

Verify with Selkirk College directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

General Admission Requirements:

One of:

  • BC high school graduation or equivalent
  • Be at least 19 years of age at the time of application
  • Be under 19 years of age but have a written recommendation from your secondary school's Principal

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

Verify with Selkirk College directly. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

In addition to meeting Selkirk's general admission requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

Out-of-Province

In addition to meeting Selkirk's general admission requirements, you must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Selkirk College. Please refer to Selkirk College's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description/outline may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to process general transcript evaluations once all documentation is received. Complex assessments, that require consultation may take considerably longer.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program at Selkirk College. Please refer to Selkirk College's Transfer Credit web page. 

Transfer credit is not done automatically. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process. To receive transfer credit, you must submit an official transcript with your Application for Admission or Readmission along with a Transfer Credit Request form. A detailed course description/outline may also be required before credit can be evaluated.

You are strongly encouraged to apply for transfer-credit evaluation at the time of application to the program. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to process general transcript evaluations once all documentation is received. Complex assessments, that require consultation may take considerably longer.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program including the English 12 requirement. 

The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not have BC high school graduation, you may still qualify for general admission in one of the following ways:

  • Be 19 years of age or older, or
  • Be under 19 years of age and have a written recommendation from your Secondary School Principal

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Program-specific admission requirements for Selkirk College's programs are detailed in each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database for Selkirk College. 

How to Apply

Click here for details on how to apply for admission to Selkirk College. 

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