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  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Broadway

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    60 Credits (2 years full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $8,600 Total; plus private instruction fees
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $700 per course
  • Credential Granted
    • Diploma
    • University Block Transfer
    • 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

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications, along with transcripts and all supporting documents, will be accepted between November 1st and April 1st. 

An entrance audition or interview will be scheduled once all required documents are received. Applications received after April 1st will be considered subject to space availability.

Students should contact the Music Department at 604.871.7297 to confirm admission deadlines and interview arrangements. 

Application Fee: $35

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1.One of:

  • High school graduation
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • equivalent

Note: applicants who have not graduated from high school may still be considered, with permission from the Music Department Leader.

2. English

One of:

Note: if you are using an English assessment to meet the English Language Proficiency requirement, the assessment must have been written in the previous calendar year.

Non-Academic 
  • audition requirements differ for each instrument and vary from option to option.
  • diagnostic examination in theory, aural perception and rhythmic skills. Minimum standards are equivalent to:
    • Preparatory Music Theory 1 & 2 (MUSC 1013 and MUSC 1033); and
    • Preparatory Musicianship 1 & 2 (MUSC 1011 and MUSC 1031). 

Admission Advice:

1. For students whose English 12 was not taken in Canada: all English assessments must have been written in the previous calendar year.

2. Entrance auditions and musicianship examinations are held from February through May. 

3. Students who are accepted/successful at the audition but who require upgrading of theory and musicianship may register concurrently in the recommended preparatory courses (MUSC 1011, 1013, MUSC 1031 and MUSC 1033). 

4. Applications, along with transcripts and all supporting documents, will be accepted by VCC between November 1st and April 1st. An entrance audition or interview will be scheduled once all required documents are received. Applications received after April 1st will be considered subject to space availability.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. 

Be sure to check your program admissions requirements for the level of English required. Requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC.

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

There are three types of requirements that applicants to VCC need to meet:

  • General requirements (completion of high school or be at least 16 years of age)
  • English language proficiency requirements
  • Program requirements (detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)
Verify information directly with VCC.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program of study at VCC. Program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)

Verify information directly with VCC.

 

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program of study at VCC. Program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)

Verify information directly with VCC.

 

BC Transfer Student

Students transferring between post-secondary institutions in BC may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to search course transferability.

If you have completed some post-secondary education at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at VCC. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process by submitting a formal request (an Approval for Transfer Credit form) to Registrar's Office attaching all required documents. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary education at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at VCC. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process by submitting a formal request (an Approval for Transfer Credit form) to Registrar's Office attaching all required documents. 

Mature Student

You must be at least 18 years old (unless you have graduated from Secondary School) to meet the general admission requirement for VCC. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

VCC International provides helpful information for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

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