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Music Therapy: Bachelor Degree

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  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    North Vancouver Campus
  • Campuses
    North Vancouver


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    City of North Vancouver
  • Length
    4.5 Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5246 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1300 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Early application is recommended. A complete Information and Application Package, including audition and interview information, is available here.

Application Fee: $50

For entry into third year:


  • 45 specific university transfer course credits


  • audition
  • portfolio

Note: As part of the audition and interview process the following skills will be assessed: basic guitar skills (folk style), volunteer or work experience with people with special needs, computer skills (word processing) and piano skills.

Admission Advice

1. You are highly recommended to obtain the Music Therapy Information and Application Package. This package will assist you prepare for entry into third year, including information on the portfolio, audition and interview process. To obtain a package contact the Music Department at 604.984.4951 or send your mailing address to:

2. If English is not your primary language you must meet one of:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirement = 560 paper-based or 83 internet-based.
  • English Language Assessment (ELA) requirement = 145.
  • International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS) = 6.5 overall and no score less than 6.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment = 70.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) = 56.
  • Capilano University EAP 100 (B+) and EAP 101 (B+)

English Language Requirements


Students must meet one of the following:

  • An English Language Assessment Test minimum score of:
    • TOEFL - 83 (internet based), 560 (paper-based),
    • ELA - 145
    • IELTS - 6.5 overall with no score less than a 6
    • CAEL - 70
    • PTE - 56
  • 6 credits of transferable post-secondary English
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples with a C+ grade (or higher) and two years of high school in Canada
  • Advanced Placement English Language/Composition or English Literature/Composition with a minimum score of 4
  • International Baccalaureate English Language A higher level with a minimum score of 5
  • Language Proficiency Index Level 4 with an essay score of 26
  • Capilano University  EAP 100 and EAP 101  with a minimum mark of B+ (76%) grade in each course
  • At least four consecutive years of full time education in English in Canada or another English speaking country
  • At least four consecutive years of full time education at an English speaking High School in a country where English is not the primary language
  • Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language.

Students who do not qualify under one of the above requirements may submit a request for a waiver of the English Language Requirement form to  the attention of Admissions in the Registrar's Office.

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The General Admission Requirements information can be found here:

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Students with BC Secondary School graduation (or equivalent) will enter Capilano University through a Career/Vocational Program or Arts/Science Program.

For full details on the admission requirements for these programs click here.


Students from other provinces must meet the following admission requirements.

BC Transfer Student

Details on Transfer Credit are available here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Details on Transfer Credit are available here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student (and Discretionary) Admission click here.

International Student

The general admission requirements for International Students can be found here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

High school students with superior academic records may apply for limited admission which will allow enrollment in one or two university transfer courses while still attending secondary school.

The application must be co-signed by the applicant's parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the school principal or designate, and an official copy of the secondary school academic record. Inquiries should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

How to Apply

For all the details on applying to Capilano University click here.

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