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Study music in the way that's best for you. From the fundamentals of music to professional training, Douglas College gives you the opportunity to explore your passion for music.

The most employable people in the music business are those who have a wide range of skills and experience. Douglas College offers you the comprehensive general training that leads to jobs in the music industry.

Whether you are interested in our full-time University transferable Music Diploma program, learning Basic Musicianship, becoming a skilled Audio Engineer in our Music Technology Diploma program, or non-credit/ part-time studies through our Community Music School, Douglas College can provide the music training you need to achieve your goals. View our Prospective Music Student Handbook for more information.

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue

For program-specific information, please email the Music Department Coordinator, Heather Harty Scott, or call her 604-527-5270. 

Why study music at Douglas?

Please note: The Music Department has proposed changes to the Diploma program to allow for greater flexibility and more program options. Revisions will be finalized by February 1st, 2017. The current information available online and in our prospective music student handbook will still be of value, particularly to students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree. 

Admission to our performing groups is by audition and is based on available seats. All Douglas College students and community members are welcome to audition. Ensembles can be taken for credit, audit, or through the Community Music School.

Find a nearby rehearsal space, set up time at a recording studio or attend a community event! Use the New Westminster Cultural Map to search out and connect with the people, places, businesses and organizations that bring culture to our city every day.

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