Curriculum Guideline

Musicianship, Basic (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CTBMUS
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Basic Musicianship Certificate
Date of First Offering
Start Term
200910
End Term
201720
Credential
Certificate in Basic Musicianship
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credits
32.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 32 credits
  • 25% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

* Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

SEMESTER I

Select one course from the following two options:

MUSC 1101

Materials of Music I

3.00

MUSC 1102

Basic Theory I

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

MUSC 1104

Aural and Sight Singing Skills I

3.00

MUSC 1103

Basic Aural and Sight Singing Skills I

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

MUSC 1133

Beginning Instrumental Ensemble I

1.00

MUSC 1141

Beginning Choral Ensemble I

1.00

Select one course from the following two options:

MUSC 1155

Individual Music Study (Keyboard)

3.00

MUSC 1156 and

MUSC 1160

Individual Music Study (Instrumental or Vocal) I and

Introductory Class Piano I

2.00

1.00

Required Courses:

MUSC 1121

Listening in Context I

3.00

English Elective

English Upgrading (ENGU) or

English as a Second Language (EASL) or

English as a Second Language (ELLA) or

English (ENGL) or

Communications (CMNS)

3.00

Total Credits Semester I

 

16.00

SEMESTER II

Select one course from the following two options:

MUSC 1201 Materials of Music II

3.00

MUSC 1202 Basic Theory II

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:
MUSC 1204 Aural and Sight Singing Skills II

3.00

MUSC 1203 Basic Aural and Sight Singing Skills II

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:
MUSC 1233 Beginning Instrumental Ensemble II

1.00

MUSC 1241 Beginning Choral Ensemble II

1.00

Select one course from the following two options:
MUSC 1255 Individual Music Study (Keyboard)

3.00

MUSC 1256 and

MUSC 1260

Individual Music Study (Instrumental or Vocal) II and

Introductory Class Piano II

2.00

1.00

Required Courses:

MUSC 1221

Listening in Context II

3.00

English Elective

English Upgrading (ENGU) or

English as a Second Language (EASL) or

English as a Second Language (ELLA) or

English (ENGL) or

Communications (CMNS)

3.00

Total Credits Semester II   16.00
Total Credits   32.00

Notes Regarding Music Requirements:

1. MUSC 1201/MUSC 1204 and MUSC 1202/MUSC 1203 are corequisite pairs. The choice of theory course is determined by the Music faculty.

2. Students for whom English is a second language may be advised to take an EASL course instead of MUSC 1121. Please phone 604-527-5097 to arrange for an EASL assessment.

3. All students in this program must register in either MUSC 1133/MUSC 1233 or MUSC 1141/MUSC 1241. Students with previous ensemble experience may, with permission of the Music faculty, take MUSC 1130/MUSC 1230 or 1140/MUSC 1240.

Students whose concentration instrument is violin, viola or cello should register in MUSC 1133, but will be placed in an outside orchestra. Singers, pianists and guitarists should register in MUSC 1141 (Beginning Choral Ensemble). Guitarists who have the permission of the instructor may take MUSC 1188 (Guitar Ensemble) instead of MUSC 1141.

4. Students taking keyboard lessons as their main applied study must enrol in MUSC 1155. Instrumentalists and vocalists enrol in MUSC 1156.

5. Instrumentalists and vocalists who have achieved Grade 7 RCMT level in piano may, with the permission of the Music Coordinator, enroll in MUSC 1151 instead of MUSC 1160.

Notes Regarding English Elective Requirements:

  1. There are no English requirements for acceptance into the Basic Musicianship program.
  2. There is an English requirement for program completion. Options are as follows:
  • Must pass two courses (six credits) in either EASL* or ENGU - the only prerequisite to register in these courses is a ENGU Assessment. To arrange an assessment call the English Upgrading Department at 604 527 5463.
  • The above noted six-credit requirement may also include the successful completion of Communications or English courses (or combination) - students wishing to register in CMNS or ENGL courses must provide proof of English 12 with a minimum grade of "B" or an approved substitution.

*If a students' language assessments place them in EASL they are required to have a minimum level of 0200 in listening and speaking to receive the Basic Musicianship Certificate.

Elementary Music Major Stream

This program is specifically for those wishing to transfer to SFU and teach music at the elementary school level. This program is considered part-time within the Music Department and, as such, is subject to seat availability.  Entrance requirements include an interview with a Music Department instructor.

Course Number Course Title Credits

MUSC 1101

Materials of Music I

3.00

MUSC 1104

Aural and Sight Singing Skills I

3.00

MUSC 1121

Listening in Context I

3.00

MUSC 1161

Class Piano I

1.00

MUSC 1201

Materials of Music II

3.00

MUSC 1204

Aural and Sight Singing Skills II

3.00

MUSC 1221

Listening in Context II

3.00

MUSC 1261

Class Piano II

1.00

Electives

 

12.00

Total Credits

 

32.00