How do I demonstrate that I have met the admission requirements?
To assess your abilities, we will conduct an audition, technology assessment and music literacy assessment. You may be able to waive these prerequisites if you have completed certain music technology or theory courses (either at Douglas or another post-secondary institution). If you need to upgrade your technology or theory skills before applying, you may be able to do so through the Douglas College Community Music School.
The next scheduled MTC Assessment dates will be in April 2014. Please contact the Performing Arts Assistant to book a time.
What if I don't pass all the assessments?
We strongly encourage all potential MTC students to prepare in advance for the technology, performance and literacy assessments. Fully qualified applicants will be accepted first. However, we do understand that there are some talented and motivated students who may not have had the opportunity to prepare for all three components. If you don't pass all three assessments there may still be options available:
Take the MTC Prep classes.
Take lessons or classes in music literacy and rewrite the test.
Upgrade on your own and rewrite the test(s). (We can suggest some resources).
Plan to take a Basic Theory course in September as an MTC elective.
Please note that the above options will only be available in the event the MTC program does not fill in April!
How long does the program take to complete?
The program is four semesters and takes 2 years to complete.
Are there other programs like this in British Columbia?
Currently, this is the only program of this kind at a public post-secondary institution in BC.
Can I take this program while I'm working?
Due to the intensive nature of the program, we do not recommend that you work while taking this program. Some out of class commitment will be required. However, some MTC students have successfully completed the program while working part-time. If you must work while attending the MTC, we suggest that you ensure that your work schedule does not conflict with scheduled MTC classes and activities.
What kind of jobs can I get with this credential?
Graduates of this program will possess valuable skills that will help them prepare for a variety of roles, including:
- freelance professional musicians
- composition for film or tv
- studio engineers
- music educators
- music retail
- live sound engineers
How and when do I apply?
There is very strong interest in this program, and interested students are advised to apply as early as possible. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-served basis until the program is full.