In the Music Diploma Program, students get private lessons in their chosen instrument or voice, and take classes in music theory and history, performing ensembles, and class piano (for those not majoring on a keyboard instrument). Students may also choose to take other music electives. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students receive a Diploma in Performing Arts – Music, which transfers to a number of university degree programs.
special academic requirements
UT and Basic Musicianship Program students are expected to take all the required music courses each semester: Theory, Ear Training, History, Ensemble and Private Lessons. Students whose concentration instrument is not piano must also take Class Piano unless they have achieved Grade 7 RCMT level or higher.
English and other non-music electives required for the credential do not need to be taken in the same semester as the Music courses.
Students may take some music courses on a part-time basis subject to course prerequisites and seat availability. Private music lessons are not available to part-time students.
Music courses run during the day with some evening requirements in ensemble rehearsals and performances. Students may also have to take an elective in the evening.
Private lessons are available only to students enrolled full-time in the University Transfer Music or Basic Musicianship Program. The concentration instrument is the student's main instrument of study. All instruments in the Western Classical Music tradition are available for study. Secondary private lessons are available on a limited basis with permission of the Music Coordinator.
career transfer pathways
Many Music Diploma graduates transfer to university to pursue careers as public school music teachers. The diploma program also provides a basis for further studies directed towards performance, musicology, composition, private teaching, music technology and other careers in music.
Music Entrance Scholarships and Awards
In order to be considered for a music entrance scholarship or award, applicants must:
- pass the performance audition,
- qualify for University Transfer level Theory, Ear Training and Sight Singing courses, and
- submit the scholarship application before the deadline in early May.
You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page.
Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
When offered a full-time seat in this program a non-refundable, non-transferable $350 tuition deposit is required.