Music Technology Diploma Prep Courses

These courses are the ideal preparation for the entrance assessment to the Douglas College Music Technology Diploma program, or for those interested in an introduction to recording engineering technology and music theory. No previous experience is necessary.

MTD Prep Theory | 31357

This course is designed to teach the rudimentary elements of music theory, and to prepare the student to meet the requirements for the MTD theory entrance assessment. The materials covered in this class are approximate to the materials assessed by the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Grade 8 Theory Exam.

MTD Prep Theory Course Outline

Fall 2021 Dates: 

  • Friday, November 19
  • Friday, November 26
  • Friday, December 3
  • Friday, December 10
  • Friday, December 17

Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm

Location: This course will be held in person at the New Westminster campus, Rm N3220

Fee: The fee for the class is $395.00 + GST ($19.75) = $414.75

Payment is due at time of registration. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

To Register: Register Online or Contact the Registrar’s Office: 604 527 5472

Please tell the Registrar’s Office that you are registering for a non-credit course through the Community Music School.  To register you will need your Douglas College student number and the CRN (31357) for this course. 


MTD Prep Technology | CRN 31358

Course Overview:

Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on lab work, this course will introduce the basic theoretical and practical applications of digital music technology, in particular the project-studio environment: a computer based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

MTD Prep Technology Course Outline

Fall 2021 Dates: 

  • Thursday, December 9
  • Tuesday, December 14
  • Thursday, December 16
  • Tuesday, December 21
  • Thursday, December 23

Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm

Location: This course will be held in person at the New Westminster campus, Rm N3220

Fee: The fee for the class is $395.00 + GST ($19.75) = $414.75

Payment is due at time of registration. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

To Register: Register Online or Contact the Registrar’s Office: 604 527 5472

Please tell the Registrar’s Office that you are registering for a non-credit course through the Community Music School. To register you will need your Douglas College student number and the CRN (31358) for this course. 

A Note about MTD Prep Classes: While the MTD Prep Classes are highly recommended, neither class is mandatory. Participation in the prep classes does not guarantee acceptance into the MTD program.

You can also visit the registration page. Contact the Community Music School at commusic@douglascollege.ca if you require more information.