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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
Study Music in a program at the University of Waterloo that offers you the flexibility to pursue your passions. At Waterloo, we offer instruction in more than 20 instruments, as well as vocal lessons. But that’s just the beginning.
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Overview

Balance your study of performance, music theory, and music history with classes offered by the University of Waterloo on the relationship between music and technology, gender, and peace. Unpack the psychology of music, or delve into pop, jazz, opera, film scores, and more.

Whether you’re aiming for a career as a performer, composer, teacher, recording technician, or music software developer, this program gives you the building blocks you need, and you can even orchestrate some experience before you graduate by enrolling in the co-op stream.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Music instructor
  • Business improvement analyst
  • Teaching assistant
  • Guidance / at-risk support assistant
  • Senior business systems analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music in Cultural Contexts
  • Music as a Global Phenomenon
  • Soundtracks: Music in Film
  • Music and Technology
  • Aesthetics of Music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Auditions are required if you would like to choose Music as your major, take studio courses, or apply for specific music entrance scholarships. Entrance scholarship auditions take place in February and March.
  • We recommend completing the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Any Grade 12 U English (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35300 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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