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Music, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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In addition to music theory, ear training, keyboard skills, and music history, practical courses, such as Music Video Production, the Business of Music, Approaches to Music Education, Applied Desktop Recording, and Psychophysiology of Music Performance, give this program an experiential dimension rarely found in traditional music programs. The program fosters students' creativity and versatility, equipping them to adapt to changing market demands and to apply learned theory and practice in a variety of cultural and service sectors.

It is highly recommended that prospective music students attend a music information session where all program and application procedures will be explained. 

Students who demonstrate musical talent but have not established a thorough grounding in the practical skills and general knowledge of music at the appropriate level may be given the opportunity to register in one or more foundation courses to upgrade specific musical and technical skills. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Full-time and Part-time.

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History of Music l: Cornerstones of Music History 
  • History of Music II: Heroes, Politics, and War 
  • History of Music Ill: Music and the Arts 
  • History of Music IV: Challenging the Conventions of Music 
  • Music Rudiments
  • Songwriting and Arranging
  • Music Technology
  • History of Popular Music
  • Classical Music in Western Culture
  • Studio Lessons

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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General Requirements

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts degree must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • A successful performance Audition/Interview
  • A satisfactory score on the KPU Music Placement Test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    658 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 658 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    141 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 141 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Surrey

  • 1156 - 1900 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


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