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Music, Bachelor

  • 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 Bachelor of Music in Musical Arts degree of Kwantlen Polytechnic University 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.

Key facts:

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

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History of Music: Cornerstones of Music History 
  • History of Music: Heroes, Politics, and War 
  • History of Music: Music and the Arts 
  • History of Music: 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.

General Requirements

  • The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
  • All applicants to undergraduate studies must satisfy KPU's Undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement through an acceptable High school course, undergraduate course, KPU course, or testing option.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    572 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 572 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    139 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 139 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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