• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #262 (BCR) Victoria, Canada
The Music program of University of Victoria, British Columbia students interested in performing, studying or recording music will find themselves immersed in music here—from orchestral performance to strings, jazz, vocals and more.
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The Music program of University of Victoria, British Columbia has an expert faculty, artists-in-residence, dynamic programs, dedicated building and smaller, supportive classes give you the chance to collaborate with fellow musicians and grow as an artist and performer.

Areas of focus

  • Composition and theory
  • History and literature
  • Music education secondary (choral)
  • Music education secondary (instrumental)
  • Musical arts
  • Performance

Career paths

Studying music can prepare you for a career as a performer, teacher or creative entrepreneur. Our alumni include high-profile composers, successful studio teachers, arts administrators, and performers in chamber groups, bands and choirs.

  • Academia
  • Arts administration
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Instrument design
  • Instrument sales
  • Music production
  • Performing musician
  • Recording engineer
  • Singer/songwriter
  • Software developer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teacher

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:

  • Language of Music
  • Introduction to Composition
  • African Hand Drumming
  • Great Film Music
  • Rudiments of Music
  • Music Appreciation

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.

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    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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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested.
  • In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Some programs have a higher admission cut-off, or require specific prerequisite courses, and/or additional selection criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24926 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24926 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5696 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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