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Diploma in Music Performance

Camosun College - Lansdowne Campus Camosun College - Lansdowne Campus, Canada

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Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2023

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CAD 18826

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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60%

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Program Overview

Get the technical skills to be an elite performer
The Music Performance diploma program is offered through a partnership between the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun College. This program is designed to meet a heightened requirement for versatility in performance style. Increasing demand on artists to participate in creation, along with the quick implementation of music technologies to create, capture, and transfer music, indicates the need for non-traditional training.

This is a first-of-its-kind credential–one that deliberately blends practitioners of all styles in a common first year, proceeds with a highly specialized second year, and steeps the whole in a performance orientation.

The Music Performance diploma is offered over four 14-week semesters, running from September to early April over two years; select courses may be offered during spring/summer terms. You may elect to study full-time or part-time; however, you should be prepared to dedicate both daytime and evening hours to scheduled courses, and if you select a part-time option you should be aware that alternate-year delivery schedule of some courses may add significantly to the length of the full program. Courses are taught on the Victoria Conservatory of Music campus at 900 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria, or by distance learning.

Upon successful completion of the diploma, you will have deep, practical training in music, instilling the skills vital for success in the 21st-century music workplace.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Become a compelling musical performer

Prepare for entry into the world of professional music, a musical apprenticeship, or further study for professional credentials.

What to expect
Musicians of any musical genre will find a place in our innovative training environment. Classical, Contemporary (includes folk, jazz and rock), and cutting-edge musicians work side-by-side in the vibrant musical atmosphere of our campus at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. The Diploma in Music Performance will increase your personal strengths in music making through a balance of performance and hands-on application of practical skills. Intensive one-on-one studio instruction, group performance, music theory and contexts, music technologies, and career skills will give you the foundations for success in the 21st-century music profession.

Year 1
A common first year for musicians of all genres will lay the ground work for future specialized study. Performance, music theory and contexts, aural skills, and music technologies are taught.

Year 2
In the second year, you will choose areas of musical specialization. Areas of performance, contexts and creativity, composition, improvisation, performance practice, and stagecraft are emphasized.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 5

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School diploma or equivalent
  • Submit proof of assessment of:    Performance: Demonstrated ability on a principal instrument through performance of repertoire and technique in keeping with their expressed professional goals, and give evidence of past music endeavors and personal music habits.
  • Aural Theory: Demonstrated ability to match with voice pitches played on the piano, sing basic melodic intervals, identify by ear basic chords and scales, and express quality of intonation.
  • Written Theory: At the time of the audition, students will take a Theory Placement Assessment (sample TPA) to determine the level of music theory knowledge. Students who have completed MUSF 121, MUSC 111, or RCM Grade 8 theory with a C grade or higher are exempted from this requirement.

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

18826

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 100

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

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

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Scholarships

The Camosun International Academic Advancement Scholarship acknowledges high academic achievement and community involvement. It is awarded annually to international students who have completed at least one year of full-time studies in an academic program at Camosun College.

To be eligible to apply for the Academic Advancement Scholarship, students must:

  1. Be an international student studying at Camosun College with a valid study permit,
  2. Have successfully completed at least two full-time semesters in an academic program by the scholarship application deadline,
  3. Have a GPA of 7.0 (A-) or higher,
  4. Have volunteered or been involved in projects that contribute to Camosun College student community and/or other communities in Victoria, and,
  5. Complete and submit the following documents to Camosun International:
    1. Scholarship Application Form
    2. A one page Cover Letter outlining your community involvement and/or volunteer activities
    3. A Reference Letter from your volunteer and/or community project supervisor

Award Information:

  • Scholarship Value: $1,000
  • Scholarship Quantity: 5
  • Scholarship Sponsor: Camosun International
  • Application Deadline: May 1
  • Announcement of Scholarship Recipients: May 31
  • Award Ceremony: September TBA

Dr. Gordon L. Diewert Community Service:

  • Entrance Award Value: $1000 The award is granted annually in the Fall of each year for a first-year Camosun student attending full-time, on the basis of good academic high school performance (minimum B average in grade 12) and leadership and/or community service. The recipient must have demonstrated participation in volunteer activities associated with the prevention of drinking and driving. Preference will be given to a student who took a leadership role in their high school Dry Grad activities.

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