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Bachelor of Music - Composition Major MacEwan University MacEwan University, Canada

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CAD 24000

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110

Application Fee

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48 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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86

TOEFL

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65%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Music focuses on the study of jazz and contemporary popular music, responds to the current demands of the industry and combines a high degree of professionalism along with the academic rigour required for further education at the graduate level. The opportunity to study with internationally renowned professionals while following a challenging academic curriculum will give you the skills, insights, competency and credentials to pursue a career as a performer, creator and leader in the evolving music industry.

All Bachelor of Music students share a common curriculum in the first year that focuses on individual study (voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, winds, brass or violin), performance ensemble, theory (jazz and traditional), aural skills, and musicology. After successful completion of the first year, students pursue a major route (specialized program of study).

The Composition major focuses on the art and craft of writing and arranging music in a wide range of genres and styles for a variety of ensembles and media. In addition to the core Bachelor of Music courses in performance, theory, aural skills, cultural studies of music, music technology and the business of music, composition courses address trends in 20th-century and contemporary composition, film scoring and video game music, songwriting and choral music, orchestration, and arranging. Composition majors acquire skills in industry standard music production and notation software, present works in public perform

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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 70 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 86 - With no score less than - 21
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59 - With no score less than - 56
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma with a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:
    • ELA 30-1 or 75 % in ELA 30-2
    • Four subjects from Group A, B, C, or D courses

6.5 IELTS Score
86 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
65% 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

24000

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 110

Application Fee
(CAD)

10000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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Scholarships

Chancellor's Scholarship Series: International


The Chancellor's Scholarship Series is awarded in the following tiers for international students entering a degree program with an admission average or admission grade point average (AGPA) of:


Chancellor’s Scholarship :


MacEwan's Automated Entrance Scholarships for international degree students are assigned in the following tiers:

  • 95-100% or AGPA higher than 3.99 - Chancellor's Scholarship - $10,000-$14,000
  • 90-94.99% or AGPA of 3.90-3.99 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000
  • 85-89.99% or AGPA of 3.70-3.89 - Provost's Scholarship - $6,000-$10,000
  • 80-84.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.69 - Dean’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000


Criteria :
To be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be an international student (i.e. on a valid study permit) admitted to the Fall term;
  • Be registered in at least 12 university-level credits per term in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the upcoming academic year in a degree program at MacEwan University as of the first day following the add/drop deadline in September;
  • Have achieved an admission average on courses used for admission to a program within one of the scholarship ranges;
  • Continue to be enrolled in the minimum required credits after the add/drop deadline for both the Fall and Winter terms.


Limitations, Clarifications, and Notes :

  • This scholarship may be awarded a maximum of one (1) time in an individual's life time.
  • Students in university transfer or certificate programs are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Should there be any dispute regarding this scholarship, final decisions rest with MacEwan International in support of the intent of the scholarship.
  • To receive the second disbursement of the scholarship in the Winter term, students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Fall term and maintain 12 university-level credits in each of the Fall and Winter terms.
  • If there are more qualified students than funds available, scholarships will be awarded beginning with the highest averages until funds are exhausted.
  • International students are automatically assessed for eligibility; there is no application process.
  • University Preparation courses and Math 099 are not university-level credits.


The number and value of scholarships will vary based on available funds and eligible students. The scholarship will be disbursed in two equal amounts across two terms (Fall and Winter).

The admission average/AGPA scholarship ranges and amounts for this scholarship are:
95-100% or AGPA higher than 3.99 - Chancellor’s Scholarship - $10,000-$14,000

Minimum value will be the initial offer value. Subject to availability of funds, some scholarship values may be increased based on admission average/AGPA. Students may also be awarded additional funds based on priority programs and priority countries.

 

President’s Scholarship


MacEwan's Automated Entrance Scholarships for international degree students are assigned in the following tiers:

  • 95-100% or AGPA higher than 3.99 - Chancellor's Scholarship - $10,000-$14,000
  • 90-94.99% or AGPA of 3.90-3.99 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000
  • 85-89.99% or AGPA of 3.70-3.89 - Provost's Scholarship - $6,000-$10,000
  • 80-84.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.69 - Dean’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000


Criteria :
To be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be an international student (i.e. on a valid study permit) admitted to the Fall term;
  • Be registered in at least 12 university-level credits per term in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the upcoming academic year in a degree program at MacEwan University as of the first day following the add/drop deadline in September;
  • Have achieved an admission average on courses used for admission to a program within one of the scholarship ranges;
  • Continue to be enrolled in the minimum required credits after the add/drop deadline for both the Fall and Winter terms.


Limitations, Clarifications, and Notes :

  • This scholarship may be awarded a maximum of one (1) time in an individual's life time.
  • Students in university transfer or certificate programs are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Should there be any dispute regarding this scholarship, final decisions rest with MacEwan International in support of the intent of the scholarship.
  • To receive the second disbursement of the scholarship in the Winter term, students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Fall term and maintain 12 university-level credits in each of the Fall and Winter terms.
  • If there are more qualified students than funds available, scholarships will be awarded beginning with the highest averages until funds are exhausted.
  • International students are automatically assessed for eligibility; there is no application process.
  • University Preparation courses and Math 099 are not university-level credits.


The number and value of scholarships will vary based on available funds and eligible students. The scholarship will be disbursed in two equal amounts across two terms (Fall and Winter).

The admission average/AGPA scholarship ranges and amounts for this scholarship are:
90-94.99% or AGPA of 3.90-3.99 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000

Minimum value will be the initial offer value. Subject to availability of funds, some scholarship values may be increased based on admission average/AGPA. Students may also be awarded additional funds based on priority programs and priority countries.


Provost’s Scholarship


MacEwan's Automated Entrance Scholarships for international degree students are assigned in the following tiers:

  • 95-100% or AGPA higher than 3.99 - Chancellor's Scholarship - $10,000-$14,000
  • 90-94.99% or AGPA of 3.90-3.99 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000
  • 85-89.99% or AGPA of 3.70-3.89 - Provost's Scholarship - $6,000-$10,000
  • 80-84.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.69 - Dean’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000


Criteria :
To be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be an international student (i.e. on a valid study permit) admitted to the Fall term;
  • Be registered in at least 12 university-level credits per term in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the upcoming academic year in a degree program at MacEwan University as of the first day following the add/drop deadline in September;
  • Have achieved an admission average on courses used for admission to a program within one of the scholarship ranges;
  • Continue to be enrolled in the minimum required credits after the add/drop deadline for both the Fall and Winter terms.


Limitations, Clarifications, and Notes :

  • This scholarship may be awarded a maximum of one (1) time in an individual's life time.
  • Students in university transfer or certificate programs are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Should there be any dispute regarding this scholarship, final decisions rest with MacEwan International in support of the intent of the scholarship.
  • To receive the second disbursement of the scholarship in the Winter term, students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Fall term and maintain 12 university-level credits in each of the Fall and Winter terms.
  • If there are more qualified students than funds available, scholarships will be awarded beginning with the highest averages until funds are exhausted.
  • International students are automatically assessed for eligibility; there is no application process.
  • University Preparation courses and Math 099 are not university-level credits.


The number and value of scholarships will vary based on available funds and eligible students. The scholarship will be disbursed in two equal amounts across two terms (Fall and Winter).

The admission average/AGPA scholarship ranges and amounts for this scholarship are:
85-89.99% or AGPA of 3.70-3.89 - Provost's Scholarship - $6,000-$10,000

Minimum value will be the initial offer value. Subject to availability of funds, some scholarship values may be increased based on admission average/AGPA. Students may also be awarded additional funds based on priority programs and priority countries.


Dean’s Scholarship


MacEwan's Automated Entrance Scholarships for international degree students are assigned in the following tiers:

  • 95-100% or AGPA higher than 3.99 - Chancellor's Scholarship - $10,000-$14,000
  • 90-94.99% or AGPA of 3.90-3.99 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000
  • 85-89.99% or AGPA of 3.70-3.89 - Provost's Scholarship - $6,000-$10,000
  • 80-84.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.69 - Dean’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000


Criteria :
To be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be an international student (i.e. on a valid study permit) admitted to the Fall term;
  • Be registered in at least 12 university-level credits per term in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the upcoming academic year in a degree program at MacEwan University as of the first day following the add/drop deadline in September;
  • Have achieved an admission average on courses used for admission to a program within one of the scholarship ranges;
  • Continue to be enrolled in the minimum required credits after the add/drop deadline for both the Fall and Winter terms.


Limitations, Clarifications, and Notes :

  • This scholarship may be awarded a maximum of one (1) time in an individual's life time.
  • Students in university transfer or certificate programs are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Should there be any dispute regarding this scholarship, final decisions rest with MacEwan International in support of the intent of the scholarship.
  • To receive the second disbursement of the scholarship in the Winter term, students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Fall term and maintain 12 university-level credits in each of the Fall and Winter terms.
  • If there are more qualified students than funds available, scholarships will be awarded beginning with the highest averages until funds are exhausted.
  • International students are automatically assessed for eligibility; there is no application process.
  • University Preparation courses and Math 099 are not university-level credits.


The number and value of scholarships will vary based on available funds and eligible students. The scholarship will be disbursed in two equal amounts across two terms (Fall and Winter).

The admission average/AGPA scholarship ranges and amounts for this scholarship are:
80-84.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.69 - Dean’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000

Minimum value will be the initial offer value. Subject to availability of funds, some scholarship values may be increased based on admission average/AGPA. Students may also be awarded additional funds based on priority programs and priority countries.


The series is awarded in the following tiers for international students entering a diploma program:


President’s Scholarship

MacEwan's Automated Entrance Scholarships for international diploma students are assigned in the following tiers:

  • 90-100% or AGPA of 3.90-4.00 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000
  • 80-89.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.89 - Provost’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000


Criteria :
To be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be an international student (i.e. on a valid study permit) admitted to the Fall term;
  • Be registered in at least 12 university-level credits per term in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the upcoming academic year in a degree program at MacEwan University as of the first day following the add/drop deadline in September;
  • Have achieved an admission average on courses used for admission to a program within one of the scholarship ranges;
  • Continue to be enrolled in the minimum required credits after the add/drop deadline for both the Fall and Winter terms.


Limitations, Clarifications, and Notes :

  • This scholarship may be awarded a maximum of one (1) time in an individual's life time.
  • Students in university transfer or certificate programs are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Should there be any dispute regarding this scholarship, final decisions rest with MacEwan International in support of the intent of the scholarship.
  • To receive the second disbursement of the scholarship in the Winter term, students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Fall term and maintain 12 university-level credits in each of the Fall and Winter terms.
  • If there are more qualified students than funds available, scholarships will be awarded beginning with the highest averages until funds are exhausted.
  • International students are automatically assessed for eligibility; there is no application process.
  • University Preparation courses and Math 099 are not university-level credits.


The number and value of scholarships will vary based on available funds and eligible students. The scholarship will be disbursed in two equal amounts across two terms (Fall and Winter).

The admission average/AGPA scholarship ranges and amounts for this scholarship are:
90-100% or AGPA of 3.90-4.00 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000

Minimum value will be the initial offer value. Subject to availability of funds, some scholarship values may be increased based on admission average/AGPA. Students may also be awarded additional funds based on priority programs and priority countries.


Provost’s Scholarship


MacEwan's Automated Entrance Scholarships for international diploma students are assigned in the following tiers:

  • 90-100% or AGPA of 3.90-4.00 - President’s Scholarship - $8,000-$12,000
  • 80-89.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.89 - Provost’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000


Criteria :
To be considered for this scholarship, students must:

  •     Be an international student (i.e. on a valid study permit) admitted to the Fall term;
  •     Be registered in at least 12 university-level credits per term in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the upcoming academic year in a degree program at MacEwan University as of the first day following the add/drop deadline in September;
  •     Have achieved an admission average on courses used for admission to a program within one of the scholarship ranges;
  •     Continue to be enrolled in the minimum required credits after the add/drop deadline for both the Fall and Winter terms.


Limitations, Clarifications, and Notes :

  • This scholarship may be awarded a maximum of one (1) time in an individual's life time.
  • Students in university transfer or certificate programs are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Should there be any dispute regarding this scholarship, final decisions rest with MacEwan International in support of the intent of the scholarship.
  • To receive the second disbursement of the scholarship in the Winter term, students must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Fall term and maintain 12 university-level credits in each of the Fall and Winter terms.
  • If there are more qualified students than funds available, scholarships will be awarded beginning with the highest averages until funds are exhausted.
  • International students are automatically assessed for eligibility; there is no application process.
  • University Preparation courses and Math 099 are not university-level credits.


The number and value of scholarships will vary based on available funds and eligible students. The scholarship will be disbursed in two equal amounts across two terms (Fall and Winter).

The admission average/AGPA scholarship ranges and amounts for this scholarship are:
80-89.99% or AGPA of 3.50-3.89 - Provost’s Scholarship - $4,000-$8,000

Minimum value will be the initial offer value. Subject to availability of funds, some scholarship values may be increased based on admission average/AGPA. Students may also be awarded additional funds based on priority programs and priority countries.

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