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Music (Honours Bachelor of Arts)

  • Designed for those interested in exploring music and its role in social and cultural life
  • Prepares students for careers in the rapidly evolving music industry
  • Exposure to a diversity of music from traditional Western art music to jazz, pop, electro-acoustic and world music; exposure to regional cultural institutions
  • Develops creative and critical-thinking skills
  • Direct admission without an entrance audition
  • First year includes music theory and history, sight singing and ear training. With an audition students may take a performance course or join an ensemble

Course Descriptions - Music


Minimum Admissions Average: 
Bachelor of Arts in Music (Honours)
Mean Admissions Average: 
  • ENG4U required.
  • Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program.
  • Incoming Music students must pass a written theory test, based on completing Royal Conservatory Advanced Rudiments or equivalent.
Career Tracks: 
  • Careers and graduate studies in musicology and composition
  • Sound design, recording and media arts 
  • Music industry, criticism or technology
  • Arts administration
  • Preparation for law, medicine, or other fields that value creative thinking