The Bachelor of Arts Combined Major program allows for equal concentrations of musical training and a broad variety of other disciplines. Students may couple their music courses with such areas as: psychology, science, business, communication studies and mathematics. It allows for careers and graduate studies in a wide variety of fields.
A Rigorous, Enriching Program
For those who want to study Music and another subject, consider our Bachelor of Arts Combined Major—a four-year honours degree that allows you to take two majors in one program. Permission from both Music and the other area of study is required to take this program.
This program also allows you to pursue advanced contemporary music making, music technology, composition and performance skills. Composers and researchers with distinguished international reputations teach academic courses.
The Windsor Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Fox Theatre and Michigan Opera Theatre are all just a short distance from campus. Detroit and Windsor’s thriving and influential jazz, pop, blues and electronic scenes will inspire and inform you.
The Music program will soon move into a dynamic, new building in downtown Windsor. You could be one of the first classes of students to reap the benefits!
There are many possibilities for applied music making in this degree. You may audition for ensemble courses, private lessons on your instrument or Diverse Musics and Practices. DMAP is a course that allows students interested in new music, music technology, and multimedia to receive significant course credit for applied creative work in an ensemble workshop setting. Students who successfully audition for this course will build a portfolio of creative projects including compositions in different styles, electronica, arrangements, sound recordings, and music videos.
70% minimum admission average. The OSS Diploma and six Grade 12 U or M courses, including ENG4U, are required.
Incoming Music students must pass a written theory test roughly equivalent to the Royal Conservatory of Music Advanced Rudiments. View a sample Theory Test.
What You Will Take in First Year
In addition to the required courses below, students may choose from an array of courses offered across the university.
01-150 Foundations of Academic Writing I
32-112 Music Theory I
32-126 Music History and Literature I
32-222 Basic Skills I
33-xxx Ensemble of your choice
01-151 Foundations of Academic Writing II
32-113 Music Theory II
32-127 Music History and Literature II
32-223 Basic Skills II
33-xxx Performance-based course
The ideal graduate will be able to take advantage of their music training in a wide variety of career paths, including, but not limited to:
• Music industry
• Educator (with additional studies)
• Researcher (with additional studies)
• Media arts
• Preparation for law, medicine, or other fields where creative thinking is valued
• Graduate school
Excellent Student Support
You’ll thrive in a friendly and supportive community of professionals who share your passion for music. Faculty will know you by name and you will be part of a community of students who care about and support one another. Music students are assigned a faculty member who is their personal academic advisor. Theory and basic skills courses have upper-year teaching assistants who are available to assist students during labs. Our active music society represents students on faculty committees and plans several great student functions throughout the year.
School for Arts and Creative Innovation - MUSIC
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2780
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