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Music - Bachelor of Applied Music


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Do you already have a two-year diploma? Then, complete your degree and build a professional network so that you can hit the ground running, doing what you love. Our faculty are successful, working musicians with a talent for sharing their experience and mentoring committed musicians.

Application deadlines are: April 3, 2018 for April 30th & May 1st auditions; May 1, 2018 for May 22nd & 23rd auditions. Further auditions will take place in June, if space is still available.

Please contact music@vcc.ca for more information.

Program Status:
Accepting applications for Fall 2018

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September 2 years Bachelor Degree Broadway Full-time

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Applicants to the full-time degree program must also submit the supplemental music application form, by email to jvanbrunt@vcc.ca, or in person at the registrar’s office. Additional supporting documents are required. Please see admission requirements.

Please contact music@vcc.ca for more information.

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Program Description

Program Description

The Bachelor of Applied Music Degree is designed to prepare graduates to work as music professionals in emerging music and music-related professions.

This is a full-time program. Students participate in a combination of classroom instruction, lab activities, rehearsals, performances, and work experiences. There is also a practicum component.

Students enrolled in the degree program specialize in classical, world or jazz and contemporary music.

In each of the four terms, students enroll in either classical voice or performance concentration. In the first two terms, students enroll in either Conducting or Creative Music Improvisation.

Classes are generally held Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (subject to change). Some evenings and weekends may be required for rehearsals, performances and other activities.

Courses offered in the degree program are limited to students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Music program. From time to time, VCC may grant permission for other students to access some of the degree courses.





Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
  • Successful completion of the VCC music diploma or equivalent with a minimum B grade average and minimum A-grade in specialized performance or academic area
  • Written proposal to VCC music department outlining goals and proposed program of work. The letter should indicate how the program will fit the career aspirations of the applicant. This may be written with the assistance of VCC music program advisors. The written proposal is to assist in identifying the career plans and establishing the extent of research the applicant has undertaken in preparation for the degree program
  • Two letters of recommendation written by persons other than family or close friends who may be able to assess the applicant's potential success in the degree program and who can speak to the applicant's ability to carry out the proposed plan of work. The letters must be dated no more than three months prior to the application deadline and submitted in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature over the back flap of the envelope
  • Successful audition in specialized performance area (voice, instrument, or other) or for students wishing to pursue an academic stream, two recent 3,500 word papers
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who are presenting foreign documents are required to successfully complete the VCC English Language Assessment or equivalent
  • All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions for all courses (including non-music electives) in the program must be submitted with application. Download the Request for Transfer Credit PDF form

Recommended Characteristics:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Outstanding potential in area of specialization
  • Strongly motivated and proven ability to work to deadlines
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic computer, word processing, and music notation software skills


Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35
Tuition Fee $4030 Year 1 $3504 Year 2
Student Union Fee $119
College Initiative Fee $217
Student Union Health Plan Fee - if applicable
Student Union Dental Plan Fee if applicable
U-Pass Fee $656.00
Other Costs
$21 - Graduation Fees
$301 - Campus Resource Fee
At the time of acceptance, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your seat if accepted more than two months before the start date of the program. Full payment of the first installment will be required within two months before the start date.


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Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made. The application fee is non-refundable. Fees are refunded according to the refund policy. For further clarification, see withdrawals and refunds information page.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

VCC Music has been training musicians for 40 years for success on the world’s stages. Highly-regarded for its academic and skills curricula, VCC offers a two-year diploma and subsequent two-year Music - Bachelor of Applied Music degree. Both credentials place an emphasis on music and media, career opportunities and performance techniques.

VCC welcomes instrumentalists and vocalists in rock and popular music, as well as music traditions from other cultures.

VCC offers part-time access to some diploma and degree courses (including ensembles), as well as basic musicianship courses (theory and ear training) and our large, community-based Willan Choir.

Date Day Time Room Location
May 9, 2018 Wednesday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities, viewing of ensemble rehearsals, and a Q & A period. Broadway
May 24, 2018 Thursday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities, viewing of ensemble rehearsals, and a Q & A period. Broadway
June 6, 2018 Wednesday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities, viewing of ensemble rehearsals, and a Q & A period. Broadway
June 20, 2018 Wednesday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Meet at Blenz coffee bar in Building B (north building), ground level. Session will include tour of facilities, viewing of ensemble rehearsals, and a Q & A period. Broadway


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Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


No courses are currently scheduled for this Spring 2018 (201850)Spring/Summer 2018 (201860) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming schedules for Fall 2018 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Term 1

(MUSC 3103) Materials of Music 5
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3104) Performance Techniques 5
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 3106) World Music 1
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3107) Career Opportunities 2
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3109) Performance Concentration 5
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3113) Conducting 1
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3117) Creative Music Improvisation 1
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 3130) Classical Voice 5
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3190) Directed Ensemble 5
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1.0 credits


Term 2

(MUSC 3204) Performance Techniques 6
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 3206) World Music 2
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3208) Rhythm Studies 3
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3209) Performance Concentration 6
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3213) Conducting 2
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3217) Creative Music Improvisation 2
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 3230) Classical Voice 6
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 3290) Directed Ensemble 6
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1.0 credits
(MUSC ELC2) Non-Music Elective 2
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3.0 credits


Term 3

(MUSC 4106) Music Seminar 1
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 4107) Career Opportunities Practicum
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5.0 credits
(MUSC 4204) Performance Techniques 7
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 4209) Performance Concentration 7
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 4230) Classical Voice 7
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3.0 credits
(MUSC ELC3) Non-Music Elective 3
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6.0 credits


Term 4

(MUSC 4206) Music Seminar 2
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 4304) Performance Techniques 8
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2.0 credits
(MUSC 4309) Performance Concentration 8
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3.0 credits
(MUSC 4330) Classical Voice 8
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3.0 credits
(MUSC ELC1) Non-Music Elective 1
course schedule schedule
6.0 credits
(N/A) Music Electives
course schedule schedule
3.0 credits