Briercrest College

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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Program Information

School:Briercrest College
Faculty:Briercrest College - Christian Ministry
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Music, General
Description:The BA Music is a direct entry program designed for those who are naturally gifted in the arts (music, drama, etc.) and who desire to develop these gifts while broadening their education with courses in Bible and theology, Christian ministry, and courses in the arts and science. Students who desire further study in music may also opt to complete a performance concentration in voice, piano, musical theatre, or instrumental.

Successful graduates from the BA Music will have gained a breadth of learning that allows for a wide array of ministry, career, and academic choices. Although this is a direct entry program, an assessment will be taken at the end of the second year to determine suitability for continuation in the program.

URL:Bachelor of Arts in Music at Briercrest College
Length:120 Hour(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,092

Music: $2092 For Credit - 60-min ($523/10 lessons): 4
Please note: a practice room rental is required.
Piano: $78.00, Voice: $78.00, Instrumental: $78.00, Guitar/Other Instrument: $50.00, Other Bands/Ensembles: $50.00, Tech Centre Practice Room (drum storage for drummers not taking private lessons): $145.00, Worship Team Practices Room (drum storage for drummers not taking private lessons): $41.00

CMP 315 Management Info Systems: $20.00; COMM 120 or 121 Video production: $200.00; COMM or MUS 203 Recording Arts I: $200.00; COMM or MUS 303 Recording Arts II: $200.00; Ensemble (Resonant):$75.00; Kin 261 Coaching: $20.00; KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness: $15.00; KIN 364 Care/Prevention of Athletic Injuries (CPR cert.): $65.00; KIN 380 Motor Development: $20.00; MUS 130 Basic Voice: $66.00; MUS 140 Basic Piano: $66.00; MUS 160 Live production and sound: $100.00; MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music: $100.00; MUS 330 Vocal Master Class: $100.00; MUS 340 Musical Theatre: $66.00; MUS 340 Musical Theatre (supplies): $49.00; MUS 345 Lyric Diction: $66.00; MUS 350 Keyboard Improvisation: $66.00; MUS 363 Advanced Electronic Music: $100.00; MUS 410 Vocal and Instrumental Arranging: $100.00; THEA 221 Acting I: $47.00; THEA 222 Acting II: $47.00
These are in addition to the tuition fee for Music, worship arts or kinesiology classes. The fee covers equipment and supplies used throughout the semester. They will be billed to the student’s account after the add/drop deadline.
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 

Applicants wishing to be accepted into Briercrest College as a full-time or part-time student must: - Have earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60 per cent in four academic grade 12 courses, including at least one academic English course. - Be a professing and practicing Christian. - Commit to live by the standards set out the Briercrest College and Seminary

Additional Admission Requirements:
    I. Required Courses (33 credit hours with at least 12 credit hours at the 300+ level) Theory Requirements (9 credit hours): MUS 115 Musicianship I, MUS 116 Musicianship II, and MUS 206 Musicianship III or MUS 301 Contemporary Musicianship; History Requirements (9 credit hours): FIN/MUS 216 History of Western Music I, FIN/MUS 217 History of Western Music II, and FIN/MUS 316 History of Western Music III Applied Requirements (15 credit hours; This requirement must be completed before the student begins their second year of study in the BA Music program; The successful completion of this requirement is necessary for acceptance into a Performance concentration.): MUS 098 Piano Proficiency (pass/fail) - Piano Proficiency Applied Lessons requirements (6 credit hours): BA Music: 4-6 on major instrument, 0-2 on other instrument/voice (total of 6); BA Music, Performance Specialization: 2 additional applied lessons on major instrument/voice Ensemble requirements (6 credit hours; Students commit to ensembles for the whole year, therefore in multiples of 2): BA Worship Arts: 2-4 small, 2-4 large (total of 6), BA Music: 0-4 small, 2-6 large (total of 6), BA Music, Performance Specialization: 0-2 small, 4-6 large (total of 6), AA Music: 0-2 small, 2-4 large (total of 4), MUS 323 Conducting I II. Electives (9 credit hours with at least 6 credit hours at 300+; Students must select electives from the following courses: Applied Lessons (2 credit hours maximum), Ensembles (2 credit hours maximum), COMM/MUS 203 Recording Arts I, COMM/MUS Recording Arts II, MUS 130 Basic Voice (2 credit hours), MUS 140 Basic Piano (2 credit hours), MUS 160 Live Sound and Production, MUS 206 Musicianship III, MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music, MUS 301 Contemporary Musicianship, MUS 310 Songwriting, MUS 314 Counterpoint, MUS 324 Conducting II, MUS 330 Vocal Master Class I, MUS 340 Musical Theatre Workshop, MUS 345 Lyric Diction, MUS 350 Keyboard Improvisation, MUS 363 Advanced Electronic Music, MUS 401 Vocal Pedagogy, MUS 402 Piano Pedagogy, MUS 403 Instrumental Pedagogy, MUS 410 Vocal and Instrumental Arranging, MUS 424 Conducting III, MUS 430 Vocal Master Class II, MUS 434 Senior Recital (1 credit hour) (subject to faculty approval), MUS 429 Music Internship, WA 411 Arranging for Worship Teams, or WA 420 Worship Leadership III. Cognates (3 credit hours; One course selected from: Approved Modern Language, ENG 110 Introduction to Poetry, FIN 110 Introduction to Fine Arts, THEA 221 Acting I, THEA 222 Acting II, THEA 340 Musical Theatre Workshop, or THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit) and SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit) In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 03, 2017

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