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Music (BA) - Music Administrative Studies

Western University

Faculty:Don Wright Faculty of Music
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,000
National: $8,600
International: $45,000
Careers:Musicians and Singers


Music moves us. Studying music can mean advancing your musicianship as well as your critical understanding of music and its context. The Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Music Administrative Studies program is the only one of its kind in Canada and prepares you for management positions in various fields within the music industry, such as: music publishing, instrument manufacturing, music/arts management, production and distribution of recorded music, manufacturing of electronic music equipment, and the marketing of music products.

This degree, jointly offered by the Department of Music Research and Composition and the Management and Organizational Studies (MOS) program of the Faculty of Science, combines central elements of both programs to create an interdisciplinary atmosphere for the study of music management. You're welcome to apply whether you have a ‘classical’ or ‘pop’ background. Through electives, you'll be able to customize the program to concentrate on either popular music or classical music or you can blend the two areas together.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors  or  Grade12 Data Management  or  Grade12 Data Management 
This program does not include studio lessons, but applicants are expected to have strong musical background in either pop or classical music and classical experience equivalent at least to Grade 8 conservatory level.

Please note that all course prerequisites pertain to an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, please refer to our Admissions Requirements website.
Application Notes : View our English Language Proficiency Requirements for more information.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
The Required Admission Process includes an audition, two letters of recommendation, a questionnaire and a music theory assessment.

* 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.

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