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Program Information

School:Acadia University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Music, General
Description:Acadia's School of Music believes that an undergraduate music program at a liberal arts university should be more of a laboratory for creativity and experimentation than merely a conservatory of past traditions. We strive to create versatile, confident, and well-rounded musicians who are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The School of Music offers a comprehensive music curriculum where students develop expertise in a chosen area of specialization while being encouraged to broaden their horizons within our many diverse course offerings. The foundational curriculum combines courses in music theory, music history and culture, musicianship skills, keyboard skills, improvisation, composition, intensive ensembles, and one-on-one music lessons with professional teachers. The aim is to graduate well-rounded musicians who can thrive in a variety of professional contexts.

URL:Music (BM) at Acadia University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,899
National: $8,182
International: $16,380

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year (tuition only).
Scholarships:41
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English 12 or English 12: African heritage, and four additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses. Minimum overall average of 70%.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]

Since English is the language of instruction at Acadia University, candidates must be able to communicate competently in English both orally and in writing, and students whose first language is not English may be required to present the result of the TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or PTE Academic. Acadia's English requirements are as follows: TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest score below 20; IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0; CAEL - 70 with no subtest score below 60; PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60; Cambridge English: Advanced - 176 with no subtest score below 169; or MELAB - 80.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    All prospective music students will complete a School of Music application. For students interested in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Therapy degrees, a live (or recorded) audition is required with the application.

    * 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 August 02, 2018