Briercrest College

Associate of Arts in Music

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Program Information

School:Briercrest College
Faculty:Briercrest College – Arts and Sciences
Field of Study:Religious/Sacred Music
Description:The AA Music is a direct entry program designed for those who are naturally gifted in the arts (music, drama, etc.) and who desire to develop them while studying from a broad selection of courses in Bible and theology, Christian Ministry, and Arts and Science. In their first semester, students are expected to be involved in a large ensemble, write the theory placement test, and enrol in private lessons. Upon placement, students needing additional background in theory are required to take MUS 110 Introduction to Musicianship as one of their music electives.

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URL:Associate of Arts in Music at Briercrest College
Length:63 Hour(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,092

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.

Admission Requirements

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

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

  •  Grade12 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:
    the completion of the AA core requirements, the completion of 24 credit hours of music requirements including: MUS 098 Piano Proficiency (pass/fail), MUS 115 Musicianship I or MUS 116 Musicianship II, Private Music Lessons (2 credit hours maximum), Ensemble (4 credit hours); 15 credit hours of Music and music-related electives selected from: Private Lessons (2 credit hours maximum), Ensembles (2 credit hours), MUS 130 Basic Voice (2 credit hours), MUS 140 Basic Piano (2 credit hours), MUS 160 Live Sound and Production, MUS 116 Musicianship II, MUS 206 Musicianship III, MUS 203 Recording Arts I, FIN/MUS 216 History of Western Music I, FIN/MUS 217 History of Western Music II, MUS 260 Introduction to Electronic Music, MUS 301 Contemporary Musicianship, MUS 303 Recording Arts II, MUS 310 Songwriting, FIN/MUS 316 History of Western Music III, MUS 323 Conducting I, MUS 324 Conducting II, MUS 330 Vocal Master Class I, MUS/THEA 340 Musical Theatre Workshop, MUS 350 Keyboard Improvisation, MUS 362 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, WA 411 Arranging for Worship Teams; the completion of Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 63 credit hours), SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)

    * 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 May 27, 2019

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