Selkirk College

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Music and Technology

Selkirk College

Faculty:The Arts
Field of Study:Music, General
Music Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,369
International: $14,604

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.

Careers:Musicians and Singers


The Selkirk College Music Program has been preparing students for the commercial entertainment industry for over 25 years. Using a diverse cross section of musical styles, Selkirk College allows students to explore the best that each genre has to offer from jazz to rock, classical and world music. Our teaching methods are based on those of the prestigious Berklee School of Music.

The Contemporary Music and Technology program at Selkirk College is a two-year diploma program developed to train musician performers for the commercial music and entertainment industry. The course of study is comprised of an initial core year after which students may select one of five program majors: Performance, Production, Composition, Songwriting and Directed Studies. The curriculum includes individual instruction on guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, violin, vocals and keyboards, as well as a solid grounding in music theory and ear training. Individual and ensemble instruction and practice is offered throughout both years of the program. Rock and blues, jazz, folk and world music are the primary instructional styles.


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 completed Grade 12 or equivalent with a "C" or better in ENGL 12. Prior music and band training is a definite asset.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
Application Notes : If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    An audition/interview to assess instrumental ability, music theory and ear training knowledge, as well as pitch matching, is required before admission. Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be advised of the time and place for the audition. Applicants are expected to attend scheduled auditions in person. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

    * 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 June 14, 2022