University of Toronto - Scarborough

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Music & Culture (HBA)

University of Toronto - Scarborough

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Music History, Literature, and Theory
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,100
International: $58,160

Please visit our website to learn more about tuition and fees.


Music and Culture engages students interested in enriching their knowledge of musical cultures past and present, and deepening their understanding of music as a part of human experience, across historical periods and within different social and cultural contexts. We offer a range of theoretical and practical courses in music history, theory/composition, culture, and performance, and the program provides students with a broad knowledge of current directions in musicology as well as a critical grasp of music's role in society and culture, from local communities to global perspectives.

Our program embraces studies in classical music, jazz, world, film, theatre, electronic, and popular music. A simple placement process helps to determine the courses appropriate to each incoming student's level of musical training. In addition to the courses forming the core of our major and minor programs, we offer a wide range of general interest courses that require no prior musical experience.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74 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 are required to have a High school diploma (OSSD), at least six (6) Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses. One of the above six courses must be ENG4U.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]

* 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 July 19, 2023