Bishop's University

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Popular Music Studies (Jazz, Pop / Rock)

Bishop's University

Field of Study:Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music, General
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,568
National: $10,699
International: $28,771

Cost estimate is per 30 credits. Please note that a “typical” course will be worth 3 credits and that most students will take 5 courses per semester for a total of 30 credits over one academic year (September to April). Bishop’s also offers a condensed Spring session (May and June).

Careers:Musicians and Singers


Well, some Bishop’s graduates have pursued careers as scholars, teachers, arts administrators, and composers, as well as performers, both classical and pop. Others have taken their B.A. and gone in a completely different direction. Some students just want to pursue their love of music, without making it a career. So why not major in music, as well as another subject? In addition to our Classical Music Program, the Music Department at Bishop’s University offers an option to those interested in pursuing a career in popular music. This program certain core courses. It is designed to cover both the practical and academic aspects of the contemporary music streams of popular culture.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
Students applying to Bishop’s are expected to have graduated from CEGEP (or equivalent), obtained their DEC and maintained a minimum CRC-score of 24.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants must submit details of previous musical studies and experience. A placement audition, either live on campus or on a recording, is required. Please contact the Department directly for details.

    * 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 08, 2022