Vancouver Community College

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Vancouver Community College

Faculty:Music and Dance
Field of Study:Music, General
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,386

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Careers:Musicians and Singers


Students in VCC's two-year diploma program train with some of Canada's finest musicians. Audition in any musical area including classical voice, jazz and contemporary voice, strings, electronic music, winds and brass, percussion, guitar, composition/arranging, instrumental studies, and keyboard studies. In the second year of our new diploma, in addition to your major, you can add a secondary specialization in Musicology, Electronic Music or Improvisation.


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 Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent, and English 12 or Communications 12 with a pass, or equivalent.or equivalent. Note: Applicants who have not graduated from high school may still be considered, with permission from the Music Department Leader.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    2. Entrance auditions and musicianship examinations are held from February through May. Applicants for admission to the Music Diploma program will write a diagnostic examination in theory (the course content of Basic Theory 1003) and are tested on aural perception, rhythmic skills. Minimum standards are equivalent to Preparatory Music Theory 1 & 2 (MUSC 1013 and MUSC 1033), and Preparatory Musicianship 1 & 2 (MUSC 1011 and MUSC 1031). Students who are accepted at the audition but who require upgrading of theory and musicianship may register concurrently in the recommended preparatory courses (MUSC 1011, 1013, MUSC 1031 and MUSC 1033). Students may also register for the other preparatory-level courses (MUSC 1010, 1030, 1054, 1064) and the following diploma-level courses: MUSC 1305, MUSC 1319, and MUSC 2490 (instructor permission and available space required. Students will be wait-listed until available space and instructor permission are confirmed).

    * 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 11, 2022