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Music (BMus) - Composition

University of Calgary

Field of Study:Music Theory and Composition
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,763
International: $20,172

The calculated estimated cost is for first year tuition with a full course load (5 courses) for both fall and spring semesters.

Careers:Conductors, Composers and ArrangersMusicians and Singers


Music scholars ask questions such as: How do music theory and performance interact? What role does music play in our society? How can my performances influence or comment on the world?

The Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree is designed for students wishing to enter a professional career in music, either as performers, teachers, composers, theorists, historians or critics. The BMus provides the opportunity for students to major in Performance, Composition, or Integrated Studies. In addition, there’s a major in Music Education that is available in the context of a concurrent BMus/Bachelor of Education degree. All degrees combine extensive instruction in music history and theory, composition, and pedagogy with performance and community involvement. You’ll graduate with creative thinking skills, research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, as well as practical and theoretical musical training.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
A maximum of two approved Fine Arts courses are permitted. Either two Fine Arts options, or one Fine Arts option and one 0.5- or 1.0-credit option may be used. Bachelor of Music (BMus) and BA/BFA Dance programs require auditions. Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted. Admission to the BMus, BA (Music) or Minor in music programs require evidence of RCM Level 8 or the departmental music theory diagnostic exam.
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please see the link above for up-to-date program requirements.

    * 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 19, 2020