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 Music: Composition
SchoolMcGill University
LocationMontréal, QC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 28,000
Full-time Graduate: 11,000
Length3 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*75%
Prerequisites NotesA DEC in Music or equivalent. If you have a DEC in a field other than music, you must have the equivalent music prerequisites. No additional prerequisite courses are required. Audition and academic record determine admissibility. (Music does not use the Cote R). B.Mus./B.Ed. applicants must also meet Education requirements.
Provincial: $2,725
National: $8,505

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Scholarships7 scholarship(s)
DescriptionThe Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.); Major in Composition program offers students a solid grounding in the basics of classical music composition for instruments and voices, with or without electronics. This is achieved through lecture courses and tutorials (private composition lessons in the third and fourth years of the program). The study of topics related to music theory helps to hone students' compositional technique, while the study of topics related to music history helps to develops students' critical thinking skills.

Free elective courses allow students either to focus on an area of secondary interest as a minor degree, or to pursue a broader range of course offerings, either within or outside the Schulich School of Music.
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