Degrees and Diplomas Offered

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Degrees and Diplomas Offered

Degree of Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)

Degree of Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)

The degree of Bachelor of Music may be obtained in any one of the following fields:

Majors
Composition
Faculty Program
Music Education – available only as a component of the Concurrent B.Mus./B.Ed. program
Music History
Music Theory
Performance
Early Music Performance
Jazz Performance

Faculty Program

Faculty Program

This program is designed to accommodate those students who are either undecided about the area of music in which they wish to specialize, or who are interested in a pattern of specialization not provided in the established major programs, or who are interested in combining studies in music with studies in other disciplines.

All of the above B.Mus. programs normally require three years of study following completion of the Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies or four years of study following completion of secondary school elsewhere.

B.A. Major Concentration in Music

B.A. Major Concentration in Music

The Faculty of Arts offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major concentration in Music. Further details on the program can be found under Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Arts > Undergraduate > Academic Programs > Music (MUAR).

Minor Programs

Minor Programs

A Minor in Music History is available to all students (with the exception of students in the Major in Music History). This option will take the place of music and/or free electives, as well as history, literature, and performance practice complementary courses.

A Minor in Composition is available to all students (with the exception of students in the Major in Composition). This option will take the place of Music course and/or free electives.

Minors in Musical Applications of Technology and Musical Science and Technology are available to Music students who wish to graduate with a knowledge of newer technologies and the impact they are having on the field of music. (Space permitting, these minors are also available to students from other faculties.)

A Minor in Marketing and a Minor in Management are available to B.Mus. students. Further information on these minors can be found under Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Desautels Faculty of Management > Undergraduate > Overview of Programs Offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management > Minors for Non-Management Students.

Minor programs in Music are also available to students in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. Further information on these minors can be found under Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Arts > Undergraduate > Academic Programs > Music (MUAR) and under Programs, Courses and University Regulations > Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Academic Programs (Faculty of Science) > Music.

M.Mus. Performance (Prerequisite courses)

M.Mus. Performance (Prerequisite courses)

Students wishing to prepare for the Master of Music in Performance should include, in their Bachelor of Music program, the courses listed under Special Prerequisite Courses for M.Mus. in Performance.

M.Mus. Sound Recording (Prerequisite courses)

M.Mus. Sound Recording (Prerequisite courses)

Students wishing to prepare for the Master of Music in Sound Recording should include, in their Bachelor of Music program, the courses listed under Special Prerequisite Courses for M.Mus. in Sound Recording.

Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.)

Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.)

The Licentiate in Music is offered in Performance and is designed for advanced instrumentalists, singers, and jazz performers who wish to concentrate on their practical subject while limiting their theoretical studies to basic areas in Music History, Theory, and Musicianship. This program normally requires three years of study. For more information, please see: Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.) - Major Performance Piano (93 credits); Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.) - Major Performance (All Instruments except Piano, Voice and Jazz) (93 credits); Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.) - Major Performance Voice (105 credits); and Licentiate in Music (L.Mus.) - Major Performance Jazz (100 credits).

Artist Diploma

Artist Diploma

The Artist Diploma is available only to advanced instrumentalists and singers who demonstrate technical and musical maturity. Admission into the program requires completion of a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance, a Licentiate in Music, or the equivalent.

Degree of Master of Arts (M.A.)

Degree of Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Master of Arts degree (M.A.) is available as a thesis option in Music Education, Music Technology, Musicology, and Theory and as a non-thesis option in Music Education, Musicology, and Theory.

Degree of Master of Music (M.Mus.)

Degree of Master of Music (M.Mus.)

The Master of Music degree (M.Mus.) is available in Composition, Performance, and Sound Recording. Within the Performance option are offered specializations in: piano, guitar, orchestral instruments, organ, conducting, chamber music, orchestral training, piano accompaniment, vocal, opera, opera coaching, vocal pedagogy, early music, church music – organ, and jazz.

Degree of Doctor of Music (D.Mus.)

Degree of Doctor of Music (D.Mus.)

The Doctor of Music degree (D.Mus.) is available in Composition and Performance Studies.

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) is available in Music Education, Musicology, Music Technology, Sound Recording, and Theory.

For details of the master’s and doctoral programs, please consult the Programs, Courses and University Regulations publication for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, available at www.mcgill.ca/study.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 7, 2012) (disclaimer)
Schulich School of Music—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 7, 2012) (disclaimer)