Music (Bachelor of Arts)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
  • ACT, or 
  • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

As a student in this program, you will study music as a vital art form in contemporary society and in the history of Western civilization.  

The program’s central purpose is to emphasize music within broader intellectual and cultural contexts. Its premise is that, as a product of culture, music must be considered in relation to the other humanistic disciplines. Your courses will mostly focus on music theory, analysis and history, but you will also take some courses in musicianship training, adding a more practical component to your degree. Complementary courses will allow you to customize your studies to your own interests.  


Careers

This program serves as excellent preparation for graduate work in music or for professional studies in other fields. It can allow you to harness your passion for music while opening a variety of doors for your eventual career. 

You could become a professional:  

  • Musicologist  
  • Music theorist 
  • Music librarian  
  • Music journalist 
  • Arts administrator  

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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