Musical Science and Technology

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
Your overall CEGEP average must be 75% or higher if you're applying to a performance program, 80% or higher if you're applying to a music research program.
Prerequisite courses:

You need a diploma of collegial studies.

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

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

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
Your grade 11 and 12 average must be 75% or higher if you're applying to a performance program, 80% or higher if you're applying to a music research program.
Prerequisite courses:

You need a high school diploma from Ontario, including six pre-university courses (4U, 4M). You must have taken four 4U level courses or three 4Us plus three or more 4Ms.

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

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

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
Your grade 11 and 12 average must be 75% or higher if you're applying to a performance program, 80% or higher if you're applying to a music research program.
Prerequisite courses:

You need a high school diploma.

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

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

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
Your grades 10-12 average must be B or higher if you're applying to a performance program, B+ or higher if you're applying to a music research program.
Prerequisite courses:

You need a high school diploma. The SAT/ACT is not required for admission, but is required if you want to be assessed for academic scholarships.

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

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:
Minor

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

See the complete requirements

Overview

Music, science and technology are increasingly intertwined. From new kinds of instruments and studio equipment, to computer programs and sound generators, technology has changed the music industry and made creating music more accessible.

The Musical Science and Technology (MST) Minor program focuses on interdisciplinary topics in science and technology applied to music. The goal of the program is to help prepare you for commercial jobs in the audio technology sector and/or for graduate study. The MST Minor is designed for students who already have a good background in the sciences and prior experience with math and computer science courses.

Enrollment in the MST Minor is application-based and limited to students with existing scientific backgrounds, from all faculties at McGill University. Selection is based on previous experience in math, computer programming, and related sciences, expressed interest in the program, and Cumulative Grade Point Average.


Careers

This minor is perfect for those who wish to pursue a career in the audio technology sector. It will help you to build on your already-existing skills in science, mathematics and computer science and apply them to music and audio computing and processing.

  • Producer
  • Audio visual specialist
  • Event support specialist
  • Studio engineer
  • Audio technician

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Schulich School of Music.

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

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