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The School of Music offers four different ways to study Music. The most specialized of these is the four-year Bachelor of Music degree program. This is a direct-entry degree program and is subject to special admission conditions (see below and Admissions Regulation 13 for details). Admission is based on an audition, music theory and aural skills tests, and an interview, and students must also meet the minimum academic requirements for admission to the University. Students entering the Bachelor of Music degree program may also apply for the concurrent B.Mus/Music and Digital Media Program with St. Lawrence College.
The School of Music also offers Major, Medial and Minor/General Plans as part of the regular Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree Programs. Students enter these Plans through application in the normal fashion following their first year of study (see Academic Regulation 2 for details). These Plans offer many of the music courses available within the B.Mus. Program, including private instrumental or vocal instruction, but excluding musicianship courses and some applied study courses. The Minor/General Plan in Music and the Medial Plan in Music both allow the student to choose from one of four main areas of study within music: musicology/ethnomusicology, theory/composition, education, or applied study (performance). The Major Plan in Music is designed for specialization in the academic areas of musicology, ethnomusicology and theory/analysis.