Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Music – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Subject:  Administered by DAN School of Drama and Music.
Plan:  Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Music Fundamentals
Foundations in Tonal Music
Introduction to Teaching Music to Children
Theory and Analysis I
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
The Republic to Rationalism: History, Arts, and Performance l
Listening to Revolutions: History, Arts, and Performance ll
C. Complete the following:
MUSC 210Western Art Music: Crusades to Colonialism3.00
MUSC 211Western Art Music: Industrialization to the Internet3.00
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Social History of Popular Music
Global Musics
Musical Theatre
E. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Research Methods in Performing Arts
Research Methods in Performing Arts Education
F. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
MUSC at the 400-level or above*
MUTH at the 400-level or above*
2. Option
A. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
Theory/Composition_Options at the 300-level or above
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
D. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
DRAM at the 300-level or above
MUSC at the 300-level or above
MUSC_Subs at the 300-level or above
MUTH at the 300-level or above
E. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Maximum of 24.00 units may be at the 100-level. 

4. Substitutions

A. MAPP 311 may be used to satisfy 2.D.

5. Notes

A. Students interested in music education are advised to take 6.0 units from MUSC 270; MUSC 274; MUSC 280 – MUSC 288.

B. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 


Note that membership (i.e. registration) in most Music Ensembles is by audition. 

Small Ensemble

Topics: Unspecified Chamber, Collaborative Piano
MUSC 100Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 200Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 300Small Ensemble1.50
MUSC 400Small Ensemble1.50

Medium Ensemble

Topics: Brass Choir, Clarinet Choir, Flute Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Polyhymnia
MUSC 112Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 212Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 312Medium Ensemble1.50
MUSC 412Medium Ensemble1.50

Large Ensemble

Topics: Choral, Symphony Orchestra, Wind
MUSC 115Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 215Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 315Large Ensemble1.50
MUSC 415Large Ensemble1.50

Music Theatre Ensemble

Topics: Musical Theatre, Opera
MUTH 160Music Theatre Ensemble1.50
MUTH 260Music Theatre Ensemble1.50
MUTH 360Music Theatre Ensemble1.50
MUTH 460Music Theatre Ensemble1.50

Music Course Lists

The following lists may contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Applied Music Options
MUSC 124Applied Music I6.00
MUSC 129Keyboard Skills3.00
MUSC 229Keyboard Lab3.00
MUSC 270Conducting Techniques3.00
MUSC 280Vocal Techniques and Methods3.00
MUSC 281Woodwind Techniques and Methods3.00
MUSC 282Exploring Global Music in the Classroom3.00
MUSC 283Brass Techniques and Methods3.00
MUSC 285String Techniques and Methods3.00
MUSC 287Percussion Techniques and Methods3.00
MUSC 288Guitar Techniques and Methods3.00
MUSC 326Lyric Diction3.00
MUSC 348Advanced Guitar Techniques and Methods3.00
MUTH 331Music Direction for Music Theatre3.00
MUTH 332Opera Performance3.00


Music Substitutions
BADR 2003.00
DRAM 247Drama Practicum1.50
GNDS 410Special Topics in Gender Studies3.00
IDIS 410Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice3.00
LLCU 244Hips Don't Lie?: Music and Culture in Latin America3.00
MAPP 311Sound Production3.00


Music Theory and Composition Options
IDIS 410Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice3.00
MAPP 311Sound Production3.00
MUSC 151Introduction to Instrumental Composition3.00
MUSC 152Introduction to Vocal Composition3.00
MUSC 156Introduction to Digital Audio Recording, Editing, and Mixing3.00
MUSC 191Theory and Analysis I6.00
MUSC 253Introduction to Jazz Improvisation3.00
MUSC 255Electroacoustic Music Composition6.00
MUSC 292Theory and Analysis IIA3.00
MUSC 293Theory and Analysis IIB3.00
MUSC 358Jazz and Popular Music Arranging3.00
MUSC 392Theory and Analysis III3.00
MUSC 394Contrapuntal Analysis3.00
MUSC 396Intro To Orchestration3.00
MUSC 397Intro to MIDI Orchestration3.00
MUSC 398Modal Counterpoint3.00
MUSC 399Tonal Counterpoint3.00
MUTH 333Music Theatre Creation Lab3.00