Capilano University


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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Performing Arts
Field of Study:Music, General
Description:The Music Diploma (Classical) Program provides a rich learning environment that nurtures the artistic and creative potential of each student.

The program integrates theoretical, historical and performance studies, offering concentrations in piano, voice, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and composition. This two-year Diploma is transferable to a Bachelor of Music Degree and provides the foundation for further studies in Music Education and the Liberal Arts. Many Music diploma students have successfully transferred into third year Music Therapy.
URL:Music at Capilano University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,780

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants are required to have high school graduation.

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      Applicants are required to have an audition, theory placement exam, ear test, and an interview.

      First year students with a score of less than 60/85 on the Theory Placement Exam must successfully complete MUS 109 to prepare for entry into MUS 110/112. Please note that MUS 109 credits cannot be counted toward completion of the Music Diploma and must be taken in addition to the required courses.

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 10, 2021