Western University

Music (BA)

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Program Information

School:Western University
Faculty:The Don Wright Faculty of Music
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Music, General
Description:Music moves us. Studying music can mean advancing your musicianship as well as your critical understanding of music and its context. Blend your love of music with your analytical skills to become an event or talent manager, a champion of the arts. Discover the next big sound or create it — music is wide enough to sweep you into a lifelong pursuit.

You can complete this program as a Bachelor or an Honours Bachelor degree. Registration in the honours degree usually begins in the second year, but admission may be gained in the third or fourth year provided you meet requirements.

For students who want to enroll in a program that includes private lessons and ensemble participation, please see the Bachelor of Music (BMus) program.
URL:Music (BA) at Western University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,208
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

The Bachelor of Arts, does not include studio lessons in the degree requirements, but applicants are expected to have strong musical background in either pop or classical music and classical experience equivalent at least to Grade 8 conservatory level.

Please note that all course prerequisites pertain to an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, please refer to our Admissions Requirements website.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
Application Notes : View our English Language Proficiency Requirements for more information.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
The Required Admission Process includes two letters of recommendation, a questionnaire, a music theory assessment and an interview.

* 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 November 15, 2021

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