Algonquin College

General Arts and Science - Introduction to Music Industry Arts

Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:General Arts and Science (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Music, Other
Description:This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is designed for students with minimal or no music experience who have an interest in the music industry. Students are provided with the opportunity to gain knowledge of the music industry before investing in a diploma or degree. Students receive an introduction to the history of pop music, song writing and performance, entertainment law, audio recording, marketing, production, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), mixing and mastering final recordings. This program is useful for individuals who want to experience college delivery of course material, who want a starting point to pursue a career in the music industry, or who are looking to build a music portfolio for entrance into a diploma or degree program.

Graduates are eligible to receive an Ontario College Certificate in General Arts and Science - One Year, with concentration in Introduction to Music Industry Arts. Graduates can apply to another program at the College, such as the Music Industry Arts Ontario College Diploma program or continue their studies in Year II of the General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program. Students who complete the certificate with an overall B+ average are eligible for admission into the Music Industry Arts Diploma program. Students must apply by February 1st. Some credits may be considered as transfer credits towards other college programs.
URL:General Arts and Science - Introduction to Music Industry Arts at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,231

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $5,681.29. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $15,231.29.

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening: 20 Speaking: 20, Writing: 20. Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English.

* 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 December 15, 2015