The University of British Columbia - Vancouver

Music: General Studies

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Faculty:School of Music
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Music, General
Description:General Studies is designed to provide a broad, flexible, general higher education in music, including private lessons on the instrument that you play best. You'll have the freedom to choose many elective courses, allowing continuation into various professional options, including graduate degrees.

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Music program may follow one of four streams: General Studies, Advanced Performance, Scholarship, or Composition. Every stream includes four years of private lessons in an instrument or voice, along with ensemble performance (4 years), music scholarship (3 years), and non-music electives (4 years). The distribution of required and elective courses, in Music and in other subjects, is different for each stream. General Studies is designed to provide a broad, flexible, general higher education in music, including private lessons on the instrument the student plays best. Most undergraduates admitted to the School of Music are eligible to enrol in this program. In General Studies, you may select from three streams:
URL:Music: General Studies at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $38,854

More information on tuition fees can be found on the UBC undergrad tuition fees webpage.
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*72
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

  • Graduation from high school
  • Minimum of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or their equivalents)
  • At least six academic/non-academic Grade 12 courses (recommended, but not required)

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 65] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
An audition is also required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 August 09, 2021

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