Douglas College

Music Technology

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Program Information

School:Douglas College
Faculty:Language, Literature and Performing Arts
Field of Study:Music Technology
Description:Get the skills to be a force in the studio with the new two-year Diploma in Music Technology at Douglas College.The Music Technology program gives you a chance to train on state-of-the-art equipment — two fully-equipped studios, computer labs and a 350-seat Performing Arts Theatre — for less than a quarter of what you would pay at private colleges. You'll take a variety of audio engineering courses, with topics including MIDI, sequencing and synthesis, audio recording, music for film, music scoring, studio setup and maintenance, career development and music ensembles. You'll graduate ready to start your career in sound engineering, music software, audio engineering, music production and more.
URL:Music Technology at Douglas College
Length:2 Year(s)

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 
Applicants must meet General College Admission Requirements.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Audition: All Music Technology Diploma students must demonstrate competency on an instrument or voice. There is no set music grade level requirement and no limits on genre or style of music. Music Technology Diploma students are required to participate in at least one College ensemble each term, and will be expected to participate in student recording sessions. These factors will be considered when assessing student auditions. For those living outside the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley area, it may be possible to set up a Skype audition.

  • Music Literacy: The student will be given a music literacy assessment test. Those with advanced theory and musicianship knowledge will be given the option to choose electives in place of one or both Contemporary Musicianship classes, in consultation with the program Co-ordinator.

  • Technology Competency: The student must demonstrate a basic knowledge of music technology through completion of MUSC 1182, or the Technology Competency Assessment test, or by upgrading skills in this area by taking preparatory courses through the Community Music School.
  • * 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 11, 2022