Centennial College

Music Industry Arts and Performance

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Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Degree:Diploma; Online; Advanced
Field of Study:Music Performance, General
Music, Other
Description:Centennial College's Music Industry Arts and Performance (MIAP) program will turn your passion for popular, world or Indigenous music into an exciting and lasting career in a wide range of music-related fields. This unique advanced music diploma program, offered at the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, will take three years to complete. During this time, Music Industry Arts and Performance course work will help you to: Nurture musicality and creativity: Become aware of a variety of music cultures; build knowledge of music-related technologies; develop business and entrepreneurial skills.

Professional musicians will mentor you during private lessons and ensemble rehearsals. This hands-on experience will then be further enhanced by a six-week field placement in the final semester that will provide practical experience in the real world.
URL:Music Industry Arts and Performance at Centennial College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,343

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.
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 
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
  • English language proficiency
  • Applicants will also be required to submit a music portfolio which must include the following:
  • TWO audition videos of yourself performing two contrasting pieces on your primary instrument (one song per video).
  • A completed music background questionnaire.
  • Two or more of the following items:
  • Results of a music theory evaluation that you will complete online.
  • A reference letter in PDF format speaking to your musical ability and preparedness for college.
  • Studio-quality audio recording in MP3 format featuring you playing and/or singing a song that is different from the song in the submitted videos.
  • Sheet music or lead sheet in PDF format of an original song. If the song contains lyrics, the lyrics should be printed underneath the melody line.
  • Link to a video recording of you performing live in front of an audience. You must be clearly seen and heard in the video.

    After applying, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to prepare for submit your music portfolio.
  • * 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 April 11, 2023

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