The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Guitar (MMUS) - Master of Music in Guitar

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Music, Other
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Description:The Master of Music (M.Mus.) degree in performance is offered to students who have achieved necessary levels of attainment and productivity at the undergraduate level, and who give reasonable promise of further significant accomplishment. This degree is often a final academic step for the musician who wishes to enter the professional world, although it may prove an intermediate step for those wishing to prepare for doctoral training. Performance candidates present a recital or opera performance in lieu of a thesis. A two-year residency is the norm.
URL:Guitar (MMUS) - Master of Music in Guitar at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
International: $8,952

Cost per year is the tuition per year plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76
Prerequisites:*

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


    i. excellent performing ability
    ii. BMus degree or equivalent
    iii. undergraduate music history (120/121 and 220/221), theory (Music 100/101, 200/201 and 300), and history and repertoire of the guitar (Music 363) or equivalents.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Application Notes : Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.
    All applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.
    All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.

    * 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 July 24, 2020