Bachelor of Music, Classical Transfer Program

Bachelor of Music – Classical Transfer

  • Program Length 
    2 Years
  • Credential 
    Transfer Program
  • Options 
    Transfer Program
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo

The Program

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

This Classical Music program is two years in length, leading to university transfer in a Bachelor of Music degree at British Columbia universities. The program can also lead to a Bachelor of Education degree with a Major in Music. Students who successfully complete two years of study at VIU are eligible for VIU’s Associate in Music diploma.

The program includes classroom lectures, seminars, and performance ensembles. Students are offered performance opportunities in a professional performance environment with an audience. Performances are evaluated by a faculty jury.

Becoming an accomplished musician requires practice, and students should be prepared to work long hours practicing their music. The program also includes an academic component that requires home assignments, for which self-discipline and good time management skills are required. The program can be completed on a part-time basis, and some courses are offered in the evenings.

Program Outline

Year 1

Credits

MUSC 100  - (Intro to Theory I) and,
MUSC 103  - (Basic Musicianship I)
or
MUSC 121  - (Musical Theory I) and,
MUSC 107  - (Musicianship I)

(3)
(1)
or
(3)
(1)

MUSC 101  - (Intro to Theory II) and
MUSC 104  - (Basic Musicianship II)
or
MUSC 122  - (Musical Theory II) and, 
MUSC 108  - (Musicianship II)

(3)
(1)
or
(3)
(1)

MUSC 111  - (History of Music I)

3

MUSC 122  - (Musicical Theory II)

3

MUSC 141  - (Private Tuition I)

2

MUSC 142  - (Private Tuition II)

2

MUSC 143  - (Keyboard Musicianship I) 
or
MUSC 123  - (Keyboard Harmony I)

2

MUSC 144  - (Keyboard Musicianship II) 
or
MUSC 124  - (Keyboard Harmony II)

2

MUSC 211  - (History of Music II)

3

Select one of the following:
MUSC 151 - (Choir I)
MUSC 153 - (College Singers I)
MUSC 161 - (Chamber Choir I)
MUSC 163 - (Wind Ensemble I)

1

Select one of the following:
MUSC 152 - (Choir II)
MUSC 154 - (College Singers II)
MUSC 162 - (Chamber Choir II)
MUSC 164 - (Wind Ensemble II)

1

Select two Arts/Science Electives

6

Degree English Requirement

6

Total Credits

39

Year 2

Credits

MUSC 121  - (Musicical Theory I) and, 
MUSC 107  - (Musicianship I)
or
MUSC 221  - (Advanced Musical Theory I)

(3)
(1)
or
(3)

MUSC 122  - (Musicical Theory II) and
MUSC 108  - (Musicianship II)
or
MUSC 222  - (Advanced Musical Theory II)

(3)
(1)
or
(3)

MUSC 241  - (Private Tuition III)

2

MUSC 242  - (Private Tuition IV)

2

MUSIC 223  - (Keyboard Harmony III)
or
MUSC 243  - (Keyboard Musicianship III)

2

MUSC 224  - (Keyboard Harmony IV) 
or
MUSC 244  - (Keyboard Musicianship IV)

2

Select two of the following:
MUSC 251 - (Choir III)
MUSC 253 - (College Singers III)
MUSC 261 - (Chamber Choir III)
MUSC 263 - (Chamber Choir IV)

2

Select two of the following:
MUSC 252 - (Choir IV)
MUSC 254 - (College Singers IV)
MUSC 262 - (Chamber Choir IV)
MUSC 264 - (Wind Ensemble IV)

2

Select four Arts/Science Electives (UVic required courses)

12

Total Credits

30 to 32

Updated 
Monday, March 31, 2014

Admission Requirements

Recommendation for Admission

  • Grade 2 Toronto Conservatory Theory; however, applicants will undergo a placement test to ascertain level in Music Theory. Upgrading will be arranged, if necessary.

Start Date and Application Deadline

The program starts in September and applications are accepted between the first business day in October, and March 31. For further information regarding late applications and program contacts check the Program Availability List.

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fee Table Year 1*

Amount

Tuition (35 credits x $147.76 per credit)

5,171.60

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

206.86

Student Services fee (35 credits x $6.53 per credit)

228.55

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

700.00

Total

6,737.45

Fee Table Year 2*

Amount

Tuition (28 credits x $147.76 per credit)

4,137.28

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

165.49

Student Services fee (28 credits x $6.53 per credit)

182.84

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

700.00

Total

5,616.05

Notes

* The above table does not include four credits of private tuition courses. Students taking private music instruction courses should add additional tuition. Please refer to the Private Tuition schedule for fee information.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fee Table Year 1*

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

700.00

Total

17,119.24

Fee Table Year 2*

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

700.00

Total

17,119.24

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $635.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

* The above table does not include four credits of private tuition courses. Students taking private music instruction courses should add additional tuition. Please refer to the Private Tuition schedule for fee information.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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