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First-Year Program Requirements: Faculty of Music

The following information is part of Step 1: Program Requirements of the Course Registration Guide for first-year Faculty of Music students. To view the remaining steps, consult the Course Registration Guide.

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  • To progress to Year 2: Music GPA 6.0, overall GPA 4.0.
  • To progress to Year 3, 4, or to graduate: Music GPA 7.0, overall GPA 6.0.
  • Refer to the university regulations section of the academic calendar for details on progression and graduation requirements.
  • Information regarding options and minors can be found in the academic calendar, Faculty of Music.


  • An asterisk (*) denotes a course worth 1.0 credits
  • A circle (˚) denotes a course worth 0.25 credit
  • BMus: Bachelor of Music (honours)

BMus: Community Music Program Requirements

Leading to: Music Therapy; Self-Directed Studies

Can focus in: Education; Composition

Bachelor of Music Program Requirements

Leading to: Performance; Education; Composition; Music History; Theory and Critical Analysis; Self-Directed Studies; Music Therapy.

Course Load

To earn an Honours Degree, you will need to complete 20.0 credits:

  • 0.5 credit: Normally conducted over one term
  • 1.0 credit: Normally conducted over two terms

If you are studying part-time, you can take up to 1.5 credits per term. Full-time status is given to students who take 2.0 or 2.5 credits per term.

If you select 2.5 credits in the fall term and 2.5 credits in the winter term, you can complete an Honours Degree in four years.

Next Step: Choose Your Electives

Now that you've determined your program requirements, it's time to move to Step 2: Choose Your Electives to plan and select your electives.