Program Information

School: MacEwan University
Faculty: Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Music, General
Music, Other
Description: Jazz, rock, pop, metal, blues, soul, country, electronica, hip hop: if you sing, play, write, or record it, we teach it. Bring your energy and creativity to MacEwan University and realize your goal of becoming a professional in the ever-evolving world of contemporary popular music.

In this rigorous Bachelor of Music program, we emphasize the importance of learning by doing, in classrooms and studios, on stages big and small. You will develop your talent together with your fellow students guided by internationally renowned, award-winning faculty. This hands-on experience is enhanced by studies in performance, theory, composition, musicology, career management, recording and production, digital audio technology, and research.

URL: Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music – Undeclared at MacEwan University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is for Year 1 (36 units) of the program.

Note: The books and supplies estimate does not include the cost of a laptop (approximately $1,500-$2,000). Course, material and special fees vary the most in the music programs. The listed fee is an average.

Careers: Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses: ELA 30-1 or 75% in ELA 30-2, and four subjects from Group A, B, C or D courses. Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices. Please visit the website for more information on entry requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    All applicants must audition. Limited space is available, and not all applicants who are eligible may be admitted. When admission becomes competitive, performance in the audition is the primary criterion for admission. Applicants must also be aware that admission for any category is limited based on the availability of spaces for the principal instrument.