Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Fine Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Music Theory and Composition
Description: The composition section has a reputation for experimentation and innovation. The School attracts composition students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world.

Our faculty consists of accomplished composers involved in both the creation and research of music composition. Their works are performed at major festivals and concert venues both nationally and internationally.

The Co-op program connects students with paid, relevant work experience in their field of interest. Co-op students learn by doing. Here’s how it works: co-op students alternate academic terms with work terms and graduate with up to one year of work experience in the real world, a network of valuable contacts and the skills to find a job that makes the best of their degree. Many co-op students find permanent employment with a former co-op employer.

URL: Music (Composition) at University of Victoria
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Careers: Conductors, Composers and Arrangers,Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Three approved academic 12 courses OR two approved academic 12 courses and one approved fine art 12 course are also required.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio

In addition to academic requirements, applicants to the School of Music, the Department of Theatre, and the Deparment of Visual Arts are assessed through an audition, portfolio, or questionnaire. Please see the program web page for details.