Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Fine Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Music Performance, General
Description: The performance major is intended for those seeking careers as orchestral musicians, as freelance concert artists, or as teachers of performance, either in universities and colleges, conservatories, or private studios. A majority of performance majors should expect to go on to further study at graduate schools or conservatories. The program is structured to allow students to devote a maximum amount of their time to practising and other performance-related activities. Performance Majors attend (in addition to their teacher’s weekly master class) the Integrated Performance Seminar, in which small groups of student performers are coached each week by a different faculty member. They also participate in both large ensembles (such as orchestra, chorus, wind symphony, etc.) and small ensembles (chamber music, accompanying, etc.) in each year of the program.
URL: Music (Performance) at University of Victoria
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Careers: Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

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

Additional selection requirements such as an audition, portfolio and/or questionnaire are required for the School of Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. Deadlines may be earlier than the university application deadline. For more information, refer to the program web page for details. Also, in order to be admitted to the Performance major, you must audition before a jury of Performance faculty, usually at the end of the first or second year.