A variety of learning experiences

Composition Major– Music and Technology, Contemporary (year 2)

Program Details

Length: 2 years (including your core first year)

Total Credits: 70

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Tenth Street

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Diploma in Contemporary Music and Technology - Composition Major

Overview

Program Summary

The Selkirk College Music program has been preparing students for the commercial music and entertainment industry for over 30 years.
A diverse cross-section of musical styles is offered that allows students to explore the best that each genre has to offer, from rock and blues to jazz, folk and world music. Develop your skills in performance, improvisation, songwriting, composition, film scoring, recording and live sound mixing.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion students will be able to:

  • transcribe and analyze musical compositions in a variety of styles.
  • orchestrate music for ensembles of varying size and instrumentation.
  • create original musical works.
  • produce a recording of their own composition.
  • evaluate the historical, social, and cultural context of musical compositions.
  • rehearse and perform a recital of their own compositions.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

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Additional Requirements

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Program Courses

Once you have completed your first year courses you will need to take the following courses for your year two Composition major:

Term 3

Required second year courses

MUSC 100CMusic Forum C

1.00

MUSC 252Private Lesson III A - Non Performance Major

0.50

MUSC 258Ensemble III

2.00

MUSC 264Instrumental Lab III

1.00

MUSC 274Contemporary Harmony III

2.00

MUSC 280Ear Training III

2.00

MUSC 290The Business of Music

2.00

MUSC 268Songwriting I

2.00

MUSC 282Film Scoring I

2.00

MUSC 284Composition I

2.00

Choose one of the following elective courses

Electives

MUSC 162Instrumental Lab I

1.00

MUSC 258Ensemble III

2.00

MUSC 288Advanced MIDI Applications I

2.00

Term 4

Required second year courses

MUSC 100DMusic Forum D

1.00

MUSC 253Private Lesson IV A

0.50

MUSC 259Ensemble IV

2.00

MUSC 265Instrumental Lab IV

1.00

MUSC 275Contemporary Harmony IV

2.00

MUSC 281Ear Training IV

2.00

MUSC 269Songwriting II

2.00

MUSC 283Film Scoring II

2.00

MUSC 285Composition II

2.00

MUSC 257Recital/Showcase Preparation II

2.00

Choose one of the following elective courses

Electives

MUSC 163Instrumental Lab III

1.00

MUSC 259Ensemble IV

2.00

MUSC 262Survey of Recording Techniques

2.00

MUSC 289Advanced MIDI Applications II

2.00