A variety of learning experiences

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

Program Details

Length: 2 year (including your core firts year)

Total Credits: 67

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 - Songwriting 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:

  • analyze the harmonic and melodic structures and lyrics of songs in a variety of contemporary and traditional styles.
  • compose songs by synthesizing and applying knowledge of contemporary and traditional musical styles.
  • arrange songs in a variety of musical styles for ensembles of varying size and instrumentation.
  • rehearse and perform a recital of their own songs.
  • produce a recording of their own songs.

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 250Private Lesson III

1.00

Or

MUSC 252Private Lesson III A - Non Performance Major

0.50

 

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 100CMusic Forum C

1.00

MUSC 268Songwriting I

2.00

MUSC 256Recital/Showcase Preparation I

2.00

MUSC 258QPreceptorship 1

2

Choose one of the following elective courses

Electives

MUSC 284Composition I

2.00

MUSC 282Film Scoring I

2.00

MUSC 288Advanced MIDI Applications I

2.00

MUSC 162Instrumental Lab I

1.00

Term 4

Required second year courses

MUSC 251Private Lesson IV

1.00

Or

MUSC 253Private Lesson IV A

0.50

 

MUSC 265Instrumental Lab IV

1.00

MUSC 275Contemporary Harmony IV

2.00

MUSC 281Ear Training IV

2.00

MUSC 100DMusic Forum D

1.00

MUSC 269Songwriting II

2.00

MUSC 257Recital/Showcase Preparation II

2.00

MUSC 259QPreceptorship II

2

Choose one of the following elective courses

Electives

MUSC 163Instrumental Lab III

1.00

MUSC 262Survey of Recording Techniques

2.00

MUSC 283Film Scoring II

2.00

MUSC 285Composition II

2.00

MUSC 289Advanced MIDI Applications II

2.00