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Music Creativity & Performance Foundations

What You'll Learn

Master the foundational elements of musical study

Investing in and exploring your unique performance and creative abilities will deepen your engagement with the musical world and increase your value no matter where your career goals take you.

What to expect

The Certificate in Music Creativity and Performance Foundations is a one-year course of studies and is designed for students intending to pursue studies in music at the postsecondary level, and who may require additional learning, including theory/rudiments and one-to-one studio instruction. With a focus on performance theory, music creativity and performance practice, the program is designed to ensure that students master the foundational elements of their chosen area of musical study and have instructed opportunity to explore aspects of creativity and practise in music. Students receive intensive one-to-one studio instruction on their chosen principal instrument with the goal of introducing them to new repertoire; enhancing their practicing skills and technical fluency; exploring creative expression: and developing excellence in many aspects of performance.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Music Creativity and Performance Foundations, graduates are well prepared to enter the Diploma in Music Performance program. Some MCPF courses taken as a part of the Certificate in Music Creativity and Performance Foundations may be applied toward the Diploma in Music Performance and Certificate in Music Technologies should graduates choose to audition for placement in these programs and continue their music studies at Camosun College. 

Program courses

Academic Term 1

Effective date: September 2020

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
Total 16-17 See What it Costs
All of
MUSC 104 Principal Instrument 1 2 $1,325.10
MUSC 110 Fundamentals of Music Theory 1 3 $550.20
MUSC 130 Conducted Ensemble 1 2 $294.30
MUSC 132 Collaborative Ensemble 1 1 $367.80
MUSC 140 The Creative Impulse 3 $621.45
One of MUSC 120 Music in the Western World 3 $551.70
MUSC 124 Music Before 1600 3 $621.45
MUSC 143 Introduction to Songwriting 3 $414.30
MUSC 221 History of Jazz 2 $621.45
One of MUSC 145 Intro to Performance Awareness 3 $621.45
MUSC 146 Foundations of Stage Presence 3 $621.45

Academic Term 2

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
Total 16-17 See What it Costs
All of
MTEC 100 Intro to Music Technologies 3 $550.20
MUSC 105 Principal Instrument 2 2 $1,325.10
MUSC 111 Fundamentals of Music Theory 2 3 $550.20
MUSC 131 Conducted Ensemble 2 2 $294.30
MUSC 133 Collaborative Ensemble 2 1 $367.80
One of MUSC 120 Music in the Western World 3 $551.70
MUSC 125 Baroque and Classical Music, 1600-1780 3 $621.45
MUSC 143 Introduction to Songwriting 3 $414.30
MUSC 222 History of Blues and Rock 2 $621.45
MUSC 241 Composing as a Singer-Songwriter 2 $621.45
One of MUSC 145 Intro to Performance Awareness 3 $621.45
MUSC 146 Foundations of Stage Presence 3 $621.45

Note Tuition costs for the current academic year listed above are for domestic students and do not include any additional fees. See the What it Costs page for details.

Picture yourself studying music!

  • Controlling the music
  • Folk group
  • Singing
  • Singing
  • Two members of a string quartet
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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