Get the technical skills to be an elite performer
The Music Performance diploma program is offered through a partnership between the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun College. This program is designed to meet a heightened requirement for versatility in performance style. Increasing demand on artists to participate in creation, along with the quick implementation of music technologies to create, capture, and transfer music, indicates the need for non-traditional training.
This is a first-of-its-kind credential–one that deliberately blends practitioners of all styles in a common first year, proceeds with a highly specialized second year, and steeps the whole in a performance orientation.
The Music Performance diploma is offered over four 14-week semesters, running from September to early April over two years; select courses may be offered during spring/summer terms. You may elect to study full-time or part-time; however, you should be prepared to dedicate both daytime and evening hours to scheduled courses, and if you select a part-time option you should be aware that alternate-year delivery schedule of some courses may add significantly to the length of the full program. Courses are taught on the Victoria Conservatory of Music campus at 900 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria, or by distance learning.
Upon successful completion of the diploma, you will have deep, practical training in music, instilling the skills vital for success in the 21st-century music workplace.
Student profile: Trung "JB" Nguyen
JB came a long way to study music. Originally from Vietnam, JB learned to play guitar. In the beginning, he played music just for fun but after 10 years, he began to take it more seriously. He decided he wanted to study at a music school but couldn’t find what he was looking for in Vietnam.
After researching music programs around the world, he discovered Camosun. “I found out the Music Performance program was considered very good at Camosun and it looked like it would be a really good fit for me,” says JB. “The environment at the Conservatory is very friendly and professional,” adds JB. “It’s given me the opportunity to study music while being surrounded by other musicians and friends.”
After graduation, JB is looking forward to pursuing music professionally, teaching and becoming a performing artist.