Music Creativity and Performance Foundations, Certificate

Master the foundational elements of musical study.

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Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Work experience

None

Study options

Full-time

Open to International

Yes

Area of study

Arts & Humanities

Length

8 months

One-to-one studio instruction

Music students receive intensive one-to-one studio instruction from Faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM).

Foundation training in music theory and performance

Start in September

This one-year (8 month) program will help you upgrade your skills in theory/rudiments, provide you with one-one studio instruction, and prepare you for further post-secondary music studies.

Music-146 Foundations of Stage Presence; Release the performing monster inside of you! Instructor: Victoria Scott

Create, explore, perform and produce

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, you'll master the foundational elements of your chosen area of musical study and have guided opportunities to explore aspects of creativity and practise in music.

You'll receive intensive one-to-one studio instruction on your chosen principal instrument with the goal of:

  • introducing you to new repertoire
  • enhancing your practicing skills and technical fluency
  • exploring creative expression
  • developing excellence in many aspects of performance

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What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

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Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

What you'll learn

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 practice in music. Students receive intensive one-to-one studio instruction on their chosen principal instrument with the goal of introducing them to a new repertoire; enhancing their practicing skills and technical fluency; exploring creative expression: and developing excellence in many aspects of performance.

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.

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. 

    Tuition and fees

    Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024

    Estimated tuition

    Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

    Music Creativity and Performance Foundations, Certificate

    $9,194 (domestic)
    $20,430 (international)

    Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

    For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

    Student fees

    In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

    Financial assistance

    You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

    Financial Aid & Awards 

    Curriculum & courses

    Admission requirements

    One of:

    • C+ in English 12 
    • C in English 12 Camosun Alternative  

    And all of:

    Applicants will submit two application forms:

    *The VCM Application additionally requests two letters of reference outlining the applicant's musical skills and accomplishments and suitability for postsecondary study in music.

    When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

    For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar: Loading...

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    If you have questions about what you can expect to learn contact postsecondary@vcm.bc.ca

    Faculty/staff profile

    David Visentin - Arts & Science/VCM

    David Visentin

    Chair, Music and Director Post-Secondary, VCM

    visentin@vcm.bc.ca
    250-386-5311 ext: 3270
    Full bio

    Alix Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music

    Learn more

    For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

    Contact information

    General Inquiries

    Campus location

    Victoria Conservatory of Music
    900 Johnson St
    Victoria BC V8V 3N4

    250-386-5311

    postsecondary@vcm.bc.ca


     

    International students please contact Camosun International