Music Creativity and Performance Foundations, Certificate

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

None

Open to International

Yes

Length

8 months

At a glance image

Music Creativity playing violin

Foundation training in music theory and performance

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 postsecondary 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

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. 

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.

Music Performance students playing clarinet

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$8,803 (domestic)

$18,800 (international)

Scholarships, bursaries and awards

There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.

You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.

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Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

  • C+ in English 12 
  • C in 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.

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

David Visentin - Arts & Science/VCM

David Visentin

Music Chair, Camosun and Director Post-Secondary, VCM

David Visentin is widely known throughout Canada as a performer, conductor, pedagogue and arts administrator whose leadership and creative experience ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

VCM Faculty Listing

Department of Postsecondary Studies

A complete listing of Program Faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music can be viewed on their website.Read more
Alix Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Rosabel Choi, Assistant Program Director VCM

We want to hear from you!

Campus location

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

250-386-5311 ext 2190

postsecondary@vcm.bc.ca