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Music Technologies, Certificate

Master the technologies to enhance and promote your music-making and increase your professional options in the field of music.

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Arts & Humanities

Study options

Part-time

Online

Work experience

None

Open to International

No

Length

12-18 months

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Empower your music through technology

Start in September or January

The Music Technologies certificate program is offered exclusively online through a partnership between the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun College.

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Get the technical skills to make your music heard!

Designed for accomplished musicians, this program will allow you to acquire a basic competency in digital technologies applicable to modern practice in professional music-making. You will learn about digital notation, music sequencing, digital instrumentation, audio recording, mixing and editing.

The Music Technologies certificate is a series of courses which may be taken part-time over three semesters. You will study basic software and hardware technologies and explore practical applications of technologies.

This credential supplements and complements traditional practical or academic post-secondary music credentials and may be taken parallel to the Diploma in Music Performance program or other post-secondary music credential, or concurrent with active professional practice in music.

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you'll be well-prepared to apply basic music technologies to the active practice of music in a professional or educational setting, or to continue to the advanced study of individual technologies for personal or professional use.

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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 to expect

Delivered in a fully online format (the only one in Canada!), this program complements and supplements your traditional music studies.

Over a series of courses, which may be taken part-time over three semesters, you'll learn to discuss and assess music technologies, including digital notation, music sequencing, digital instrumentation; audio recording, mixing and editing.

You'll be able to apply your new skills to the practice of music in virtually all professional or academic music settings. 

    Tuition and fees

    Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

    Estimated tuition

    Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

    Music Technologies, Certificate

    $3,826* (domestic)

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

    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

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

    And all of:

    Applicants will submit two application forms:

    Contact postsecondary@vcm.bc.ca for details.

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

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

    Faculty/staff profile

    David Visentin - Arts & Science/VCM

    David Visentin

    Chair, Music 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 ...

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    Victoria Conservatory of Music

    A complete listing of Program Faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music can be viewed on their website.

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    Alix Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music

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    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