Music Technologies, Certificate

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

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Program at a glance



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Study options


Open to International


Area of study

Arts & Humanities


12-18 months

Layer your credientials

Take your music technologies certificate on it's own or combine it with the Diploma in Music Performance program.
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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, 2024, to August 31, 2025

    Estimated tuition

    Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

    Music Technologies, Certificate

    $3,882 (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.

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    Curriculum & courses

    Admission requirements

    Entrance to the Music Technologies program is by application and is based upon the applicant's demonstration of meeting the Minimum Music Competency requirement. Applications are received until August 15 for fall admission, December 1 for winter admission, April 1 for spring/summer admission OR until the program reaches capacity, whichever is first. Qualified applicants whose application is received after the deadlines above will be offered placement through a waiting-list for a specified future term.

    All candidates must submit two applications for the Music Technologies program: 

    Candidates must demonstrate minimum Music Competency at the time of application in one of two ways: 

    • Submit sealed original or certified copy of a post-secondary transcript showing successful completion of coursework equivalent to or exceeding the requirements for Minimum Music Competency -- C in MUSC 111 or equivalent and C in MUSC 120 or equivalent -- along with the application to the Victoria Conservatory of Music; or  
    • Complete a Music Department Entrance Examination demonstrating fluency with the written and aural rudiments of music theory and understanding of the musical trends and styles in the history of Western music over the past two millennia through the Victoria Conservatory of Music for an additional fee. If the original or certified copy of a post-secondary transcript does not accompany the application to the Victoria Conservatory of Music, it will be assumed that the candidate is requesting Music Department Entrance Examinations and will be charged the associated assessment fee. Minimum Music Competency must be demonstrated in full prior to the application deadline and before admission to the program will be granted. 

    For all inquiries regarding this program option, contact the Registrar of Post-Secondary Programs or the Director of the Professional School at the Victoria Conservatory of 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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    David Visentin - Arts & Science/VCM

    David Visentin

    Chair, Music and Director Post-Secondary, VCM
    250-386-5311 ext: 3270
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    Victoria Conservatory of Music
    900 Johnson St
    Victoria BC V8V 3N4