Music – Composition at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

UBC Composition provides an array of opportunities for the creation, exploration, and performance of contemporary music. The School of Music houses a state-of-the-art electronic music studio for students interested in creating works which involve sound synthesis, digital audio editing, or interactive computer music.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: School of Music
  • Degree: Bachelor of Music
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Music program may follow one of four streams: General Studies, Advanced Performance, Scholarship, or Composition. Every stream includes four years of private lessons in an instrument or voice, along with ensemble performance (4 years), music scholarship (3 years), and non-music electives (4 years). The distribution of required and elective courses, in Music and in other subjects, is different for each stream. If you can demonstrate a special aptitude for composition and you meet the performance requirements of the General Studies Major, you may select a Major in Composition. If you do not meet the performance requirements of the Bachelor of Music, you may, with special permission, also study composition for two years in the Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Campus features

Among UBC’s outstanding facilities for teaching and performing music are the Gessler Multimedia Teaching Studio and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, recently named one of the world’s greatest concert halls.

Program Requirements

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