Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Music, Performance

Program Description

The Bachelor of Music, Performance program balances and integrates the academic and performance requirements for music with general education requirements. The program is open only to graduates or current students of Vancouver Academy of Music (BC) and graduates The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music Performance Diploma Program (Ontario).

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission to, or completion of, a Vancouver Academy of Music program (since 1994) or completion of The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music Performance Diploma Program (since 1997).

Students who plan to complete a credential through TRU-OL must complete and submit a Program Admission form.

Residency Requirements

A minimum of 15 TRU credits (distance or on-campus).

Contact Vancouver Academy of Music www.vam.ca at 1-604.734.2301 for more information about its residency requirements.

Contact The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music www.rcmusic.ca at 1.800.462.3815 (toll-free in Canada or the US) for information about its residency requirements.

Degree Requirements

Enrolment in a Vancouver Academy of Music program or completion of The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music Performance Diploma program and completion of additional credit, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2 or higher over all courses required for the credential.

The number of credits required for the degree varies according to the program offered at Vancouver Academy of Music or The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Degree requirements are as follows:

General Education Requirements (21 credits)

These may be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to thegeneral education requirements for arts and science degree programs.

6 credits in English (university-level composition and literature) other than technical and business writing courses
6 credits in humanities other than English and music history
3 credits in mathematics (including statistics) and/or science
6 credits in social science

Music History and Theory Requirements (number of credits varies)

Contact a TRU-OL program advisor or contact program staff at Vancouver Academy of Music or The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music for specific requirements.

Music Performance Requirements (number of credits varies)

Contact a TRU-OL program advisor or program staff at The Vancouver Academy of Music or The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music for specific requirements.

The requirements for the Major in Vocal Performance include language coursework. Contact a TRU-OL program advisor or contact program staff at The Vancouver Academy of Music or The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music for specific requirements.

Notes

Degree requirements may be met with credits earned by prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR).

Students are responsible for consulting with a program advisor to ensure that the courses they select are appropriate for their program of study and educational goals. Students who proceed without approval may find that a particular course does not meet requirements and may be subject to transcript assessment fees.

Contact

Email Student Services for more information.