Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Music, Performance

The Bachelor of Music, Performance degree program balances and integrates the academic and performance requirements for music with general education requirements. This program is open to you if you are a graduate or current student of The Vancouver Academy of Music (BC) and or a graduate of The Glenn Gould School: The Royal Conservatory of Music Performance Diploma Program (Ontario).

What Can You Do With This Credential?

Attain an undergraduate degree in a field you love, prepare to meet admission requirements for a master's program, or enhance your employability and your understanding of music performance.

 Program Requirements

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

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).

If you plan to complete a credential through Open Learning, please fill in a Program Admission Form and send it to OL Admissions. Contact Student Services with any questions regarding program admission.

Residency Requirements

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

Call Vancouver Academy of Music www.vam.ca at 1-604-734-2301 for more information about its residency requirements.

Call 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 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this 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 an OL Program Advisor or 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 an 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 an 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.

Student Responsibility

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).

If you proceed otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.

 Fees

Please see Tuition and Fees for details.

 Contact

Email Student Services or call us for more about this or any other Open Learning program.