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. 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), you are eligible for this program.

What Can You Do With This Credential?

You can 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

Please include the Program Admission Form with your application.

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 details 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 details 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)

May be met with lower- or upper-level university courses; refer to the General 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. 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 Us

Please contact us to speak with us about applying to this program.