Music


Discover your student experience

Become part of a close-knit community of students, faculty and staff. We are perfectly sized to contribute to a supportive learning environment while – as one of the largest music faculties in Canada – offering an exceptional range of musical and academic options, starting with a common first year.

Participate in one-on-one weekly lessons with the finest musicians from around the world, and a student-peer mentoring program.

Access a broad range of specialized course offerings including The 21st Century Musician, Music and Politics, and Progressive Music Pedagogies. We offer numerous opportunities to combine music with other subjects.

Study what you love

  • Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Research*
  • Performance
  • Popular Music Studies
  • Music Recording Arts (Combined with Fanshawe College)
  • Music Administrative Studies
*The new BMus Honours in Music Research - effective September 2020 - reflects the diversity of music scholarship today. A single stream of courses permits upper-level students to choose flexibly from offerings in music history, music theory, and popular music studies.

View complete list of programs, degrees and diplomas:

Areas of Study

  • Composition (BMus Honours)
  • Dance (BA – Minor Only)
  • General (BMus and BMus Honours†)
  • Music† (BA – Major or Honours Specialization)
  • Music (BA – Minor)
  • Music Administrative Studies† (BA)
  • Music Education (BMus Honours)
  • Music Research (BMus Honours)
  • Performance - Orchestral Instrument (BMus Honours)
  • Performance - Piano (BMus Honours)
  • Performance - Voice (BMus Honours)
  • Popular Music Studies (BA)
  • Western-Fanshawe Collaborative Music Recording Arts (BMus – MIA)

 *Minors which cannot be completed alone as a degree.
†Can be combined with the Ivey Business School

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (BMus Honours) (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (4 Years)

Diplomas

  • One-Year Artist Diploma
  • Music Performance Diploma (3 Years)