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Ontario College Certificate | 2 semesters | Barrydowne

This program is the perfect stepping stone if you are interested in further studies in audio recording and music production or if you wish to pursue independent music recording and composition as a career.

Explore your creative potential as you learn the foundations of music recording, editing, and performance, and develop the communications skills necessary to begin navigating the music industry. Your studies will adopt a hands-on approach to small-scale, computer-based recording and editing, provide an overview of the roots of popular music and current trends in the music recording industry, and introduce you to the business skills needed to successfully promote yourself and your work.

You will have the opportunity to work in industry-standard labs with experienced professionals, and learn from Cambrian's world-class music faculty in a one-one-one lesson environment to ensure your musical capabilities progress in step with your technical knowledge.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters

  • Explore your creative potential while developing the skills that will take your music career to the next level

  • Work closely with world-class faculty to enhance your musical abilities

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How to Apply

Creative Arts, Music and Design

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent, or mature student status, and demonstrated basic proficiency on an instrument from the following areas:

  • Brass

  • Drum kit/percussion

  • Guitar

  • Piano/keyboard

  • Strings

  • Voice

  • Woodwinds

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Program Delivery

2018-2019

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2018

  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2019

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ENG 1002College Communications 3
MUS 1000Ensemble I (Large) 2
MUS 1005Rock Music History 3
MUS 1011Introduction to MIDI Technology I 2
MUS 1012Introduction to Recording I 2
MUS 1200Theory I 5
MUS 3003The Business Of Music I 3
Any 1 MINOR Subject  2
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 2
MUS 1013Introduction to MIDI Technology II 2
MUS 1014Introduction to Recording II 2
MUS 1015MPF Music Trends 2
MUS 1050Ensemble II (Large) 2
MUS 1250Theory II 5
MUS 3004The Business Of Music II 3
Any 1 MINOR Subject  2
The following General Education course:  3
Art History I 3
 Term Credits: 21
 Total Credits: 43

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as music producers, composers, performers or promoters.

Furthering Your Studies

Graduates are eligible for transfer credits, enabling them to continue their studies in the Music - Performance program (PATM) with advanced standing.  

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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