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Music and Computer Science

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Are you interested in the intersection of music and technology? In this combined major, you'll learn from music faculty and computer scientists and work alongside professional recording engineers. Use technology to explore new styles and formats of music.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Acoustics
  • Music manipulation
  • Recording techniques
  • Sound synthesis


  • Audio programmer or developer
  • Composer
  • Music producer
  • Musician
  • Recording engineer
  • Singer or voice artist
  • Software developer
  • Sound designer

Sample courses

  • Language of Music - MUS 201A
  • Introduction to Composition - MUS 105
  • Algorithms and Data Structures - CSC 226
  • Human Computer Interaction - ENG 310
  • Acoustics of Music - MUS 401C


Apply to the Faculty of Fine Arts as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

This is a direct-entry program. Select it as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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