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Music (BMus)

Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Create, produce and promote music as a working professional. Mix with performers, composers, recording artists and scholars in an immersive, collaborative experience. Whether you want to play, compose or teach, you'll become an engaged leader in musical communities around the world. Our courses, ensembles, studio lessons and recording technologies connect music of the past with the present.

Quick facts

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

Areas of focus

  • Composition and theory
  • History and literature
  • Music education secondary (choral)
  • Music education secondary (instrumental)
  • Musical arts
  • Musicology and sound studies
  • Performance


  • Academia
  • Arts administration
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Instrument design
  • Instrument sales
  • Music production
  • Performing musician
  • Recording engineer
  • Singer or songwriter
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teacher

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Composition - MUS 105
  • Jazz Ensemble - MUS 180D
  • University Women's Choir - MUS 180G
  • Introduction to Instrumental and Choral Conducting I - MUS 256A
  • Introduction to Film Scoring and Sound Design - MUS 325


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.

Alternatively, you can choose another major as your primary degree program and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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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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