Music Technology

University of Victoria

Master On Campus
24 months
5160 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Music Technology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia gives students integrative training in music technology.


The Music Technology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia it is directed at students who come from diverse musical backgrounds and who are at the forefront of the creation and creative use of music technology.

This master program was created to emphasize the creative aspect of this degree. While students receive broad training in music technology, we refrain from setting specific qualifications or requirements, whether related to electronics, engineering, or computer science. Instead, we expect students to arrive with some advanced knowledge in a particular area of their own musical practice. We offer tools to refine, expand, and explore new possibilities in any such domain, including instrument building and electronic composition as creative technologies.

Our students come from all over the world to seek unique intersections of music composition, performance, technology, and computer science according to their own research agendas. Recent projects include:

  • multi-channel compositions
  • a new synthesizer sound database for professional use
  • multi-media sound installations that reflect ongoing research across aural, visual, and tactile parameters
  • an examination of environmental and ecological concerns relating to sound as part of a practitioner’s approach to research, likely resulting in an interactive museum installation.  

The degree works equally well as a gateway for further, specialized research at the PhD level. We celebrate this diversity of outcomes and encourage our students to work across UVic to seek collaborative opportunities with other divisions in order to shape new and exciting projects that stretch the boundaries of music and technology.

Career paths

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sound Recording Seminar
  • Computer Music Seminar
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Computational Music and Audio Analysis
  • Music Perception and Cognition
  • Music Technology Colloquium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for admission
  • A full curriculum vitae describing past studies and relevant work experience
  • Examples of your work that illustrate your preparedness for a graduate program in music technology
  • English language proficiency (international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2580 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2011 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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