University of Victoria

Master On Campus
24 months
5160 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Performance program of University of Victoria, British Columbia offers a unique experience focused on individual mentorship and professional development as teachers, coaches, mentors, and collaborators in ways that far exceed what other programs offer.


The Performance program of University of Victoria, British Columbia has an experienced faculty in internationally renowned ensembles while maintaining careers as solo and chamber musicians. Graduate students receive similar training, combining expert coaching in small, large, and solo genres of performance.

Our faculty also arrange performance opportunities with professional ensembles for our students on a regular basis.

The academic side of our program is also unique. Many of our academic faculty have performance backgrounds and maintain active careers as professional and studio musicians. Our academic seminars  are designed with performers in mind, providing broad training in topics important for interpreters of historical and contemporary music.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Performance Pratices
  • Seminar in Performance of New Music
  • Seminar in Contemporary Composition and Performance
  • University Orchestra
  • University Wind Symphony
  • Don Wright Symphonic Winds

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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Start by reviewing the graduate school admission requirements; then view the additional requirements for our graduate music programs.
  • Some programs have audition requirements.
  • Applicants are generally expected to have a BMus or BA in Music.
  • Applicants should have at least a B+ (or 6/9) average during the last two years of undergraduate study; all students must meet the University minimum academic requirements.
  • Most of our degrees require two years of resident study, a final project/recital, and an oral examination (see our detailed course requirements).
  • 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

University of Victoria


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