While the core of our Musicology program at University of Victoria, British Columbia emphasizes the role of academic research in the study and promotion of music, we offer thesis- and project-based degrees that can be tailored to your professional aspirations, from continued graduate work in musicology and library science, to careers in music entrepreneurship, marketing, or administration.
We also offer a unique Musicology with Performance degree that combines a research-based approach to musicology with instrumental lessons and a performance component, resulting in a combined lecture-recital and research project (see below).
Our core faculty covers Western music from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, with special emphasis on cross-domain studies involving music and other subjects (music and publishing, music and literature, music and fine art, music and philosophy, music and critical theory, etc). Combined with our composition, performance, and MTech faculties (and related courses in sound studies), we extend this core research expertise to a number of different domains. These opportunities help our students to remain active and involved as participants in local and international communities via their research interests and ambitions.
- Selected Problems in Theory and Analysis
- Graduate Study and Music Bibliography
- Graduate Forum in Musicology
- Advanced Research Forum in Musicology
- Musical Aesthetics and the Theory of Criticism
- Topics in Musicology Before 1750
- 24 months
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- The School of Music gives priority in admissions considerations to students intending to register on a full-time basis.
- Applicants to the master’s programs must hold a BMus or BA in music from a recognized university, with at least a B+ or 6.0 average in the work performed in the last two years (or last 30 units) of undergraduate study.
- All applicants should submit a one to two-page statement outlining their background, their goals as a musician and/or scholar, and their reasons for wishing to pursue their graduate degree at the University of Victoria.
- In addition to the standard admission forms, applicants to the Musicology programs should submit two examples of their work in the field of music history, as well as a personal statement of research interests and professional goals that must demonstrate the suitability of our program to those goals.
International5074 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5074 CAD per year during 24 months.
National4022 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4022 CAD per year during 24 months.
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