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Musical Arts

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Victoria BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6428 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by March 31. Early application is recommended.

Program Options

This program is an option of Music: Bachelor Degree .

Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Introductory Note: To enter the Bachelor of Music Degree you must qualify for admission to UVic and also meet the School of Music's entrance requirements.

Admission for BC High School graduates:


1. All of:

  • English 11 or English 11 First Peoples
  • Social Studies 11
  • three of: Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11, an approved Science 11, an approved Language 11, an approved Fine Arts 11
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • three additional approved academic 12 courses

Non-Academic (to satisfy the School of Music's entrance requirements)

  • participate in an audition
  • submit two letters of reference from qualified musicians

Admission Advice

1. The School of Music's admission requirements can be completed in a one-day visit to the campus. Auditions are normally held in February for entry the following September.

2. If an in-person audition is not possible you may qualify for entry based on a high-quality DVD recording. However, it is strongly recommended that you attend one of the Spring audition dates whenever possible.

3. For a list of approved Grade 11 & 12 courses click here.

4. For details on the audition click here.

5. If you have any other questions about admission or program requirements you can contact the School of Music directly.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UVic's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • 86% on the BC English 12 provincial exam within the last three years
  • 86% in English 12 in another Canadian province within the last three years
  • Level 6 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university level English credits
  • A degree from an accredited English speaking university

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you must write the Language Proficiency Index to determine placement in an appropriate English course

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will want to visit:

Canadian High School student


You will want to visit:

Canadian High School student

BC Transfer Student

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Mature Student

Mature Student admission is dealt with in the Special Access Category


International Student

View admission details for International Students.


Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.