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Music Performance Diploma – COMPOSITION

  • All music courses listed must be taken to complete the MPD or TRU-OL’s B.Mus. program; the yearly outline below is intended primarily as a guide.  General education electives are for the B.Mus. degree only, offered by distance education or credit transfer through Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL).
  • Students are required to achieve a performance level on an instrument equivalent to RCM Grade 10 by the end of second year. Otherwise they continue instrument lessons, without credit and at additional cost, until their performance level is achieved.
  • Before being admitted to second year in the Composition program, students must submit a portfolio for evaluation. This portfolio consists of at least three completed compositions for varied instrumentations.

First Year 1st Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 101
3
MUS 121
1
MUS 131
3
MUS 141
4
MUS 153
2
Elective
3
16
Total Semester Credits

First Year 2nd Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 102
3
MUS 122
1
MUS 132
3
MUS 142
4
MUS 154
2
Elective
3
16
Total Semester Credits

Second Year 1st Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 201
3
MUS 221
1
MUS 231
3
MUS 241
4
MUS 243
2
MUS 253
2
Elective
3
18
Total Semester Credits

Second Year 2nd Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 202
3
MUS 222
1
MUS 232
3
MUS 242
4
MUS 244
2
MUS 254
1
Elective
3
17
Total Semester Credits

Third Year 1st Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 301
3
MUS 341
4
MUS 353
2
MUS 371
2
MUS 381
2
13
Total Semester Credits

Third Year 2nd Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 302
3
MUS 342
4
MUS 354
2
MUS 372
2
MUS 382
2
Elective
3
16
Total Semester Credits

Fourth Year 1st Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 441
4
MUS 453
2
MUS 491
2
Elective
3
Elective
3
14
Total Semester Credits

Fourth Year 2nd Semester

Course
Course No.
Credits
MUS 442
4
MUS 492
2
MUS 499
8
14
Total Semester Credits