Music Performance Diploma students planning to complete the Bachelor of Music program through Thompson Rivers University-Open Learning (TRU-OL) must earn 21 credits from a specified range of non-music courses, as listed below, to fulfill degree requirements. This is normally seven courses, which can be spread over the four-year MPD program at VAM. At least 6 of these credits (two courses) must be completed by enrolling in on-line courses with TRU-OL; these can be print-based or web-based courses. The other 15 credits can be completed through TRU-OL, or they can be transferred to TRU-OL from another school which is recognized for transfer credit by TRU-OL.
The cost of TRU-OL courses undertaken by students is not covered by the VAM tuition. For information on admissions and registration, a current list of courses, detailed course descriptions, fees and other helpful departmental information, consult the TRU-OL website. Click “Programs”, then “Arts”, and then see “Music Programs”.
Students must select courses according to the following TRU-OL guideline:
|English (Composition and Literature)||6 credits|
|Social Sciences||6 credits|
|Science or Math||3 credits|
Some acceptable courses for these Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science/Math credits are listed below. For more information, consult the TRU-OL website and under “Programs”, then “Arts”, see “General Education Requirements for Arts and Science Degree Programs”.
Humanities: 6 credits are required, normally two courses
Voice majors are required to take 6 additional credits (two courses) in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
- Classical Studies
- Fine Art (History and Survey Courses)
- Modern Languages and Literature
Social Sciences: 6 credits are required, normally two courses
- Geography (Regional)
- Human Geography
- International Relations
- Political Science
Mathematics/Science: 3 credits are required, normally one course
- Computer Science
- Physical Geography