Undergraduate Programs

VAM’s undergraduate programs are offered to high school graduates interested in majoring in piano, voice, orchestral instruments, or composition.  Students receive intensive training as music performers, along with classes in music theory, ear training, and history.  There are many performance opportunities as soloists, chamber musicians, composers and orchestra or vocal theatre ensemble members.

The Music Performance Diploma (MPD) is a full-time, four-year program featuring private studies with a faculty of distinguished performing artists in residence at VAM. Additional courses may be taken to complete a Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree through the BMus Transfer Program.

Programs are available in:

  • Instrumental Music
  • Voice
  • Composition

Music Performance Diploma/BMus Transfer – Instrumental

Length: 4 years

Admission Requirements  Audition Requirements  Program Outline

 

Music Performance Diploma/BMus Transfer – Voice

Length: 4 years

Admission Requirements  Audition Requirements  Program Outline

 

Music Performance Diploma/BMus Transfer – Composition

Length: 4 years

Admission Requirements  Audition Requirements  Program Outline

 

A Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) performance degree can be completed through our Bachelor of Music transfer option, offered in collaboration with Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL). VAM Music Performance Diploma courses can be transferred as a block to TRU-OL to complete the music requirements of the degree. TRU-OL offers the extra academic credits students need by distance education or by transfer from other accredited institutions.  This degree is accepted at Canadian and U.S. universities and conservatories.  It is possible to graduate with a B.Mus. (Performance) degree from TRU-OL at the same time as a student finishes the VAM Music Performance Diploma.  Students can also opt to complete the extra academic courses after earning our MPD.

BMus Transfer General Education Requirements