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Graduate Certificate of Music Composition
Graduate Certificate of Music Composition

Graduate Certificate of Music Composition

  • ID:HC10001
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$75.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$16,607.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • Application Fee:$75.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$16,607.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00

* Tuition fees listed include both Health Insurance and mandatory non-tuition-fees.

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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

English requirements 

  • For any program level, a minimum of three years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language, or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses. 

  • For any program level, a minimum of  two full years of successful study in an accredited university degree program or two full years of successful study in an accredited college diploma program in a country OR in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

  • Minimum TOEFL Scores: 580 for paper-based test OR 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test

  • Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

  • Minimum MELAB Score: 82

  • Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80% in Level 8

  • Minimum PTE Score: 61 - 64

  • Minimum CAEL Score: Overall band score of 70

  • Minimum FCE/CAE/CPE Score: Cambridge (FCE/CAE/CPE) 180 (with no single test score below 169)

  • Duolingo Language Test Scores: Between 125-130

Other requirements 

  • Sample Composition

  • Applicants will submit a sample of their original composed work (any style) in recorded and written form (score or lead sheet) that evidences musical competence.

Course Information

Humber’s Music Composition graduate certificate program prepares you to write music for a number of professional environments that include, but are not limited to, live performance, sound recording, film, television and radio productions, commercials, and webisodes. In this online program, you will be paired with a professional composer or songwriter who will mentor you as you compose original music and expand your portfolio. Composers of all genres of music are welcome, as this program is tailored to meet the needs of your project. You’ll receive expert feedback in order to refine your skills, establish industry connections and understand the wide range of industry uses for composed music.

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Semester 1

  • MUSC 5004: Working with Form 1

  • MUSC 5007: Arrangement and Orchestration 1

  • MUSC 5008: Directed Study in Composition 1

  • MUSC 5009: Melodic, Harmonic and Rhythmic Development

  • MUSC 5503: Modern Composition Techniques 1

  • MUSC 5505: Score Study

 Semester 2

  • MUSC 5003: Compositional Style

  • MUSC 5502: Words and Music

  • MUSC 5507: Arrangement and Orchestration 2

  • MUSC 5508: Directed Study in Composition 2

  • MUSC 5509: Modern Composition Techniques 2

  • MUSC 5510: Working with Form 2

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Pre Courses

EAP is taught Lakeshore capmus

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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Ontario is home to Canada’s largest and one of the world’s most diversified music sectors, with Toronto being the third biggest music market in North America. Job trends show consistent and substantial employment opportunities in the fields of music business, administration, production and distribution.

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