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Music Technologies (Certificate)

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Total Credits: 21+
Credential: Certificate in Music Technologies
Program Code: MUST.CERT
CIP: 50.0903


The Music Technologies program is offered through a partnership between the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun. The program is comprised of a series of courses which may be taken part-time through distributed (distance) learning over 3 semesters. The program is designed for accomplished musicians who wish to acquire a basic competency in digital technologies applicable to modern practice in professional music-making. This credential supplements and complements traditional practical or academic post-secondary music credentials and may be taken either parallel to the Music Performance program or other post-secondary music credential, or concurrent with active professional practice in music. 

Students undertake study in the four pillars of music technologies: digital notation; music sequencing; digital instrumentation; audio recording, mixing, editing. Students study basic software and hardware technologies and explore practical applications of technologies in a distributed delivery format. 

Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates are well prepared to apply basic music technologies to the active practice of music in a professional or educational setting, or to continue to the advanced study of individual technologies for personal or professional use.  


Entrance to the Music Technologies program is by application and is based upon the applicant’s demonstration of meeting the Minimum Music Competency requirement. Applications are received until August 15 for fall admission, December 1 for winter admission, April 1 for spring/summer admission OR until the program reaches capacity, whichever is first. Qualified applicants whose application is received after the deadlines above will be offered placement through a waiting-list for a specified future term.

All candidates must submit two applications for the Music Technologies program: 

Candidates must demonstrate minimum Music Competency at the time of application in one of two ways: 

  • Submit sealed original or certified copy of a post-secondary transcript showing successful completion of coursework equivalent to or exceeding the requirements for Minimum Music Competency – C in MUSC 111 or equivalent and C in MUSC 120 or equivalent – along with the application to the Victoria Conservatory of Music; or  
  • Complete a Music Department Entrance Examination demonstrating fluency with the written and aural rudiments of music theory and understanding of the musical trends and styles in the history of Western music over the past two millennia through the Victoria Conservatory of Music for an additional fee. If the original or certified copy of a post-secondary transcript does not accompany the application to the Victoria Conservatory of Music, it will be assumed that the candidate is requesting Music Department Entrance Examinations and will be charged the associated assessment fee. Minimum Music Competency must be demonstrated in full prior to the application deadline and before admission to the program will be granted. 

For all inquiries regarding this program option, contact the Registrar of Post-Secondary Programs or the Director of the Professional School at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, 

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Discuss and assess music technologies, software, and hardware applicable to digital notation; music sequencing; digital instrumentation; audio recording, mixing and editing. 
  • Apply music technology hardware and software to the practice of music in a professional or academic music setting.