Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Other - Non Modular Program BACHELOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
Don Wright Faculty of Music - Music Program - Bachelor of Musical Arts



Admission Requirements


Six approved Grade 12U/M credits, including Grade 12U English (ENG4U), one of which may be Grade 12U Music or equivalent Conservatory certificates (Grade IX vocal or instrumental with Grade III theory) or completion of six Grade 12U and/or M level courses including ENG4U.

Recommendation of the Faculty on the basis of audition and interview (evidence of ability to manage the curriculum, usually manifest in at least Grade VIII performing ability). The Faculty contacts each applicant regarding specific audition requirements and dates. Conservatory certificates are not required.

Students not recommended for admission to the Common First Year of BMus/BMusA programs are automatically considered for admission to the first year of the BA (Music) program.

Piano proficiency at the Grade VI level is strongly recommended before entrance. See Music 0914 in the UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION section.

Common First Year

Music 0914(if required), Music 1639, Music 1641, Music 1649A/B, Music 1651A/B, Music 1710F/G, Music 1750F/G, Music 1920.
Ensemble: One, or more, of: Music 1901, Music 1902, Music 1903, Music 1904, Music 1905, Music 1906, Music 1910, Music 1911, Music 1912, Music 1913.
0.5 course from: Music 1629A/B, Music 1730A/B, Music 1802A/B
0.5 course from any Faculty.
0.5 course from a Faculty other than Music.

*Students who cannot demonstrate competence in theory rudiments, melody writing and elementary harmony will be required to acquire such competence, by taking Music 0601A or through independent study, prior to enroling in Music 1649A/B. Students who can demonstrate an advanced level of competence in harmony may be granted prerequisite standing for Music 1649A/B and may enroll in Music 1651A/B.

Module/Program Information


Second Year

Ensemble: One or more of Music 2901, Music 2902, Music 2903, Music 2904, Music 2905, Music 2906, Music 2910, Music 2911, Music 2912, Music 2913.
Music 2635A/B, Music 2636A/B, Music 2649A/B, Music 2650A/B, Music 2710F/G, Music 2711F/G, Music 2920.
1.0 course from the Faculty of Music.
1.0 course from a Faculty other than Music.

Third Year

Music 3924Y and Ensemble* (Music 3901, Music 3902, Music 3903, Music 3904, Music 3905, Music 3906, Music 3910, Music 3911, Music 3912, Music 3913), or 0.5 music elective.
1.5 courses at the 2000 level or above from the Faculty of Music.
2.0 courses from any Faculty.
1.0 course from a Faculty other than Music.

*The ensemble requirement becomes an optional elective for those students not registered in Music 3924Y.

Fourth Year

Music 4924Y and Ensemble* (Music 4901, Music 4902, Music 4903, Music 4904, Music 4905, Music 4906, Music 4910, Music 4911, Music 4912, Music 4913), or 0.5 music elective.
1.0 courses at the 2000 level or above from the Faculty of Music.
1.5 courses from the Faculty of Music.
1.0 course from any Faculty.
1.0 course from a Faculty other than Music.

*The ensemble requirement becomes an optional elective for those students not registered in Music 4924Y.

Note: In the Bachelor of Musical Arts program, no more than 8.0 courses may be numbered 1000 to 1999.


Progression


Progression Requirements

A student who at the end of an academic year has achieved a weighted average of at least 60% and a passing grade in each course of his or her approved program may progress to the next year.

The Dean may impose special conditions on future registration, or require a student to withdraw from the Faculty of Music, if that student:

  1. fails to achieve the required average, or
  2. fails one or more courses, or
  3. fails to complete all first year requirements by the end of the second year of full-time registration.

A student required to withdraw from the BMusA program shall be required to withdraw from the University unless admitted to the BA (Music) program or to another Faculty.


Graduation Requirements

Satisfactory completion of the required courses of the program, with an overall weighted average of at least 60%.