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  • Objectives
    The Douglas College Music Department attempts to provide a solid artistic and intellectual basis for further music studies, with the tradition of Western classical music at the core of the curriculum. The ultimate goal is to create informed, imaginative, and articulate musicians who can contribute meaningfully and skillfully to the society in which they live.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Performing Arts Music
  • Course description
    Semester I
    Required Courses
    Course     Title     Credits

    • MUSC 1110     Theory of Tonal Music I     3
    • MUSC 1111     Ear Training and Sight Singing I     1
    • MUSC 1120     History of Western Music I     3
    • MUSC 1130     Concert Band I     
    • or MUSC 1140     College Chorus I     
    • or MUSC 1144     Douglas College Chorale I (by audition)     2
    • MUSC 1150     Private Lessons (Concentration) I     3
    • MUSC 1161     Class Piano I     1
    • Elective     English     3
    • Elective     any non-music course     3
            
          Total credits     19

    Students may also select any of the following optional courses, subject to instructor permission:
    • MUSC 1113     Introduction to Composition I     2
    • MUSC 1131     Jazz Band I     1
    • MUSC 1151     Private Lessons (Secondary) I     1
    • MUSC 1163     Class Brass     2
    • MUSC 1182     Introduction to Music Technology     3
    • MUSC 1188     Guitar Ensemble I     1

    Semester II
    Required Courses

    • MUSC 1210     Theory of Tonal Music II     3
    • MUSC 1211     Ear Training and Sight Singing II     1
    • MUSC 1220     History of Western Music II     3
    • MUSC 1230     Concert Band II     
    • or MUSC 1240     College Chorus II     
    • or MUSC 1244     Douglas College Chorale II (by audition)     2
    • MUSC 1250     Private Lessons (Concentration) II     3
    • MUSC 1261     Class Piano II     1
    • Elective     English     3
    • Elective     any non-music course     3
            
          Total credits     19

    Students may also select any of the following optional courses, subject to instructor permission:
    • MUSC 1164     Class Percussion     2
    • MUSC 1213     Introduction to Composition II     2
    • MUSC 1231     Jazz Band II     1
    • MUSC 1251     Private Lessons (Secondary) II     1
    • MUSC 1282     Audio Recording Techniques     3
    • MUSC 1288     Guitar Ensemble II     1

    Semester III
    Required Courses

    • MUSC 2310     Theory of Tonal Music III     3
    • MUSC 2311     Ear Training and Sight Singing III     1
    • MUSC 2320     History of Western Music III     3
    • MUSC 2330     Concert Band III     
    • or MUSC 2340     College Chorus III     
    • or MUSC 2344     Douglas College Chorale III (by audition)     2
    • MUSC 2350     Private Lessons (Concentration) III     3
    • MUSC 2361     Class Piano III     1
    • Elective     English     3
    • Elective     any non-music course     3
            
          Total credits     19

    Students may also select any of the following optional courses, subject to instructor permission:
    • MUSC 1113     Introduction to Composition I     2
    • MUSC 1163     Class Brass     2
    • MUSC 1182     Introduction to Music Technology     3
    • MUSC 2331     Jazz Band III     1
    • MUSC 2351     Private Lessons (Secondary) III     1
    • MUSC 2388     Guitar Ensemble III     1

    Semester IV
    Required Courses

    • MUSC 2410     Theory of Tonal Music IV     3
    • MUSC 2411     Ear Training and Sight Singing IV     1
    • MUSC 2420     History of Western Music IV     3
    • MUSC 2430     Concert Band IV     
    • or MUSC 2440     College Chorus IV     
    • or MUSC 2444     Douglas College Chorale IV (by audition)     2
    • MUSC 2450     Private Lessons (Concentration) IV     3
    • MUSC 2461     Class Piano IV     1
    • Elective     English     3
    • Elective     any non-music course     3
            
          Total credits     19

    Students may also select any of the following optional courses, subject to instructor permission:
    • MUSC 1164     Class Percussion     2
    • MUSC 1213     Introduction to Composition II     2
    • MUSC 1282     Audio Recording Techniques     3
    • MUSC 2431     Jazz Band IV     1
    • MUSC 2451     Private Lessons (Secondary) IV     1
    • MUSC 2488     Guitar Ensemble IV     1

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