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Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music Recording and Production

Grant MacEwan University

Grant MacEwan University

www.macewan.ca
The Recording and Production major is an on-campus, intensive studio-based program of studies, focused on the aesthetic and the technical complexities of recording arts. Coursework includes acoustics and psychoacoustics, recording methods and techniques, analog and digital tools of production and post-production, subtle and refined technical ear training, live recording and production, and mastering. Students collaborate with faculty on creative research projects and original music recording and production. As musicians first, students pursue recording and production within the academic and applied study of jazz and contemporary popular music. The program prepares graduates for both graduate studies and for entry to professional practice.
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10700 104 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2P2, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelor's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Categories of Admission

Applicants may be admitted through one of the following:

  1. Regular Admission
  2. Mature Admission
  3. Previous Post-Secondary Work
  4. Probationary Admission

In addition, all applicants must also meet the following admission criteria:

 

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Other Admission Criteria

Regular Admission 

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar, applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  1. ELA 30-1 or 75 percent in ELA 30-2
  2. Four subjects from Group A, B, C, or D courses

Notes:

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices.
  • A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines.
  • A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any credit combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects).

Applicants with nine or more post-secondary credits must also present a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Mature Admission 

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar, applicants must:

  • Be 20 years of age or older
  • Have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term
  • Have the following:
  • ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent (or equivalent)
    OR
  • Six credits of university-level English with a minimum grade of C-

Applicants with nine or more post-secondary credits must also present a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Previous Post-Secondary Work

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar, applicants must have successfully completed one of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A minimum of 24 university-level credits with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the required core courses listed under the Regular Admission category.
    OR
  • A University Music Diploma program or equivalent

Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee that an applicant will be admitted.

Probationary Admission 

To be evaluated through the Program. This admission category will only be used if the program is not filled by Regular, Mature or Previous Post-Secondary applicants.

A limited number of probationary admissions may be granted to applicants with an Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. These applicants will be placed on probation.

Additional Admission Criteria

1. English Language Proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar.

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as one of the following:

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation

Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at MacEwan.ca/ELP.

2. Other Admission Criteria

To be evaluated through the Program Office. All applicants must audition.

Limited space is available, and not all applicants who are eligible may be admitted. When admission becomes competitive, performance in the audition is the primary criterion for admission. Applicants must also be aware that admission for any category is limited based on the availability of spaces for the principal instrument.


Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 28, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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