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Music Diploma Performance

Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
This Music Diploma program provides a solid foundation of training in the basics of musicianship including history, music theory, and aural skills as well as individual lessons that allow you to develop the discipline, inspiration, and excellence that lead to becoming a successful musician. This program offers students with a passion for music the opportunity to begin studies without extensive prior experience, with later options of transferring into a Bachelor's stream. Possible careers include performer, private music teachers, songwriter, and recording artist.

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10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Applicants require an Alberta Education High School Diploma and the following:

  • English 30-1
  • Music 30 or consent of the department
  • Royal Conservatory Level 8 Theory (previously Advanced Theory [2009]), Conservatory Canada Grade 4, or MU1000*

*A performance audition is required before applicants are offered admission.  Contact the Fine Arts Department to schedule an audition.

Mature Student Admission

Students who have been out of school for one full year may also be admitted.  Applicants must have English 30-1 or be admissible to EN0130 as determined by Northwestern Polytechnic placement assessments. If EN0130 must be taken in order to fulfill the English requirement, it must be taken in the first semester which means that first year requirements may not be completed within a year.  In addition to the English requirement, applicants must have the equivalent of Royal Conservatory Level 8 Theory (previously Advanced Theory [2009]), Conservatory Canada Grade 4, or MU1000*.

*Applicants who do not present successful completion of MU1000 or equivalent will be required to write a Music Theory Placement examination before registering in this program. Students who do not demonstrate the equivalent of Royal Conservatory Level 8 Theory skills will take longer to complete this program of study.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing for selected courses may be given at the discretion of the Fine Arts Department in accordance with Northwestern Polytechnic policy.



Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Updated July 22, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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