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Bachelor of Arts in Music. Four years. Studies include music history, form and analysis, theory, world music, electroacoustic music, Performance is not included. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies may include performance (classical, jazz, opera), aural skills, form, theory, history of jazz and popular music, music technology. Specialisations include advanced performance, composition, music history, theory, ethnomusicology, analysis. Bachelor of Education. Four years. Music may be taken as a teaching subject.
Master of Arts. In historical musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, music education. Master of Music. In performance, opera performance, composition, choral, wind band and orchestral conducting. Master of Education. In music education. Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Musical Arts.
This public University was granted its charter in 1908. The music program commenced in 1935 and the Bachelor of Music degree was introduced in 1959. There are campuses in Vancouver and Okanagan. The Arts Complex includes separate buildings for the Departments of Theatre, Film and Fine Arts, the School of Architecture and the School of Music. Facilities in the School of Music include state-of-the-art electronic music and recording studios, a Multimedia Resource Centre and several fine performing spaces, including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The Pacific Rim Institute of Musical Arts is a preparatory program for international students to enable them improve their skills in English language in order to apply for a place in the degree programs at the University. An annual Summer Music Institute is held, with classes in basic musicianship, master classes and private lessons. The Vancouver Summer Program is an annual series of concerts and workshops in such areas as early music performance, voice art song and opera, choral and wind conducting. The Recording & Audio program has a number of UBC students training and working as recording and video technicians for the School of Music. They need not be music students but must be currently enrolled at the University and be eligible for Work Study positions. The School of Music maintains a large collection of Renaissance and Baroque instruments and a growing collection of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian classical instruments as well as an Indonesian gamelan.