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  • Music (BA)
  • Music (BMUS) - Comprehensive Stream
  • Music (BMUS) - Music Education Stream
  • Music (BMUS)/Concurrent Education (BEd)
  • Music Combined Honours Programs
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Find your jam in our music program. You’ll study a wide variety of musical genres, with the option of specializing in jazz. The program’s home is in our amazing School of Creative Arts, a beautifully renovated historic armouries building. We keep class sizes small so our faculty can give your talent the attention it deserves. You have the option of combining your music studies with another discipline, or pursuing a concurrent degree in education.


Sample Courses: Music Theory, Music History and Literature, Basic Skills


Career Tracks: Arts administrator, communications specialist, program manager, studio operator, music industry worker (sound design, recording, administration)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Be your own maestro in our Bachelor of Music program. Here you’ll study music through performance and academic study. Your home base is our beautifully renovated School of Creative Arts, where our class sizes are small and our faculty is dedicated to your success.


Sample Courses: Music Theory, Music History and Literature, Wind or Jazz Ensemble, Community Choir, Specific instrument training


Career Tracks: Musician, music educator, studio operator, art administrator, communications specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Music audition required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Spread the love of music in this program that focuses on the methods and practice of teaching. You’ll take specific voice or instrument training, and also learn music theory, the foundations of music education and basic conducting. The School of Creative Arts, where the program is housed, is stunning. We keep class sizes small so our caring faculty can give you lots of personal attention.


Sample Courses: Music Theory, Music History and Literature, Specific instrument training (voice, piano, trumpet, violin, percussion...), Foundations of Music Education, Basic Conducting, Vocal Techniques, Secondary Music Education


Career Tracks: Music educator, musician, music therapist, private instructor, studio operator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Music audition required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

This program will strike a chord with students set on teaching music or basic rhythms and instruments in high school. At the end of this five-year program you’ll have both an honours degree in music and a bachelor of education degree. You’ll have lots of hands-on learning experiences to put the theory of music and education you’ve learned into practice.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Music Theory, Specific instrument training (piano, trumpet, violin, percussion, voice and more), Foundations of Music Education


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, musician private instructor, studio operator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Music audition required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).


Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Creating, arranging, playing, and editing music across genres for diverse audiences and purposes
  • Designing, staging, managing, and otherwise overseeing effective musical performances
  • Analyzing and assessing live and recorded music for formal/technical quality of expression
  • Explaining fundamental musical techniques to others
  • Assessing and appreciating the respective sociocultural roles of various musicians and schools of music
  • Appreciating the respective roles of various public and private musical organizations and stakeholders

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Number of Graduates (2018)

95%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Fine and Applied Arts, 2017)

Career Tracks*


  • Business advisor
  • Communications specialist
  • Consultant
  • Development specialist
  • Executive director
  • Industry trainer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal consultant
  • Marketing manager
  • Music educator
  • Music therapist
  • Musician
  • Opera singer
  • Operations director
  • Playwright
  • Policy analyst
  • Private instructor
  • Professor
  • Program manager
  • Project manager
  • Public official
  • Public relations officer
  • Publicist
  • Recreational director
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Sale manager
  • Studio operator

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia and research: Musicology, pedagogy
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Education: Public and private streams
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare and counselling: Music and art therapy
  • Media and journalism: Criticism
  • Music (traditional): Symphonies, ensembles, and theatre companies; recording industry
  • Music (non-traditional): New and interactive media, digital properties, etc.

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)

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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won’t want to leave.

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Ontario Universities Fair

September 27 - 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about applying to UWindsor, don’t miss OUF.

Why you should attend OUF

  • The OUF draws more than 130,000 students, parents and educators over the 3-day event. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!
  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
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