¿Qué aprenderé?

Humber’s Music Composition graduate certificate program prepares you to write music for a number of professional environments that include, but are not limited to, live performance, sound recording, film, television and radio productions, commercials, and episodes. In this online program, you will be paired with a professional songwriter who will mentor you as you compose original music and expand your portfolio. Composers of all genres of music are welcome, as this program is tailored to meet the needs of your project. You’ll receive expert feedback in order to refine your skills, establish industry connections and understand the wide range of industry uses for composed music.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Discuss compositional techniques, approaches and idioms and their applications within contemporary composition and their impact on the music industry.
  • Compose a repertoire of compositions that meet or exceed professional industry standards using a number of compositional techniques, appropriate to various idioms, genres and styles.
  • Assess, evaluate and critically analyze a variety of compositional styles, genres and idioms, with consideration for musical characteristics, traits, importance, legacy and aesthetic value.
  • Contextualize one’s compositional voice within the history of musical composition, specifically addressing the idioms of jazz and other African American musical genres, contemporary popular music, art music and music for film and television.
  • Create a professional portfolio, which includes evidence of musical mastery of entrenched compositional techniques and practices.
  • Apply computer applications and music technology skills in composition to achieve desired style.
  • Conduct work and business interactions in adherence to legal principles, government legislation and regulations, copyright and contract requirements, and professional and industry codes of conduct.
  • Employ composition, project management, critical thinking and problem solving skills in response to varied creative and practical constraints of individual and collaborative music projects.
  • Apply negotiation, effective interpersonal communication, and human resource management skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with music industry teams.
  • Appraise personal musical strengths and skills in order to promote one’s artistic vision and awareness, interests and abilities.
  • Use business tools, including traditional and social media and analytics, to promote one’s own musical career.

Your Career

Ontario is home to Canada’s largest and one of the world’s most diversified music sectors, with Toronto being the third biggest music market in North America. Job trends show consistent and substantial employment opportunities in the fields of music business, administration, production and distribution.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Media and Creative Arts

Opciones de estudio

En línea/Distancia (2 semestres)

Costos de estudio
CAD$16.532,00 (US$ 12.067) por año
CAN $8,056 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $469.89

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2020

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma. English language requirement: IELTS scores overall 6.5 and no band below 6.0; TOEFL scores 580 for paper-based test or 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test; Pearson Language Test Evaluation (PTE): 61 – 64.

Para estudiantes internacionales

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 580 for paper-based test OR 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 61 - 64

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80% in Level 8

Minimum MELAB Score: 82

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Acerca de esta universidad

HC usa la teoría, aprendizaje práctico, laboratorios de vanguardia y espacios creativos para el desarrollo del pensamiento innovador y emprendedor.

  • Una de las universidades diversas y completas de Canadá.
  • Más de 6.500 estudiantes de más de 130 países.
  • Más de 180 programas de tiempo completo en seis facultades.
  • Colocaciones y estudios de un semestre en el extranjero.