The School of Music at the University of Ottawa is one of the country's leading music schools. It is the ideal place to nurture your passion for all things musical and to pursue the rigorous training needed for an active and successful career in the field. We maintain close ties with renowned institutions such as the National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Our program boasts state-of-the-art music facilities and internationally recognized professors who perform around the globe and publish in leading academic journals. We are a full-service music school offering programs in performance, composition, music education, piano pedagogy, theory and musicology. 

Although any of our programs can pave the way for a career in education, musicology, music journalism or arts administration, the Bachelor of Music (BMus) is designed specifically for students wishing to become career musicians. Admission to the BMus therefore requires that you audition on your main instrument and demonstrate an intermediate or advanced level. In addition, the University of Ottawa is one of the only institutions in the country to offer the possibility of combining the BMus program in performance with a major in science.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

MUS 1303Materials of Music I3 Units
21 optional course units in music (MUS) 121 Units
6 optional course units in music (MUS) at the 3000 or 4000 level 16 Units
Total: 30 Units

List of Optional Courses

Suggested courses without prerequisite:
MUS 1301Topics in Music Appreciation I3 Units
MUS 1302Topics in Music Appreciation II3 Units
MUS 2310Music in the Movies3 Units
MUS 2324Selected Topics in Musical Aesthetics and Criticism3 Units
MUS 2371Introduction to Music and Science3 Units
MUS 2382Introduction to World Music3 Units
MUS 2901Community Singing3 Units
MUS 3110Music Education I3 Units
MUS 3111Music Education II3 Units
MUS 3305Music and Critical Thought3 Units
MUS 3308Popular Music in Society3 Units
MUS 4110Music Education III3 Units