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 2020-2021 calendars for the previous requirements.
|MUS 1303||Materials of Music I||3 Units|
|21 optional course units in music (MUS) 1, 2||21 Units|
|6 optional course units in music (MUS) at the 3000 or 4000 level 1, 2||6 Units|
The course AMT 3105 can count towards this requirement.
A maximum of 3 course units from MUS 4371, MUS 4372, MUS 4391 and MUS 4392 can count towards this requirement.
List of Optional Courses
|MUS 1301||Topics in Music Appreciation I||3 Units|
|MUS 1302||Topics in Music Appreciation II||3 Units|
|MUS 2310||Music in the Movies||3 Units|
|MUS 2324||Selected Topics in Musical Aesthetics and Criticism||3 Units|
|MUS 2371||Introduction to Music and Science||3 Units|
|MUS 2382||Introduction to World Music||3 Units|
|MUS 2901||Community Singing||3 Units|
|MUS 3110||Music Education I||3 Units|
|MUS 3111||Music Education II||3 Units|
|MUS 3305||Music and Critical Thought||3 Units|
|MUS 3308||Popular Music in Society||3 Units|
|MUS 4110||Music Education III||3 Units|
|MUS 4371||Specialized Workshop in Music Education I||1 Unit|
|MUS 4372||Specialized Workshop in Music Education II||1.5 Units|
|MUS 4391||Specialized Workshop in Musicians' Wellness I||1 Unit|
|MUS 4392||Specialized Workshop in Musicians' Wellness II||1.5 Units|