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Music: Associate of Arts Degree


The Associate of Arts Degree in Music is designed to provide a broad educational experience that prepares students for further study in the field of music and the arts. This degree does not include private music lessons (e.g. MUSI 1105, 1155, 1156, 1157, etc.)

Prospective music students will be invited to attend an information session where program content and application procedures will be explained. For more information, please see

Application to the Music Program

In addition to submitting a general application to the university, those wishing to apply for the music program must also submit a Music Applicant Information Form and arrange for two reference letters. For details, please visit

Note: First semester music courses require students in the Associate Degree to obtain permission to register. In the case of The Language of Music and The History of Music courses, students may be asked to compete the KPU Music Placement test. Please contact the Music Department at 604.599.3315, or

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

Within the framework of the Associate of Arts Degree students are required to complete at least 32 credits of MUSI courses at the 1100- and 2000-level, with a minimum grade of C in each course, including the following courses.

All of:
  Semester 1 (Offered in September)
  MUSI 1150 The Language of Music I 3 credits
  MUSI 1151* Aural Musicianship I 2 credits
  MUSI 1153 History of Music I: Cornerstones of Music History 3 credits
  Semester 2 (Offered in January)
  MUSI 1250 The Language of Music II 3 credits
  MUSI 1251* Aural Musicianship II 2 credits
  MUSI 1253 History of Music II: Heroes, Politics, and War 3 credits
  Semester 3 (Offered in September)
  MUSI 2350 The Language of Music III 3 credits
  MUSI 2351* Aural Musicianship III 2 credits
  MUSI 2353 History of Music III: Music and the Arts 3 credits
  Semester 4 (Offered in January)
  MUSI 2450 The Language of Music IV 3 credits
  MUSI 2451* Aural Musicianship IV 3 credits
  MUSI 2453 History of Music IV: Challenging the Conventions of Music 3 credits

* Note: These courses have co-requisites which must be taken concurrently or in a prior semester.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts Degree in Music.

At a Glance

Faculty of Arts


Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Associate Degree

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 60

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2015

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2018

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