The MRA program is a five-year, integrated program. Successful graduates of the program will receive a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Western Ontario and a two-year Ontario College Diploma in Music Industry Arts (MIA) from Fanshawe College.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMusA) program, which include an audition and an interview.
Up to ten students will be admitted to the collaborative Music Recording Arts (MRA) program each year. Students will apply for admission at the end of the second year of the BMusA program. Students will be evaluated for admission based on their academic standing by a joint committee from the two institutions. Attainment of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the MRA program. Entry to the collaborative program is competitive. The joint admissions committee will review requests for Advanced Standing on a case-by-case basis.
Those students not offered a place in the MRA collaborative program may continue in the BMusA program, provided they meet academic progression requirements, or may apply to the Fanshawe College diploma program in Music Industry Arts.
Year 1: 5.0 courses + Ensemble, Western
Year 2: 5.0 courses + Ensemble, Western
Year 3: MIA – Level 1, Fanshawe
MIA - Level 2, Fanshawe
1.5 courses, Western
Year 4: 5.5 courses, Western
Year 5: MIA – Level 3, Fanshawe
MIA – Level 4, Fanshawe
1.0 course, Western
Music 0914 (if required), Music 1639U, Music 1641U, Music 1649A/B, Music 1651A/B, Music 1710F/G, Music 1750F/G, Music 1920.
Ensemble: One, or more, of Music 1901, Music 1902, Music 1903, Music 1904, Music 1905, Music 1906, Music 1910, Music 1911, Music 1912, Music 1913.
0.5 course from: Music 1629A/B, Music 1730A/B, Music 1802A/B.
0.5 course from an Faculty.
0.5 course from a Faculty other than Music.
Music 2639U or the former Music 2635A/B, Music 2641U or the former Music 2636A/B, Music 2651A/B or the former Music 2649A/B, Music 2671F/G or the former Music 2650A/B, Music 2750F/G or the former Music 2710F/G or the former Music 2711F/G, Music 2920.
Ensemble: One or more of Music 2901, Music 2902, Music 2903, Music 2904, Music 2905, Music 2906, Music 2910, Music 2911, Music 2912, Music 2913.
1.0 course from the Faculty of Music.
1.0 course from a Faculty other than Music.
1.5 courses from any Faculty.
2.5 courses at the 2000 level or above from the Faculty of Music.
1.5 courses from the Faculty of Music.
1.5 courses from a Faculty other than Music.
1.0 course from any Faculty
Note: In the Bachelor of Musical Arts program, no more than 8.0 courses may be numbered 1000-1999.
Beginning in Year 3, students must maintain an overall weighted average of 70% with no more than 1.0 unsatisfactory course attempts in any given academic year.