Academic Calendar - 2020

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020

Western Main Campus

Other - Non Modular Program BACHELOR OF MUSIC WITH HONOURS IN MUSIC THEORY - admission discontinued
Don Wright Faculty of Music - Music Program - Bachelor of Music



Admission to this program is discontinued effective September 1, 2020. Students enrolled in the program will be allowed to graduate until August 31, 2024, upon fulfillment of the program requirements.

Students enrolled in this program who wish to change their enrollment to the new Bachelor of Music with Honours in Music Research must contact the Don Wright Faculty of Music.

Admission Requirements


Six approved Grade 12U and/or M level courses including English (ENG4U) and recommendation of the Faculty on the basis of an audition and interview.  

Students recommended for admission to the Bachelor of Music (BMus) programs take a Common First Year as described below.

Students not recommended for admission to the Common First Year of the Bachelor of Music (BMus) programs are automatically considered for admission to the first year of the BA (Music) program.

Piano proficiency at the Grade VI level is strongly recommended before entrance. See Music 0914 in the UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION section.

Common First Year

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 any Faculty.
0.5 course from a Faculty other than Music.

*Students who cannot demonstrate competence in theory rudiments, melody writing and elementary harmony will be required to acquire such competence, by taking Music 0601A or through independent study, prior to enroling in Music 1649A/B. Students who can demonstrate an advanced level of competence in harmony may be granted prerequisite standing for Music 1649A/B and may enroll in Music 1651A/B.

Admission Requirements after Year I Music

Completion of Ensemble requirement; Music 1920, Music 1710F/G, Music 1750F/G or the former Music 1711F/G; Music 1649A/B and a mark of at least 70% in Music 1651A/B or the former Music 1650A/B, Music 1639U or the former Music 1635A/B, Music 1641U or the former Music 1636A/B, one half-course Music elective, one half-course from any Faculty, one half-course non-Music elective; a weighted average of at least 70%, no mark less than 60% in Music courses, and a passing grade in non-Music courses.

Admission requirements after Year II Music

Completion of all courses specified for Years I and II of the program (except Music 0914); a cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in Music courses; no mark less than 60% in senior Music courses, a passing grade in each non-Music course; a mark of at least 70% in Music 1651A/B or the former Music 1650A/B, Music 2651A/B or the former Music 2649A/B, Music 2671F/G or the former Music 2650A/B.


Module/Program Information


Second Year

Music 2629 or 1.0 non-music elective, 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 or equivalent from a Faculty other than Music.


Third Year

Music 3649A/B, Music 3650A/B.
Music 3920 and Ensemble* (Music 3901, Music 3902, Music 3903, Music 3904, Music 3905, Music 3906, Music 3910, Music 3911, Music 3912, Music 3913), or 1.0 music elective.
1.5 courses from: Music 3601A/B, Music 3602A/B, Music 3603A/B, Music 3604A/B, Music 3610A/B, Music 3611A/B, Music 3620A/B, Music 3621A/B.
0.5 music history elective (3000 or above).
1.0 music or non-music elective.

* The ensemble requirement becomes an optional elective for those students not registered in Music 3920.

Fourth Year

Music 4630A/B/Y.
Music 4920 and Ensemble* (Music 4901, Music 4902, Music 4903, Music 4904, Music 4905, Music 4906, Music 4910, Music 4911, Music 4912, Music 4913), or 1.0 music elective.
1.5 courses from: Music 3601A/B, Music 3602A/B, Music 3603A/B, Music 3604A/B, Music 3610A/B, Music 3611A/B, Music 3620A/B, Music 3621A/B.
0.5 music history elective (3000 or above).
0.5 music or non-music elective.
1.0 non-music elective.

* The ensemble requirement becomes an optional elective for those students not registered in Music 4920.


Progression


If a student fails to meet admission requirements, permission to proceed in an Honours Music program may be granted by the Dean on the recommendation of the Department concerned; special conditions on future registration may be imposed.

The basic progression and graduation requirement is completion of the previous year's approved program of study, with a weighted average of at least 70% and no grade less than 60% in Music courses, and a passing grade in each non-Music course.

The continued registration of a student ineligible to progress to the subsequent year of an Honours program will be restricted to courses required to complete the BMusA degree or the three-year BA (Music) degree.