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Master of Music [M.Mus] (Music)

 2 years
 60 Credits
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Saskatchewan

$ 5,048 

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Program Description

  • Master of Arts in Music at University of Saskatchewan is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
    • This master program has a co-op work option.
    • In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term, students must meet the GPA requirements.
    • The student to faculty ratio is 16:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
    • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
      • Experiencing Music
      • Music Theory for Vernacular Music
      • Music & Protest
    • Students learn about music career options, develop a career network, and gain valuable work experience through courses such as Understanding the Music Industry, and Arts Entrepreneurship, as well as Archival Internship and work placements.
    • Music offerings focus on three broad areas: Atlantic Canadian cultures and traditions; popular music; and the study of global traditions (e.g., West African, Eastern European, etc.) through ethnomusicology and folklore approaches.
    • The Department of Music offers programs in composition, music theory, and performance leading to the Master of Music (M.Mus.) and in musicology leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees.
    • The Master of Music in Performance includes specializations in piano, voice, trumpet, saxophone, or conducting/music education (choral or wind emphasis).
    • Career positions may include: 
      • Arts and culture administration
      • Events and cultural program management
      • Music industry
      • Private music instruction
      • Tourism, etc with an average salary of 36,475 USD per year.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Master
    Duration2 years
    Total Credits60
    Fees$ 11,144 for 2 years or 60 Credits Program
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
    Offered by College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Saskatchewan
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Applicants must have a 3-year undergraduate degree.
    • The cumulative weighted average of at least 70% in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
    • Students will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed a 3-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
    • Completed a master degree with first class in a relevant field

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

    Required Document List

    Required Documents are:

    • Three academic or professional references: Three Letters of recommendation (completed via an online application process, no need to send to CGPS from the issuing institution)
    • CV/Resume: Resume/CV should be a one or two page concise summary of skills, experience, and education.
    • Offer Letter: Students must submit have an offer letter.
    • Test Results: Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not the first language in student country, as proof of IELTS/TOEFL result scores is to be submitted.

    Application Deadline

    Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Scores Required

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition fees$5048$5048
    Total fees$5572$5572

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and board$ 6,624
    Food$ 480


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    VISA & Work Study


    • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
    • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
    • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
    • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
    • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
    • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
    • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
    • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity 
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

    Work Study

    • On-campus working options are available for full-time students.
    • In case, an institution has campuses in different cities, students must not work on the campus where they are enrolled full-time.
    • Working as a teaching or research assistant at a library, hospital, or research facility affiliated with the institution is also an option for students.
    • An International student with a valid student visa is eligible to work off-campus while completing studies.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

    • Arts and culture administration
    • Events and cultural program management
    • Music industry
    • Private music instruction
    • Tourism

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