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Graduate Diploma in Composition

This two-year program was created so you can focus intensively on training, performance, and professional opportunities. The GPD/GD program usually comes after the completion of a Master of Music degree. Compared to the Master of Music, it requires fewer academic courses and is focused on your skills and interests. If you want to dig in deeper before launching your career, this program is perfect for you.

Major Areas
Jazz and Contemporary Music – Composition

Level: Graduate

Normal Program Length and Credits: 2 years, 29 credits required for graduation.

Admissions Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree, post-secondary conservatory diploma, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Academic record demonstrating the capacity to excel in full-time studies
  • Applicants in composition must submit a portfolio of completed compositions demonstrating advanced compositional skills in a variety of media