While no formal articulation agreements are in place between Capilano University's Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies program and other undergraduate jazz diploma and degree programs, Capilano University's Jazz Studies program grants transfer credit for courses taken at other post-secondary institutions if they are applicable and have suitable relevancy.
The Jazz Studies program regularly accepts students from colleges in B.C. such as Malaspina University College, Vancouver Community College, Kwantlen University College and Selkirk College. In addition, students have transferred from the jazz programs at Alberta's Mount Royal College, Grant MacEwan Community College and Keyano College, to complete the four-year program at Capilano University. Across Canada, Capilano University has accepted transfer students from the classical music programs at the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, Concordia College, and the University of Regina, as well as from the jazz programs at St. Francis Xavier and Humber College. Outside of Canada, Berklee College of Music (Boston, U.S.) has been another source of transfer students to Jazz Studies at Capilano University. A small number of students have transferred from music schools abroad, including the University of the Phillipines, Middlesex University (U.K.), and the George Ots Talinn Musical School in Estonia.
Because of the wide variations that exist in approach and emphasis in various music programs, the Jazz Studies program reserves the right to examine for competency according to our course requirements before transfer credit is approved.
Transfer of concentration performance instrument courses, keyboard and ear training credits will be possible only up to the placement level determined by the auditioner and by keyboard and ear training test results.
Since the Capilano program emphasizes jazz studies and many other Canadian music degree programs provide a study of traditional music, block transfer of courses to other institutions is not available. Several individual courses have, however, been accepted by institutions with similar offerings.
Please refer to the online B.C. Transfer Guide for further information.
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