Music Diploma Admission Requirements

    • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
    • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and two academic Grade 12 courses.
    • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    • Audition, theory test, ear test, interview.

    For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

  • Admission Note:


    All students planning to enter the Music Diploma program must audition.  This process includes performance of repertoire, an ear test, an interview and a theory exam.  Applicants must demonstrate a thorough and fluent knowledge of the fundamentals of music (Rudiments).  Please refer to Audition Requirements for more information.

    Approximately three weeks after their audition, students will receive notification of their acceptance or nonacceptance to the Music Diploma program.