Queen's University

The Dan School of Drama and Music, operating within the Faculty of Arts and Science, offers three Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Music for students who wish to integrate the study of music into a broad academic education in the humanities or sciences.

Frequently asked questions

  • No audition is necessary for the BA/BAH concentration programs in Music.
  • Yes, most courses offered by Music are open to B.A. students.
  • Yes, we offer a rudiments course (MUSC 104) to prepare students for music courses that require a rudimentary knowledge of music theory (theory and musicology). Students who have prior advanced rudiments experience may contact the department to request exemption from the MUSC 104 pre-requisite on applicable courses. 
  • Yes, non-B.Mus. students including B.A. and B.Sc. students can take Applied Music (private lessons), although space is limited to certain instruments each year and to candidates who pass the audition. The course code is MUSC 124, and auditions occur during Orientation Week.
  • Yes, after a successful audition non-B.Mus. students, including B.A. and B.Sc. students, can participate in ensembles. Auditions occur in the first week of classes.

For a full list of Degree Plans, see the Academic Calendar