Minor in Music


The Minor in Music provides students with a grounding in contemporary practices, and caters to those interested in expressive cultural traditions from across the globe, including popular music and world music. It features an open and inclusive approach to the study of music that embraces broad perspectives on materials, context, and presentation, and uses contemporary digital technologies to develop an understanding of music creation and performance. This minor may be applied towards any KPU bachelor’s degree.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts

Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/music

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing a Minor in Music  must be admitted to KPU for undergraduate studies.

Declaration Requirements

Students pursuing this minor must declare their intention prior to graduation. A minor may only be declared as part of a bachelor’s degree.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses. The Music Minor requires completion of twenty-four (24) credits as follows:

Lower Level
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Introduction to Popular Music
Introduction to World Music
Music Technology I
Global Drumming and Cultural Expression
Music Technology II
Upper Level
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Special Topics
Applied Desktop Recording
World Music
Music Video Production
Total Credits24

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the minor as part of a bachelor’s degree program, transcripts will indicate a Minor in Music.

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