Music Industry Arts and Performance
Canada, Ontario, Scarborough
|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Scarborough|
|Type||Advanced Diploma, College|
|Nominal duration||3 years, includes 1 field placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$17,343 per year
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$15,693), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
|Accommodation fee||CA$1,800 per month
The above fee is an estimated amount for for one month.
High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma, including these required courses (or equivalents):
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If you did not complete two or more consecutive full years at a recognized secondary or post-secondary education institution in a school where English is the primary language of instruction and communication, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
A relevant portfolio is required.
Applicants will be required to submit a music portfolio which must include the following:
- Two or more of the following items:
Important Instructions: Audition Videos
You can audition as a singer, rapper, or instrumentalist. As an instrumentalist, you can audition on any instrument, including turntables. The video must feature you performing “live,” that is, you must be clearly seen and heard actually singing and/or playing an instrument for the entire video (not lip-syncing, as in a music video). The pieces can be cover songs or original songs of any length. You should choose songs that you’re comfortable playing/singing and that best showcase your musical ability. Given the focus of the MIAP program, songs aligned with popular music (such as blues, rock, country, soul, hip-hop, r&b, etc.), world music (non-Western music), and/or Indigenous music are preferred. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks can be used, but your playing/singing must be clearly heard above any pre-recorded accompaniment.
You must choose ONE primary instrument (such as “voice” or “guitar”), and both of your audition videos should feature you on your primary instrument. If your primary instrument is voice, you can accompany yourself on guitar, piano, or another instrument if you like, but only your voice will be evaluated.
Centennial College’s Music Industry Arts and Performance (MIAP) program will turn your passion for popular, world or Indigenous music into an exciting and lasting career in various music-related fields.
This unique advanced music diploma program, offered at the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, will take three years to complete. During this time, Music Industry Arts and Performance coursework will help you to:
- Nurture musicality and creativity;
- Become aware of a variety of music cultures;
- Build knowledge of music-related technologies;
- Develop business and entrepreneurial skills.
In the third year of this college Music program, you’ll choose a stream of study that will allow for specialization. You may join the music creation and business stream or the music creation and technology stream.
As a graduate of the Music Industry Arts and Performance program, you’ll be a versatile, culturally-aware musician and singer with the technological and business savvy necessary to work and make money in the music industry of today and tomorrow.
Professional musicians will mentor you during private lessons and ensemble rehearsals. Six-week field placement will further enhance this hands-on experience in the final semester, providing practical experience in the real world.
- Freelance musician
- Music creator for media
- Recording engineer
- Live sound technician
- Music producer
- Artist manager
- Concert promoter
- Tour manager
- Music publisher
- Music supervisor/consultant
- Music journalist