Certificate in Music Technologies

Accredited by Camosun College


The Music Technologies certificate program is offered exclusively online through a partnership between the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun College. Designed for accomplished musicians, this program will allow you to acquire a basic competency in digital technologies applicable to modern practice in professional music-making and sound design. You will learn about digital notation, music sequencing, digital instrumentation, audio recording, mixing and editing.

The Music Technologies certificate is a series of online courses that may be taken part-time over three semesters. You will study basic software and hardware technologies and explore practical applications of technologies.

This credential supplements and complements traditional practical or academic postsecondary music credentials and may be taken parallel to the Diploma in Music Performance program or other postsecondary music credential, or concurrent with active professional practice in music.

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you’ll be well-prepared to apply basic music technologies to the active practice, creation and design of sound and music in a professional or educational setting, or to continue to the advanced study of individual technologies for personal or professional use.

Delivered in a fully online format (the only one in Canada!), this program builds on your traditional music studies and opens up the current world of music-making and sound design.

Over a series of online courses, which may be taken part-time over three semesters, you’ll learn to discuss and assess music technologies, including digital notation, music sequencing, digital instrumentation; audio recording, mixing and editing.

You’ll be able to apply your new skills to the capture and design of sound and music in virtually all professional or academic music settings.

How to Apply

Applications are for September or January intake. Applicants will pay an application fee and submit an application form to both the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun College. Contact [email protected] for details.

Application Forms
Admission Requirements

Proof of completion of at least a “C” in MUSC 110 or equivalent. The expected Minimum Music Competency theory/rudiments level is the equivalent of RCM Grade 6 or MUSC 110. Please note that MUSC 110 is a classroom course, and cannot be taken online. You may alternatively choose to complete a written Theory Placement Assessment (TPA) through the Conservatory.

Application and Audition Dates

For September intake: please apply to Camosun and submit your Victoria Conservatory of Music application materials by July 1.

Tuition Costs

Effective September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023

$4,770 (domestic)

For international tuition, please contact Camosun International.

This program of study does not meet the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) criteria for Off-campus Work program or a Post-graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The Victoria Conservatory of Music supports your talent and financial investment. This year, we provided over $65,000 in entrance and continuing scholarships for students enrolled specifically in the Performance Diploma program, as well as over $100,000 in general scholarships. Diploma students also have access to Camosun College’s scholarship and bursary program.

Additionally, there are many financial resources to access while you are at Camosun College to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships and awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Arts and Science.


Courses are taught on the Victoria Conservatory of Music campus at 900 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria, or by distance learning.

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Notice: This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training and as such has not been reviewed.

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We’d love to hear from you!

Interested in a Postsecondary program? We’re more than happy to connect with you one-on-one. Call 250.386.5311 or email to arrange a time.

David Visentin, Director of Postsecondary Studies
Dr. Alexander Richards, Student Information and Program Assistant