School of Music Technology and Creativity

“The creation and manipulation of sound

lies at the heart of all music making.”

The VCM’s School of Music Technology and Creativity (SMTC) offers innovative programs that open the mind through creativity, building on a solid foundation of traditional approaches and methodologies that have inspired VCM students for over 50 years to look deeper into music, to discover how it all works, and to create their own. Developing fine musicians requires training from multiple areas, and the SMTC is at the hub, offering classes and lessons in music writing and arranging for all genres, including Songwriting, and scoring music for film and gaming.

Note: For programs in Classical Music Theory, follow this link – Classical Music Theory – to the Theory section under the Ann & George Nation Conservatory School of Classical Music.

The SMTC boasts a new cutting-edge Music Technology Lab and Recording & Production Listening and Control room, where youth and adults can participate in classes, workshops, and lessons available that develop skills in the use of a wide range of software, including Digital Notation (Finale, Sibelius), Sequencing (Ableton, Reaper, Cycling ’74 Max 7) , Digital Audio Workstation – DAW (Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Digital Performer), Live Streaming (WireCast), Video (Final Cut Pro), the use of electronic and virtual sound, and new this year, also in Recording & Production.

Recording and Production Project Award

Launched in May 2019, the Recording & Production Project Award is intended to support current students of the VCM*, developing as emerging music artists, who aspire to record themselves and/or other emerging music artists, through a personal or collaborative creative and entrepreneurial project.

Past Recipients:  Alyra Myrkwood (2019), Michael Wilford (2020), Max Francis (2021), Ethan Schultz-Anderson (2022)

For more information about this award including application form, see Recording and Production Project Award Info and Application

Check out the VCM’s Music Technology Lab and programs!

See also the Certificate in Music Technologies, a postsecondary program offered online through the VCM/Camosun College partnership.


Notice: All programs within the School of Music Technology and Creativity, including the Music Technology Lab, do not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review these programs.