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Pursue a Bachelor of Music degree that incorporates the Foundation Year Program into the first-year curriculum, and you’ll gain with a deeper understanding of music as a social phenomenon and vector of philosophical, psychological and cultural expression. You can also pursue a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music, or combine an interest in music with another subject, such as theatre.

FYP counts for four of your five first year credits with a preparatory music credit rounding out your course load.

After first year, you will take classes at King’s and at Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts.

Bachelor of Music students will choose one of the following concentrations:

  • General studies
  • Composition
  • Musicology
  • Performance

Non-music majors can take elective classes to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of music.

“I came for FYP and I stayed for everything else.”

Leah Collins Lipsett
Leah Collins Lipsett

Freelance Journalist & Musician, Music, 2014

Find music in your degree

Outside the classroom, opportunities abound for students to take the lead in all kinds of musical endeavours. Join Paul Halley, the Grammy Award-winning music and chapel choir director in the College’s traditional chapel choir or perform in Big Night, our campus celebration of campus musical talent, or in a King’s Theatrical Society musical production. You can even put together a band or take part in the weekly open mic nights in the Wardroom.

More Opportunities

Students in their first year of study may be interested in First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs), interdisciplinary study groups that augment and expand your first-year curriculum.

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