Contemporary Music & Technology
- Length of Study 2 Years/3 Years
- Accreditation Diploma/Advanced Diploma
- Campus Tenth Street Campus
It may seem counter-intuitive for aspiring musicians to tuck themselves away in a remote mountain community. Well, it most definitely is not. Nelson is a mecca for artists with live music filling stages nearly every night of the week. The School of the Arts is set against this backdrop with our Music & Technology program a stalwart of the Tenth Street Campus since 1989. Our exceptional instructors are working artists still recording and taking the stage, driven by a passion and enthusiasm they’ll impart onto you.
Based on the world-renowned Berklee College of Music curriculum, our School of the Arts Music & Technology Diploma Program prepares students for a career by studying and practicing contemporary music. Individual lessons on your instrument, a solid grounding in music theory, and ear training are provided by invested instructors. Our program’s technology focus furthers our graduates’ employability in this exciting field.
The Advanced Diploma in Music offers graduates of the Selkirk College Music & Technology program a chance to continue their learning with our expert instructors. Students can take their area of expertise to the next level and further develop their craft by honing their skills to the contemporary music industry.
Berklee Academic Partnership
The Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program is a Berklee Academic Partner and is delivered with the Berklee curriculum. Academic partnerships are the most comprehensive partnerships Berklee has with external educational institutions. Through a Credit Transfer Agreement, the curricular alignment between Berklee and Selkirk College allows students to transfer specific courses taken at Selkirk College to Berklee in order to complete their program of study. Learn more about this partnership.
It’s a competitive industry so set yourself up for success. Be employable with our technology training and practice of popular music concepts. Graduates of the Music & Technology Program go on to become performers, recording engineers, composers, songwriters, and teach private lessons.
Our students also successfully transfer into Canadian institutions including Capilano University, Humber College, McGill University, McEwan University, and the University of Victoria. Let us help you find your pathway to success.