Contemporary Music & Technology
- Length of Study 2 Years
- Accreditation Diploma
- Campus Tenth Street Campus
It may seem counter intuitive for an aspiring musician 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 Music Program prepares students for a career by studying and practicing contemporary music. Individual lessons on your instrument, solid grounding in music theory and ear training are provided by invested instructors. Our program’s technology focus furthers our graduates employ ability in this exciting field.
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.
The Music Program has an articulation agreement with the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Receive direct credits for equivalent Berklee music courses. This may reduce your required credits for completion of a Berklee program to as few as 48 for the diploma program, or 60 for the degree program.
Our students also successfully transfer into Canadian institutions including Capilano University, Humber College, McGill University, McEwan University and the University of Victoria.
Selkirk College music students may choose to study for one semester in Kingston, Jamaica under a student exchange program with Edna Manley College of the Performing and Visual Arts (EMCVPA). Students may also transfer to finish their bachelor’s degree at EMCVPA. Read more about this partnership.