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Bachelor of

Length of Study

Bachelor: 4 years
Diploma: 2 years

Study Options


Credential Granted

Degree (B.Mus.)
Diploma (Music)


September (Fall intake)

Jazz, rock, pop, metal, blues, soul, country, electronica, hip hop: if you sing, play, write, or record it, we teach it. Bring your energy and creativity to MacEwan University and realize your goal of becoming a professional in the ever-evolving world of contemporary popular music.

In this rigorous Bachelor of Music program, we emphasize the importance of learning by doing, in classrooms and studios, on stages big and small. You will develop your talent together with your fellow students guided by internationally renowned, award-winning faculty. This hands-on experience is enhanced by studies in performance, theory, composition, musicology, career management, recording and production, digital audio technology, and research.

In the Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Popular Music, you gain the skills, insights, credentials and connections you need to pursue a career as a professional musician, performer, creator and leader in the music industry. This four-year degree program has the option to obtain a diploma after the completion of the first two years.

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Recording and production major

Take your interest in recording and production to new heights. We are now offering a degree in recording and production major, the only one of its kind in Canada. Explore your passion for acoustics and psychoacoustics, recording engineering and production, and mastering.


Calling all music lovers

Join us for some of Edmonton's finest student ensemble and individual performances. Big band, jazz, rock, pop. Prepare to be impressed, no matter your musical taste.

Designing album cover art

When music alumnus (1988) Mike Rud's new album, Salome's Dance, was produced by MacEwan University's record label, students were involved in the production and in the album cover design. "I was amazed by all of the hard work that went into the design," said Mike.


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Hit the right note

Share your passion. Show your talent. During the audition process, it's your time to shine.