School of Communications, Media and Design - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-secondary Program Music Industry Arts and Performance - Programa en Industria Musical y de la Interpretación

School of Communications, Media and Design - Centennial College - Toronto


Centennial College´s Music Industry Arts and Performance (MIAP) program turns your passion for popular, world or indigenous music into an exciting and lasting career in a wide range of fields relating to music.

This unique advanced music diploma program, offered at the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, takes three years to complete. During this time, Music Industry Arts and Performance course work helps you to:

Nurture musicality and creativity
Raise awareness of a variety of music cultures
Build knowledge of music-related technologies
Develop business and entrepreneurial skills
Professional musicians mentor you during private lessons and ensemble rehearsals. This hands-on experience is further enhanced by a six-week field placement in the final semester that provides practical experience in the real world.

You choose a stream of study in the third year of this college music program that allows for specialization. You may join either the music creation and business stream or the music creation and technology stream.

As a graduate of the Music Industry Arts and Performance program, you will be a versatile, culturally aware musician and singer with the technological and business savvy necessary to work in the music industry of today and tomorrow.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

Attend a mandatory program admission session, where you will:
audition on a primary instrument or voice
complete an evaluation of your music theory knowledge
complete a questionnaire about your music background and training


Start Date:Fall

Semester 1
Creativity in Context
College Communication 1
Musicianship 1
Music Theory 1
Musical Creativity 1
Popular Music in Culture
Private Lessons 1
Ensemble 1

Semester 2
College Communication 2
Musicianship 2
Music Theory 2
Musical Creativity 2
History of Western Art Music
Introduction to Music Technology
Private Lessons 2
Ensemble 2

Semester 3
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Composition 1
Worlds of Music
The Art of Performance
Digital Music Creation
Music Business Fundamentals
Private Lessons 3
Ensemble 3

Semester 4
General Education Elective
Composition 2
Indigenous Music in Culture
Introduction to Audio Engineering
Musical Entrepreneurship
Private Lessons 4
Ensemble 4

Semester 5
General Education Elective
Music Creations for Media 1
Music Marketing and Social Media
Private Lessons 5
Ensemble 5
Live Sound Engineering
Advanced Sound Mixing and Editing
Advanced Sound Production and Recording
Copyright, Royalties, Licensing and Publishing
Music Marketing and Social Media
Advanced Music Business

Semester 6
Music Creation for Media 2
Music in Community
Private Lessons 6
Ensemble 6
Music Career Development
Field Placement
Recording Studio Environments
Computer Systems and Music
Advanced Digital Music Creation
Artist Management and Promotion
Music Supervision and Consulting
Music Journalism

Salidas profesionales

Freelance musician
Music creator for media
Recording engineer
Live sound technician
Music producer
Artist manager
Concert promoter
Tour manager
Music publisher
Music supervisor/consultant
Music journalist

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