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Professional Music is a 4-year, Bachelor of Fine Arts program. The program will start in September 2021 and we’ll begin accepting applications starting from September 2020.


Academic Requirements


An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent

Six grade 12 U or M courses

 

A minimum average of 70% in six Grade 12 courses (subject to competition)


Non-Academic Requirements


During the application process, you'll be asked to submit a portfolio with materials that reflect talents and achievements. After you've submitted your application through the Toronto Met application portal, you'll receive instructions about how to submit your portfolio.

Essay instructions for Option 1:
Please compose a statement (up to 500 words) about the genre you chose for your demo, its historical antecedents, musical structure, and what about this genre attracts you and others to it. Include a brief explanation of the creative process behind your music project. End your statement with an explanation as to why you are pursuing a university education and why you think you are a good fit for this program.
 
Essay instructions for Option 2:
Please compose a statement (up to 500 words) with an explanation as to why you chose the business described in your executive summary. Include why you are interested in a career in the business of music, and what draws you to this industry. End your statement with an explanation as to why you are pursuing a university education and why you think you are a good fit for this program.
 

 Please save your written statement as a .pdf file.

Prepare a current resumé/curriculum vitae highlighting education, musical experience, work experience, volunteer experience, and extracurricular activities. 

 Please save your resumé as a .pdf file.

We're looking for students who are truly passionate about music. This program is not only for aspiring musicians and performance artists. Whether you want to be a recording artist or a sound engineer, a band manager or an event producer, a corporate music executive or entrepreneur, or any of the many growing roles in the technology-enhanced global music business, this is the program for you. You will be exposed to areas like music production and the music-making process, intellectual property policy and practice, and live audio production, in a program that includes many other comprehensive business and marketing-oriented courses.

As a part of your application, please select one of two options as follows:

Option 1: 

Submit a demo of original recorded material; a music DIY project created by you. It can be a single piece or a compilation containing a solo performance, a group/band performance, electronic music, a beat, a production, or arrangement. You may have collaborators. This demo is your opportunity to present your musical identity. It is a chance for you to show us your passion and experience in music. Demos should not exceed four minutes in length. They can be submitted in audio or video formats. To support your demo, please be sure to include the 500 word essay for Option 1, described below (also a part of your application).

Option 2: 

Submit a business executive summary for a music business start-up. This may be a business you have contemplated or something hypothetical in nature. Your approach should be innovative, focused on solving a real issue or need in the music industry. The executive summary is an overview of a business plan. It is intended to create excitement and motivate the reader to continue reading. You are not writing a business plan for this exercise. The executive summary will encapsulate the company’s identity, mission and values statements. The summary should include an overview of the company’s business model, a SWOT analysis, and business path (type of business, location, goals, objectives). The executive summary should be a minimum of 500 words, a maximum of 800 words. To support your executive summary, please be sure to include the 500 word essay for Option 2, described below (also a part of your application).

 Use YouTube or Google Drive to show us your work. Please provide a link to your work in a .pdf file and upload this file (see Submission Instructions below).

Reference Forms are a requirement for admission consideration. Two forms must be completed and submitted:

  • One must be from a current or past academic reference (e.g. guidance counsellor, teacher, professor). This form is titled “Academic Reference 1” in the ChooseTMU applicant portal. 
  • One reference should be from a collaborator, supervisor, or employer — this can be any individual who works with you in a musical or professional capacity. This form is titled “Reference 2” in the ChooseTMU applicant portal

 See Submission instructions.


How to Apply


Visit Toronto Met Admissions, opens in new window for instructions on downloading and submitting your application forms.

Once you've submitted your application, you'll get an email confirmation with instructions on how to set-up your Toronto Met online identity. In the email, you'll also be given a Ryerson Student Number.

Important: you must label all your portfolio materials with your Ryerson Student Number

 

Once you've received your email confirmation and have activated your TMU online identity, you can begin the process of submitting your transcripts and supporting documents through the ChooseTMU applicant portal.

What documents do I need to submit?

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Supplementary Form
  • Supporting Documents
  • Non-Academic Requirements
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Please visit the Document Submission page to determine what documents you are required to submit and how to submit them.