Arts, Literature and Communication (ALC) and Music is a three-year, pre-university double-concentration program in which students earn two CEGEP diplomas: one in Music and one in ALC. In each of the six semesters, students take courses from the General Education component, from the Music program and from the ALC program.

The Double DECs are designed for students who:

  • want to pursue their music studies but wish to broaden their knowledge and experience in another field
  • know they want to pursue one field at university but want to continue studying a broad range of subjects
  • are not yet sure which area to pursue at university but want to keep their options open by completing two diplomas.

Our Music and Double DEC programs are unique in Quebec thanks to our partnership with the prestigious Schulich School of Music of McGill University.

WHY CHOOSE MUSIC AND ALC AT MARIANOPOLIS?

If you are interested in orchestral, choral, opera, baroque, chamber or jazz music, you should take Music at Marianopolis. The program combines intensive musical study with a range of other disciplines to provide you with a balanced course profile.

ALC students are a diverse group who share a fascination with ideas and the ways they can be expressed. Art and creative writing classes are not program requirements and you don’t need to be an artist to apply. Readers and critics are just as welcome (and successful) as performers and creators. In fact, the balance between thinkers and makers produces some fascinating, provocative discussions. This program will appeal to those interested in learning more about forms of cultural and artistic expression in courses like art history and cinema; studying subjects like literature and philosophy; and developing skills in creative writing, visual and performing arts.

Certificates

You can also participate in a certificate in Environmental Studies, Gender and Sex/uality Studies, International Studies, Law and Social Justice, Native Studies or Third World Studies.

WHERE DOES IT LEAD?

The double concentration in Arts, Literature and Communication and Music prepares you for studies in the Music and Arts, Literature and Communication fields, including General Arts, Communications, Fine Arts, Modern Languages and Education as well as Performance, Composition, Conducting, Technology/Computer Applications, Communication Arts such as Radio and Television, Musicology and Research, and Music Therapy.

For more information on the special features of the Marianopolis Music program, including its facilities, instruments, auditions and prerequisites, please visit the MUSIC information page. For further information on the second concentration, please refer to the ARTS, LITERATURE AND COMMUNICATION page.

SEMESTER SNAPSHOTS

SEMESTER 1

English

Physical Education

Principle Instrument I

Music Literature I

Ear Training and Theory I

Perspectives in Arts and Literature I

Choose 2 Exploration courses


SEMESTER 2

English

Physical Education

Principle Instrument II

Music Literature II

Ear Training and Theory II

Perspectives in Arts and Literature II

Choose 2 Techniques course


SEMESTER 3

French

Physical Education

Large Ensemble and Complementary

Instrument I

Music Technology

Ear Training and Theory III

Perspectives in Contemporary Arts and Literature

Choose 2 Critique courses


SEMESTER 4

French

Humanities

Complementary

Large Ensemble and Complementary

Instrument II

Ear Training and Theory IV

Choose 2 Creation courses

SEMESTER 5

English

Humanities

Principle Instrument III

Music Literature III

Small Ensemble and Complementary Instrument III

Choose 1 Exploration course

Choose 1 Creation course


SEMESTER 6

English

Humanities

Complementary

Integrative Project

Principle Instrument IV

Music Literature IV

Choose 1 Critique course


 
 

Want to know more?

If you have questions about the Music or Double DECs with Music programs, please contact:

Hugh Cawker
Coordinator, Music Program
514.931.8792, ext. 380
h.cawker@marianopolis.edu

For more information on applying

Admissions Office
514.931.8792, ext. 300
admissions@marianopolis.edu