Music and ALC
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.
You can also participate in a certificate in Environmental Studies, Gender and Sex/uality Studies, International Studies, Law and Social Justice, Indigenous 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.
Principal Instrument I
Music Literature I
Ear Training and Theory I
Perspectives in Arts and Literature I
Choose 2 Exploration courses
Principal Instrument II
Music Literature II
Ear Training and Theory II
Perspectives in Arts and Literature II
Choose 2 Techniques course
Large Ensemble and Complementary
Ear Training and Theory III
Perspectives in Contemporary Arts and Literature
Choose 2 Critique courses
Large Ensemble and Complementary
Ear Training and Theory IV
Choose 2 Creation courses
Principal Instrument III
Music Literature III
Small Ensemble and Complementary Instrument III
Choose 1 Exploration course
Choose 1 Creation course
Principal Instrument IV
Music Literature IV
Choose 1 Critique course