The Faculties of Fine Arts and Education jointly offer a 52-course (156.0 credit hour) Combined Degrees program leading to the degrees Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.). Upon successful completion of the Combined Degrees program, the student receives the B.Mus. degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts and the B.Ed. degree from the Faculty of Education.
Students begin in the Pre-B.Mus./B.Ed. program in the Faculty of Fine Arts, where they progress toward completion of Fine Arts degree requirements and prepare to meet the admission requirements for the Faculty of Education. After completion of the minimum admission requirements for the Faculty of Education, students may apply and, if accepted, be formally enrolled in the B.Mus./B.Ed. Combined Degrees program.
Students are not officially in the Combined Degrees program until they have been admitted to both the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Education.
Applications are accepted for the Pre-B.Mus./B.Ed. and B.Mus./B.Ed. programs for the fall term only. Applicants should consult Admission for general admission requirements, policies, and deadlines.
1.Faculty of Fine Arts Admission Requirements for the Pre-B.Mus./B.Ed. and B.Mus./B.Ed.
In addition to the general admission requirements outlined in Admission, applicants to the Pre-B.Mus./B.Ed. and B.Mus./B.Ed. programs must successfully audition for Music Studio by the appropriate decision document deadline (see www.ulethbridge.ca/ross/admissions/undergrad/deadlines). Audition procedures are indicated within Fine Arts, Admission.
Enrolment in these programs is limited and admission is competitive; selections are made based on the following:
a.Academic proficiency, as demonstrated by grade achievement; and
2.Faculty of Education Admission Requirements for the B.Mus./B.Ed.
Based on the Faculty’s quota system, normally a total of 216 students will be admitted to Bachelor of Education programs (Combined Degrees and After Degree) each year. Admission for this undergraduate teacher preparation program is available in the fall term only.
Because admission to the Faculty is competitive within each teaching major, the completion of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Successful applicants are selected each year from a pool that includes both Combined Degrees and After Degree applicants.
Applicants are encouraged to consult early with Student Program Services in the Faculty of Education regarding admission requirements and program planning.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the Faculty of Education:
a.Completion of a minimum of 14 University of Lethbridge or transferable courses (42.0 credit hours), including at least five courses (15.0 credit hours) in B.Mus. major.
Note: Due to the sequencing of required courses, the Faculty of Fine Arts strongly advises students to apply to the Faculty of Education for admission only after completing of three years of study in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Students who opt to apply to the Faculty of Education earlier should consult with an academic advisor in the Faculty of Fine Arts to discuss the implications entering the Faculty of Education may have on their remaining requirements in the B.Mus.
b.A minimum admission GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.00 scale), calculated on all University of Lethbridge and transferable courses taken within the terms containing the last 14 courses (42.0 credit hours). All courses must be graded.
c.A minimum major GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.00 scale), calculated on all graded courses comprising the B.Mus. major.
d.Education 2500 - Orientation to Teaching (or equivalent) including a favourable recommendation from the instructor (see Faculty of Education, Education 2500 Prerequisite).
e.Only courses completed by the admission document deadline will be considered for admission (see www.ulethbridge.ca/ross/admissions/undergrad/deadlines). Exceptions are made for the completion of Education 2500 when applicants are completing the course over the spring or summer preceding admission.
f.Special Case Admission
Applicants who have a satisfactory academic record but who, for some reason, had a period of time when their performance was significantly lower may apply for Special Case admission (up to four such applicants may be admitted each year). See Faculty of Education, Special Case Admission for details.
g.Admission Procedures Available to Students of Aboriginal Descent
The Faculty of Education provides two alternative admission opportunities for applicants of Aboriginal descent. See Faculty of Education, Admission Procedures Available to Students of Indigenous Descent for details.
h.Returning after Withdrawal or Required Withdrawal from the Faculty of Education
Students who withdrew or who were required to withdraw from the Faculty of Education should refer to Faculty of Education, Readmission after Withdrawal.
1.Completion of at least 32 courses (96.0 credit hours) from disciplines offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts and Science, or the School of Liberal Education with a GPA of at least 2.00 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale).
2.A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on the University of Lethbridge 4.0 scale) on all Music and/or Music Studio courses.
3.Completion of the Liberal Education List Requirement (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement).
4.Completion of at least 12 Music and/or Music Studio courses at the 3000/4000 level.
5.A maximum of three Independent Studies (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).
6.Not more than eight courses may be taken at the 0100/1000 level for credit toward the degree. Activity courses and courses numbered in the range of 0502 to 0530 are exempted from this limit (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).
Music Studio 2148 - Studio I - Instrument
Music Studio 2248 - Studio II - Instrument
Music Studio 3348 - Studio III - Instrument
Music Studio 3448 - Studio IV - Instrument
Music Studio 3548 - Studio V - Instrument
Music Studio 3648 - Studio VI - Instrument
Music 2080 - Western Art Music
Music 2090 - The Eighteenth Century
Music 3090 - The Medieval Era to the Early Baroque
Music 3480 - The Nineteenth Century
Music 3580 - The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries
Music 1160 - Foundations of Music Theory
Music 2260 - Harmony in the Common Practice
Music 3360 - Chromatic Harmony
Music 3460 - Harmony and Form in Jazz and Popular Music
Music 3660 - Analysis of Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Music
Music 4660 - Form and Analysis
*Music 2161 - Musicianship Skills I
*Music 2261 - Musicianship Skills II
*Music 3361 - Musicianship Skills III
*Music 3461 - Musicianship Skills IV
Music 3500 - Conducting I
Music 3600 - Conducting II
Music 3738 - Music Education Technologies
Six Ensemble Activity courses (Each Music Ensemble Activity counts as one-half course (i.e., 1.5 credit hours))
Music 2500 - Introduction to Music Technology
Music 2850 - Topics in Music
Music 3000 - Seminar in Music (Series)
Music 3030 - Film Music
Music 3080 - Popular Music History (Series)
Music 3149 - Composition I
Music 3560 - Musicians' Health and Health Research
Music 3606 - Orchestration
Music 3660 - Analysis of Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Music (if not chosen to meet the Theory requirement)
Music 3721 - World Music
Music 3734 - Portfolio and Music Industry
Music 3850 - Topics in Music
Music 3871 - Opera Workshop I
Music 4080 - Music After 1945
Music 4660 - Form and Analysis (if not chosen to meet the Theory requirement)
Music 4721 - Canadian Music
Music 4850 - Topics in Music
Music Studio 4748 - Studio VII - Instrument
Two Music Ensemble Activity courses (1.5 credit hours each)
*1.5 credit hours.
Note: Composition is not available as a Studio area in the B.Mus./B.Ed.
Music Ensemble Activity participation is determined by the focus of the Music major and must be fulfilled as follows:
Not more than two Music Ensemble Activities may be counted toward the Ensemble participation requirement in a given term.
Music Ensemble Activity
Studio wind & percussion
University Singers or Women’s Chorus
Studio pianist & guitarist
Music Ensemble Activity 2450,
Contemporary and Electroacoustics Ensemble
Orchestra (or through other approved ensemble or Independent Study by permission of the Department of Music)
1.Application and admission to the Faculty of Education.
2.Completion of the equivalent of 20 Education courses including:
1Professional Semesters I, II, and III
2One Education Foundation course
3Three Education electives
1Students entering the Faculty of Education should note that practicum placements include locations outside of Lethbridge. Students must be prepared to travel. Some locations require relocation Monday to Friday. While not an admission requirement to the Faculty of Education, some school jurisdictions and schools may require a criminal record check (or equivalent) from student teachers prior to practicum. The student is responsible for the cost of obtaining such documentation.
2The Education Foundation Requirement may be met in the following ways:
a.One course from the following list:
Education 4310 - Comparative Studies of Education in Developed and Third World Nations
Education 4311 - World Issues and Problems in Education
Education 4320 - Education and Society from a Sociological Perspective
Education 4321 - Social Issues in Education
Education 4341 - Foundations of Multicultural Education in Canada
Education 4360 - Studies in the History of Western Education
Education 4361 - History of Canadian Education
Education 4362 - Concepts of Childhood in the History of Education
Education 4380 - Developing a Philosophy of Education
Education 4381 - Ethics of Teaching
Education 4391 - Seminar in Educational Foundations (Series)
b.One appropriate Independent Study.
c.It is strongly recommended that electives be taken from the following:
Education 3871 - Elementary Music Classroom
Education 3872 - Secondary Music Classroom
Education 3875 - Brass and Percussion Methods
Education 3876 - Woodwind and String Methods
Education 3877 - Vocal and Classroom Instruments Methods
3.Maintain a program GPA of 2.50 in Education courses.
4.Completion of the appropriate Education major as defined by the program.
5.Maintenance of a program GPA of 2.50 in the appropriate Education major.
6.Completion of the Liberal Education List Requirement (see School of Liberal Education, Liberal Education List Requirement).
Sample sequencing plans are created to provide students with an example of how to plan courses for the duration of a program. Sample sequencing plans for each program and major can be found in the applicable Program Planning Guide.
In the Combined Degrees program, students divide their time between two different Faculties or Schools which measure different standards of academic performance. Students should read the academic regulations for each Faculty or School in which a portion of the Combined Degrees will be taken. For the B.Mus./B.Ed., students should be aware of the Faculty of Education regulations and Faculty of Fine Arts regulations.
Students may elect to complete a minor in addition to a major. The minor must be a school subject and include five non-Education courses and an appropriate Education Methods course, usually selected from the Education 3700 Series. Students are eligible to receive an endorsement on their official academic transcripts upon completion of a minor. Please refer to Faculty of Education, Education Minors for information on Education minor requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 32 courses at the University of Lethbridge, including 15 Education courses, and 17 courses offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts and Science, or the School of Liberal Education, including a minimum of nine courses in Music. Students should note that the residence requirement for the B.Mus./B.Ed. is subject to the Faculty of Fine Arts transfer policy. If a student withdraws from the B.Mus./B.Ed. and is admitted to a program offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science, transfer credit will be reassessed based on the Faculty of Arts and Science transfer policy.
Eligible students in the Faculty of Education may earn up to five course credits through Applied Studies, designated by the numbers Education 2510 and Education 4980. The Applied Studies program for the Faculty of Education is coordinated through the Coordinator of Applied Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science, in consultation with the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Education.
A maximum of two Independent Studies may be completed in the B.Ed. portion of the B.Mus./B.Ed. (see Academic Regulations, Exceeding Course Limits).
Credit may be received for a maximum of two Study Tour courses (Education 4920). The Study Tours must be approved in advance by the Assistant Dean, Student Program Services, Faculty of Education (see Student Program Services for policies and procedures governing Study Tours).