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Music & Digital Media

Available at: Kingston


The Music and Digital Media (MDM) Program is the only program of its kind in Canada. This challenging program builds foundational skills related to music performance and teaching, multimedia, film and audio recording. MDM prepares students for further education and careers in music and in media industries.

The focus is on the connection between different artistic disciplines and creative integration of art forms. Studies in Music History and Theory are combined with digital media courses in Video Production and Recording. Throughout the program, students study their primary instrument/voice in 10 private applied lessons per semester. In second year, students gain experience in composition, entrepreneurial skills, and integrated arts project work.



Program Name

Music & Digital Media

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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Additional Costs

Approximately $100 for required concerts. Students also need to have access to a digital camera with manual applications and an external hard drive. Textbooks: as assigned by each instructor.

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

Semester 1
MUSC 100 Musical Language and Form 1
MUSC 101 Video Production 1
MUSC 102 Applied Music 1: Workshop
MUSC 103 Recording 1
MUSC 104 Keyboarding I
MUSC 105 Vocal Ensemble and Ear Training Lab
MUSC 106 Integrated Arts

Semester 2
MUSC 200 Musical Language and Form 2: Visual Media
MUSC 201 Video Production 2
MUSC 202 Applied Music 2: Workshop
MUSC 203 Recording 2
MUSC 204 Theory and Analysis
MUSC 205 Vocal Ensemble and Ear Training Lab 2
GENE General Education Course

Semester 3
MUSC 301 Video Production 3
MUSC 302 Applied Music 3: Ensemble Workshop
MUSC 303 Sound Design
MUSC 304 Musical Composition for Visual Media
MUSC 306 Integrated Arts Projects
MUSC 307 Entrepreneurial Skills 1
General Education Online

Semester 4
MUSC 400 Integrated Arts Performance
MUSC 402 Applied Music 4: Ensemble Workshop
MUSC 403 Audio Project
MUSC 406 Integrated Arts Installation
MUSC 407 Entrepreneurial Skills 2
GENE General Education Course

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level
  • Successful performance recording and musical background - details below
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details



Performance Recording Criteria

  • Audio or Video record using MP3, MP4 or YouTube link (professional recording is not required)
  • Include at least three contrasting selections
  • 10-15 minutes in length
  • Only one selection can be performed with other musicians
  • Applicant can perform on more than one instrument
  • Label including your name, student # and email address

Musical Background Criteria

1. Proof of Music Theory Proficiency

  • Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of music theory equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music Level 6 (Intermediate Rudiments).
  • Applicants who have achieved this standard should include a copy/scan of their RCM certificate in their non-academic admissions submission. Applicants who do not have this background must contact the Program Coordinator to discuss options for achieving this standard before beginning the program.

2. Artist Statement

Please provide a 200 word typewritten description of your complete musical background. The statement must be submitted as a Word document. This must include:

  • All private lessons completed
  • High school/post-secondary music courses completed
  • Music exams completed (other than high school/post-secondary)
  • Performance experience
  • Preferred focus for applied lessons at St. Lawrence College. Please list top three choices (instrument/s or voice).

After applying, email your recording and your musical background to:

Mark Bergin
Program Coordinator


Health Requirements


The program exceeded my expectations. It really helped me become a well-rounded self-sufficient musician and enriched my musical life significantly. I have a much greater understanding of the musical world around me and I am better than ever able to listen and express myself musically.

E. Solarski

Program Contact

Mark Bergin

Admissions Information

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Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

 Concerts and Workshops: On-campus and off-campus performing opportunities exist for students in the program.

Technology: ADOBE CC is used for Photography, Video and Motion Graphics. LOGIC PRO is the appli­cation used for Recording. Students will work in PC and Mac labs. 

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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