Music at SFU is an interdisciplinary program focused on composition and music technology research. You will work in labs for electroacoustic composition, and produce original compositions that are performed by professional musicians. After school, you could go on to work as a composer, performer or teacher in all musical genres.


The Music program in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is one of the performing and fine arts programs offered by the School for Contemporary Arts. This program is offered at the Vancouver campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Admission requirements for Music

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

University application process

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: BFA Music

Program application process

For this program, you will need an audition, interview or portfolio. They are scheduled each Spring, between February and April. See more details at

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Arranger
  • Art Director
  • Composer
  • Concert Promoter
  • Critic
  • Instrument Restoration
  • Journalist
  • Music Attorney
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Supervisor
  • Publicist
  • Recording Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Studio Musician
  • Teacher
  • Tour Manager

Not sure where to start? Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.