- Western University
- Bachelor of Music, BMus Bachelor of Musical Arts, BMusA
- OUAC Program Code
- Grade Range
- Low 80s
- Experiential Learning
- Not Available
- 125 Total for all Music programs (EM, EMA, EMS, EMD)
- Instruction Language
Additional Admission Criteria
You will be contacted by the Faculty between February and May, and will be expected to audition in person. The Faculty may accept a taped audition for those living outside southern Ontario.
English-Language Proficiency Requirements
Each student granted admission to Western University must be proficient in spoken and written English. All students applying for undergraduate admission whose first language is not English will be required to provide acceptable proof of English-language proficiency. You are encouraged to write a test at the earliest possible date and, at the latest, before March 2022. Scores for any test written before January 1, 2020, may not be accepted.
You may be considered for an English-proficiency exemption if you studied for 4 full-time years in a Ministry-approved high school in Ontario or other Canadian provinces, and successfully completed Grade 12 English, ENG4U or its equivalent. This exemption does not apply to Nursing programs.
Applicants from other countries who have a total of 4 years of formal education in an English-speaking school system where English is the primary language and language of instruction, may be considered for an exemption on an individual basis. The Admissions Committee will consider all previous and current academic work and all documentation submitted in support of an application for an exemption.
The Undergraduate Admissions Office may require you to write a test of English proficiency. At the discretion of the University, you may be asked to present further evidence of English proficiency if your English proficiency score does not match your academic English prerequisite achievement.
Note: English-language proficiency requirements for admission to Undergraduate Nursing programs are different than the requirements for other programs at Western. For more information, visit the Nursing website.
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
Basic Requirements for Admission
Ontario Grade 12 Curriculum Requirements
If you currently attend an Ontario high school, you must successfully complete an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, including each of the following, to be considered for admission:
- Six 4U and/or 4M level courses (excluding co-op)
- 4U English (ENG4U)
- Prerequisites for your program as specified by Western
- An admission average, including all program prerequisite courses as specified by Western
Failed and Repeated Courses
If a student has 3 or more repeats, this may be taken into consideration. If a student has 2 or fewer repeats, the highest attempt will be taken.
Midterm and Final Grades
- Due to the unique semester systems this year in Ontario, it is important that your OUAC application is updated with your enrollment information for all prerequisite courses required for the program(s) you apply to. Ensure that your guidance counsellor sends your enrollment information, and mid-year and final grades to the OUAC.
- If you do not have a grade in a prerequisite course, do not worry. We will review your application based on a combination of Grade 11 and Grade 12 grades available at the time of each offer round (provided your application is showing enrollment in prerequisite courses).
- You can log into your OUAC account to confirm proper submission of your grades and enrollment information.
- If you are registered to take a course outside of your home school, make sure it is a Ministry-accredited and approved school that offers the same rigorous curriculum and level of instruction as your high school. Grades must be reported through the OUAC.
Western's Main Campus does not have automatic alternative offers of admission. If you wish to be considered for more than one program, list each program as a separate choice on your OUAC application.
One-year deferrals of admission may be granted to high school applicants. A written request must be sent to the Admissions Office that outlines the reasons for deferral.
Note: A deferral will not be granted to those students who will be studying at another postsecondary institution.
The Special Consideration Profile is available for students who may have had extenuating circumstances that led to academic difficulty and that may put them marginally below the university's minimum admissions requirement. Extenuating circumstances may include disability, personal illness, financial circumstances, required employment, family illnesses or other personal or family matters. Deadline: March 1.
The Extraordinary Extracurricular and Contributions to Citizenship Profile is an optional profile designed to recognize a candidate's commitment to “extracurricular activities and active citizenship” through ongoing contributions to school and community life. Students who believe that their average will fall marginally below the University's minimum admission requirements and who have made significant contributions are eligible to submit a profile. Deadline: March 1.
Internship and/or co-op opportunities are available in a variety of programs.
Alternative offers of admission are not sent automatically.