Guitarist George Bajer-Koulack performs in concert.
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    • Desautels Faculty of Music

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    • Micro-certificate in Songmaking

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

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    Program options

    • Standalone
    • Embedded in an undergraduate degree

Program details

The Micro-Certificate in Songmaking allows students to gain knowledge of the music industry in a variety of popular music genres.

Expected duration: 1 year

The Micro-Certificate in Songmaking is designed to be accessible to working professionals, with classes offered evenings and weekends. The program provides the essential tools needed to pursue a successful career in music, and courses are scheduled to accommodate completion within a year. Students also have the option to take the courses over 4 years.

Course title and code Class length Term

MUSC 0100: Songwriting

Weekly 3 hour class

Fall term

MUSC 0102: Songwriting Lab 1

Weekly 1.5 hour class

Fall term

MUSC 0104: Music Production 1

Weekly 3-hour class

Fall term

MUSC 0106: Business of Music

Weekly 3-hour class

Winter term

MUSC 0108: Music Production 2

Weekly 3-hour class

Winter term

MUSC 0110: Songwriting Lab 2

Weekly 1.5-hour class

Winter term

All courses run for six weeks.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.  In addition, all applicants must meet the English language proficiency requirements.

Students for the program will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

International students not residing in Canada should consult with Immigration regarding study permit criteria prior to applying.

How to apply

Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120

Applications for micro credentials at the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button.

The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit proof of age, proof of English Language proficiency and other documents.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) September 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Mailing address
Undergraduate Admissions
424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

Submit a question
Phone: 204-474-8808
Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext 8808

Program inquiries

Desautels Faculty of Music
Room T319 
150 Dafoe Road West
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2