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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Music Theory: Introduction

Learn basic music theory concepts and the common musical notation used in today's music industry. Learn about the use of major and minor scales to construct intervals and chords. Learn about notating contemporary parts for drums and bass. Develop a working knowledge of basic harmonic analysis, modal harmony and modal interchange.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1000

Ear Training: Introduction

Learn the basic aural skills required to function as a professional musician. Learn to perceive common melodic patterns, harmonic progressions, and basic rhythm patterns. Students demonstrate their aural skills through musical dictation, sight-singing, and conducting.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1005

Music Styles: Rock and Country

Students will learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Rock genre and the Country genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1010

Ensemble: Rock and Country

Build on the knowledge gained from Music Styles: Rock and Country to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Rock and Country genres. Students will have an opportunity to use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate their musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 54
Course Code: MUSC-1015

Keyboard Harmony: Introduction

Students will learn a "hands-on" introductory approach to the basic knowledge of piano technique, chords and chord progressions for contemporary music.

Hours: 15
Course Code: MUSC-1020

Private Lesson 1

Develop techniques for solo and group performance. Students will focus in two areas; their ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and their ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-1025

Harmony: Introduction

Learn about diatonic functioning dominant chords, secondary dominants, extended dominants and deceptive resolution. Learn how to develop guide tone lines and work with minor key harmony in terms of available tensions, subdominant minor and modal interchange. Develop a working knowledge of the Blues, melodic scales and intervals, and the relationships between form, melody, harmony and rhythm.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1030

Ear Training: Intermediate

Further develop skills learned in MUSC-1005 Ear Training: Introduction. Continued study on perceiving common melodic patterns, harmonic progressions, and rhythm patterns. Students demonstrate their aural skills through musical dictation, sight-singing, and conducting.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1035

Music Styles: R&B and Pop

Students will learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Rhythm & Blues (R&B) genre and the Pop genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1045

Ensemble: R&B and Pop

Build on knowledge gained from Music Styles: Rhythm & Blues (R&B) and Pop to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Rhythm & Blues (R&B) and Pop genres. Use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 54
Course Code: MUSC-1050

Keyboard Harmony: Intermediate

Further develop skills aquired in Keyboard Harmony: Introduction. Students will advance their knowledge of piano chords and increase their skills with keyboard accompaniment for contemporary music.

Hours: 15
Course Code: MUSC-1055

Private Lesson 2

Further develop solo and group performance techniques learned in Private Lesson 1. Students will focus on two areas; the ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and the ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-1060

Harmony: Intermediate

Building on the learning from Harmony: Introduction, gain an understanding of diatonic functioning chord scales, dominant chord functions, diminished chord patterns and modulation considerations.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2000

Arranging: Introduction

Students learn the musical concepts of melody, rhythm, harmony and form as applied to the principles and techniques of writing and arranging for the rhythm section and a lead-line in a solo instrument, two horns or voice. Students explore various contemporary musical styles and musical concepts that comprise them, including writing from the "bottom up" (groove-driven) and "top down" (working with a melody in a lead instrument or voice).

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2005

Music Styles: Celtic and World Music

Learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Celtic genre and the World Music genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2015

Ensemble: Celtic and World Music

Building on knowledge gained from Music Styles: Celtic and World Music, learn to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Celtic and World Music genres. Use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2020

Ensemble: Improvisation Introduction

Develop skills improvising music in contrasting styles such as Rock, Country, R&B and Pop using a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions. Identify personal goals, review progress and implement strategies for improvement.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2025

Private Lesson 3

Further develop solo and group performance techniques learned Private Lesson 1 and 2. Students will focus in two areas; the ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and the ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2030

Arranging: Intermediate

Build on the knowledge gained in MUSC-2005 Arranging: Introduction, to further develop basic compositional skills and learn more complex skills in arranging music. Students focus on applying the writing processes to soli and background writing for two-, three-, four-, and five-part combinations of instruments.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2035

Music Styles: Jazz and Latin

Students will learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Jazz genre and the Latin genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2050

Ensemble: Jazz and Latin

Build on knowledge gained from Music Styles: Jazz and Latin to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Jazz and Latin genres. Use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2055

Ensemble: Improvisation Intermediate

Further develop improvisational skills learned in Ensemble: Improvisation Introduction. Demonstrate improvisation techniques at a more complex level using a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions. The focus will be on improvisation in contrasting styles such as Celtic, World, Jazz and Latin.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2060

Private Lesson 4

Further develop solo and group performance techniques learned in Private Lesson 1, 2 and 3. Students will focus in two areas; the ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and the ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2065

Harmony: Advanced

Gain an understanding of harmonic situations that do not fit into "normal practice" of popular musical styles. Become familiar with different dominant 7th chord resolution situations, modal interchange, pedal point, ostinato, modal harmony, compound chords and constant structures.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2070

Music Theory: Introduction

Learn basic music theory concepts and the common musical notation used in today's music industry. Learn about the use of major and minor scales to construct intervals and chords. Learn about notating contemporary parts for drums and bass. Develop a working knowledge of basic harmonic analysis, modal harmony and modal interchange.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1000

Ear Training: Introduction

Learn the basic aural skills required to function as a professional musician. Learn to perceive common melodic patterns, harmonic progressions, and basic rhythm patterns. Students demonstrate their aural skills through musical dictation, sight-singing, and conducting.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1005

Music Styles: Rock and Country

Students will learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Rock genre and the Country genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1010

Ensemble: Rock and Country

Build on the knowledge gained from Music Styles: Rock and Country to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Rock and Country genres. Students will have an opportunity to use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate their musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 54
Course Code: MUSC-1015

Keyboard Harmony: Introduction

Students will learn a "hands-on" introductory approach to the basic knowledge of piano technique, chords and chord progressions for contemporary music.

Hours: 15
Course Code: MUSC-1020

Private Lesson 1

Develop techniques for solo and group performance. Students will focus in two areas; their ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and their ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-1025

Harmony: Introduction

Learn about diatonic functioning dominant chords, secondary dominants, extended dominants and deceptive resolution. Learn how to develop guide tone lines and work with minor key harmony in terms of available tensions, subdominant minor and modal interchange. Develop a working knowledge of the Blues, melodic scales and intervals, and the relationships between form, melody, harmony and rhythm.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1030

Ear Training: Intermediate

Further develop skills learned in MUSC-1005 Ear Training: Introduction. Continued study on perceiving common melodic patterns, harmonic progressions, and rhythm patterns. Students demonstrate their aural skills through musical dictation, sight-singing, and conducting.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1035

Music Styles: R&B and Pop

Students will learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Rhythm & Blues (R&B) genre and the Pop genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1045

Ensemble: R&B and Pop

Build on knowledge gained from Music Styles: Rhythm & Blues (R&B) and Pop to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Rhythm & Blues (R&B) and Pop genres. Use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 54
Course Code: MUSC-1050

Keyboard Harmony: Intermediate

Further develop skills aquired in Keyboard Harmony: Introduction. Students will advance their knowledge of piano chords and increase their skills with keyboard accompaniment for contemporary music.

Hours: 15
Course Code: MUSC-1055

Private Lesson 2

Further develop solo and group performance techniques learned in Private Lesson 1. Students will focus on two areas; the ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and the ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-1060

Harmony: Intermediate

Building on the learning from Harmony: Introduction, gain an understanding of diatonic functioning chord scales, dominant chord functions, diminished chord patterns and modulation considerations.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2000

Arranging: Introduction

Students learn the musical concepts of melody, rhythm, harmony and form as applied to the principles and techniques of writing and arranging for the rhythm section and a lead-line in a solo instrument, two horns or voice. Students explore various contemporary musical styles and musical concepts that comprise them, including writing from the "bottom up" (groove-driven) and "top down" (working with a melody in a lead instrument or voice).

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2005

Music Styles: Celtic and World Music

Learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Celtic genre and the World Music genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2015

Ensemble: Celtic and World Music

Building on knowledge gained from Music Styles: Celtic and World Music, learn to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Celtic and World Music genres. Use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2020

Ensemble: Improvisation Introduction

Develop skills improvising music in contrasting styles such as Rock, Country, R&B and Pop using a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions. Identify personal goals, review progress and implement strategies for improvement.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2025

Private Lesson 3

Further develop solo and group performance techniques learned Private Lesson 1 and 2. Students will focus in two areas; the ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and the ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2030

Arranging: Intermediate

Build on the knowledge gained in MUSC-2005 Arranging: Introduction, to further develop basic compositional skills and learn more complex skills in arranging music. Students focus on applying the writing processes to soli and background writing for two-, three-, four-, and five-part combinations of instruments.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2035

Music Styles: Jazz and Latin

Students will learn about the stylistic musical and interpretation elements that characterize the Jazz genre and the Latin genre.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2050

Ensemble: Jazz and Latin

Build on knowledge gained from Music Styles: Jazz and Latin to reproduce the authentic sounds and performance characteristics of both the Jazz and Latin genres. Use a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions to demonstrate musical performance skills in these genres.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2055

Ensemble: Improvisation Intermediate

Further develop improvisational skills learned in Ensemble: Improvisation Introduction. Demonstrate improvisation techniques at a more complex level using a variety of techniques such as personal and group rehearsals, part building and jam sessions. The focus will be on improvisation in contrasting styles such as Celtic, World, Jazz and Latin.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2060

Private Lesson 4

Further develop solo and group performance techniques learned in Private Lesson 1, 2 and 3. Students will focus in two areas; the ability to play or sing with fluency, confidence and dexterity, and the ability to arrive at that point through a structured and logical practice routine.

Hours: 42
Course Code: MUSC-2065

Harmony: Advanced

Gain an understanding of harmonic situations that do not fit into "normal practice" of popular musical styles. Become familiar with different dominant 7th chord resolution situations, modal interchange, pedal point, ostinato, modal harmony, compound chords and constant structures.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-2070

Take - 4 course(s) from the following, minimum grade: 60%

Anatomy & Physiology

The intent of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the study of the cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and respiratory systems.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ANAT-1247

Art History and Criticism

Learn about the development of art in the 19th and 20th centuries and to identify well-known artists throughout history. Explore the key stylistic characteristics of major artistic movements. Using the Feldman method of art criticism learn to discuss and evaluate various forms of creative expression. Gain a wide variety of artistic experiences to help move from the role of observer to one of active engagement in the world of art.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ARTS-1030

Environmental Microbiology

An introduction to applied microbiology including a practical and theoretical introduction to structure and function of micro-organisms. The diversity of the microbial world is examined by comparing bacterial, fungal, protozoan and viral organisms. The growth, reproduction and enumeration of micro-organisms are studied as well as the effects of environmental conditions on microbial growth. The laboratory component provides hands-on experience in the isolation, cultivation and enumeration of micro-organisms as well as in the preparation of microbiological media.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BIOL-1100

Music Business: Introduction

Learn about the professional roles and associated duties in the different sectors of the music industry. Explore the planning aspects associated with the live performance, music recording and music publishing sectors. Learn how to develop plans for musical tours and recording projects and gain an understanding of the music publishing business.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1040

Economics

Explore the basic principles and concepts of micro and macro economics. Learn the concepts of demand and supply, the theory of the firm, and distribution of income, including the study of business behavior and decision making under various market conditions. A macroeconomics view includes the examination of national income levels, employment and prices, the business cycle, factors affecting economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2030

Financial Planning

Learn financial planning practices required to launch and support a career in the music industry. Explore types of employment opportunities and financial implications of self-employment. Learn how to perform bookkeeping skills and develop contract and negotiation skills. Gain an understanding of business plan development for the music industry.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2070

General Chemistry

A survey of general chemistry, starting with the properties of the basic elements and their chemical reactions and progressing to the behaviour of organic compounds. Students study acid/base chemistry, chemical equilibrium and reductive/oxidative reactions.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CHEM-1000

Writing for College

Develop professional writing that is concise, clear, and grammatically correct. Students will acquire competency with focus placed on grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and word usage in the first portion of the course. In the later portion, focus will be placed on developing reports and research projects consistent with academic and professional standards.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1002

The Physiology of Human Movement

This course provides students with both a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body and an understanding of the expected responses and adaptations the body makes during acute exercise. Topic areas include; homeostasis, bioenergetics, neuroendocrinology, the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system, and acid-base balance. Students examine acute body systems responses to various forms of exercise and chronic adaptations resulting from participation in regular exercise training.

Hours: 60
Course Code: KINE-1146

Introductory Statistics

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of descriptive and basic probability, sampling techniques and inferential statistics. Topics include; proper sampling techniques, measures of center and variation, basic probability concepts, normal distribution, confidence intervals for means and proportions, hypothesis testing, paired samples as two independent samples, contingency tables, introduction to analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation. Students are introduced to a statistical computer package.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MATH-1290

Marketing and Promotion

Gain an understanding of the marketing and promotion skills required to successfully launch and sustain a career in the music industry. Learn about the various music associations and identify potential provincial, regional and national funding sources available for music industry projects.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-2065

Music Licensing for Film, Television, And Video Games

The course will outline all business and creative aspects of music licensing, including production techniques, composing styles, the various media formats, music libraries, music catalogues, the role of music in each media format, and other related material. Students will learn how to create multiple revenue streams by licensing their music for various media formats.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1040

Music Technology: Introduction

Learn about music technology and the application of software for musical notation and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) sequencing. Gain foundational knowledge and abilities for creating musical arrangements.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1065

Psychology I: Core Concepts

The theory, methods and research within the science of psychology will be examined, including sensation and perception, consciousness, conditioning and learning, memory, and thinking and intelligence. In addition, the history of psychology and the connection between biology and psychology will be explored, with a Canadian research perspective highlighted when appropriate.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PSYC-1001

Psychology II: Core Concepts

The theory, methods and research within the science of psychology will be examined, including lifespan development. emotion and motivation, personality and stress. Additionally, psychological disorders, therapy and treatment will be explored.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PSYC-1002

Human Development: Adolescence to Late Adulthood

Students explore signifcant changes in physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and why these changes occur from adolescence to late adulthood. Students are introduced to the stages an individual goes through at the end of life.

Hours: 66
Course Code: PSYC-2025

Take - 4 course(s) from the following, minimum grade: 60%

Anatomy and Physiology

An introduction to the structure and function of the body in its normal, healthy state. It serves as the basis for understanding pathophysiology and altered body states caused by illness. Students examine individual body organ systems, their components and processes, and how they interrelate.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ANAT-1000

Anatomy & Physiology

The intent of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the study of the cardiovascular, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and respiratory systems.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ANAT-1247

Art History and Criticism

Learn about the development of art in the 19th and 20th centuries and to identify well-known artists throughout history. Explore the key stylistic characteristics of major artistic movements. Using the Feldman method of art criticism learn to discuss and evaluate various forms of creative expression. Gain a wide variety of artistic experiences to help move from the role of observer to one of active engagement in the world of art.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ARTS-1030

Environmental Microbiology

An introduction to applied microbiology including a practical and theoretical introduction to structure and function of micro-organisms. The diversity of the microbial world is examined by comparing bacterial, fungal, protozoan and viral organisms. The growth, reproduction and enumeration of micro-organisms are studied as well as the effects of environmental conditions on microbial growth. The laboratory component provides hands-on experience in the isolation, cultivation and enumeration of micro-organisms as well as in the preparation of microbiological media.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BIOL-1100

Music Business: Introduction

Learn about the professional roles and associated duties in the different sectors of the music industry. Explore the planning aspects associated with the live performance, music recording and music publishing sectors. Learn how to develop plans for musical tours and recording projects and gain an understanding of the music publishing business.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-1040

Economics

Explore the basic principles and concepts of micro and macro economics. Learn the concepts of demand and supply, the theory of the firm, and distribution of income, including the study of business behavior and decision making under various market conditions. A macroeconomics view includes the examination of national income levels, employment and prices, the business cycle, factors affecting economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2030

Financial Planning

Learn financial planning practices required to launch and support a career in the music industry. Explore types of employment opportunities and financial implications of self-employment. Learn how to perform bookkeeping skills and develop contract and negotiation skills. Gain an understanding of business plan development for the music industry.

Hours: 45
Course Code: BUSI-2070

General Chemistry

A survey of general chemistry, starting with the properties of the basic elements and their chemical reactions and progressing to the behaviour of organic compounds. Students study acid/base chemistry, chemical equilibrium and reductive/oxidative reactions.

Hours: 60
Course Code: CHEM-1000

Writing for College

Develop professional writing that is concise, clear, and grammatically correct. Students will acquire competency with focus placed on grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and word usage in the first portion of the course. In the later portion, focus will be placed on developing reports and research projects consistent with academic and professional standards.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1002

The Physiology of Human Movement

This course provides students with both a basic understanding of the structure and function of the human body and an understanding of the expected responses and adaptations the body makes during acute exercise. Topic areas include; homeostasis, bioenergetics, neuroendocrinology, the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system, and acid-base balance. Students examine acute body systems responses to various forms of exercise and chronic adaptations resulting from participation in regular exercise training.

Hours: 60
Course Code: KINE-1146

Introductory Statistics

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts of descriptive and basic probability, sampling techniques and inferential statistics. Topics include; proper sampling techniques, measures of center and variation, basic probability concepts, normal distribution, confidence intervals for means and proportions, hypothesis testing, paired samples as two independent samples, contingency tables, introduction to analysis of variance, linear regression and correlation. Students are introduced to a statistical computer package.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MATH-1290

Marketing and Promotion

Gain an understanding of the marketing and promotion skills required to successfully launch and sustain a career in the music industry. Learn about the various music associations and identify potential provincial, regional and national funding sources available for music industry projects.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MKTG-2065

Music Technology: Introduction

Learn about music technology and the application of software for musical notation and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) sequencing. Gain foundational knowledge and abilities for creating musical arrangements.

Hours: 45
Course Code: MUSC-1065

Psychology I: Core Concepts

The theory, methods and research within the science of psychology will be examined, including sensation and perception, consciousness, conditioning and learning, memory, and thinking and intelligence. In addition, the history of psychology and the connection between biology and psychology will be explored, with a Canadian research perspective highlighted when appropriate.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PSYC-1001

Psychology II: Core Concepts

The theory, methods and research within the science of psychology will be examined, including lifespan development. emotion and motivation, personality and stress. Additionally, psychological disorders, therapy and treatment will be explored.

Hours: 45
Course Code: PSYC-1002

Human Development: Adolescence to Late Adulthood

Students explore signifcant changes in physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and why these changes occur from adolescence to late adulthood. Students are introduced to the stages an individual goes through at the end of life.

Hours: 66
Course Code: PSYC-2025