Music Technology Diploma audition and assessment information

Applications for Fall 2024 open on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2024.

Please review the information below regarding the required video audition submission, follow-up interview, and skills assessments.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact performingarts@douglascollege.ca.

The Application Process

Step 1: Apply for admissionto ϼ

Step one is to apply directly to the college and select the Music Technology Diploma as your first option. Please follow the instructions carefully regarding transcripts or any other items you may need to submit, as you will not be able to audition without being fully accepted into the college. Once you have received full acceptance, your application will move on to step two.

Step 2: Prepare an audition video and complete the online assessments.

Once you have been accepted into the college, you will receive an email inviting you to submit an audition video. You will also be sent links to the online technology and theory assessments. Details on what to include in the audition video and how to submit it will be sent to you directly. Once faculty have reviewed your video and the results of the online assessments, you will be notified if your application is moving on to step three.

Step 3: Interview with Faculty
The third step is an online interview with Faculty. The purpose of the interview is to get to know you better and to learn more about your goals and aspirations. Faculty will then determine if you have been selected for the program.

Step 4: Accept your offer

If your application has been successful, you will receive an official offer from ϼ. To accept your offer, you will be required to pay a tuition deposit. If you don't pay the deposit on time, your offer will be revoked. Therefore, it's very important to respond to emails from the college as quickly as possible.

Audition Videos

The audition video should demonstrate your skills as an instrumentalist, vocalist and/or producer. It needs to showcase your performance abilities and/or your best work. The video should be no longer than four minutes long, and will want to ensure the audio is not distorted or drops out. If applicable, production must be shown within the DAW (digital audio workstation) you used to create the track(s) you are submitting.

Online Assessments

Technology Assessment

The music technology assessment is completed online. The test can be taken using Pro Tools, Logic Pro or Ableton Live. To prepare for the test, you are encouraged to visit the introductory guides available for three programs:

Please note: you will require access to a Mac and the appropriate software.

If you don’t have access to this software, you are strongly encouraged to sign up for the MTD Prep (Technology) course, offered through the ϼ Community Music School. When you successfully complete this course you will not need to do the technology assessment.

Theory Assessment

The music theory and literacy assessment is also completed online. The results are taken into consideration when making entrance decisions. They are also used to recommend which level of theory classes will be the most suitable for you.

  • Students who are accepted into the program but have little or no theory knowledge will be placed in a Basic Musicianship theory class.
  • Students who demonstrate advanced theory and musicianship knowledge will have the option of selecting alternative electives in place of one or both Applied Popular Theory classes (in consultation with the program coordinator).

Any book on music rudiments can help you prepare for this test. There are also some online sites that can help test your knowledge of note names, intervals, scales and chords, such as .