Professional Music and Song Techniques (Composition and Arrangement)







Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1350 Hours


Version approved in 2001.
Program modified in 2005.

The professional music and song techniques program aims to train musicians and vocalists capable of developing in various styles of popular music. These styles mainly include 20th century music and song produced as entertainment for a mass market: rock, jazz, blues, pop, industry, ethnic, folk, world Beat, etc.

Specialization A : Composition and arrangement

This specialization stream allows the students to acquire skills in arranging as well as composing music and songs. Arrangement is distinguished from composition because the starting point for the activity is an already existing work. The arranger modifies or elaborates on a work to improve it or adapt it to a particular context.

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements



OptionSpecific (hours)Total (hours)
Specialization A - Composition and arrangement13502010

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FATo use elements of musical language
01FBTo transcribe musical materials
01FETo perform musical works
01FFTo appreciate characteristics of musical works
01FGTo develop instrumental versatility
01FHTo develop artistic sensibility
01FJTo adapt to new technologies in music
01FLTo manage a career
Specialization A - Composition and Arrangement
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
01FCTo master the popular music idiom
01FDTo transcribe a piece of popular music
01FKTo establish professional communications
01FMTo arrange a piece of popular music
01FNTo compose a piece of popular music
01FPTo record popular music
01FQTo compose a song