UManitoba receives approval for songmaking microcredential


The University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music has received approval to offer a Micro-Certificate in Songmaking (MCS). MCS students will participate in experiential, hands-on learning and gain skills in areas such as song writing, audio production, and the music business. They will also have access to a network of industry professionals and mentors. The one-year program is set to launch in Fall 2023 for individuals 18 years or older and aims to reduce barriers by offering evening and weekend classes. “Through these experiences, they will develop the skills to grow in their music-making in bands or as songwriters while gaining insights into navigating the music business,” said Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Music Ed Jurkowski.