11 Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is one of the two most common bachelor’s degree designations recognized worldwide. Many high school graduates choose to work toward a Bachelor of Arts as a means of enhancing their job opportunities as well as their earning potential. Just what is a BA in Music Performance? This comprehensive degree program is frequently completed within about four years and invo… Read more

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is one of the two most common bachelor’s degree designations recognized worldwide. Many high school graduates choose to work toward a Bachelor of Arts as a means of enhancing their job opportunities as well as their earning potential.

Just what is a BA in Music Performance? This comprehensive degree program is frequently completed within about four years and involves close study and review of a variety of topics related to music performance, composition and history. Students in these programs generally review a variety of instruments including those in the brass, woodwind and percussion families, while some programs emphasize piano playing and related skills. Additional attention is often given to music history, music theory and music education, among other areas.

Many graduates of music performance degree programs find that they are more employable than they were before earning the academic achievement. They are also prepared to begin a master’s degree program in music performance or a similar field, should they choose. 

Strong variation exists among tuition costs from one music performance program to the next. Because of this disparity, prospective students should check with the admissions office of each potential school for pertinent, timely course information.

Many graduates of Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance programs go on to work as vocalists, instrumentalists, composers or band members. Others work in sound or audio production or electronic production or design. Others yet choose to teach music in a school setting or privately, while others return to a college or university to begin working toward a Master of Arts in Music Performance or a similar field. A master’s degree is typically required for teaching music-related topics at the collegiate level.

Prospective music performance students will find a broad array of related programs available around the globe, many of which are described in detail in our database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom

The Actor Musicianship programme offers distinctive and practical training for actors who have musical skills. It is taught by the same team as the Acting programme, and share ... +

The Actor Musicianship programme offers distinctive and practical training for actors who have musical skills. It is taught by the same team as the Acting programme, and shares the same core disciplines and approaches to performance. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
21 Sep 2020
15 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Tilburg, Netherlands

Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a four-year full-time study program with a pioneering, distinctive ar ... +

Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a four-year full-time study program with a pioneering, distinctive artistic shape. -
BA
Full-time
48 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

The Music: Production, Performance and Enterprise degree will equip you for a successful career in all areas of the commercial and popular music industries. The course will in ... +

The Music: Production, Performance and Enterprise degree will equip you for a successful career in all areas of the commercial and popular music industries. The course will inspire you to develop expertise and experience in the key fields of commercial music: music production; music performance; music business/enterprise. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

The BA (Hons) Music Performance is focused on Western art music, with training in practical musicianship, music theory, and academic knowledge. It is a practice-based, creativ ... +

The BA (Hons) Music Performance is focused on Western art music, with training in practical musicianship, music theory, and academic knowledge. It is a practice-based, creative degree programme in which you would be expected to practice individually, rehearse in ensembles, and perform in both contexts. During your studies, you will also gain knowledge in music theory, music history, composition, arrangement, music technology and music education. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
January 2020
Campus
 
dBs Music Berlin
Berlin, Germany

From the beginning, through traditional lectures, practical workshops and exercises, you will be encouraged to create contemporary electronic music quality. After completing t ... +

From the beginning, through traditional lectures, practical workshops and exercises, you will be encouraged to create contemporary electronic music quality. After completing the course you will be on your way to building a career as a producer of electronic music performer. They will cover topics such as the composition, sequencing, synthesis, sound design, audio editing, mixing and mastering, live music and performance techniques using a range of platforms and traditional software-based DJ. -
BA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The Academy of Contemporary Music
Guildford, United Kingdom

The Creative Artist study-route provides its students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to discover and channel their inner-artist, covering a combination of ... +

The Creative Artist study-route provides its students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to discover and channel their inner-artist, covering a combination of songwriting, performance, production and business modules. -
BA
Full-time
2 years
English
August 2020
Campus
 
University of Kent - Centre for Music and Audio Technology
Chatham, United Kingdom

Studying Music, Performance, and Production at our Centre for Music and Audio Technology will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to launch your career in the music ... +

Studying Music, Performance, and Production at our Centre for Music and Audio Technology will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to launch your career in the music industry. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
London, United Kingdom

The ICMP BMus (Hons) degree is for students who aspire to reach a high standard of musicianship and build a career in today’s music industry. A dynamic and challenging program ... +

The ICMP BMus (Hons) degree is for students who aspire to reach a high standard of musicianship and build a career in today’s music industry. A dynamic and challenging programme, this course will provide you with professional playing, performing and musicianship skills as well as the tools and knowledge required to develop and sustain a career in today’s modern and diverse music industry. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
The American College of Greece
Athens, Greece

Established in 1989, the Music program is focused on the academic study of music integrated with a creative approach to contemporary performance practices. Music students bene ... +

Established in 1989, the Music program is focused on the academic study of music integrated with a creative approach to contemporary performance practices. Music students benefit from outstanding academic resources, music facilities and performance spaces as well as small class sizes and personalized attention from a highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to the educational mission of the program. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Academy of Contemporary Music
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The Professional Music Performance programme provides its students with the skills and experience necessary to become a world-class musician of both stage and studio.

The Professional Music Performance programme provides its students with the skills and experience necessary to become a world-class musician of both stage and studio. -
BA
Full-time
2 years
English
August 2020
Campus
 
The Academy of Contemporary Music
Guildford, United Kingdom

The Musician study-route provides its students with the skills and experience necessary to become a world-class musician of both stage and studio.

The Musician study-route provides its students with the skills and experience necessary to become a world-class musician of both stage and studio. -
BA
Full-time
2 years
English
August 2020
Campus