A Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is an academic achievement that offers an extensive study of a particular subject matter as a means of ultimately establishing a career within that industry. Students in BA programs have typically earned a high school diploma and undergone an admissions process prior to beginning a course of study. Just what is a BA in Music? This professional degree program involves a… Read more

A Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is an academic achievement that offers an extensive study of a particular subject matter as a means of ultimately establishing a career within that industry. Students in BA programs have typically earned a high school diploma and undergone an admissions process prior to beginning a course of study.

Just what is a BA in Music? This professional degree program involves a variety of core music classes, as well as a thorough study of applied music. Most Music BA programs take three to four years to complete, and require proficiency in singing, conducting or playing a musical instrument. Additional areas of study typically include musicology, music theory and music cognition and composition. Many students choose to narrow their focus on a particular area, such as music and film or web technology and design for music.

Students who successfully complete music BA programs are well prepared for numerous roles within music, academia and the performing arts.  Not only are more career opportunities available for music BA holders than those without a college degree, but graduates are also generally able to command higher salaries, in addition to using the BA as a stepping stone to a more advanced degree.

How much a student can expect to pay for a BA program varies based on several factors. Examples include the particular program they choose, as well as where geographically they decide to study.

Many music BA holders go on to work as accompanists, band or music school directors, conductors, talent scouts, entertainers, educators, lyricists, music agents, music therapists or songwriters. Others secure work in event production, film scoring or radio programming, management or research. 

Students interested in learning more about the education and career opportunities available for Bachelor of Arts in Music holders may utilize our extensive database of programs available across the globe. Our lead form is an excellence resource that can help match you with the program that’s right for you. 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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Peru State College
Peru, USA

Peru State College Department of Music emphasizes the training of future music educators. However, students can obtain degrees in performance and music marketing, as well as m ... +

Peru State College Department of Music emphasizes the training of future music educators. However, students can obtain degrees in performance and music marketing, as well as music education. -
BA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Academy of Music & Sound Online
Exeter, United Kingdom +3 More

The course is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound, but would also suit any applicants studying a music related HND, Foundation Degree or inde ... +

The course is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound, but would also suit any applicants studying a music related HND, Foundation Degree or indeed those with recognised industry experience backed up with qualifications. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
English
Aug 2020
Online
 
Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association ... +

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (C.B.M.T.). -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

For over 40 years the Department has provided hundreds of graduates with a practical, creative and intellectual foundation for careers in music and music related fields. Our p ... +

For over 40 years the Department has provided hundreds of graduates with a practical, creative and intellectual foundation for careers in music and music related fields. Our programme is designed to enable graduates to work intelligently and creatively towards their own areas of special interest. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, USA

Ever wanted to produce your own recordings? How about compose music for a soundtrack? At Cal Lutheran, you can learn the latest music production techniques using state of the ... +

Ever wanted to produce your own recordings? How about compose music for a soundtrack? At Cal Lutheran, you can learn the latest music production techniques using state of the art audio workstations. -
BA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom

UK Drama School Actor Musicianship degree. offering distinctive and practical training for actors who have musical skills. Graduates include Sam Palladio and Katie Brayben #rb ... +

UK Drama School Actor Musicianship degree. offering distinctive and practical training for actors who have musical skills. Graduates include Sam Palladio and Katie Brayben #rbcAM -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
21 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Freiburg, Germany

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Music that specialises in Pop Music. This Music B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Freiburg, Germany.

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Music that specialises in Pop Music. This Music B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Freiburg, Germany. -
BA
Full-time
7 semesters
English
Oct 2020
15 Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Hull
Hull, United Kingdom

Unleash your creativity on a course that combines practical, technical and intellectual approaches to music with cutting-edge facilities.

Unleash your creativity on a course that combines practical, technical and intellectual approaches to music with cutting-edge facilities. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Pulse College
Grand Canal Dock, Ireland

Movies, television productions, music videos and computer games all rely on finely crafted soundtracks to heighten the viewer’s sense of enjoyment and to fully immerse them in ... +

Movies, television productions, music videos and computer games all rely on finely crafted soundtracks to heighten the viewer’s sense of enjoyment and to fully immerse them in the action. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The BA (Hons) Music course at Lincoln is a contemporary, industry-focused degree for musicians looking to develop their skills as performers, composers and collaborators withi ... +

The BA (Hons) Music course at Lincoln is a contemporary, industry-focused degree for musicians looking to develop their skills as performers, composers and collaborators within a flexible curriculum that encompasses classical, rock, pop and non-Western music. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, USA

This degree builds on a strong set of core requirements, then sends students through a well orchestrated curriculum that includes private lessons, a performance exam, and majo ... +

This degree builds on a strong set of core requirements, then sends students through a well orchestrated curriculum that includes private lessons, a performance exam, and major ensemble experience. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom

This course will prepare you to enter the thriving music industry, part of the growing UK creative economy that now employs nearly two million people nationwide.

This course will prepare you to enter the thriving music industry, part of the growing UK creative economy that now employs nearly two million people nationwide. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania

The bachelor programme in Music production is unique in the region. It aims at giving all necessary creative training to contemporary music producers, including everything the ... +

The bachelor programme in Music production is unique in the region. It aims at giving all necessary creative training to contemporary music producers, including everything they need in their successful professional career. Everything you learn is designed to help starting and managing a successful music career. You will create real life projects accommodated and fitted to the on-going possibilities at the university (performing at live events, media compositions, music concerts) and built around student’s needs. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
20 Aug 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Milan, Italy +2 More

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to us ... +

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to use all its forms of communication and production, composing incidental music, creating sound effects and electronic manipulations and building soundtracks for events, theatrical performances, shows, websites, sensorial marketing projects, art installations or presentations. The cinema, media, DVDs and CD Roms, advertising, multimedia installations, audio and video art, corporate events there is no limit to the fields where sound designers work and many of them are still developing now. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2020
14 Sep 2020
Campus