BA Degrees in Music

Compare 73 Bachelors of Arts in Music

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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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BA (Hons) Music Entrepreneurship

DIME ONLINE
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 United Kingdom Hassocks + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Music Entrepreneurship equips the aspiring music entrepreneur with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in the fast-changing landscape of the music industry. The course aims to develop critical, contextually and culturally aware practitioners through the production of a mature body of work. [+]

Introduction

The BA (Hons) Music Entrepreneurship equips the aspiring music entrepreneur with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in the fast-changing landscape of the music industry. The course aims to develop critical, contextually and culturally aware practitioners through the production of a mature body of work.

Under the guidance of today’s working professionals, the course provides you with essential information on the functionality of the industry and how to create and exploit multiple income streams for both the new and established artist. Free-thinking and individuality are encouraged and students can choose areas of specialism within the parameters of the course.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Collarts - Study Music, Arts & Entertainment Courses With Collarts
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia South Melbourne Fitzroy Melbourne + 1 more

The Bachelor of Arts (Music) balances creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on contemporary music performance and songwriting. The Degree can be completed in six trimesters (two years) of full-time study. [+]

If you dream of a career as a Songwriter, Recording Artist, Sessional Musician, or if you want to work as a Music Director, Composer, Music Teacher or Music Arranger then a course in Music is for you.

Working with our ARIA-Award-winning teaching staff, you will extensively develop your ability in solo and collaborative music performance, music analysis, songwriting, technical musicianship and you will work closely with industry professionals.

The Bachelor of Arts (Music) balances creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on contemporary music performance and songwriting. The Degree can be completed in six trimesters (two years) of full-time study.

Throughout the Degree, you will:... [-]


Bachelor of Arts: Emphasis in Music Business

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pasadena

The Music Business program at L.A.C.M. is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. [+]

Since the digital revolution, a new model has been established that empowers musicians and entrepreneurs to play a major role in the industry.

The Music Business program at L.A.C.M. is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program.... [-]


Bachelor's Degree In Music And Concert Management

EMBA Europäische Medien- und Business-Akademie
Campus Full time 6 semesters April 2018 Germany Hamburg Berlin Düsseldorf + 2 more

The bachelor's degree program in Music Management and Concert Management offers insights into all industry-relevant management areas: How do I manage artists? Which distribution channels are there and how can I successfully market artists? Which logistical demands are made on festivals? How do I create a professional tour schedule? [+]

Studied music management and concert management

The music and entertainment industry has been undergoing a breathtaking transformation for years. Even in the age of Spotify, iTunes and YouTube, according to the Federation of the Music Industry today 70 percent of all artists and bands aspire to collaborate with a music company. There are always new demands on music managers and concert managers. They must assess the chances of success of performers and bands and market them globally and across channels. For concerts and festivals they are responsible for ticketing and concert management and at the same time supervise the rights of the individual artists. The music management studies at the EMBA create an excellent basis for a successful career in the concert and music business.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Music Industry Practice: Technical Services

The Academy of Contemporary Music
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Guildford

Whether you’re hoping to build a career as a live events promoter, stage manager, sound/light technician or a general roadie in music, theatre or wider entertainment sectors, the Technical Services study route will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to kickstart your journey. [+]

The Practical Study Route for Music Technicians.

Whether you’re hoping to build a career as a live events promoter, stage manager, sound/light technician or a general roadie in music, theatre or wider entertainment sectors, the Technical Services study route will provideyou with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to kickstart your journey.

The route will give youa comprehensive understanding of stage management, touring and tour production as well as live events management and promotion. Taught by music industry specialists and touring professionals, it is designed tooffer the most real-world learning experience available in this subject area. Learn by completing projects based on real-world situations and get regular hands-on experience, working within real music, theatre and entertainment spaces, with the latest equipment at your disposal alongside the most pioneering people in their fields.... [-]


Music

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

Offered by the Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences. Our University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.). [+]

Music (BA)

Offered by the Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences. Our University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.).

Admission to the Program Formal admission to the music major requires demonstrated ability through an audition and interview arranged with the department, preferably prior to beginning university studies. However, a student may enter as an intended major and audition/interview during the first year. Students will be accepted based on programmatic approval and written declaration of major.

120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement ... [-]

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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.

Course Overview 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.

During the course, you will develop relevant music industry skills and effectively prepare for the real world of the career musician through playing, practising and performing. You will be challenged to achieve high levels of musicianship and instrumental skill.

The study of established genres, styles and repertoire sits at the core of the BMus degree. Students develop a wide and comprehensive understanding of genre conventions through study in their principal instrument, with the intention of enabling them to function in a variety of performance and music-making contexts upon entry into the workplace.... [-]


Music Production & Sound Engineering BA(Hons) Degree

dBs Music Berlin
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 Germany Berlin

Making music from day one, our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is for creative individuals who want to develop an extensive understanding of the creative process, experiment and innovate in music production and learn the craft of sound engineering. Working on recording, producing and mixing your own and others’ creative work, you will build comprehensive knowledge in industry standard tools and techniques. From here you will be pushed to explore and establish your own distinct and creative approach to music production. [+]

Experiment & innovate in music production and learn the craft of sound engineering.

Making music from day one, our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is for creative individuals who want to develop an extensive understanding of the creative process, experiment and innovate in music production and learn the craft of sound engineering. Working on recording, producing and mixing your own and others’ creative work, you will build comprehensive knowledge in industry standard tools and techniques. From here you will be pushed to explore and establish your own distinct and creative approach to music production.

COURSE LENGTH: 2 or 3 Years (30 weeks or 40 weeks) COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – July 2019/20 COURSE FEES: from €825 per month ... [-]

Bachelor in Music Production

California Lutheran University
Campus Full time USA Thousand Oaks

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 in Music Production 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.

The crown jewel of our music technology program is a fully equipped Pro Tools HD2 Accel recording workstation housed in the Spies-Bornemann TV Studio. With this workstation, you can record, edit, and mix your projects with the highest level of professionalism.

Programs

Offered as a major (B.A.)

Popular Minor Pairings

Entrepreneurship

THE CURRICULUM An ideal location

Our location just outside of Los Angeles and Hollywood offers you an immersive experience into the music industry. With an emphasis on small class sizes and hands-on learning, you'll learn by doing.... [-]


BA in Music

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Waverly

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.). [+]

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.). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides you with a variety of career options in the music field. You may choose the general music major, which allows you to combine a music major with another major or minor field. Or you may choose the Church Music track, which combines coursework in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music

University of Delaware
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Newark

The Department of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides broad coverage of music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. It is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature, and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. [+]

The Department of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides broad coverage of music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. It is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature, and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. Many students in this major are talented musicians who have studied an instrument extensively during their high school years and wish to continue their musical studies while exploring other academic and career interests. This program is ideal for those students wishing to pursue a dual degree, a double major, or a music major with a non-music minor.... [-]


BA Specialization in Pedagogy: Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education + Music Culture

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the form of double-subject-studies (available only in combination with the study field “Music Culture Focused on Education”) In the full-time form of study. [+]

Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Education is a bachelor degree study field in the frame of study programme Specialization in Pedagogy, organized in the form of double-subject-studies (available only in combination with the study field “Music Culture Focused on Education”) In the full-time form of study.

Profile of graduates and their prospective employment: Graduates have acquired the knowledge of the elementary theory and practical skills of playing the chosen instrument(piano, organ and violin) or of solo singing. They have also gained professional knowledge of the history and repertoire of the chosen instrument / solo singing. They are prepared for studying the Master's degree programme “Playing a Musical Instrument and Solo Singing Focused on Teaching at Basic Artistic Schools”. ... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Performance

Jam Academy - International Academy of Modern Music Italy
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Italy Lucca + 1 more

Our B.A. is released directly by British universities and boards of the highest levels, Institutional Approval procedures are held during the courses to control the quality of the service we provide. [+]

Our B.A. is released directly by British universities and boards of the highest levels, Institutional Approval procedures are held during the courses to control the quality of the service we provide.

Study area: Performance – Technology and production Intruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Keyboards/Piano, Horns and woodwinds Director of Studies: Valerio Silvestro, Loredana Lubrano Attendance: Part Time (a selection of subjects) or Full Time Duration: either September - June or January - December

The bachelor is based upon the models of the most advanced music schools in the world. Its main goal is to achieve a thorough and all-around preparation of the students, extending from the core techniques on the instruments to the study of musical theory and harmony, ear training, complementary piano, sight reading, critical listening, live music performance, interplay and so on. Our teaching and learning method is base upon a revolutionary use of the body as the main instrument in the music performance (Music Aptitude Development system). Our focus is to practice music making and live performance, having the chance to do so with some of the most proficient musicians and music teachers in Italy.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The BFA program provides specialized training across many interdisciplinary aspects of music and sound design. Curriculum focuses on advanced music and sound production techniques, creating sound for video games, music notation, and film score preparation. [+]

The BFA program provides specialized training across many interdisciplinary aspects of music and sound design. Curriculum focuses on advanced music and sound production techniques, creating sound for video games, music notation, and film score preparation.

BFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Unit Requirements

Major Coursework

Core 36 Units Major 42 Units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units

TOTAL 132 units

BFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Degree Requirements

Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist

Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements:... [-]


BA in Sound Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Rome

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. [+]

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)... [-]