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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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73 Results in Music

London College of Creative Media

Do you want to establish a career in the music industry as a business-astute artist or executive? Designed and delivered by Industry professionals, our music business deg ... [+]

BA (Hons) Music Industry Management

Do you want to establish a career in the music industry as a business-astute artist or executive? Designed and delivered by Industry professionals, our music business degree course will help you understand who, why, when and what you might get paid from making and releasing music; the social media tricks and tools you need to build your audience from scratch and the most in-demand skills or the modern music business - harnessing data and sharing insights from the new gold rush of music streaming.

Course Requirements

• A minimum of 96 UCAS points, gained from at least two full Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A Level, BTEC Diploma), in any subject area.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Education

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 ... [+]

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”.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Pulse College

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 th ... [+]

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.

Pulse College is very excited to partner with Griffith College, Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, to deliver this unique and industry-focused programme.

This BA (Hons) Degree in Music Production will equip you to use real-life recording studios and production suites to compose, create and deliver music of the highest quality. This programme embraces learners from a variety of musical backgrounds, such as instrumentalists, vocalists and group musicians looking to broaden their knowledge and skills, alongside those with ‘non-traditional’ musical skills and experience such as programming, sequencing, recording, mixing, and DJ-ing.... [-]

Ireland Grand Canal Dock
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance

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 pr ... [+]

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, practicing and performing. You will be challenged to achieve high levels of musicianship and instrumental skill.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Peru State College

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 ... [+]

Bachelor of Art in Music

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. An endorsement in elementary music and a community music/studio teaching option is also available. Students can participate in a variety of performance groups. Vocalists may sing in the concert choir, women’s choir, and “Prestige” show choir. Auditions are held in the fall for membership in any of the choral ensembles. Instrumentalists can participate in the concert band, jazz band, woodwind, brass, and percussion ensembles. Students do not have to be music majors to participate in any of the ensembles. In addition to regular on-campus concerts, the choirs and bands make annual tours of the area high schools. The Department of Music stresses individual student attention and is committed to high-performance standards. Individual lessons are available in voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments.... [-]

USA Peru
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Mansfield University

The Bachelor of Arts in Music program gives musically gifted students the opportunity to explore a variety of fields while still receiving a first-rate musical education. ... [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Music program gives musically gifted students the opportunity to explore a variety of fields while still receiving a first-rate musical education.

Music is just the beginning; you add your other interests to create a degree that is tailored to meet your needs.

If you love music, but also love math, political science, psychology, or want to prepare for medical school, our Bachelor of Arts in Music program may be perfect for you. In addition to intensive study in music, you will complete a minor or even a second major outside of the music department, preparing you for a career in music, another field, or in an area that combines both. Our flexible curriculum allows you to prepare for graduate school in a variety of fields, including medical and law school. It is also a particularly good starting point for a graduate study in music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, and other areas. You can create a path that fits your own particular interests and needs.... [-]

USA Mansfield
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Wartburg College

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 Associa ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Waverly
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
California Lutheran University

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 ... [+]

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.)

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THE CURRICULUM An ideal location

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

USA Thousand Oaks
Full-time
Campus
University of Gloucestershire

This course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing, and acting. Develop acting techniques on stage and for the camera. Strengthen your voice and singing ... [+]

This course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing, and acting. Develop acting techniques on stage and for the camera. Strengthen your voice and singing with regular tuition. Take dance lessons including ballet, tap, modern and jazz. You’ll learn from lecturers who are performing arts professionals, having worked with organizations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Throughout the degree, you’ll be able to choose modules based on what you’re passionate about. You'll have opportunities to study other aspects of theatre, such as choreography, technical theatre, and business development; theoretical study underpins all elements of the course.

With eight live performance opportunities each year, including full-scale musicals, you'll gain plenty of experience, working in real theatres with industry experts. You’ll learn with international theatre companies at renowned events and locations. Students have recently been developing skills with Motionhouse Dance Company and Frantic Assembly, as well as performing at Edinburgh Fringe, Jolt Theatre, and Strike Light festivals. You'll also make the most of performances at local theatres and venues such as the Everyman and The Wilson Art Gallery. At the end of your final year, you’ll undertake a professional showcase to industry agents in London to kick-start your career.... [-]

United Kingdom Gloucester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Fontys University of Applied Sciences

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, distincti ... [+]

Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA)

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. The international orientated study leads to an internationally recognized academic bachelor diploma of professional education as Circus performer and has a highly qualified team and a clear misson. We also offer exceptional training facilities.

Contemporary circus

Since more than two decades, circus revitalizes as an authentic art, which takes inspiration from other Performing and Fine Arts. At the same time, circus enriches these art forms and stimulates ground-breaking contemporary creation in performing arts. The term ‘contemporary circus’ includes not only the so-called ‘New Circus’ (which is often assimilated to circus theatre), but all present-day types of circus art.... [-]

Netherlands Tilburg
September 2019
Full-time
48 months
Campus
Academy of Music & Sound Online

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 ... [+]

BA (Hons) Music and Sound Top-Up

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this flexible top-up year 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. Validated by the University of West London, the course has been developed to mirror the modern music industry, allowing students to learn the skills to become independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, fluent with various forms of multi-media.

Tuition, advice, and guidance from industry mentors Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people Use your existing work or personal projects and apply them to elements of the course Expand your career prospectus and portfolio ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh Exeter Gateshead Glasgow Southampton  + 2 More
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 semesters
Online
Leeds Beckett University

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. ... [+]

Course details

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.

You might be a musician looking to complement your creativity and boost your employment prospects by developing a deep-rooted knowledge of different facets of the industry, or you could be an entrepreneur with ambitions to transfer your business acumen to the worlds of music and entertainment. More simply, you may just love music and want to explore ways of turning your passion into a rewarding career.

You will learn about key areas of the music industry, including marketing, developing online content, managing live music events, copyright and HR. Taught by academic staff with a wealth of industry experience, you will get involved in real-world projects and network with experts and creative professionals at guest lectures and music events around the city and beyond.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
University of Kent - Centre for Music and Audio Technology

Studying Music Business 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 ... [+]

Overview

On this exciting new programme, you learn about the music business, developing your creative flair while studying key areas such as marketing, management, copyright legislation, industry practices, finance, and entrepreneurship. You also develop creative production skills using the latest technology.

Our degree programmes

Our three innovative undergraduate music programmes specifically meet the needs of those pursuing careers in the music industry. They combine rigorous academic study, technical instruction, creative outputs, and professional opportunities.

In addition to this programme, we offer:

Music Technology and Audio Production BSc (Hons) Music, Performance and Production BA (Hons) Study abroad ... [-]
United Kingdom Chatham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Northern Arizona University

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 ... [+]

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.

This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.).

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Music?

Try to imagine a world without music. Can you? It's with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it's a never-ending inspiration-the soundtrack of our lives. If you're inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude.

We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, and creation, and work to develop well-rounded musicians equipped to become successful teachers and accomplished performers. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. You'll be exposed to a comprehensive curriculum, which includes music theory, music history, and applied lessons on all instruments. The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).... [-]

USA Flagstaff
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

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 ... [+]

The Course

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.

This course connects practice with theory, tradition with innovation, and personal creativity with collaborative projects. As well as working with other musicians, students have the opportunity to work with dancers, actors, film­makers, animators and designers.

Practical skills are underpinned and enriched with an approach to studying music that positions practice alongside an understanding of musical histories, cultures and genres, as well as developing the critical and reflective skills needed to articulate these connections.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus