BA Degrees in Performing Arts

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Performing Arts

The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is a globally recognized academic achievement that builds upon the skills obtained in high school while focusing on a specific area of study. Most BA programs take from three to four years to complete, at which time successful graduates earn a diploma from the school.

Just what is a BA in Performing Arts? “Performing arts” is an umbrella term for the study of music, dance and drama practices, all of which are integrated into a typical performing arts BA program. Students can expect to further their skills in all three concentrations, as well as enhance their knowledge of industry-specific business practices and audition techniques. Additional attention will be given to performance-related topics such as theater history, dance and culture, musical theater, and dance technique and dramatic literature, among other related areas of study.

Students who successfully secure a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts are prepared for a wide variety of global careers, and also have the skill set necessary to begin auditioning if desired. While many performing arts BA holders begin work immediately upon graduation, others—particularly those interested in teaching or other positions in academia—use it as a stepping stone toward a higher advanced degree.

The cost of obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts varies from school to school and country to country. The price of tuition is based on factors such as the prestige of the university, as well as its geographic region.

Upon graduation, performing arts degree holders are prepared to take on a variety of positions within the arts and entertainment industries. Many successful graduates go on to work in talent management, film and theater direction, music performance, composition, dance and choreography, or as film, television or theater actors.

 

Students interested in learning more about the opportunities that exist for performing arts degree holders should explore our extensive database of related programs available across the globe. Additional information about each program may be gained by utilizing our lead form. 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 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”.... [-]


International Program in Popular Music B.A.

Freiburg University of Arts and Applied Sciences (hKDM University)
Campus Full time 8 - 8 semesters October 2018 Germany Freiburg

The Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music is a four year program. The language of instruction is English. [+]

International Program in Popular Music B.A. at the hKDM University

Is music your passion? Is your heart set on becoming a professional musician? If so, the Bachelor programme in Popular Music is the programme that will pave the path for a successful career in music. The programme focuses on the artistic development of the student’s preferred musical instrument, honing the skills in courses tailored to both individuals and group/band interactions. On top of extensive theoretical coursework, extensive practical training is integrated, for example, harmony, ear training, composition as well as pop music history. In addition to this, students gain valuable insights into music production, stage and studio equipment while also broadening their expertise in managerial, strategic and legal aspects of the “business” of music and the industries involved. In the 5th semester, students specialize in a particular field of interest, such as performance, musical education, songwriting and producing. The individual’s field of expertise is complemented by a final research project (Bachelor thesis). In the 7th semester, the students are can study abroad or gain hands-on experience through an internship. ... [-]


Bachelor's Degree In Music And Concert Management

EMBA Europäische Medien- und Business-Akademie
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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


Bachelor of Arts in Dance & Theatre

Manhattanville College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 USA Purchase + 1 more

New York City: A train ride away. If you’re a student in our dance and theatre program, you will study with faculty who are professional choreographers, directors, playwrights, dancers, dance therapists, theatre educators and actors with years of experience on and off Broadway. Our dance curriculum focuses on a sequential study of contemporary dance technique employing a variety of current and traditional styles and methods, with an emphasis on composition and choreography. Theatre training includes a sequential study of acting, voice, and speech, dramatic literature, as well as directing and design. [+]

New York City: A train ride away. If you’re a student in our dance and theatre program, you will study with faculty who are professional choreographers, directors, playwrights, dancers, dance therapists, theatre educators and actors with years of experience on and off Broadway. Our dance curriculum focuses on a sequential study of contemporary dance technique employing a variety of current and traditional styles and methods, with an emphasis on composition and choreography. Theatre training includes a sequential study of acting, voice, and speech, dramatic literature, as well as directing and design.

Overview

Your dance and theatre training goes beyond the studio and the stage. The liberal arts are at the core of every Manhattanville education and our program is no different. At the same time that you develop practical skills in technique and performance, your core classes in the humanities, and math and sciences will help you develop into an articulate, literate, and socially aware citizen. The goal of our department is to enliven the mind and express the creative spirit that lies within us all. Your studies will combine knowledge with experience, exploration of technique with the study of performance history, theory, and critical research. This mode of study is comparable to the relationship between lecture and laboratory in liberal arts science courses, such as Biology.... [-]


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 in the music industry. With an emphasis on small class sizes and hands-on learning, you'll learn by doing.... [-]


BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology

Falmouth University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Penryn

Develop your passion and creativity into a sustainable music career. Our Creative Music Technology programme is widely recognized for its excellent teaching and sector-leading facilities, set in a supportive and collaborative environment. [+]

Develop your passion and creativity into a sustainable music career. Our Creative Music Technology programme is widely recognized for its excellent teaching and sector-leading facilities, set in a supportive and collaborative environment.

During your time here you'll be surrounded by filmmakers, games designers, dancers, animators and other musicians, forging working relationships that will propel you into your professional life. As in the industry, at the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA), working closely with other disciplines is a key activity.

Benefits State-of-the-art music production facilities A modular course that focuses on your creative practice Passionate, expert staff Frequent, high profile visiting lecturers, eg Adrian Utley (Portishead), Darcus Beese (Island Records) Opportunities for industry placements, to study abroad and to start your own company How is the course taught ... [-]

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 Instruments: 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 on 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.... [-]


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 of 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 of 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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


BA in Performing Arts (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA)

Abilene Christian University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Abilene

Whether you want to teach, conduct, perform, or pursue graduate studies, a degree in music prepares you for a rewarding career using your God-given talent. The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a general degree in the liberal arts tradition with a larger number of electives. [+]

Whether you want to teach, conduct, perform, or pursue graduate studies, a degree in music prepares you for a rewarding career using your God-given talent. The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a general degree in the liberal arts tradition with a larger number of electives.

Note: Auditions are required for departmental scholarships. Major and non-major scholarships are available for band, orchestra, piano, and voice. (Participation scholarships for the Big Purple Marching Band do not require an audition.)

Credit hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours

+ Major Requirements: 60 credit hours (choice of 5 tracks)

+ Electives: 12 credit hours

= Total Required: 128 credit hours*... [-]


Theatre - performance

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree. [+]

Theatre

You thrive on creativity and expression and believe the world is your stage.

About Theatre

Whether you have a passion for being on stage or are more interested in working behind the scenes, the School of Theatre offers you the opportunity to realize your dreams. It’s one of only a handful of programs in the country with an affiliate professional theatre, Swine Palace, which enables you to work alongside leading professionals while earning your degree.

Performance

A concentration in theatre performance prepares you to enter a graduate program or pursue a professional career in theatre, film, television, and related fields. Aspiring actors immerse themselves in a variety of performance disciplines including in-depth, sequential training in stage movement/physical theatre, voice, and acting.... [-]


BA/BSc (Hons) Music Business

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Oxford Liverpool + 2 more

Develop the industry knowledge and entrepreneurial skills required to pursue a successful career in the music business. [+]

Entrepreneurship, professional practice and transferable skills are essential attributes needed to develop and maintain a career in the music industry. The music business degree is managed and taught by industry professionals and practitioners with years of experience, across the key areas of the music industry. With close links to the industry, you'll also benefit from guest lectures, seminars, workshops and have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses with industry experts such as managers and record label executives.

Overview

This course is designed to offer opportunities and benefits not only to applicants interested in a career in the business areas, but also to creatives and practitioners, who create and produce music and may be interested in self-management and distribution.... [-]