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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… Read more

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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Pulse College
Dublin, Ireland

Through a blend of practice-based, self-driven practical assignments, theoretical underpinning, and studio and live venue environment learning, this is a programme geared towa ... +

Through a blend of practice-based, self-driven practical assignments, theoretical underpinning, and studio and live venue environment learning, this is a programme geared towards those who really want to get into the detail of how to produce music, from the ground up, in diverse and contemporary production environments. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Warsaw Film School
Warsaw, Poland

This 3 year BA Film Directing program blends academic theory with practical skills to equip students with the comprehensive knowledge they need in order to find a job in the c ... +

This 3 year BA Film Directing program blends academic theory with practical skills to equip students with the comprehensive knowledge they need in order to find a job in the competitive field of film and games industry. Students learn the professional skills necessary to become a film or video games director. Students will work on each others' productions with different crews, directors, cinematographers, actors, producers, game designers and receive a practical experience that helps to prepare upon entering the film and video game industry. Each student makes 4 films /exercises during the academic year plus the end of year film, all in close cooperation with other students of different specialization. Teamwork and cooperation are our fundamentals. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2021
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 2022
Campus
 

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Academy of Music & Sound Online
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

The course is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound but would also suit any applicants studying music-related HND, Foundation Degree or indeed those with recognised industry experience backed up with qualifications. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Online
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom

Our long-established BA (Hons) Theatre Studies programme is delivered by Online Learning and provides an ideal way to study for your degree from wherever you are in the world. ... +

Our long-established BA (Hons) Theatre Studies programme is delivered by Online Learning and provides an ideal way to study for your degree from wherever you are in the world. Our current cohort comprises a truly global community of theatre professionals, school-leavers, teachers and theatre enthusiasts who all enjoy the benefits of being able to balance their studies alongside their work and family commitments. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Online
 
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. This Acting B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany and in partnership with Cours Florent, ... +

Study a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. This Acting B.A. programme is taught entirely in English at our Macromedia campus in Berlin, Germany and in partnership with Cours Florent, Paris. -
BA BA
Full-time
7 semesters
English
Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Acting course presents a new opportunity to develop as a performing artist and work towards a successful career in film, television or radio. Building on NUA’s w ... +

Our BA (Hons) Acting course presents a new opportunity to develop as a performing artist and work towards a successful career in film, television or radio. Building on NUA’s well-established expertise in film, moving image, sound, animation and visual effects, the new course will focus on the live and recorded screen and voice performance. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Are you passionate about song production from the initial idea to the performance or finished production? Our Bachelor's degree in Music Production is ideal for musical all-ro ... +

Are you passionate about song production from the initial idea to the performance or finished production? Our Bachelor's degree in Music Production is ideal for musical all-rounders who want to direct the creative and technical design of songs. -
BA
Full-time
7 semesters
English, German
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
Cologne, Germany +1 More

What makes a song a hit? How do the music industry, business models, brand and artist management, music marketing and exploitation work? How do you organize concerts and music ... +

What makes a song a hit? How do the music industry, business models, brand and artist management, music marketing and exploitation work? How do you organize concerts and music events? And what does it take to start a label? If you are enthusiastic about these and other questions about the music industry, the bachelor's degree in Music Management (BA) is just right for you! -
BA
Full-time
6 semesters
German
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Music at Lincoln is a contemporary, industry-focused degree for musicians looking to develop their skills as performers, composers, and collaborators within a flexible curricu ... +

Music 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 computer game designers. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula, United Kingdom

Are you an aspiring musician, sound designer or composer looking to develop your production skills? With access to cutting-edge equipment, the course looks at the creation and ... +

Are you an aspiring musician, sound designer or composer looking to develop your production skills? With access to cutting-edge equipment, the course looks at the creation and production of sound and music across different contexts and industries, such as film, television, games and immersive media, music performance and live events, and the sonic arts. This course is for aspiring music and audio producers, sound designers, musicians and composers, and sonic artists who wish to develop their sound and music production skills and apply them in a wide range of careers in the creative industries. You will develop specialisms that could include audio production, sound engineering, sound design, songwriting, composition, and soundtrack creation for film, television, games and immersive media (VR/AR). -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature – Bachelor Programs
Bologna, Italy +1 More

This program focuses on the artistic forms of expression: film, theater, music, dance, and visual art. Students will see how the performing arts reflect the social, political, ... +

This program focuses on the artistic forms of expression: film, theater, music, dance, and visual art. Students will see how the performing arts reflect the social, political, and religious aspects of cultures and civilizations. This program provides a theoretical narrative to content and processes inherent in the creative and artistic experience. It also provides students with an appreciation of several artistic disciplines, forms of expression, and creative visual languages. -
BA
Full-time
English, Italian
Online
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Join our internationally recognised centre for the study of applied and social theatre.

Join our internationally recognised centre for the study of applied and social theatre. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Kodolanyi Janos University (KJU)
Budapest, Hungary +1 More

The goals of the program are to train professional performers who may contribute to and spread local and international musical culture. Relying on their practical and theoreti ... +

The goals of the program are to train professional performers who may contribute to and spread local and international musical culture. Relying on their practical and theoretical training, using their sophisticated musical finesse, technique, and shaping skills graduates can meet artistic challenges in orchestras and choirs as well as chamber ensembles. Graduates are capable of playing an active role in musical institutions. Graduates possess articulate musical skills, appropriate vocal, instrumental and theoretical knowledge to pursue further studies at an M.A. program. -
BA
Full-time
180 hours
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Manhattanville College
New York, USA

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 ... +

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. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus