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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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Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Acting course, new for 2020, will present a new opportunity to develop as a performing artist and work towards a successful career in film, television or radio. ... +

Our BA (Hons) Acting course, new for 2020, will present 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
Sep 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
 
Edith Cowan University
Mount Lawley, Australia

A challenging course where regular performance, intensive training and classroom practice are central to the philosophy of the programme.

A challenging course where regular performance, intensive training and classroom practice are central to the philosophy of the programme. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
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
Aug 2020
Campus
 
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 2020
Campus
 
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
 
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
 
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 BA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
7 semesters
English
Oct 2020
15 Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Whittier College
Whittier, USA

Located 23 miles from the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ arts district, the Theatre Department strives to provide a balanced preparatory foundation, exposing students to multi ... +

Located 23 miles from the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ arts district, the Theatre Department strives to provide a balanced preparatory foundation, exposing students to multiple approaches and applications of theatre—all of which is firmly based in the liberal arts tradition. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
02 Sep 2020
01 May 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
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome, Italy

You will learn to design, develop and effectively combine scenes with costumes, locations with the world at large, specific moments with their semblance. You will develop an u ... +

You will learn to design, develop and effectively combine scenes with costumes, locations with the world at large, specific moments with their semblance. You will develop an understanding of this magical art underpinning every performance, skilfully combining architecture, history and the visual arts. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Sidcup, United Kingdom

At the heart of the European Theatre Arts programme is the notion of the crossing of boundaries. You will be training in European theatre practice and investigating not only t ... +

At the heart of the European Theatre Arts programme is the notion of the crossing of boundaries. You will be training in European theatre practice and investigating not only the role of the performer but also the part played by the director, playwright and designer. You will study these practices in a variety of historical and socio-cultural European contexts, and you will spend part of the programme abroad studying at another European institution of theatre training. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
21 Sep 2020
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
 
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
30 Apr 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 - 3 semesters
English
Aug 2020
Online
 

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