BA Degrees in Performing Arts

Compare 113 BA Degrees in Performing Arts

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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B.A. In Sound Design

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

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 (M.I.U.R.) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF). Sound now pervades through all things, and no form of modern communication is without it, from the subway to the internet, from radio to fashion, from video to advertising to the media in general. The sound designer is able to work with all types of sound communication and to produce soundtracks consisting of music, speech, sound effects and other electronic manipulations, using finished products (including but not limited to music) and tools to create sound – principally the computer, but also recording studios, mixers etc. The applications of sound design are infinite, with many still being actively developed, such as sound for the web; applications include cinema, media, DVD and cd-rom, advertising, installations, multimedia, audio and video art, company events, and exhibitions.... [-]


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.... [-]


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'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.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Set Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan

Set Design is an art with broad boundaries, encompassing all that is required to stage a performance or an exhibition. In the BA in Set Design program, you’ll dive deep into the varied world of scenography and its many applications in performing arts: theatre, opera, cinema, and television. You’ll also explore the use of set design in staging exhibitions, events, temporary installations, and photo shoots for advertisements. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SET DESIGN

Specialization in Theatre and Opera

Specialization in Media and Events

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

BA (Hons) in Creative Music Production

The Academy of Contemporary Music
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom City of London Birmingham + 1 more

The Creative Music Production programme provides its students with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to produce, mix and master music, whether you want to help realise another artist’s vision or create your very own. [+]

Study the Art of Production

TheCreative Music Productionprogramme provides its students with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to produce, mix and master music, whether you want to help realise another artist’s vision or create your very own.

ACM London / Birmingham Degrees are validated and awarded by Falmouth University, the UK’s ‘highest ranked arts university’ (Guardian University Guide 2017).

CourseOverview

BA(Hons) Creative Music Productionis a full-time course; typically, students should expect to spend 35 – 40 hours per week on a combination of taught and self-directed study. Each module is delivered over a 15-week Study Block, typically comprising of 12 weeks of learning and teaching and 3 weeks of assessment and feedback.... [-]


BA in Dance

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The main educational aims of the programme are to provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research; To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement; To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study. [+]

Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: Dance (BA, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time; some General Education courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme

Aims

The main educational aims of the programme are the following:

To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research. To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement. To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study. ... [-]

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 in Music (BA)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Warrensburg

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree or across-discipline, individualized programs, such as music business. Music programs at U.C.M. offer a balanced curriculum of classroom studies and practical experiences. [+]

Bachelor in Music (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree or across-discipline, individualized programs, such as music business. Music programs at U.C.M. offer a balanced curriculum of classroom studies and practical experiences. Music is an essential part of the academic, social and cultural life at U.C.M. Each year more than 100 student and faculty recitals, concerts, and other musical performances delight campus audiences and provide academic experiences for students.

About the Faculty

Music courses at U.C.M. are taught by experienced, caring faculty members who offer specialized instruction in diverse music disciplines. Twenty of the department's 22 full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees, and all teach beginning and advanced classes. Their busy schedules include solo and ensemble recitals, master classes, workshops, and adjudication. In addition, music faculty members are often engaged in scholarly activities that include book projects and articles for professional journals.... [-]


BA Honours in Commercial Music

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

The Commercial Music degree has been designed both to reflect the changing demands of global music industries, and to produce graduates who can shape those industries going forward. The degree offers you the opportunity to learn, practice and experiment with the artistic and business strategies in today’s music industry. The development and delivery of the course is guided by advice from leading music industry figures, and draws on producers, musicians and business people for its teaching staff. [+]

The Commercial Music degree has been designed both to reflect the changing demands of global music industries, and to produce graduates who can shape those industries going forward. The degree offers you the opportunity to learn, practice and experiment with the artistic and business strategies in today’s music industry. The development and delivery of the course is guided by advice from leading music industry figures, and draws on producers, musicians and business people for its teaching staff.

The University of Westminster has a strong reputation and links with leading popular music centres around the world, and the amazing success of our staff and alumni networks remains one of the core strengths in our provision of opportunities for our graduates.... [-]


Theatre

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

As a major in theatre design/technology, you’ll train in the many aspects of design and technical functions of the performing arts, including set and costume design, props, drafting, lighting design and pulling it all together as a producer. [+]

Theatre

Acting. Set design. Theater technology. Students in the Department of Theatre learn the ropes on stage or in the wings. Taught by faculty and staff with extensive experience, our programs immerse you in the various roles of theater life. Whether you prefer the spotlight or the relative anonymity of the backstage, you’ll not only study a variety of artistic genres, from the traditional to the avant-garde, but you’ll gain practical skills by participating in more than 20 productions throughout the academic year, held in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. And in your off-hours, attend performances just 23 miles away in Manhattan, the cultural capital of the world. Regardless of the role you want to play, our B.F.A. programs in Acting and Design/Technology can help you to explore your talent, expand your horizons and prepare you for an exciting career in theater, film or television.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Claflin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree designed for those students who plan careers as musicians and who wish to enter graduate or professional music schools, or for those who wish to pursue music as a vocation. Performing areas include Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree designed for those students who plan careers as musicians and who wish to enter graduate or professional music schools, or for those who wish to pursue music as a vocation. Performing areas include Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music.

Curriculum

Courses vary based on performing area.

Vocal Concentration

Applied Voice University Choir Sightsinging Piano

Instrumental Concentration

University Band Class Piano Applied Instrument General Conducting Counterpoint

Piano Concentration

Applied Piano World Music Arranging Piano Literature Admissions Requirements

All students preparing for an audition for admission into the Claflin University Department of Music should observe the following policies and procedures:... [-]


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.... [-]