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 (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology

Pulse College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Ireland Grand Canal Dock

Pulse College is very excited to partner with Griffith College, Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, to deliver this brand new, unique and industry focused BA (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology. [+]

Pulse College is very excited to partner with Griffith College, Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, to deliver this brand new, unique and industry focused BA (Hons) Degree in Audio and Music Technology.

Recording Studios, Live Venue’s, TV & Radio, Post-Production, Live Performance: It is now essential to be skilled in array of disciplines to become successful in the audio industry.

It is with these various industry disciplines in mind that we have designed a new BA (Hons) Degree in Audio & Music Technology in partnership with Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, Griffith College.

Aimed at musicians, DJ’s, computer music hobbyists, and general lovers of music, this programme will train you with the skills required to succeed as a modern day Audio Professional.... [-]


BA Film Directing and Video Games

Warsaw Film School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Poland Warsaw

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 students makes 4 films /exercises during the academic year plus the end of year film, all in close cooperation with other students of different specialization. Team work and cooperation are our fundamentals. [+]

ENROLLMENT for Academic Year 2019-2020 The enrollment will be announced Innovative education programme

Warsaw Film School has launched a unique, undergraduate BA Film and Multimedia course, which turned out to be very popular among foreign students. The innovative programme for our new specialization in Film Directing and Video Games is based on knowledge and experience of world-class multimedia specialists, as well as active filmmakers, creators, and producers of video games.

Students will be given the opportunity to use a top-notch equipment available in the market.

All classes will be held in English in the adjusted workshop rooms, studios, arranged film sets at Warsaw Film School.... [-]


BA (Hons) Music Industry Management

London College of Creative Media
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom London

Do you want to establish a career in the music industry as a business-astute artist or executive? Designed and delivered by major label professionals, our music business degree course will help you develop the knowledge, skills and fresh thinking increasingly in demand across the modern music industry. [+]

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 major label professionals, our music business degree course will help you develop the knowledge, skills and fresh thinking increasingly in demand across the modern music industry. Whether you want to work in artist management, A&R or the live industries, our course will give you access to the industry networks you need.

Entry 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.

• An Access to High Education course or a BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Dance & Theatre

Manhattanville College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2019 USA New York + 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.... [-]


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 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

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”.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Mansfield University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Mansfield

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.... [-]


BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal, Other Instrument

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 United Kingdom London

The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on your creativity and the expression of your own unique ‘creative voice’. [+]

The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on your creativity and the expression of your own unique ‘creative voice’.

Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on developing your creativity and the expression of your own unique ‘creative voice’.

This is done through performances, composition of original material, and multimedia interdisciplinary collaborations. Along with the development of musicianship and performance skills, the course also focuses on essential entrepreneurial and critical business skills that a creative musician needs in order to forge a successful career.

Through this course, you will develop expertise in your principal instrument, individually through one-to-one instrumental tuition across all three years, and collectively within a group workshop environment. You will also be given the opportunity to explore and analyse a range of genres to help inform your own artistic development and compositional ‘voice’. In the business and entrepreneurship modules, you will gain an understanding of marketing, branding, social networking and successful new business models, while developing broader communication, management and interpersonal skills. Using the latest technology, you will be given the opportunity to build a portfolio of your own original music, working in collaboration with other disciplines and media, such as film, dance, games and fashion.... [-]


BA in Music

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Art in Music

Peru State College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Peru

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Theatre

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


BA in Performing Arts (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Gloucester + 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 Set Design

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Campus 3 years October 2019 Italy Rome

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. [+]

Talent is on stage.

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.

The theatre is associated with costume scenography as a way of creating places and worlds, moments of time, illusory realities; developing a sense of perception and beauty where space and time are put in motion, making it possible to create new projects, stories, and emotions. Set Design is a magic art that enables all forms of theatrical representation to be created by expertly mixing architecture and history, arts and technologies; as a profession, there is nothing else quite like it. Using the theoretical and empirical training received at RUFA about how to use lighting, materials, fundamentals of architecture, photography, video projections and reconstructions, the Set Designer with a BA degree in Set Design at Rufa enters the world of work as a many-sided professional whose areas of knowledge range from construction to design, and finds its natural outlet in the entertainment world (theatre, cinema, television, events). But the set designer r can also become an art director in many other areas designing costumes, scenes, lighting for fashion shows, exhibitions, and open-air installations. Using aesthetic taste and knowledge of advanced techniques, the set designer is the person who establishes the basic principles for the dynamic design of any theatrical event.... [-]


BA in Communication, Media and Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Communication, Media, and Theatre (CMT) Department, as suggested by its name, includes three distinct, creative and demanding disciplines that are linked with their foundation in the study of communication in a variety of contexts. Students majoring in these areas will learn to become more proficient in the theory and practice of communication, media and theatre arts while developing an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of the world in which they live. [+]

The Communication, Media, and Theatre (CMT) Department, as suggested by its name, includes three distinct, creative and demanding disciplines that are linked with their foundation in the study of communication in a variety of contexts. Students majoring in these areas will learn to become more proficient in the theory and practice of communication, media and theatre arts while developing an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of the world in which they live.

The undergraduate degree is a liberal arts oriented degree program which allows students to concentrate, via elective course selection, in any of the three areas of study offered within the department:

Communication (CMTC), Theatre (CMTT), and Media (CMTM).... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television or Performance

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Botswana Gaborone + 5 more

The first year in the BA degree is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the multiple disciplines on offer in the Film, Television or Performance Schools and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses. [+]

Overview

FIRST YEAR:

The first year in the BA degree is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the multiple disciplines on offer in the Film, Television or Performance Schools and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses.

There are no limitations on the number of electives that students may attend. Discipline choices and outcomes are governed by the student's personal ambition, work ethic, and enthusiasm. However, certain timetable logistics, discipline choice combinations and minimum assessment requirements may limit the student's choices.

These discipline choices are done in combination with the five Production Course components and the Assist Programme.... [-]