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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

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BA (Honours) Popular Music Studies

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

At Bishop’s, our programs and courses are constantly being redesigned and expanded allowing students to help realize their full potential as musicians or perhaps discover music’s power for the first time in an ever-changing, ever-shrinking artistic world. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Canada 2017. “WITHOUT MUSIC, LIFE WOULD BE A MISTAKE.” NIETZSCHE We couldn’t agree more! At Bishop’s, our programs and courses are constantly being redesigned and expanded allowing students to help realize their full potential as musicians or perhaps discover music’s power for the first time in an ever-changing, ever-shrinking artistic world. In an effort to meet the demands of music in the 21st century, students at Bishop’s since 2008 have had the choice of pursuing studies in two different disciplines: traditional Classical Music or in the bourgeoning area of Popular Music Studies. (Jazz, Rock & Pop) Interdisciplinary programs include degrees in Arts Administration and Secondary Music Education, both with a music emphasis. You will find incredible flexibility within all of our programs allowing you the opportunity to explore other areas of interest across the Bishop’s campus. Why Study Music at Bishop’s – How We’re Unique The B.A. vs. The B.Mus. Students comparing music programs in North America often seek reassurance that a music degree earned at Bishop’s ranks favourably with those found elsewhere. You will quickly discover that the core courses offered at Bishop’s in Music are the same as those in all other institutions. In addition, we can proudly boast small class sizes and a collegial, non-competitive environment that facilitates not only the development of your talents, but your confidence as well. Life-long friendships too begin at Bishop’s and are among our proudest accomplishments. Our students come from across the country and around the world not to mention the native Quebec culture infused throughout the University. This diversity makes the department a vibrant and exciting place to work and study. Did you know ? Music students at Bishop’s are granted access to among our many fine instruments, two world-class 7–foot Hamburg Steinway pianos as well as the opportunity to make professional-level recordings in the acoustically superb 160-seat Bandeen Hall. In addition the Department houses a Wilhelm continuo organ, a 2-manual French Baroque harpsichord made by Montreal craftsman Yves Beaupré (both ideal for Baroque chamber ensembles), a seven-foot American Steinway, and access to a nine-foot American Steinway piano housed in Centennial Theatre. Recently refurbished, spacious practice rooms on the lower level are all equipped with Yamaha upright pianos. Our alumni have pursued careers in a wide range of disciplines that include: Professional Jazz, Pop and Classical Musicians Music Educators in elementary, secondary and university settings. Graduate Students in Musicology and Performance Sound and Recording Engineers Composers and Arrangers Arts Administrators for professional organizations including: CBC Radio, TaffleMusik, The Montreal Chamber Music and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Program Strengths Small class sizes of 25 or less guaranteeing individual attention. Second Instrument Study: Are you a violinist who also sings? A pianist who also plays guitar? We are one of the few music programs that allow you the opportunity to study more than one instrument at the same time and earn credits towards your degree. Performance opportunities are everywhere both on and off campus as early as the first semester of study. Artist-in-Residence Program: lessons, master classes and performance opportunities with nationally and internationally renowned artists visiting twice annually. Musique Chez Nous: The department’s student operated concert series. Enjoy free concerts and take advantage of employment opportunities in publicity, recording and stage management. Popular Courses MUS 101 “Rock 101” MUS 102 “Music for the Movies” MUS 180 “Choral Ensemble” B.A. Major in Popular Music Studies (Jazz, Pop/Rock) Required: 48 credits Any 3 from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 104 & MUS 109 (9 credits) MUS 121, MUS 122 & MUS 22 (3 credits) MUS 131, MUS 132 & MUS 231 (9 credits) MUS 290 (3 credits) MUS 233 (3 credits) 4 Ensemble Courses (4 credits) MUS 172, MUS 173, MUS 272 & MUS 273 (8 credits) 3 Music Electives taken from MUS 238, MUS 291, MUS 292, MUS 293, MUS 332, MUS 333, MUS 335, MUS 337 and/or those from Music History/Literature (9 credits) Year 1 Requirements (17 credits) Any 1 from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 104 & MUS 109 (3 credits) MUS 121 & MUS 122 (2 credits) MUS 131 & MUS 132 (6 credits) Any 2 Ensemble Courses (taken from MUS 180 – MUS 189) (2 credits) MUS 172 & MUS 173 (4 credits) Year 2 Requirements (19 credits) Any 2 from MUS 101, MUS 102, MUS 103, MUS 104 & MUS 109 (6 credits) MUS 221 (1 credit) MUS 231 (3 credits) MUS 233 or MUS 290 (offered on a rotation basis) (3 credits) Any 2 Ensemble Courses (taken from MUS 280 – MUS 289) (2 credits) MUS 272 & MUS 273 (4 credits) Other Requirements (12 credits) These remaining courses may be taken at any time during the student’s stay at Bishop’s. Majors and Minors are entitled to take more than the required number of music credits. Admission Students seeking admission must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the university. In addition, the Music Department requests that each applicant submit details of previous musical studies and experience. A placement audition, either live on campus or on a recording, is required. Please contact the Department directly for details. As a general rule, students should possess their own instruments (with the exception of piano, harpsichord and organ). Admission process Create a GoBishops account Once logged in, click on “Apply” to access the online application form. Complete the application form and submit it electronically. An application of $75 CAD for students studying within Canada or an application fee of $100 CAD for students studying outside Canada (payable by credit card) is required at the time of online application for all degree/certificate programs. Students applying for an exchange program from approved partner institutions do not pay an application fee. Submit all required supporting documents to the Admissions Office. Bishop’s University – Admissions Office 2600 rue College Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7 Canada E-mail: admissions@ubishops.ca* Track the status of your application through your GoBishops account. Admissions files are assessed on a rolling basis, as soon as all required documents are received. Exceptions: Applications to the School of Education are reviewed in partnership with the School of Education and most offers for our education programs will not be made until January or February of each year. Applications for our Music programs also need to be evaluated based on their audition. Decisions for this program will not be made until both elements are reviewed. [-]

Bachelor of Arts

University of Calgary
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Calgary

Your program will enable you to develop your ability to think and write critically while exploring the past, present and future of society. You will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the diversity and importance of the languages, art, literatures, music, and religions of the world. You can also choose to delve into relevant issues and themes including law, gender, national identity and... [+]

Your program will enable you to develop your ability to think and write critically while exploring the past, present and future of society. You will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the diversity and importance of the languages, art, literatures, music, and religions of the world. You can also choose to delve into relevant issues and themes including law, gender, national identity and technology. Many programs also explore the nature and influence of human behaviour. Our Music and Dance programs engage you in artistic development, creative expression and scholarly discipline. The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered as either a B.A. or B.A. (Honours), both requiring the completion of 20.0 full course equivalents (120 credits) and normally four years of full-time study. Your Faculty and Major Studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree means that you are a student in the Faculty of Arts. The major that you choose refers to the subject area you’d like your Bachelor of Arts degree to focus on (e.g. Bachelor of Arts, major in History). This is something that you will have indicated when you applied for admission. Haven’t decided on a major? You should take courses from a number of different areas to see where you’d like to focus your studies. The courses on this list will help you choose courses for first year registration. You’re not required to declare your major until the end of your second full-time year, but keep in mind that it’s best to decide as soon as possible so that you don’t end up having to take extra courses to complete your program. Also remember that you may not be able to register in some courses unless you are admitted to that major. Enhance your Bachelor of Arts Program Co-op and Internship: Get a head start on your career through our co-operative education and internship opportunities. You will gain valuable work experience in your industry—all before you graduate. International Study Opportunities: Experience different cultures, gain a better understanding of world issues, and travel around the globe, all while earning credit towards your degree. The University of Calgary offers exchanges and study abroad programs in 61 different countries. Community Service-Learning: Combine your classroom learning with volunteer work that achieves community goals, and see first-hand how your academic learning relates to social issues. Co-Curricular Record: The first of its kind in Western Canada, have your out-of-classroom experiences such as volunteer work, leadership training and club involvement documented on an official record. Arts and Science Honours Academy: Be part of a unique program that combines collaborative study, global opportunities and academic challenge. The ASHA program brings together 25 like-minded high achieving students to learn and study in six distinct scholars courses. As an Arts and Science Honours Academy student, you will be one of a class of the best and brightest at the University of Calgary. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Canadian Mennonite University
Campus Full time 8 - 24 months September 2017 Canada Winnipeg

Can you imagine how music might offer a vision of beauty in a broken world, help us hear the voices of those different from ourselves, transform us, and be seen as a gift of God? Music studies balance rigorous discipline alongside creative imagination, and the urge for artistic excellence and passion alongside compassion and sensitivity to human need. Concentrations include performance, music education, musicology, music ministry, and comprehensive studies. [+]

Best Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Canada 2017. Can you imagine how music might offer a vision of beauty in a broken world, help us hear the voices of those different from ourselves, transform us, and be seen as a gift of God? Music studies balance rigorous discipline alongside creative imagination, and the urge for artistic excellence and passion alongside compassion and sensitivity to human need. Concentrations include performance, music education, musicology, music ministry, and comprehensive studies. The Bachelor of Music is a professional program offering the following concentrations: music education, music ministry, musicology, performance, and comprehensive. Students are able to complete one or more concentrations for their degrees. Graduates from these concentrations frequently pursue graduate studies before embarking on a professional career in music. While these concentrations are identified as career track, these degrees are also valuable as general arts degrees. B.Mus. graduates often are acknowledged as well-disciplined, well-educated, and imaginative people, with the competence to serve society well in a wide variety of areas. Music Education Concentration - This concentration is designed for students who are interested in teaching music in the school setting. Students can focus on Early/Middle Years, Senior Years Choral, or Senior Years Instrumental. The B. Mus. in music education concentration requires a further two-year Certification program before the graduate is able to teach in the public school system (Manitoba universities offer only two-year after-degree education certification programs. Other provinces differ, with some offering 8- and 12-month programs). Music Ministry Concentration - This concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue music ministry in congregational settings, combining two of CMU's strongest programs: music and theological studies. The program allows students to develop competencies in their instrument of choice, including the voice, and provides the student with sufficient flexibility to pursue other areas of interest in music ministry, including choral and instrumental conducting, arranging, and composition, as well as further theological studies. Musicology Concentration - This concentration is designed for students wishing to focus their studies on music history and theory at an undergraduate level, particularly with the goal of continuing in graduate studies. Musicology is understood as an overarching discipline, incorporating music history, theory, aesthetics, and philosophy, as well as ethnomusicology. As an undergraduate program, this concentration introduces students to these disciplines, while at the same time allowing the student to begin serious work in a chosen direction in this discipline through reading courses and a thesis course. Performance Concentration - The performance concentration allows students to focus on developing their gifts and abilities in both solo and collaborative performance. This concentration includes the requirement of two recitals within the last two years of the program. It also allows students to develop other competencies which are unique to their chosen areas of performance. Students not infrequently combine this concentration with a second concentration. Comprehensive Concentration - This concentration allows for a great deal of flexibility within the Bachelor of Music degree program. It is particularly suitable for those planning for careers or further studies in music administration, music production, composition, or performance in folk, jazz, or pop styles. It is also a degree program which allows a student to customize an individualized program of studies not offered in existing concentrations. Tuition & fees CAD 13000 / year CAD 15000 / year (International students) [-]

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Drama

University of Toronto
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Toronto

The program of the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies combines high standards of practical, professional theatre training with a broad, rich, and rigorous academic program. Offering courses in dramatic literature, dramaturgy, world theatre, and critical theory and history, as well as practical streams in acting, production and design, and playwriting and directing, the Drama Centre emphasizes the integration of academic and... [+]

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Drama The program of the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies combines high standards of practical, professional theatre training with a broad, rich, and rigorous academic program. Offering courses in dramatic literature, dramaturgy, world theatre, and critical theory and history, as well as practical streams in acting, production and design, and playwriting and directing, the Drama Centre emphasizes the integration of academic and practical work in its holistic approach to classical through contemporary theatre and performance. First-Year Courses DRM 100Y1 - Drama: Form and Style Advice for First Year DRM 100Y– Drama : Form and Style is a mandatory pre- or co-requisite for all DRM courses, including the entry points to the three practical streams: DRM 200Y – Introduction to Performance, DRM 228H – Introduction to Playwriting, and DRM 254Y – Production, all of which are open to first-year students. Acceptance into DRM 200Y is based on an audition and interview held in April and again in August; acceptance into DRM 254Y is based on an interview held in April; and acceptance DRM 228H is based on a portfolio submission due in May. Careers A Drama Major or Minor may be combined with programs in a wide variety of other fields, such as programs in languages and literature and programs such as Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Commerce, Fine Art, History, Music, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, and Women’s Studies. Toronto (St. George) campus [-]