BA Programs in Music

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A Bachelor of Arts, or BA, is an academic achievement that offers an extensive study of a particular subject matter as a means of ultimately establishing a career within that industry. Students in BA programs have typically earned a high school diploma and undergone an admissions process prior to beginning a course of study.

Just what is a BA in Music? This professional degree program involves a variety of core music classes, as well as a thorough study of applied music. Most Music BA programs take three to four years to complete, and require proficiency in singing, conducting or playing a musical instrument. Additional areas of study typically include musicology, music theory and music cognition and composition. Many students choose to narrow their focus on a particular area, such as music and film or web technology and design for music.

Students who successfully complete music BA programs are well prepared for numerous roles within music, academia and the performing arts.  Not only are more career opportunities available for music BA holders than those without a college degree, but graduates are also generally able to command higher salaries, in addition to using the BA as a stepping stone to a more advanced degree.

How much a student can expect to pay for a BA program varies based on several factors. Examples include the particular program they choose, as well as where geographically they decide to study.

Many music BA holders go on to work as accompanists, band or music school directors, conductors, talent scouts, entertainers, educators, lyricists, music agents, music therapists or songwriters. Others secure work in event production, film scoring or radio programming, management or research. 

Students interested in learning more about the education and career opportunities available for Bachelor of Arts in Music holders may utilize our extensive database of programs available across the globe. Our lead form is an excellence resource that can help match you with the program that’s right for you. 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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Bachelor of Arts: Emphasis in Music Business

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

The Music Business program at LACM 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. [+]

BAs in Music. 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 LACM 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. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: B.A. Program (12 quarters) and A.A. Program (6 quarters). Course work is enhanced by extensive hands-on business practicums and internships with major entertainment companies in Los Angeles. Schedule of Required Courses [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Music

University of Delaware
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Newark

The Department of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides broad coverage of music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. It is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature, and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. Many students in this major are talented musicians who have studied an instrument extensively during their high school years and wish to continue their musical studies while exploring other academic and career interests. This program is ideal for those students wishing to pursue a dual degree, a double major, or a music major with a non-music minor. [+]

The Department of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides broad coverage of music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. It is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature, and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. Many students in this major are talented musicians who have studied an instrument extensively during their high school years and wish to continue their musical studies while exploring other academic and career interests. This program is ideal for those students wishing to pursue a dual degree, a double major, or a music major with a non-music minor. AREAS OF STUDY Music theory, aural skills, and music history core sequences Class piano Private weekly instrumental or vocal lessons Ensemble participation CAREER OPTIONS Arts administrator/arts management, including box office, concert series, programming house manager Curator/Librarian Educator (K-12, college, university, conservatory, religious organization, private studio) Fundraiser/Grant writer Graduate programs in business, music performance, law, and medicine Instrument builder, design, apprenticeship program Media development and marketing Music publishing Music school administrator Music therapist Non-profit or for-profit, arts management Sound engineer Vocational performance What’s special about this program? This major can be personalized to fit the academic and professional pursuits of each student, individualized to incorporate minors, Honors Degrees, Degrees with Distinction, Service-Learning, study abroad and research. We maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, providing access to a passionate, invested, and highly accomplished faculty, comprised of professionally active performers, composers, educators, theorists and musicologists. The study of music at Delaware is enriched by nearly 300 performances each year by faculty, students, ensembles and guest artists. Additionally, the vast musical resources of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York City are easily accessible to our majors. Get involved Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Mu chapter) Sigma Alpha Iota (Eto Rho chapter) National Association for Music Education (NAfME) American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) The Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), American String Teachers Association (ASTA) The Jazz Educators and Performers Association (JEPA) Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Nationally Connected Organizations Ensemble Opportunities SAMPLE CURRICULUM Freshman ENGL110 Critical Reading and Writing MATH113 Contemporary Mathematics or higher MUSC100 Recital Attendance MUSC153/154 Private Study MUSC175 Class Piano I MUSC185/186 Aural Skills I/II MUSC195 Harmony I UNIV101 First Year Experience Ensemble participation (varied) University Breadth Course Elective Courses Sophomore MUSC100 Recital Attendance MUSC196/295 Harmony II/III MUSC211/311 Introduction to Music History & Music History: 400-1600 MUSC253/254 Private Study MUSC285/286 Aural Skills III/IV University Breadth Course Elective Courses Junior MUSC296 Harmony IV MUSC312/313 Music History: 1600-1827 & Music History: 1827 to the Present Elective Courses 2nd Writing Course University Multicultural Course Senior University Breadth Courses Elective Courses [-]

Bachelor of Art in Music

Peru State College
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

BAs in Music. 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. Program Options The Music Education (K-12 or K-6 endorsements), the Music Performance (non-teaching), the Music Marketing (non-teaching), Community Music and Private Studio, and the Music Minor (non-teaching) options are open to all students who have the ability to read music and perform on a wind or percussion instrument, piano, or as a vocalist. In addition, those students selecting either Music Education (K-12 or K-6) or Music Performance (non-teaching) will be conditionally accepted into the program and must satisfy two levels of qualification (see below) before being fully accepted into their selected program. Learning Outcomes To prepare undergraduates for successful careers in music education, performance and music business To provide equitable access to the music programs for the diverse constituents of southeast Nebraska and the region as well as the rest of the state and the four-state region. To develop musical skills in all participating students, both individually, and through ensemble experiences. To promote high-quality cultural and aesthetic experiences, both individually, and through ensemble experiences. To support the mission of Peru State College. [-]

BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting

DIME ONLINE
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Hassocks + 1 more

The BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting course enables students to develop a diverse and industry-relevant set of songwriting skills. You will generate songs that are suitable for a wide range of formats and create an appropriate songwriting portfolio. [+]

BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting Introduction The BA (Hons) Creative Songwriting course enables students to develop a diverse and industry-relevant set of songwriting skills. You will generate songs that are suitable for a wide range of formats and create an appropriate songwriting portfolio. Under the guidance and supervision of internationally recognised leaders in the field, the course aims to produce graduates who are conversant with the mechanisms of the modern music industry and can demonstrate a creative and industry-relevant approach to their craft. Your practical studies will be underpinned by research and writing skills and you will reflect critically on your practice. Participation in projects will help you to contextualise your work within a wider arena, enabling you to identify, forge and nurture many new career opportunities. The intensive nature of the course enables learners to become skilled practitioners and provides the freedom for them to develop their own unique and innovative methods of working. The online delivery mode provides you with flexible access to lectures and multi-media course content through an interactive online delivery platform. This allows you to study at a time and place that suits you, whilst providing opportunities to network with peers working nationally and internationally on the same programme of study. DIME ONLINE courses are offered in full-time accelerated mode, which enables you to complete your degree in two years. We also offer a part-time version for students who have work, family, and/or other commitments, which enables you to study at a less intensive pace over four years. Benefits World class artists and educators, active in the music industry and educational practice. Direct engagement with the industry through project-based work. A flexible learning model to suit your schedule. Collaboration within a global community, your regular interaction with peers and tutor group is not limited to geographical boundaries. How is the course taught? The delivery of the course will take place through a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) called Canvas. A range of learning and teaching activities take place via this online delivery platform including: Substantial Weekly Lessons embedded into the delivery platform, featuring filmed tuition from the very best artists from around the world, underpinned by text, graphics or additional files as relevant. Signpost Sessions delivered by the Head of Department comprising film and text guidance on progression through the course, context, assessment, timing of feedback and providing inspiration and focus to the academic backbone of the course. Regular one-to-one tutorial guidance from the Head of Education and Head of Department on matters relating to the course, musical performance and student care. Exclusive Masterclasses from world famous artists comprising of bespoke filmed interviews and performances, angled towards supporting the learning aims of the courses. Online Conferencing to conduct real-time events and discussions within the course. Staff Throughout your studies with DIME you will come into contact with a range of artists, practitioners, educators, support and administrative staff. Your key contacts will be the Head of Education for DIME ONLINE and the Head of Department. You will enjoy regular contact with these people during your time with DIME. In addition, your education will be enhanced by input from a range of experts whose contributions include the provision of masterclasses, participation in Q&A and interviews and input to the design and writing of specific modules. Assessment The modes of assessment used in this award include: Portfolio of work Small in-lecture tasks (solo and group) Essays (critical, reflective, research-based) Case Studies Podcasts and digital media Project Presentation Project Documentation In some cases, more than one mode of assessment will be used within a module to ensure that the learner can demonstrate that they have met all of the learning outcomes. The work produced for these assessments develops graduate outcomes required in employment, such as a high level of managerial and entrepreneurial competency, time management, written and oral communication, portfolio production, and team working. This is alongside self-motivation, independence and creativity of thought. Careers DIME Online is deeply committed to providing career advice and support. This starts in the recruitment of a roster of tutors who exemplify the values of a successful self-employed music professional in today’s music industry. DIME ONLINE courses and learning outcomes reflect the music business as it is today, and our commitment to course development will ensure their currency in the future. Students are encouraged through the course to form realistic and achievable career goals, underpinned by research and experience, providing a genuine understanding of the structure and operation within the industry. The philosophy is described as ‘designing your own professional life’ and a musician will see this theme recurring throughout the course. Further career opportunities/destinations may include: Solo artist Songwriter/composer for a range of different areas including popular artists, film, TV and games Music entrepreneurship Author of educational materials (e.g. books, DVDs, etc) Teaching Further study opportunities include: Postgraduate Diploma or Master of Arts PGCHE (teaching course) [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Music. “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. [-]

BA (Hons) Popular Music

Hereford College of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Hertfordshire + 1 more

This new degree builds on the fantastically successful Extended Diploma in Music course the College has been offering at further education level for a number of years. It will have several defined pathways; to work independently as a self-contained composer-producer or opt for a more social-based pathway including teaching and workshop-leading as well as traditional live performance. [+]

This new degree builds on the fantastically successful Extended Diploma in Music course the College has been offering at further education level for a number of years. It will have several defined pathways; to work independently as a self-contained composer-producer or opt for a more social-based pathway including teaching and workshop-leading as well as traditional live performance. Herefordshire has a wonderful tradition of music festivals and community music development as well as a burgeoning live music scene. Coupled with that are a number of recording studios with an industry reputation and a growing expat population of city-based musicians, composers, producers, music managers and agents – in short it is thriving! The HCA music degree taps into this industry to provide an excellent vocationally-based music education. Students will also have the opportunity to work on placement with local community music organisations, recording studios, and music festivals. Others may choose to set up their own initiatives. Either way, students will be fully supported by a team of experienced and well-qualified staff. Key Facts: Enables you to become a self-activating musician, initiating and developing your own employment opportunities Taps into a wealth of existing local and regional music initiatives Production-based modules Excellent rehearsal and studio facilities and production suites Strong team of in-house and visiting Industry based lecturers Critical Studies These studies are entirely focused around the students’ course area, providing a solid grounding in subject history and in critical ways of thinking about creative practice. The Critical Studies programme enables students to set their own work in a wider context, and also helps them develop a better understanding of how creative work can be interpreted and assessed. Click here for more details. Progression & Careers A very solid basis for working as a self-employed musician. Progression onto Masters programmes in a number of areas including: song writing, music business, production, education, events management and marketing, music journalism, performance. [-]

Bachelor in Music Scoring & Composition

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

Analyze dramatic scoring and compose film music in the style of selected historical periods and genres. [+]

BAs in Music. BFA Music Scoring & Composition Unit Requirements Major Coursework Core 36 Units Major 42 Units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Music Scoring and Composition Degree Requirements Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 1 Art Historical Awareness course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas and Influences course 1 Employment Communications and Practices course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Listening Skills and Critical Analysis Analyze dramatic scoring and compose film music in the style of selected historical periods and genres Demonstrate thorough understanding of the language of music: harmony, melody and rhythm Demonstrate heightened listening skills and identify key musical components Production Techniques Demonstrate proficiency with software related to contemporary music production techniques Demonstrate proficiency with audio recording techniques, editing, and mixing Composition Construct effective music for different visual environments such as film, television, animation, games and commercials Design music which supports the emotional content of the visual image Orchestrate and arrange music Professional Readiness Produce work in a modeled professional environment, with a broad understanding of the sound/music post production workflow Create a compelling demo reel that demonstrates professional level competency Think critically and demonstrate flexibility in creating or editing music for client needs Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

BFA in Theatre, Specialization in Music Theatre

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Santa Fe

This intensive, performance-oriented major includes private voice lessons, voice and movement for the stage, audition training, scene study, and dance that ranges from tap to jazz, modern to ballet. [+]

You’re the ultimate triple threat: with a degree in acting, singing, and dance, you can be unstoppable in the professional theatre world. Your first two years will be closely linked to the acting major, to build a strong performance core. Then, get ready to break out as an upperclassman: music, musical theatre acting, singing, and dance will be your entire world. This intensive, performance-oriented major includes private voice lessons, voice and movement for the stage, audition training, scene study, and dance that ranges from tap to jazz, modern to ballet. Remember: you’re required to audition for our four mainstage productions every year, which means your audition process will start during orientation week as a Freshman. Get ready to build up an impressive series of credits, from student films to leading roles, from black box studio shows to voice work. With hard work and dedication to your craft, you’ll be prepared to rule any stage or screen that dares to get in your way. The BFA in Theatre (Music Theatre Specialization) requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, and 80 credits in major requirements and 4 credits in unrestricted electives. LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits) FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits) Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits) Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 80 CREDITS DANC 1113 BALLET I (2 CREDITS) OR DANC 1115 Tap I (2 credits) DANC 1213 Ballet II (2 credits) or DANC 1215 Tap II (2 credits) DANC 2112 Music Theatre Dance I (2 credits) or DANC 2113 Ballet III (2 credits) or DANC 2121 Hip Hop Dance I (2 credits) DANC 2212 Music Theatre Dance II (2 credits) or DANC 2213 Ballet IV (2 credits) or DANC 2221 Hip Hop Dance II (2 credits) DANC 1117 Modern Dance I (2 credits) or DANC 2600 Special Topics in Dance (2 credits) or DANC 3116 Jazz Dance I (2 credits) DANC 1217 Modern Dance II (2 credits) or DANC 3216 Jazz Dance II (2 credits) or DANC 4600 Special Topics in Dance (2 credits) THEA 1041 Voice I (Fall Semester Freshman) (2 credit) THEA 1041 Voice I (Spring Semester Freshman) (2 credit) THEA 1041 Voice I (Fall Semester Sophomore) (2 credit) THEA 1052 Musicianship (4 credits) THEA 1130 Acting I (4 credits) THEA 1230 Acting II (4 credits) THEA 2067 Rehearsal & Production I: Sophomore (4 credits) THEA 2068 Rehearsal & Production II: Sophomore (4 credits) THEA 3041 Voice II (Spring Semester Sophomore) (2 credits) THEA 3041 Voice II (Fall Semester Junior) (2 credits) THEA 3041 Voice II (Spring Semester Junior) (2 credits) THEA 3042 Estill Voice (2 credits) THEA 3060 Music Theatre Workshop I (2 credits) THEA 4060 Music Theatre Workshop II (Fall Semester Senior) (4 credits) THEA 4060 Music Theatre Workshop II (Spring Semester Senior) (4 credits) THEA 3067 Rehearsal & Production I: Junior (4 credits) THEA 3068 Rehearsal & Production II: Junior (4 credits) THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits) THEA 4067 Rehearsal & Production I: Senior (4 credits) THEA 4068 Rehearsal & Production II: Senior (4 credits) THEA 4066 Theatre Business and Career Planning (4 credits) Choose two of the following courses: DESIGNATED ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS THEA 1021 Stage Management (2 credits) THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits) THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits) THEA 1024 Stagecraft I (2 credits) BFA Theatre Candidates are encouraged to take 18 credits each semester for a total of 144 credits in order to develop skills at a level that will prepare them for competing in the real world of professional acting. The courses below are suggested as optional electives in addition to the major requirements. [-]

Music

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

Offered by the Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences. Our University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). [+]

BAs in Music. Music (BA) Offered by the Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences. Our University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Admission to the Program Formal admission to the music major requires demonstrated ability through an audition and interview arranged with the department, preferably prior to beginning university studies. However, a student may enter as an intended major and audition/interview during the first year. Students will be accepted based on programmatic approval and written declaration of major. 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better Completion of college writing requirement Completion of university mathematics requirement General Education Requirements A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline Major Requirements 48 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least least 18 credit hours at or above 300-level Prerequisites (waived for students with equivalent music experience): PERF-111 Class Piano Level I (1) PERF-112 Class Piano Level II (1) PERF-120 Music Fundamentals (3) (with grade of B or better) Applied Music Lessons: All students must successfully complete a minimum of four semesters of MUS-122 Private Instrumental or Vocal Study (2) on a principal instrument or voice; music majors must enroll for a one-hour lesson each week and attend the weekly music performance lab (MUS-001) Performance Ensembles: All students must successfully complete a minimum of six semesters of approved performance ensembles. Music majors must enroll in a performance ensemble in all semesters in which they are enrolled in applied music lessons Major Requirements 48 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least least 18 credit hours at or above 300-level Prerequisites (waived for students with equivalent music experience): PERF-111 Class Piano Level I (1) PERF-112 Class Piano Level II (1) PERF-120 Music Fundamentals (3) (with grade of B or better) Applied Music Lessons: All students must successfully complete a minimum of four semesters of MUS-122 Private Instrumental or Vocal Study (2) on a principal instrument or voice; music majors must enroll for a one-hour lesson each week and attend the weekly music performance lab (MUS-001) Performance Ensembles: All students must successfully complete a minimum of six semesters of approved performance ensembles. Music majors must enroll in a performance ensemble in all semesters in which they are enrolled in applied music lessons [-]

BA in Music

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). [+]

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). 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 course work in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements 13½ -14 course credits: MU 105 Music Theory I MU 106 Music Theory II MU 107 Aural Skills I MU 205 Music Theory III MU 207 Aural Skills II MU 315 Music History I MU 316 Music History II MU 318 20th-Century Music One non-applied music course credit or MU 322 Music in Christian Worship (Church Music concentration only) or MU 209 General Music Methods: Grades K-8 and MU 181 Field Experience in Elementary General Music Grades K-8 (Piano Pedagogy concentration only) MU 401 Form and Analysis or MU 324 Conducting (Church Music concentration only) MU 461 Perspectives in Music or RE 460 Church in the Modern World (Church Music concentration only) Three major applied music credits and One minor applied music credit or Four applied music credits, including 1½ credits in keyboard (Church Music concentration only) or Four major applied music credits (Piano Pedagogy concentration only) Participation in music ensemble each term Pass piano basic skills, if non-keyboard emphasis Pass freshman jury Pass sophomore barrier Third-year recital (15 minutes) Fourth-year recital (30 minutes) Church Music Concentration Music major plus 7 course credits: RE 101 Literature of the Old and New Testaments RE 301 Old Testament Themes or RE 302 New Testament Studies RE 315 History of Christianity I RE 371 Internship RE 372 Internship or One RE course credit RE 374 Church Leadership After Christendom One course credit from RE 215 Contemporary Moral Problems: Poverty or Racism RE 222 Sexual Ethics RE 310 Living with Death RE 350 Christian Ethics Piano Pedagogy Concentration Music major plus 5 course credits: MU 153 Collaborative Pianism (four terms) MU 156 Applied Piano Pedagogy (two terms) MU 170 Applied Voice (two terms) MU 221 Piano Literature and Materials MU 227 Piano Pedagogy–General Methods MU 228 Piano Pedagogy–Studio Methods MU 450 Independent Study and Research: Pedagogy Bachman Fine Arts Center Opened in 1991, the Bachman Fine Arts Center houses the departments of music and art. The Bachman Fine Arts Center offers excellent equipment and facilities for rehearsal and practice, 50 grand and upright pianos, 22 practice rooms, and 16 music studios. The building also houses a music therapy facility that includes an observation laboratory. The Presser Music Technology Classroom is equipped with computer equipment, MIDI keyboards, and software for composition, music theory, and ear training. Art facilities include a gallery, graphic design computer stations, classrooms and studios. Wartburg performance spaces can accommodate audiences of 150 in Orchestra Hall, 300 in McCaskey Lyceum, 650 in Wartburg Chapel, and 1,200 in Neumann Auditorium. Organ students have access to five pipe organs on campus. [-]

BA in Music

Concordia College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Moorhead

If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider majoring in music. Learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons. [+]

BAs in Music. Music If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider majoring in music. Learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons. As you spend time on campus, it will become obvious that the Concordia community values music. When the campus is abuzz with student activity, there seems to be music coming from all corners of the campus. Choosing music as a major or minor is a great stepping stone toward grad school in music performance or a way to display your creative expression while pursuing a second degree in business or biology. Additionally, one of every seven new music educators in Minnesota comes out of Concordia. Earn a Bachelor of Music Concordia offers two bachelor’s degrees to music majors: a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Music. Concordia's music program is accredited by NASM - The National Association of Schools of Music. World-Class Faculty From rewarding private lessons to inspiring full ensemble rehearsals, Concordia faculty and conductors will challenge you to perform at the top of your game. Perform Abroad Concordia’s top three ensembles tour around the world every four years. Perform with your second family while seeing the sites in far-off lands. After Concordia You can find Concordia music alumni all around the world – in addition to teaching, they are also singing, playing and conducting in some of the most prestigious concert halls and opera houses. Our graduates are continuing their education at top universities, like our 2015 Vocal Music Education major on the way to Cambridge University, the 2012 grad at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, performing with the Knoxville Opera, or the 2009 grad who spent a year studying film scoring at the University of Southern California and is now a film composer in Hollywood. We also have recent alumni who have jumped right into the music scene, like a 2011 grad who won a spot in the United States Air Force Band or a 2010 grad who spent three years entertaining patrons on cruise ships that sailed around the world. Furthermore, one of every seven of new music educators graduating from Minnesota colleges and universities come from Concordia. [-]

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. [-]

BA in Music

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Turkey İzmir

Our goal is to impart a classical music education using modern teaching methods. The curriculum is especially designed to allow [+]

BAs in Music. Our goal is to impart a classical music education using modern teaching methods. The curriculum is especially designed to allow the prospective student be able to construct a more flexible study plan that can be geared to more personal career outcomes. Our desire is to have our students be representative of the best that Turkey has to offer. Yasar University’s Music Department, part of the Fine Arts Faculty, opened in the 2008–2009 academic year. It is the first private music school in the system of Foundation Universities in the city of Izmir. Internationally recognized performers and teachers assure the highest of academic standards. The school boasts the latest in technology and supports a fine University Chamber Orchestra. In having an internationally acclaimed faculty, our goal is to graduate students that will be able to undertake musical careers in any part of the world. The University Chamber Orchetra affords each student the chance to play both as an orchestral and solo musician. Because of our technological means, students will have their concerts recorded and broadcast via a number of media (TV, radio, and the internet). This will allow them to build a real work experience while studying. Entrance requirements for international students - Completed application form - High School diploma, school leaving certificate, transcript and reference letter for undergraduate applicants - University degree, transcript and academic reference letter for graduate applicants - Proof of English proficiency - Copy of passport - Passport photograp [-]

BA (Hons) Music and English and American Literature

University of Kent, School of English
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Kent's Music programmes offer you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and advanced understanding of the subject needed by today’s musicians. [+]

BA (Hons) Music and English and American Literature Overview Kent's Music programmes offer you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and advanced understanding of the subject needed by today’s musicians. You study a wide range of music, looking at earlier, historical styles as well as music that has evolved over the past few decades. Your technical skills in performance and music notation are an important feature of this degree, and we also encourage you to find your own creative voice with specialist composition modules. The literature element of your degree covers traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. Studying for a joint honours degree with another subject allows you the freedom to explore your other passions whilst developing skills associated with the study of literature. Independent rankings In the National Student Survey 2013 The University of Kent was ranked 3rd in London and the south-east for student satisfaction. Music at Kent was ranked 14th in The Guardian University Guide 2014. Teaching & Assessment Music You receive instrumental tuition both individually and as part of groups and ensembles. In each module, there are opportunities for one-to-one tutorials where you are given individual support and guidance. Assessment is by coursework, including compositional projects, seminar presentations, music performances, audio production tasks, essays and written assignments. English and American Literature Modules are taught by weekly seminars. Core modules include a weekly lecture, plus individual supervision is offered for the Long Essay. Assessment at Stage 1 is by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may include an optional practical element. Careers Music Career opportunities include composition, performance, music criticism, music production, music for film, television, video games and the internet, music festivals, concert events, teaching and further study at postgraduate level. We regularly welcome high-profile visiting performers, composers and experts to talk to our students, and we give specialist advice on current work and employment matters during our Stage 3 module, Music and Professional Practice. English and American Literature Throughout your studies, you learn to think critically and to work independently; your communication skills improve and you learn to express your opinions passionately and persuasively, both in writing and orally. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the employment market. Our graduates have gone into: journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management; or on to further study for postgraduate qualifications. Key facts Schools: School of English, School of Music and Fine Art Subject areas: English Literature | Music Award: BA (Hons) Honours type: Joint honours UCAS code: WQ33 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 3 years full-time Start: 28 September 2015 Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Music. 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. From courses taught by Grammy winning audio engineers to the latest in analog and digital technologies, you have an opportunity to learn from the very best. Work in state-of-the-art facilities Duesenberg 41a In partnership with I-58 Studios, Cal Lutheran is able to offer students a unique opportunity to study audio recording and mixing in a state-of-the-art commercial studio located in Thousand Oaks. Using a best-of-both-worlds analog and digital experience, students learn to harness the power of new digital tools and vintage analog gear. SBET 128 Studio A hybrid television and audio studio for recording, mixing, and post-production sound. This studio features an Avid C24 digital control surface with Pro Tools HD Accel-2, and analog outboard gear. I-202 Music Lab A center for music production and collaboration, the music lab gives students access to the latest hardware and software tools. Beginning students gain immediate access to the music lab, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SBET 138 Mac Lab The Spies-Bornemann 138 Mac Lab houses 24 iMac workstations equipped with Logic X, Pro Tools, and a large sound FX library. THE EXPERIENCE “Benny Faccone, a 15-time Grammy-winning engineer, is hands-down my favorite teacher. He has a ton of experience and knowledge, and he makes the work that we do applicable in the real world, which is a must-have in music production." Austin Linkous '16 "Just being able to go to school in Southern California opened up numerous opportunities for me. I was able to get hired for a few internships in the music industry, which gave me a good grasp of the different sides of the business, allowing me to try new things and figure out what I want to do." Johnathan Luu '16 YOUR FUTURE A degree in the recording arts can open doors to careers inside and outside the music industry. Recording arts professionals work in studios as sound engineers, mixers and editors. Occasionally, they may perform on a recording, depending on their skills. You might also work in a record label's artists and repertoire department, commonly known as A&R, discovering new talent and helping recording artists shape their albums. They may serve as producers, who lead recording projects, and hire musicians, schedule recording studio time and oversee album cover design. “Taking Digital Music with Mark Spraggins in my second semester at Cal Lutheran was the moment where it all came together for me. I dove in head-first to the technology of sound recording and editing, and then just lived in the studio.” Brett Leonard ’06 Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Technology University of Nebraska at Omaha 97% of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months [-]