Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts in North America

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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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Bachelor in Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 39 credit hours General Electives 32 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in Theatre 120 credit hour Careers William Peace Theatre's innovative classes train students in the wide array of collaborative skills and knowledge which make up the work of theatre through performances of new works, including adaptations of literature, both by professional playwrights and student writers. Students learn to perform, travel, create works, network and receive technical theatre experience. Students gain valuable experience through classroom study and performances of classic plays and musicals from all periods of history in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. WPU graduates go on to various careers in areas such as costume design, directing, set design, producing, acting and teaching. [-]

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. [+]

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 [-]

BA in Music

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree builds on a strong set of core requirements, then sends students through a well orchestrated curriculum that includes private lessons, a performance exam, and major ensemble experience. [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. This degree builds on a strong set of core requirements, then sends students through a well orchestrated curriculum that includes private lessons, a performance exam, and major ensemble experience. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Music? Try to imagine a world without music. Can you? It's with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it's a never-ending inspiration-the soundtrack of our lives. If you're inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude. We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, and creation, and work to develop well-rounded musicians equipped to become successful teachers and accomplished performers. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. You'll be exposed to a comprehensive curriculum, which includes music theory, music history, and applied lessons on all instruments. The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Note: If you want to major in Music, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Music's program in addition to being admitted to the university. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Education Collegiate band Horn ensemble Jazz band With further education, one of these paths is possible: Choir director Conductor Music therapist University professor University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

Bachelor in Music (BA)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Warrensburg

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

Bachelor in Music (BA) The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree or across-discipline, individualized programs, such as music business. Music programs at UCM offer a balanced curriculum of classroom studies and practical experiences. Music is an essential part of the academic, social and cultural life at UCM. Each year more than 100 student and faculty recitals, concerts and other musical performances delight campus audiences and provide academic experiences for students. About the Faculty Music courses at UCM are taught by experienced, caring faculty members who offer specialized instruction in diverse music disciplines. Twenty of the department's 22 full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees, and all teach beginning and advanced classes. Their busy schedules include solo and ensemble recitals, master classes, workshops, and adjudication. In addition, music faculty members are often engaged in scholarly activities that include book projects and articles for professional journals. Accreditation The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Career Opportunities UCM has been successful in placing graduates in prestigious teaching, performing and other music-related careers. Central Missouri alumni include the concertmaster of a major symphony orchestra, a member of the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, a vocal soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, winners of national composition contests and highly successful educators. Financial Assistance The Department of Music's Achievement Awards, Service Awards and Music Foundation Scholarships are awarded based on ability and willingness to participate in ensembles. Foundation Scholarships and Achievement Awards are reserved primarily for music majors and minors. Service Awards are available to all students. Auditions are held in November, on Presidents Day weekend each February, or by appointment. Performing Groups The Marching Mules perform at all home football games and for the Kansas City Chiefs. Members receive a Service Award. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band fulfill the needs of students participating in music as an avocation and those preparing for a career. Small ensembles include two jazz bands, Percussion Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Jazz-Rock Combo and brass and woodwind quintets. The orchestra program provides a solid foundation for students who are pursuing careers as college professors, high school and elementary music teachers, members of professional symphony orchestras and concert artists. The University Symphony Orchestra plays four concerts each year and recently performed at the Missouri Music Educators Conference. Chamber music opportunities include string quartet playing with coaching by members of the faculty. Voice and choral students who take private lessons have many opportunities to perform at recitals and competitions. The Opera Workshop stages both full productions and programs of opera scenes. The University Concert Choir has appeared on national television and toured extensively in the U.S. and abroad. The Collegiate Choir combines with the University Concert Choir annually to perform a major oratorio with the orchestra as well as presenting campus concerts. The Chamber Singers and barbershop quartets round out choral offerings. Keyboard students refine their skills through private lessons, studio classes, weekly student recitals and evening solo and ensemble recitals. There are many opportunities for accompanying and participating in an annual concerto contest. Curriculum Theory and music history courses provide insights into the music of the past and present. The first two years of theory stress building a good foundation in ear training and understanding patterns and grouping of sounds to improve creativity, performance and teaching ability. Advanced courses in form and analysis, counterpoint, composition and instrumentation are taught by specialists in those areas. Composition courses explore 20th century techniques. Students receive instruction and studio time in well-equipped electronic music facilities. A well-equipped recording studio provides practical experience for music technology students. [-]

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. [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. 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. [+]

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. [-]

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. [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. 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. [-]

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. [+]

“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's Arts Contemporary Music

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

Creative careers in the musical world are more and more relevant every day, and we work hard to make sure that you’re prepared for what the working world wants from you. [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. LET OUR PASSION GUIDE YOU: BECOME A PERFORMER, COMPOSER, PRODUCER, TECHNOLOGIST, OR MUSICAL ENTREPRENEUR Creative careers in the musical world are more and more relevant every day, and we work hard to make sure that you’re prepared for what the working world wants from you. Not only will you foster skills in performance, technology, composition, and recording arts, you’ll also find yourself grounded in world music, theory, and history. Our full-time and contributing faculty members are practicing professional musicians, so you’ll be taught by your future peers – and our guest artists from all over the world will show you a diverse world of opportunities for musicians available today. Get ready for performances, workshops, seminars, and master classes, plus ensembles, where you’ll be playing non-stop. We also offer private lessons in all orchestral instruments and many world music instruments, plus lessons in piano, guitar, composition, songwriting, and music technology. 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) Options for all courses change on a semester basis. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS - 54 CREDITS MUSI 1001 MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS (2 CREDITS) MUSI 1011 Diatonic/Tonal Theory (4 credits) MUSI 1030 Analog Music Technology (2 credits) MUSI 1031 Digital Music Technology (2 credits) MUSI 1061 Music Career Workshop (2 credits) MUSI 2012 Chromatic and Jazz Theory (4 credits) MUSI 2013 20TH Century Theory (4 credits) MUSI 2020 Western Music Survey (4 credits) MUSI 3012 Acoustics and Tuning Systems (4 credits) MUSI 3014 Instrumentation and Orchestration (4 credits) MUSI 3020 Jazz and Popular Music Survey (4 credits) MUSI 3021 World Music Survey (4 credits) MUSI 3036 Recording Techniques I (2 credits) MUSI 3036L Recording Techniques I Lab (2 credits) MUSI 3037 Recording Techniques II (2 credits) MUSI 3037L Recording Techniques II Lab (2 credits) MUSI 4064 Music Business (4 credits) MUSI 4071 Senior Practicum (2 credits) ‐ Complete a minimum of 12 credits of ensembles (MUSI 1051 and MUSI 3051) belonging to each of two categories. The two categories are Western Music Ensembles and World Music Ensembles. Western Music Ensembles include Rock Ensemble, Funk/R&B Ensemble, Metal Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Improvisation Ensemble, Electroacoustic Ensemble, and Acoustic Americana Ensemble. World Music Ensembles include African Drum Ensemble, Celtic Ensemble, Mariachi Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble, and Mideast/Balkan Ensemble. Additional ensembles may be offered from semester to semester. DESIGNATED ELECTIVES - 22 CREDITS ‐ Complete a minimum of 10 credits, choosing from private instruction (MUSI 1041 and MUSI 3041) or small group instruction (MUSI 1021 and MUSI 2021) or small group piano instruction (MUSI 1022 or MUSI 2022) or composition seminar (MUSI 3015) or songwriting seminar (MUSI 3016). UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES - 8 CREDITS [-]

Theatre

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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. The Department of Theatre offers the following programs: B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Acting B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Minors in Acting or Design/Technology B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Make a dramatic impact behind the scenes with a theatre design degree. 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. You’ll analyze and compare the historical, critical and aesthetic contexts in which the dramatic tradition has developed. In your third year, faculty will review your portfolio and advise you on which area—theatre technology, scenic design, costume design, lighting design or stage management—you should specialize in. [-]

Bachelor of Theatre - taught in Spanish

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana
Campus July 2017 Mexico Veracruz

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. Te damos la más cordial Bienvenida a la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana: Fundada en 1976 es una de las pioneras de la formación artísticas superior en la disciplina teatral en Iberoamérica. En 2016 cumple su 40 aniversario de haberse fundado. El actual Plan de Estudios 2008 de la Licenciatura en Teatro propone la preparación de un teatrista integral comprometido con el conocimiento y su pertinencia social, está basado en el concepto de flexibilidad de acuerdo al Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible (MEIF) de la Universidad Veracruzana. Misión La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Visión La Facultad de Teatro se encuentra dentro de las primeras instituciones de educación superior en materia teatral en la Región de México, América Central y El Caribe, por lo que sus egresados tienen amplio reconocimiento en el campo profesional. Sus estudiantes y académicos realizan estancias en otras universidades del país y del extranjero. Su Compañía Teatral es reconocida a nivel regional, nacional e internacional. Su Cuerpo Académico mantiene el nivel de “Consolidado” e impulsa la participación de los académicos en redes internacionales y en proyectos de investigación con pertinencia social; es la primera institución de formación teatral en el país que ofrece estudios de licenciatura y posgrado. Cuenta con instalaciones, equipamiento y formas de organización académico-administrativas adecuadas para desarrollar sus actividades en un ambiente creativo, digno y sustentable. Realiza acciones de carácter permanente en las distintas regiones de la Universidad y ha incrementado su matrícula. Con todo ello ha logrado que el teatro sea una actividad relevante en la vida cultural de nuestra comunidad a nivel local, estatal y regional. En ellos se refrendan los lineamientos de la Universidad Veracruzana como institución pública de educación superior que hace de la generación, aplicación y distribución social del conocimiento y de la cultura el eje transformador de la organización académica y de la sociedad. OBJETIVOS GENERALES a) Formar profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en el campo teatral, integrarse y/o modificar los proyectos existentes, así como generar nuevos proyectos, pertinentes en los entornos sociales y culturales en el plano disciplinario, multi, inter y transdisciplinario. Para lograr lo anterior, se ofrece una formación flexible y abierta a las diferencias de las diversas teatralidades, ligando los procesos de aprendizaje con el desarrollo de competencias necesarias en el campo y enfocando la unidad del conocimiento que posibilita a la vez un cierto nivel de especialización, mediante tres áreas de integración. b) Desarrollar en el futuro profesionista los valores de la participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión; la capacidad crítica y la postura abierta basada en los postulados de la tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de la autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Lo anterior, se logrará fomentando el autoaprendizaje como un proceso centrado en la persona (alumno) y sus proyectos individuales y colectivos. OBJETIVOS ESPECÍFICOS. Proveer al alumno de los medios para el acceso y sistematización del conocimiento con el fin de estimular el aprendizaje autorregulado y significativo para los proyectos teatrales, individuales y colectivos. Desarrollar las habilidades y competencias necesarias para la Actuación, Creación Escénica y Gestión Teatral e intervención socioeducativa. Dentro de la carrera de Licenciado en Teatro, existen tres perfiles opcionales de formación profesional de egreso cuyas características son: Mediante el área de Actuación: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias que le permitan realizar prácticas de actuación en las diferentes modalidades de la creación escénica, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Creación Escénica: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias y las de los colaboradores en proyectos de dirección, dramaturgia y diseño escénico, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Gestión Teatral e Intervención socioeducativa: Desarrollar las competencias para planificar, elaborar, gestionar, producir y/o enfrentar acciones de intervención educativa para fortalecer el vínculo individuo-sociedad integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. ¿Por qué estudiar la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana? Se reconoce la encomiable labor efectuada por autoridades y docentes de la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana, lo que mantiene su alto prestigio gracias a la calidad del programa educativo: El clima organizacional producto de la administración del programa y del liderazgo que el cuerpo académico ha ejercido al interior del programa educativo. El plan de estudios armonizado conforme al Modelo Educativo Integral Flexible (MEIF) que permite el desarrollo de competencias profesionales, así como cursar contenidos y materias en otros programas. Un programa de movilidad estudiantil a nivel nacional e internacional para cursar estancias semestrales en otras universidades. Las oportunidades que encuentran los alumnos de ser becados y apoyados regularmente para estudiar el programa. La gran producción académica y artística de algunos docentes expresados en: libros, artículos, puestas en escena, funciones realizadas, etc. La constante participación de los docentes en congresos, festivales y asociaciones internacionales. El reconocimiento a nivel nacional e internacional por la tradición formativa del programa. Contar con un Cuerpo Académico Consolidado realizando actividades de investigación, divulgación, gestión, docencia y formación de recursos humanos en torno a tres Líneas de Generación y Aplicación del Conocimiento: 1) Artes escénicas en México, 2) Creación y formación escénicas y 3) Teatralidad, performatividad y cultura. PERFIL DE INGRESO: Conocimientos generales referentes al programa de bachillerato y los que en su localidad y a través de su trayectoria el aspirante pudo adquirir gracias a su interés por el teatro. Habilidades mínimas necesarias para enfrentar el aprendizaje de la disciplina teatral. Manifestar interés por el teatro y poseer claridad vocacional expresada en un proyecto personal en la disciplina, así como actitudes valoradas en la comunidad teatral, es decir, trabajo en grupo, capacidad de convivencia armónica, tolerancia a puntos de vista divergentes, postura propositiva y creativa, entre otros. REQUISITOS DE INGRESO: El cupo límite de matrícula es de 40 alumnos, por lo cual se aplica el examen disciplinar de habilidades artísticas, tomando en cuenta los siguientes aspectos: Ser aceptado en el examen de admisión, que valora: Habilidades intelectuales, Habilidades Artísticas (histriónicas, corporales, vocales), Creatividad (intelectual y artística), Proyecto Personal. PERFIL PROFESIONAL DE EGRESO: Al término de la carrera, el egresado contará con las herramientas suficientes para integrarse al entorno laboral, siendo capaz de generar, proponer y/o realizar proyectos teatrales en grupos institucionales y de autogestión, incorporándose al campo laboral conectado con la cultura y la educación, así como enfrentar en un futuro la formación especializada en los niveles de posgrado. Estará familiarizado con las principales teorías teatrales y las formas teatrales generadas históricamente, así como aquellos conocimientos que fundamentan los procesos de creación, investigación, gestión y pedagogía teatral. Será capaz de integrarse al entorno social, sostener los principios de la ética profesional reconociendo los valores de la tolerancia, colaboración, comprensión, diálogo y convivencia en una sociedad plural. TÍTULO QUE SE OTORGA: Licenciado en Teatro, previo cumplimiento en su totalidad del plan de estudios, y los requisitos administrativos que la legislación universitaria vigente estipula. Distribución de créditos por Áreas de Formación Área de Formación Créditos Porcentaje Área Básica General y de Iniciación a la Disciplina 124 39.25 Formación Disciplinar 134 42.41 Formación Terminal 42 13.30 Formación Electiva 16 5.04 TOTAL DE CRÉDITOS 316 100 Tiempo de permanencia: Al Programa Educativo le aplica un tiempo estándar de 6 periodos semestrales; continuo corto de 5 periodos y continuo largo de 9 periodos. REQUISITOS DE EGRESO El cumplimiento de la totalidad de créditos de la carrera contempla de manera integrada: A. Experiencia Recepcional registrada en alguna de las siguientes competencias: Actuación; Creación Escénica; Gestión teatral e intervención socioeducativa. B. Modalidades de presentación del Trabajo Recepcional: Trabajo de Investigación documental o de campo (tesis, tesina, monografía). Trabajo Práctico (memoria o reporte). Trabajo Artístico (producto Y reporte). C. Servicio Social. ORGANIZACIÓN Y ESTRUCTURA CURRICULAR: Considerando los objetivos de la carrera, la curricula ha quedado estructurada, en el marco de los lineamientos del Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible, introduciendo cuatro Orientaciones que concentran los contenidos disciplinarios en tres Áreas de Integración, y cinco Modalidades de aprendizaje. Orientaciones: Creación: contempla la problemática de la generación de productos con valor estético y se refiere a la actuación, la dirección, la dramaturgia y el diseño escénico. Investigación: proporciona las bases para enfrentar la generación del conocimiento acerca del campo teatral. Introduce en las cuestiones epistemológicas, metodológicas y técnicas de la investigación en las humanidades y las artes Pedagogía: toca un aspecto amplio del fenómeno teatral en su significado social, cultural y psicológico. El teatro es un medio sensible de la formación del hombre y queda abierto a todos los niveles, desde la dramática infantil hasta la tercera edad, y desde la pedagogía social del teatro, pasando por la estrictamente “profesional” y hasta el extremo del teatro como terapia. Gestión y Producción: abarca la formación en cuanto a los procesos de planificación, organización y ejecución de los aspectos de producción artística en las instituciones públicas, privadas y grupos independientes. Modalidades. Cursos; Seminarios; Laboratorios; Talleres; Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. Modalidades. Cursos: Estructuran la formación intelectual significativa para cada área de orientación; organizan el conocimiento mediante la aproximación epistemológica del quehacer teatral, del que se desprenden temas y aspectos puntuales. Seminarios: Son estudios a profundidad acerca de algún tema o aspecto específico. Laboratorios: Están dedicados al aprendizaje de técnicas teatrales, en relación a las cuatro Áreas de Orientación. Talleres: Tienen la función de integrar los conocimientos y habilidades realizando el trabajo escénico y de producción en la interacción artística. Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. AREAS DE INTEGRACION, TALLERES Y PROYECTOS COMPAÑÍA En la Facultad de Teatro el conocimiento teatral está organizado por áreas de integración que incluyen varias experiencias educativas sobre cada campo formativo, de este modo el estudiante -además de construir su propia base general de conocimiento- elige un ámbito donde considera que puede desarrollarse mejor: Actuación (técnicas de actuación-texto/cuerpo, técnicas corporales, baile y teoría); Creación escénica (dirección, dramaturgia, diseño escénico); Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa (dirección, gestión y producción, pedagogía teatral, investigación). Estas Áreas de Integración cuentan cada una con cuatro Experiencias Educativas que aglutinan un conjunto de conocimientos que se ven de manera unificada y no parcelada. El alumno deberá de cursar de manera obligatoria, dos de estas Áreas, en dos períodos consecutivos, sumando un total de 40 créditos. Posteriormente podrá elegir de manera seriada sólo una de estas Áreas para conformar su competencia con la cual terminará la carrera (Por ejemplo: Actuación I, II y III). En cuanto a los Talleres el estudiante deberá elegir dos y un proyecto de la Compañía. [-]

Bachelor in Music Production

California Lutheran University
Campus Full time USA Thousand Oaks

Ever wanted to produce your own recordings? How about compose music for a soundtrack? At Cal Lutheran, you can learn the latest music production techniques using state of the art audio workstations. [+]

BA in Music Production Ever wanted to produce your own recordings? How about compose music for a soundtrack? At Cal Lutheran, you can learn the latest music production techniques using state of the art audio workstations. The crown jewel of our music technology program is a fully equipped Pro Tools HD2 Accel recording workstation housed in the Spies-Bornemann TV Studio. With this workstation, you can record, edit, and mix your projects with the highest level of professionalism. Programs Offered as a major (B.A.) Popular Minor Pairings Entrepreneurship THE CURRICULUM An ideal location Our location just outside of Los Angeles and Hollywood offers you an immersive experience into the music industry. With an emphasis on small class sizes and hands-on learning, you'll learn by doing. 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 [-]

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). [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. 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. [+]

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 Fine Arts

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA DeKalb

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. [+]

BA Programs in Performing Arts in North America 2017. Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Acting All students are accepted by successful completion of an audition and interview to begin the program and are evaluated yearly to retain their position. This program offers intensive training with a personalized approach aimed at ensuring that graduates are prepared for the artistic and business demands of an acting career. During the first two years, students study different facets of the theatre including acting, theatre history, script analysis, dance, mask work, and theatre design and technology. Many of the university's general education requirements are completed during this period as well. The second semester of the freshmen year students start the professional block of training in movement, voice and acting. Training and coursework for the acting emphasis is Meisner-based and in-depth for all four years. Coursework includes on-camera acting for film and television and classes in voice-over, cold reading and audition techniques. Shakespeare and comedy of manners, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre and on-camera techniques are also offered. At the end of the senior year, successful students professionally produce material to start a reel for agents/casting directors and formally appear in a Chicago showcase for an invited audience of top regional industry reps, agents, directors and producers. For all BFA in acting students, the fall semester of the junior year will be spent in Russia studying acting, movement, singing, dance, theatre history, script analysis and Mikhail Chekhov technique at the legendary Moscow Art Theatre. In addition, students will tour museums and theatres, attend performances and meet with a number of prominent Russian theatre artists in order to better understand the Russian theatre and its effect on contemporary acting and literature. Movement training is informed by Feldenkrais, Alexander, Meyerhold, Growtowski, Rolf, and Sensory Awareness. Areas you will study include period styles, stage combat, and behavior through awareness. Students will develop strength and precision through conditioning. A minor degree in dance is available. The extensive voice, speech and dialect training includes Fitzmaurice Voicework and the International Phonetic Alphabet. There are even external opportunities for study and performance with the Music Department. Students interested in the BFA in acting emphasis should contact Professor Stanton Davis, 815-753-8278. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Dance The BFA degree with emphasis in dance performance is a program for students interested in a career in dance or in continuing their dance training at a university. Our program mission is to develop students as competent professionals in the dance arts through rigorous and equal training in ballet and modern dance techniques. The School provides numerous and varied performance opportunities, including original works by renowned NIU faculty as well as masterworks from the standard classical ballet repertoire. Students in this emphasis are required to take between ten and seventeen technique classes per week, and can choose from a wide variety of course offerings in dance and dance-related subjects. The program’s mission is achieved through the strong support of faculty who are working professionals in the dance industry, which creates numerous opportunities for our dance majors to perform outside the university setting, and enriches our training with internationally recognized guest artists. NIU Dance faculty body of work: Artistic director of DanszLoop/Chicago; internationally commissioned choreographer; Ruth Page Award winner, Cincinnati Ballet; répétiteur for Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet; board of directors for the Dorris Humphrey Society; soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera; founding artistic director of the Ballet Nouveau Colorado; soloist with Mordine and Company; MOMENTA!; principal dancer for the Dayton Ballet; certified instructor at Romana's Pilates NY; master class teaching appointments across the country. Performance opportunities for students: two fully produced mainstage formal concerts per academic year in the newly renovated Stephens Building O'Connell Theatre; participation in the American College Dance Festival; Dance Chicago; Ruth Page Center for the Arts; Prairie Center for the Arts; Egyptian Theater; Millennium Park; Harold Washington Memorial Theater; Dance Chicago; Navy Pier NIU Art Gallery. Master teachers and artists in residence: Murray Lewis; Shirley Mordine; Catherine Cabeen of Bill T. Jones and Company; Alicia Graf Mack of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Septime Webre; Baraka De Soliel; Carl Corey; Nick Papillo; Robert McKee; Louis Monterro of Jose Grecco; Greg Halloran; Nina Watt of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Our alumni have performed with or are members of: ABT, National Ballet of Canada, Martha Graham Dance Company, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cirque Du Soleil, Milwaukee Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, Louisville Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Ballet Met, Arial Dance Chicago, Chicago Ballet Repertoire, Broadway NY and International Tours and more. Students interested in the BFA in Dance Performance emphasis should contact Professor Judy Chitwood, 815-753-5503, jchitwoo@niu.edu. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Design and Technology This emphasis provides course work and hands-on theatre experience in design and production, including costumes, lighting and scenery. Students gain an understanding of the artistic, social and cultural importance of theatre arts while developing creative and technical skills. Study involves design (including drawing and painting) as well as course work in theatre history, period styles and directing. Specialized classes in theatre technology (such as scene painting and pattern drafting), as well as computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer rendering are also offered. The BFA in design and technology emphasis aims to be pre-professional within the context of a liberal arts education and to provide strong foundations for professional careers in theatre, communication and allied entertainment fields. The School of Theatre and Dance has specialized shops and laboratory facilities where students can apply the design and technology skills they learn in the classroom. The Stevens Building houses a scene construction shop, lighting shop and laboratory and a costume construction shop. There are specialized storage areas for costumes, props and scenery. Students in the design and technology emphasis are regularly given responsible and supervised assignments in the school production program, which offer significant practical experiences. Internships and other off-campus programs with theatre companies, production groups, arts organizations and performing arts centers further broaden expertise and serve to integrate the student into the professional and commercial theatre. This course of study and practical experience provides a strong foundation for professional careers in theatre communication and allied entertainment fields, whether in costume, lighting or scenery. Acceptance into the BFA in design and technology emphasis is based on Northern Illinois University admission and completing a successful interview and portfolio review with members of our design and technology faculty. Students interested in the BFA in design and technology emphasis should contact Professor Tracy Nunnally. [-]