Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts in North America

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Performing Arts

Students who want to further their education and prepare for a career will often pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA). Programs can be found at schools all over the world and are usually earned in around four years.

The field of performing arts is a blanket term for all forms of performance, including dance, theater and music. Studies include academic pursuits, such as histories and theories, as well as technical training in a variety of performance styles.

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Theatre

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

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

Theatre

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


BA in Music

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Waverly

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

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (C.B.M.T.). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides you with a variety of career options in the music field. You may choose the general music major, which allows you to combine a music major with another major or minor field. Or you may choose the Church Music track, which combines coursework in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music

University of Delaware
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 in Dance

The College At Brockport State University Of New York
Campus September 2018 USA Rochester

The Department of Dance at The College at Brockport comprises artists, scholars, and educators who train dancers on the graduate and undergraduate level for a wide variety of careers in the arts as choreographers, performers, teachers, scholars, and leaders in the dance field. [+]

The Department of Dance at The College at Brockport comprises artists, scholars, and educators who train dancers on the graduate and undergraduate level for a wide variety of careers in the arts as choreographers, performers, teachers, scholars, and leaders in the dance field. The students in the department’s highly selective degree programs excel not only in the studio and on stage, but also as critical thinkers, writers, and teachers.

The department has some of the best dance facilities in the country, including its own fully equipped proscenium dance theater, a large-space studio theater, five studios, a body-conditioning lab, health pool, costume and scene shops, and computerized music and design studios. Faculty and professional staff are nationally and internationally recognized in their areas of expertise and are leaders in professional organizations such as CORD, NASD and NDEO.... [-]


BA in Music

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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 (N.A.S.M.).

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).... [-]


B.A. in Music

Maryville College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Maryville

Located in the new Clayton Center for the Arts, the Maryville College Music Department offers a comprehensive, NASM-accredited music curriculum within the acclaimed Maryville College liberal arts experience. [+]

Music

PROGRAMS OF STUDY:

B.A. in Music B.M. in Music Theory-Composition B.M. in Music Education, Vocal Emphasis B.M. in Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis B.M. in Performance, Voice - Minor in Music Why study Music at MC?

Located in the new Clayton Center for the Arts, the Maryville College Music Department offers a comprehensive, NASM-accredited music curriculum within the acclaimed Maryville College liberal arts experience. The National Association of Schools of Music is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 650 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors. Students at Maryville College will receive expert instruction in music theory, music history, and performance. Our five music majors‚ the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Choral), the Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Instrumental), the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, the Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition‚ provide ample preparation and flexibility for the pursuit of careers involving music or graduate school.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The BFA program provides specialized training across many interdisciplinary aspects of music and sound design. Curriculum focuses on advanced music and sound production techniques, creating sound for video games, music notation, and film score preparation. [+]

The BFA program provides specialized training across many interdisciplinary aspects of music and sound design. Curriculum focuses on advanced music and sound production techniques, creating sound for video games, music notation, and film score preparation.

BFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media Unit Requirements

Major Coursework

Core 36 Units Major 42 Units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units

TOTAL 132 units

BFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media 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:... [-]


Bachelor in Music (BA)

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

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

Bachelor in Music (BA)

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

About the Faculty

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


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Claflin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

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

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

Curriculum

Courses vary based on performing area.

Vocal Concentration

Applied Voice University Choir Sightsinging Piano

Instrumental Concentration

University Band Class Piano Applied Instrument General Conducting Counterpoint

Piano Concentration

Applied Piano World Music Arranging Piano Literature Admissions Requirements ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts: Emphasis in Music Business

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Pasadena

The Music Business program at L.A.C.M. is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. [+]

Since the digital revolution, a new model has been established that empowers musicians and entrepreneurs to play a major role in the industry.

The Music Business program at L.A.C.M. is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Production

California Lutheran University
Campus Full time USA Thousand Oaks

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

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

The crown jewel of our music technology program is a fully equipped Pro Tools HD2 Accel recording workstation housed in the Spies-Bornemann TV Studio. With this workstation, you can record, edit, and mix your projects with the highest level of professionalism.

Programs

Offered as a major (B.A.)

Popular Minor Pairings

Entrepreneurship

THE CURRICULUM An ideal location

Our location just outside of Los Angeles and Hollywood offers you an immersive experience into the music industry. With an emphasis on small class sizes and hands-on learning, you'll learn by doing.... [-]


BA in Communication, Media and Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The Department of Communication, Media and Theatre links three creative and demanding disciplines, all of which take as their focus social interaction, technology, and performance. As a student in our department, you will acquire proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, media, and theatre and develop an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of your world. [+]

The Department of Communication, Media and Theatre links three creative and demanding disciplines, all of which take as their focus social interaction, technology, and performance. As a student in our department, you will acquire proficiency in the theory and practice of communication, media, and theatre and develop an appreciation of differing values and perceptions of your world.

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


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Chowan University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Murfreesboro

Through its excellent curriculum, interaction with great professors, and many performance opportunities, Chowan's Department of Music can help you maximize your potential and attain your goals as a musician. Graduates of our program have gone on to be composers, elementary school music teachers, middle and high school band and choral directors, performers, and recording engineers. As a music major, you will be... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Through its excellent curriculum, interaction with great professors, and many performance opportunities, Chowan's Department of Music can help you maximize your potential and attain your goals as a musician. Graduates of our program have gone on to be composers, elementary school music teachers, middle and high school band and choral directors, performers, and recording engineers. As a music major, you will be given a firm foundation in music through the study of music theory, sight singing and ear training, music history, class piano, conducting, ensembles, and applied music. You will study in at least one of these applied music areas during your tenure:

Brass Instrument Composition Classical Guitar Organ Percussion Piano String Instrument Voice Woodwind Instrument ... [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Commercial Dance

Relativity School
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Los Angeles

The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. [+]

The commerical dance program at Relativity School is a comprehensive, integrated approach to the professional dance world for stage, film and television opportunites. Dance styles and master classes with the industry’s top choreographers cover hip/hop, ballet, jazz, world cultural dance, tap, contemporary, modern and more. Relativity School’s exclusive commercial dance course sequence includes training in circus arts, dance geography, injury prevention, technical theatre production, iconic choreographers and dance history.

The acting core component trains Commercial Dance students for success on stage and screen with coursework in acting, voice and speech, improvisation, camera technique, scene study and character development. A business course sequence and collaborative digital content make this program truly one-of-a-kind for anyone wishing to create a long, diversified career in Commercial Dance.... [-]


Musical Theatre

Lees-McRae College
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Banner Elk

The BFA degree in Musical Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Lees-McRae College and is designed to prepare you to pursue a career as a performer and or leader in musical theatre. [+]

Musical Theatre

The BFA degree in Musical Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Lees-McRae College and is designed to prepare you to pursue a career as a performer and or leader in musical theatre. Entrance into the BFA in Musical Theatre is by audition only. Transfer students should audition in the semester before they plan to enter Lees-McRae College.

Fast facts

Musical theatre students are eligible for scholarships provided through the performing arts program. Three mainstage productions are produced each year as well as student directed scenes. You'll receive one hour of private voice, a half hour of accompaniment and a master class each week during the academic year. ... [-]