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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. 

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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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. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 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 [-]

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. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 2017. 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 Arts in Theatre Performance

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

If you’re looking to combine Theatre with another major, or a minor in another art, this degree is perfect for you. [+]

If you’re looking to combine Theatre with another major, or a minor in another art, this degree is perfect for you. You’ll begin with a well-rounded theatre core: tech to acting, management to history. While you can proceed to the BFA track if you wish, students who stay in our BA program generally want to establish professional experience in multiple subjects. For example: a degree in theatre with a minor in screenwriting, studio arts, photography, or design – you’ll be an unstoppable artistic powerhouse for any theatre-based profession. The BA in Theatre Performance requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 52 credits in major requirements, 4 credits in designated electives, and 28 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: 52 CREDITS THEA 1021 STAGE MANAGEMENT (2 CREDITS) THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits) THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits) THEA 1024 Stagecraft (2 credits) THEA 1130 Acting I (4 credits) THEA 1230 Acting II (4 credits) THEA 2030 Contemporary Theatre Canon (2 credits) THEA 2031 Music Theatre Canon (2 credits) THEA 2067 Rehearsal & Production I: Sophomore (4 credits) THEA 2068 Rehearsal & Production II: Sophomore (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 4066 Theatre Business and Career Planning (4 credits) THEA 4067 Rehearsal & Production I: Senior (4 credits) THEA 4068 Rehearsal & Production II: Senior (4 credits) Designated Electives: 8 credits Choose 4 credits in upper‐division THEA electives. UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES: 24 CREDITS Complete a 24‐credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 4 additional credits of Complete 24 credits of unrestricted electives. [-]

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). [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 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

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. [+]

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 [-]

Audio Production

American University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 2017. Offered by the Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the Program Formal admission to the program requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval. 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 59 credit hours with grades of C or better Course Requirements Core (34-39 credit hours) ATEC-101 Fundamentals of Audio Technology (3) (3) ATEC-102 Audio Technology Laboratory (1) (1) ATEC-301 Digital Audio Workstations I (3) (3) ATEC-311 Sound Studio Techniques I (4) (4) ATEC-321 Sound Synthesis I (3) (3) ATEC-401 Digital Audio Workstations II (3) (3) ATEC-403 Production Mixing and Mastering (3) (3) ATEC-411 Sound-Studio Techniques II (4) (4) ATEC-421 Sound Synthesis II (3) (3) ATEC-431 Studio Management (3) (3) ATEC-441 Business of the Audio Industry (3) (3) ATEC-450 Audio Technology Capstone (1-6) (1-6) Electives (10 credit hours) Complete 10 credit hours from the following or other courses with the approval of the department: ATEC-491 Internship (1-6) (1-6) PHYS-300 Acoustics (3) (3) PHYS-310 Electronics (4) (4) Area of Specialization (15 credit hours) Complete 15 credit hours from an area of specialization, either communication or music: Communication COMM-100 Understanding Media FA4 (3) (3) COMM-105 Visual Literacy FA1 (3) (3) COMM-300 Interpersonal Communication (3) (3) COMM-330 Principles of Photography (3) (3) COMM-331 Film and Video Production I (3) (3) COMM-434 Film and Video Production II (3) (3) COMM-438 Production Practicum (1-3) (1-3) (topics) Music PERF-124 Music Theory I (3) (3) PERF-125 Music Theory II (3) (3) PERF-126 Musicianship I (3) (3) PERF-127 Musicianship II (3) (3) PERF-224 Music Theory III (3) (3) PERF-320 History of Rock Music (3) (3) PERF-321 Evolution of Jazz and Blues (3) (3) PERF-322 History of Music I: From Antiquity to 1750 (3) (3) PERF-323 History of Music II: From 1750 to the Present (3) (3) PERF-325 Counterpoint (3) (3) Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information. [-]

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. [-]

Theatre: Film and Television

Louisiana State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Baton Rouge

The Film & Television program, a partnership between LSU and Baton Rouge Community College, is designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate on and off stage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana, and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 2017. Theatre: Film and Television The Film & Television program, a partnership between LSU and Baton Rouge Community College, is designed to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge not only to create and collaborate on and off stage, but on and off camera as well. The program is directly tied to the growing film industry in Louisiana, and its need for highly skilled artists, technicians, and administrative personnel. The Film & Television concentration is one of the ONLY programs in the country to include hands on courses in both production technology as well as acting for the camera and content creation. Graduates receive a B.A. in Theatre: Film/ TV Concentration. Students will develop a broad, comprehensive foundation in live theatre, electronic media, film production, and Acting for the Camera. Students choose their overall emphasis based on personal aspirations and interests (Film Performance, Film Production, Technology, Management.) The Film/TV curricula includes: Introduction to Entertainment Technology Film Production (I & II) Digital Post Production Storyboarding Acting I & II Acting for the Camera (I & II) Screenwriting (I & II) Film Internships (with professional Production Companies) Introduction to Recording Technology Audio for Digital Media History of Film Introduction to Cinema Studies And Much More This new concentration is offered in collaboration with Baton Rouge Community College. For information on this concentration, please contact Richard Holden, Co-Head/Undergraduate Performance & Associate Professor/Acting and Directing [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

BA Music

University Of Northern Iowa
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Cedar Falls

The Music major under the Bachelor of Arts degree is a liberal arts program for the student interested in combining the discipline of music training with the breadth offered by a liberal arts curriculum. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 2017. The Music major under the Bachelor of Arts degree is a liberal arts program for the student interested in combining the discipline of music training with the breadth offered by a liberal arts curriculum. The Composition-Theory and Performance majors are professional degrees designed to prepare the student for a career as a composer or an artist-performer, or entrance to graduate schools where further excellence in composition or in a performance area might be pursued. The Music Education major prepares the student for a teaching career and provides licensure in music for grades K-6 and 7-12. General Requirements for Undergraduate Majors>/strong> Music majors on all degree programs must choose an area of applied music (540:xxx) for specialization and must meet the proficiency standards of the School of Music. The total required applied hours indicated for each major must be completed on one of the specialization instruments or voice on which the student auditioned. Dividing the required applied hours among various instruments, or voice and instrument(s), will not satisfy the applied music portion of any of the degree programs. Auditions Admission to the School of Music requires successful completion of an audition in the main performance area. Music Theory On the first day of classes at UNI, freshman music majors/minors will take a diagnostic test in Music Theory fundamentals. The results of this test will help determine which section of Music Theory would be appropriate for your skill level. The link below will allow you to download a PDF of a sample of this diagnostic. We encourage you to complete this test to help you determine if your theory skills may need sharpening. Piano Proficiency Required of all majors. All freshmen will enroll in group piano class or applied piano continuously (semester by semester) until piano proficiency has been passed. For Music Education majors, requirements must be completed prior to student teaching. Vocal and Instrumental Competency Required of all Music Education Majors. Vocal/choral students (Specialization A) will complete one semester of Introduction to Instrumental Techniques (570:015); instrumental students (Specialization B) will attend special sections of Instrumental Techniques (570:010) taught by vocal/choral faculty. Keyboard majors enrolling for Specialization A must also satisfy vocal proficiency as determined by the voice faculty. Foreign Language Bachelor of Music Performance voice majors are required to complete one semester (5 credits-UNI) at the college/university level in each of two of the following foreign languages, listed in order of preference: Italian, German, French. Ten (10) semester hours of credit in a foreign language are strongly recommended for students whose applied concentration is voice (Music Education Major) and for all non-voice majors on the Bachelor of Music Performance program. Large Ensembles In addition to applied music, all music majors must participate in at least one of the designated large ensembles for a minimum of 8 semesters (7 semesters for students in the music education program). Participation in large ensembles will be continuous from the first semester of residence until completion of the requirement. Participation in ensemble (530:012; 530:112) does not satisfy the large ensemble requirement. Auditions are required for all ensembles in the School of Music, and students will be assigned to ensembles according to audition results. Wind and percussion students will be assigned to an appropriate instrumental ensemble. All wind and percussion students who are pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Music in Music Education are required to participate in marching band for a minimum of two semesters. (It is strongly recommended that this requirement be fulfilled during the freshman and sophomore years.) In the fall semester, participation in either Concert Band or Jazz Band II may satisfy the large ensemble requirement for those students who have completed their respective marching band requirements and have met audition requirements for the two above ensembles. String players will participate in the orchestra. The initial choral ensemble for all freshmen voice students will be either UNI Singers or Women's Chorus. Freshmen are limited to participation in only one large vocal ensemble. Students performing targeted roles in UNI Lyric Theatre main stage productions are exempt from ensemble participation for four (4) weeks preceding the final performance of the production. Composition and Keyboard majors will audition for either an instrumental ensemble or a choral ensemble. Keyboard majors in the music education program shall participate in an ensemble appropriate to their specialization. CAREERS: The area of music offers many opportunities and choices. The road you choose could range from teaching to merchandising to performing. The following list gives an idea of what careers are available to musicians: Teaching Pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle or junior high school, high school College (usually requires significant graduate-level study) School and college music administration Independent/private studio Community ensembles: bands, choruses, orchestras, musical shows Performing: Classical areas Symphony orchestras, chamber groups, solo recitalist Operas and choruses Recording artist or back-up player/singer Administration work for large ensembles and organizations Armed Forces; playing, singing, directing, administering, teaching in one of the many organizations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard Popular music Playing, singing, recording Churches and synagogues; playing, directing, singing of music for worship services Other areas Music business and service Music instrument repair Publishing, librarianship, therapy, communications Sheet music and instrument sales UNIQUE FEATURES: Excellent ensemble performance opportunities with regularly scheduled national and international tours Solo and group performance opportunities, including student recitals, competitions and possible professional experience, such as playing with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Outstanding and dedicated faculty who know and care about their students Faculty members who enhance UNI’s music program through their varied backgrounds as teachers, performers, composers and scholars Small classes that foster camaraderie between students and faculty An excellent jazz program including the award-winning Jazz Band I (winner of several Downbeat Magazine CD awards) Participation in workshops presented by well-known professional jazz and classical musicians School of Music Student Advising Board Opera/music theatre performances Minors: Jazz Studies Music [-]

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

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. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 2017. 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 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 in Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 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. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in USA 2017. 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: 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: Music and Sound Design Design sound or music which supports the emotional content of the visual image Construct effective sound or music for different visual environments such as film, television, animation, games and commercials Demonstrate heightened listening skills and identify key musical or sound components Production Techniques Demonstrate proficiency with software related to contemporary sound or music production techniques Demonstrate proficiency with audio recording techniques, editing, and mixing 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 or sound for client needs Composition (Composers Only) Demonstrate thorough understanding of the language of music: harmony, melody and rhythm Analyze dramatic scoring and compose film music in the style of selected historical periods and genres Orchestrate and arrange music 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. [-]