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28 Bachelor Programs in Composition

A Bachelor in Composition is a program that places strong emphasis on the foundation of music and on imparting the past, present and future prospects of composition to its students. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will have the skills necessary to further their musical career and can pursue job fields in many different paths. What is a Bachelor in Composition? Programs focus on musical s… Read more

A Bachelor in Composition is a program that places strong emphasis on the foundation of music and on imparting the past, present and future prospects of composition to its students. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will have the skills necessary to further their musical career and can pursue job fields in many different paths.

What is a Bachelor in Composition? Programs focus on musical studies to enhance students' knowledge of and focus on compositional techniques and ideas. Courses are available in theoretical and practical subjects, including ear training, music history, orchestration, harmony and musical forms. One popular course, composition technology, provides a study of the equipment, concepts and techniques associated with electronic studios. There are also classes that study piano and other instruments, elective subjects and musical aesthetics.

There are many benefits associated with completing this degree program. Students will gain knowledge and skills that can help them both personally and professionally. They will be provided with opportunities to develop their capabilities and techniques for musical evaluation, as well as improve upon their confidence, self-expression and performance capabilities.

Course fees and registration costs vary depending on the institution selected and the country in which a student wishes to study. Those who are interested should contact a specific institution to learn more.

When a bachelor's degree is earned in composition, graduates can find career opportunities in several fields and disciplines. Many graduates successfully find work in music education. However, there are several other job options, including performing in bands or other musical organizations, working in audio recording and even opportunities in radio and television. This degree can provide you with skills to educate, manage musical organizations, entertain, compose, or perform professionally.

For students with a busy schedule, online classes are available. Many universities and institutions offer classes in a distance learning module. There is also the option to take courses on a full-time or part-time basis. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, USA

If you’re a performer or composer who is self-motivated, on a mission, and wants to fast-track your career, dive into this three-year, music-intensive program. You’ll benefit ... +

If you’re a performer or composer who is self-motivated, on a mission, and wants to fast-track your career, dive into this three-year, music-intensive program. You’ll benefit from working alongside graduate students and professional musicians in ensembles, performance, and repertory courses—and if you decide to pursue your Master of Music degree, you’ll graduate in five years rather than six. -
Bachelor Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Hull
Hull, United Kingdom

Forge your musical future – with pathways in Performance, Songwriting, Popular Music, and Community and Education.

Forge your musical future – with pathways in Performance, Songwriting, Popular Music, and Community and Education. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, USA

The BFA in Music Scoring & Composition is designed for those students who wish to focus on music composition and scoring for film, television, games, and other visual medi ... +

The BFA in Music Scoring & Composition is designed for those students who wish to focus on music composition and scoring for film, television, games, and other visual media. Balancing musicianship training with production skills to reflect a changing music industry, students will learn music theory, composition, harmony, orchestration, and arranging, focusing on creating emotion through music in synchronization with visual media. -
Bachelor
Full-time
Part-time
8 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 

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Australian Institute of Music
Sydney, Australia +1 More

Create, Perform, Produce: Craft Your Individual Sound for Tomorrow's Music Scene.

Create, Perform, Produce: Craft Your Individual Sound for Tomorrow's Music Scene. -
Bachelor
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Los Angeles College of Music
Pasadena, USA

As much as it is about composition, songwriting, engineering and arranging, music production is really about managing a process. The Music Producing & Recording major teac ... +

As much as it is about composition, songwriting, engineering and arranging, music production is really about managing a process. The Music Producing & Recording major teaches students the historical and technical background they need to compete in the world of production, but also develops the necessary tools and techniques needed to take ideas to the next level. -
Bachelor
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
London, United Kingdom

The ICMP’s BA (Hons) Songwriting degree has been developed by music industry writers and producers and provides students with a unique opportunity to develop their songwriting ... +

The ICMP’s BA (Hons) Songwriting degree has been developed by music industry writers and producers and provides students with a unique opportunity to develop their songwriting skills alongside talented artists and industry professionals. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Kingston, Jamaica

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction.

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
dBs Music UK
Bristol, United Kingdom +3 More

This electronic music production degree provides students with an opportunity to explore and develop all of the skills involved in creating, producing and performing quality c ... +

This electronic music production degree provides students with an opportunity to explore and develop all of the skills involved in creating, producing and performing quality contemporary electronic music. Students will be given a significant insight into a wide variety of techniques and methodologies and encouraged to incorporate them into their own practice or modify and develop their own new methodologies. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Batumi Arts Teaching University
Batumi, Georgia

The Graduates will know the peculiarities of performing art, in the general history of music and performance history, issues of musical theory. The graduates will acquire the ... +

The Graduates will know the peculiarities of performing art, in the general history of music and performance history, issues of musical theory. The graduates will acquire the skills for performing at the concert Estrada, working and cooperating with singers, various ensembles, and choirs. -
Bachelor
Full-time
Georgian
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, USA

Music has occupied a place of prominence at Vassar College since its founding, in its curriculum, faculty, student activities, and facilities. Formed in 1865, the Department o ... +

Music has occupied a place of prominence at Vassar College since its founding, in its curriculum, faculty, student activities, and facilities. Formed in 1865, the Department of Music offers an extensive program encompassing opportunities for majors and non-majors to explore performance, composition, history, and theory in depth. -
Bachelor
English
Sep 2021
 
University of Cambridge St. Edmund's College
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Most Music students will have taken A level Music or equivalent, but it’s possible to study Music at Cambridge without having studied the subject at A level (or equivalent); h ... +

Most Music students will have taken A level Music or equivalent, but it’s possible to study Music at Cambridge without having studied the subject at A level (or equivalent); however, such candidates will normally need to have achieved a Merit or above at Grade 8 ABRSM Theory to be eligible for a place. -
Bachelor
English
Aug 2021
 
University of Cambridge Corpus Christi College
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Music course at Cambridge is designed to introduce students not just to a range of music, but to a wide variety of ways of thinking about and understanding music. At first ... +

The Music course at Cambridge is designed to introduce students not just to a range of music, but to a wide variety of ways of thinking about and understanding music. At first the focus is on the skills needed for university-level music studies, with a solid grounding in the techniques and history of the Western musical tradition, as well as an understanding of the many roles music plays in today’s world. As a student progresses through the course there is increasing freedom to take specialised courses in different kinds of music, or approaches to it. -
Bachelor
English
Aug 2021
 
Arizona Christian University
Glendale, USA

The Bachelor of Science in Music with a Theory and Composition concentration offers a comprehensive foundation in music theory and analysis. You will have the opportunity to c ... +

The Bachelor of Science in Music with a Theory and Composition concentration offers a comprehensive foundation in music theory and analysis. You will have the opportunity to compose in a variety of styles and forms, including film music. Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to use modern technology to notate, orchestrate, arrange, and record musical ideas. -
BSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Cambridge St. John's College
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The undergraduate Music course (‘Tripos’) is designed to introduce you to a broad range of music and to an equally wide variety of ways of thinking about and understanding it. ... +

The undergraduate Music course (‘Tripos’) is designed to introduce you to a broad range of music and to an equally wide variety of ways of thinking about and understanding it. At first the focus is on acquiring the skills you will need for university-level music studies, giving you a solid grounding in the techniques and history of the Western musical tradition, as well as an understanding of the many roles that music plays in today’s world. As you progress through the Tripos, you will be able to take specialised courses in different kinds of music as well as different approaches to it. -
Bachelor
English
Aug 2021
 
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Chattanooga, USA

Chattanooga is a place unlike any other. It is a city built from the ground up--defined by bold vision, courage and generosity of spirit. Where hard work feels easy because we ... +

Chattanooga is a place unlike any other. It is a city built from the ground up--defined by bold vision, courage and generosity of spirit. Where hard work feels easy because we are working together. -
Bachelor
English
Sep 2021
 

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