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37 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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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
Campus
 
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 music-intensive program. You’ll benefit from working ... +

If you’re a performer or composer who is self-motivated, on a mission, and wants to fast-track your career, dive into this 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 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, USA

Learn to compose tomorrow’s classics in our music composition major. Get the thrill of hearing your work performed live during your first year. We hold a composers’ concert ea ... +

Learn to compose tomorrow’s classics in our music composition major. Get the thrill of hearing your work performed live during your first year. We hold a composers’ concert each semester devoted to student-created work. You’ll explore a variety of musical styles, conduct student ensembles, and become well-versed in music literature and theory. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2023
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Arizona Christian University
Glendale, USA

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

The Bachelor of Science in Music with a concentration in Theory and Composition 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
4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Programs
Fort Lauderdale, USA

If you want to make a career out of writing, Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media could be the right fit for you. ... +

If you want to make a career out of writing, Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media could be the right fit for you. You can save your seat in NSU’s master’s program while you earn your bachelor’s degree, keeping your goals in clear sight as you gain real-world experience and build relationships with your professors and peers. -
Bachelor MA
Full-time
6 years
English
15 Jun 2023
Campus
 
NYACK College
New York, USA

The Bachelor of Music in Composition offers students the opportunity to pursue a degree while honing their skills in music writing. As in the case of every major, Composition ... +

The Bachelor of Music in Composition offers students the opportunity to pursue a degree while honing their skills in music writing. As in the case of every major, Composition has a strong Biblical, academic, and theoretical foundation. The Bachelor of Music degree represents the highest standards of professional studies, including the history, theory, pedagogy and practice of many genres of music. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, USA

The Bachelor of Science in Music, Composition Concentration degree, is designed for students seeking a liberal arts degree in music that focuses on preparing them for a career ... +

The Bachelor of Science in Music, Composition Concentration degree, is designed for students seeking a liberal arts degree in music that focuses on preparing them for a career as a composer. -
BSc
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, USA

MTSU's School of Music provides music majors with a thorough grounding in music theory and history, combined with instruction in conducting solo, chamber, and ensemble perform ... +

MTSU's School of Music provides music majors with a thorough grounding in music theory and history, combined with instruction in conducting solo, chamber, and ensemble performances. The concentration in Theory-Composition offers much more intensive training—examining the content and construction of music, learning the language of music and what makes it pleasing to the ear, and discovering what is involved in creating musical works. With award-winning and talented faculty members, MTSU’s School of Music offers aspiring students solid training and guidance that can lead to careers as composers, songwriters, music editors, or arrangers. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Composition studies, harmony and voice leading, music analysis, and instrumentation are at the core of the program. As a bachelor’s student, you will complete instrument studi ... +

Composition studies, harmony and voice leading, music analysis, and instrumentation are at the core of the program. As a bachelor’s student, you will complete instrument studies and learn about aural skills, music history, and electroacoustic music. You can also choose courses organized by the other two academies of the University and complete so-called joint studies that are available for all students. -
Bachelor
Full-time
3 years
English, Swedish, Finnish
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
Campus
Online
 
University Of Nebraska Kearney
Kearney, USA

The Music Composition degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides a deep inquiry into how music is created. Students study the basics of harmony, counterpoint, rh ... +

The Music Composition degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney provides a deep inquiry into how music is created. Students study the basics of harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form, and the relationship of music to the other arts. Along the way, students grow and develop their own compositional and artistic voices. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2023
Campus
 
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