Bachelor Programs in Composition

Compare 5 Bachelor Programs in Composition

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 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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Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Songwriting

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

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

Musically, this program builds on our existing Associate of Arts degree curriculum, further developing students’ existing skills, augmenting their “toolkit” with new ones, and accelerating their progress along the path to a professional career as a musician, composer or producer.

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Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Music Producing & Recording Composition

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

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. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting.

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. The Music Producing & Recording Major prepares you to effectively work alone or in groups, with elements of every facet of production under your belt, with experience working both at L.A.C.M.’s state-of-the-art “Garage Recording Studio” at L.A.C.M. and “The Hobby Shop” studios owned and operated by program faculty member and multi-platinum selling producer Andrew “Mudrock” Murdoch. L.A.C.M. is at an advantage being located in the Los Angeles area, as it has access to the busiest production community in the world.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Scoring & Composition

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

Analyze dramatic scoring and compose film music in the style of selected historical periods and genres. [+]

BFA Music Scoring & Composition Unit Requirements

Major Coursework

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

TOTAL 132 units

BFA Music Scoring and Composition Degree Requirements

Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements:

3 Written Communication courses 1 Art Historical Awareness course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas and Influences course 1 Employment Communications and Practices course

After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Composition

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2018 USA Tulsa

ORU's music composition major provides the opportunity for students to express and develop their creative talents and abilities. [+]

The Music Department at ORU places a strong emphasis on imparting music's past, present and future prospects to its students within a Christian, charismatic environment. As part of the ongoing process to provide a comprehensive undergraduate foundation in music, the Music Department purposes to:

Provide opportunities for students to develop their music capabilities and interests through the use of music as a socializing force, as an aid to compassionate understanding of themselves and their environment and as an avenue of self-expression Stimulate an appreciation and love for music through the study of its various disciplines Develop techniques for mature evaluation of musical standard ... [-]

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Jamaica Kingston

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

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. The programme aims to develop a thorough understanding of jazz and popular music, and its relationship to contemporary Jamaican and Caribbean societies. Principal instrument, improvisation, jazz harmony and arranging, jazz and Jamaican music history, as well as jazz and popular ensembles are emphasized in this programme of study.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION: Applicants are asked to perform two (2) or three (3) contrasting pieces demonstrating the ability to perform, at an advanced level, on the applicant’s principal instrument.International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include:A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). Applicant’s audition performance. MUSIC TESTS: Applicants to the School of Music will be required to pass an Aural Test, Sight Reading test and Music Theory Test, as well as a technical assessment specific to the applicant’s instrument. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose... [-]