Bachelor Programs in Music

Compare 80 Bachelor Programs in Music

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Would you like to pursue a career in the performing arts industry or the field of classical music? You can take the next step with a Bachelor in Music. Your degree options include performance, criticism, music history and other exciting pursuits.

 

What is a Bachelor in Music? This dynamic degree is a perfect way to launch a lifelong career in music. As an undergraduate program, it offers you three to four years of intensive training in your area of musical interest. You can specialize in playing an instrument, conducting, singing or writing about music. Many successful music critics and journalists got their start with a Bachelor in Music. This degree program normally includes a detailed thesis on a topic of interest to you or a professional-level recital as the final stage of your training in music.

 

A degree in music can offer you many benefits. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree consistently receive higher salaries and better job offers than non-graduates. The critical thinking skills and music theory skills you learn will pay off many times over in the course of a musical career.

 

A Bachelor in Music doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. Many degree programs offer financial aid or part-time tuition while you work. Contact your program of choice to find out more about individual financial details.

 

Once you’ve finished your Bachelor in Music degree, you can pursue a wide variety of music-related careers. Some graduates will audition for national symphony orchestras or make their debut as opera singers. Other graduates choose to go on to teach music at the elementary school, high school or college level. A Bachelor in Music also gives you the skills you need to write about classical or popular music as a journalist or author. This versatile specialty gives you a broad range of career choices.

 

A Bachelor in Music can be the key to a fulfilling musical career. To find out more, explore the options available on our website. 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 in Digital Audio Technology

Cogswell College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Jose

Breathe life into the world, craft the soundscapes of tomorrow. The digital audio technology program has two focuses for audiophiles who live in music and think in sound effects: Audio & Music Production for those who want to make digital audio and Audio Software Development & Engineering for those who want to create gear for audio professionals. [+]

Breathe life into the world, craft the soundscapes of tomorrow.

The digital audio technology program has two focuses for audiophiles who live in music and think in sound effects: Audio & Music Production for those who want to make digital audio and Audio Software Development & Engineering for those who want to create gear for audio professionals.

In our Audio & Music Production program, you’ll get the chance to generate sounds and effects on a rare Crumar Spirit synthesizer and manage multiple mic inputs with a powerful Millennia 8-channel pre-amp. You’ll edit digital audio and mix music in Pro Tools and Logic, as well as create stunning sonic textures and soundscapes using Native Instruments Komplete, Tassman, and Pure Data.... [-]


Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music

International College of Music
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Building on the College’s highly successful previous music degrees in Arranging and Music Production & Technology specialisms, the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music introduces a broad based route focusing on four core areas demanded of professional musicians in the industry. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding multifaceted music career. [+]

Building on the College’s highly successful previous music degrees in Arranging and Music Production & Technology specialisms, the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music introduces a broad-based route focusing on four core areas demanded of professional musicians in the industry. The full-time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding multifaceted music career.

Program Overview

In the core area of music performance, you will develop dexterity in your principal instrument allowing you to master advanced level scales and technical studies in major and minor modes. You will develop group performance dynamics and band leadership skills through ensemble performances that play in the idioms of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and pop music. You will also study various methods of improvisation and repertory studies to build a vast memorized repertoire in preparation for performing in gigs. You will plan for and conduct your own performance recital in your final year, showcasing your instrumental proficiency and musicianship.... [-]


Bachelor of Music

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Edmond

The School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma offers five undergraduate degree programs: a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Vocal Performance, a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Instrumental Performance, a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Musical Theatre, a Bachelor of Music Education: Vocal, and a Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental. [+]

The mission of the School of Music is leading in musical excellence through transformative teaching, performing and scholarly activity.

The University of Central Oklahoma's School of Music is recognized nationwide as one of Oklahoma's foremost institutions for preparing professional musicians in all fields due to the following:

High academic and performance standards Gifted faculty of conductors, studio teachers, composers, historians, theorists, music educators, scholars, and administrators Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music Variety of instrumental ensembles, choral groups, opera groups and musical theatre troupes that travel nationally and internationally Opportunities to provide music for professional venues, schools, conventions and on the U.C.O. campus Alumni are staffed nationwide in public schools and universities as well as performing with recognized musical theater companies, opera companies, service bands, orchestras, leading jazz ensembles and recording studios throughout the country ... [-]

Music Therapy Program

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Campus September 2018 USA Weatherford

The music therapy program was established in 1980. This is the only music therapy program in the state of Oklahoma. Students may pursue either Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy or Equivalency/Registration in Music Therapy at SWOSU, both will satisfy the required eligibility for taking the National Certification Examination for Music Therapists for the credential of Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC). [+]

Music Therapy General Information

The music therapy program was established in 1980. This is the only music therapy program in the state of Oklahoma. Students may pursue either Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy or Equivalency/Registration in Music Therapy at SWOSU, both will satisfy the required eligibility for taking the National Certification Examination for Music Therapists for the credential of Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).

To complete the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, freshman and transfer students with keyboard/voice or instrumental emphases must fulfill the requirements of the degree in General Education, fundamental music, and music therapy core curriculum.... [-]


BM in Music Therapy

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Waverly

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. [+]

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 Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. A six-month internship post coursework is required before sitting for the board certification exam.... [-]


Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Music

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Kofu

This course serves as a broad and gentle introduction to psychoacoustics, music psychology, and musical acoustics. Relationships between the production, physics, and perception of sound, as well as similarities and differences between music and language are explored. [+]

Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Music

How We Listen to Music: Foundations of Music Perception, Cognition, and Acoustics

This course serves as a broad and gentle introduction to psychoacoustics, music psychology, and musical acoustics. Relationships between the production, physics, and perception of sound, as well as similarities and differences between music and language are explored. Phenomena such as absolute (perfect) pitch, synaesthesia, and amusia are discussed. Course activities will include lectures, readings, in-class experiments, and student presentations.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to (i) have a greater understanding of how musical instruments and the human voice operate; (ii) gain a greater awareness of musical parameters, the physical dimensions of sound, and the human auditory system; (iii) gain experience in designing and conducting basic experiments; and (iv) apply knowledge and experience obtained from this course to subsequent courses in music and related areas.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Business

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months September 2018 Germany Berlin + 1 more

With a focus on entrepreneurship, this programme has been developed to encompass innovative business models for a digital age and provide you with the knowledge and skills in key aspects of the business of music, where the mantra ‘change equals opportunity’ holds true. [+]

OVERVIEW

With a focus on entrepreneurship, this programme has been developed to encompass innovative business models for a digital age and provide you with the knowledge and skills in key aspects of the business of music, where the mantra ‘change equals opportunity’ holds true.

The course covers core aspects of the music industry ranging from cultural and historical perspectives, analysis and forecasting, legal frameworks and revenue streams to planning, budgeting, marketing and honing digital media skills across a wide variety of industry scenarios such as artist management, publishing, e-music and live event management.

The study programme consists of two courses, the well known and industry recognised SAE Music Business Diploma and the Bachelor level that provides you with additional skill sets and understanding of the creative industries, project management, intellectual property and specialised audio technique, leading to an internationally recognised BA/BSc (Hons) Music Business* degree, validated by Middlesex University, London.... [-]


Bachelor's in Music

Hope College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Holland

Music is a language that communicates to everyone — on the stage, in the classroom and beyond. Our mission is to foster a passion for music that speaks to the world. [+]

Music is a language that communicates to everyone — on the stage, in the classroom and beyond. Our mission is to foster a passion for music that speaks to the world.

Our program is recognized for its emphasis on training well-rounded musicians who will make a difference in their communities, whether they are performers, educators or people who simply want to share music with the world.

With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, students receive personal attention in their studies, a characteristic unique to a department of this caliber.

Degree programs

Our department offers several professional degree tracks to suit your interest, all of which are built on our commitment to the liberal arts.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Performance

Messiah College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Mechanicsburg

If playing or singing music for an audience is your career goal, then a music performance degree from Messiah College’s renowned music program is definitely a step in the right direction. [+]

Music Performance at Messiah College

Are you ready to become a successful musical performer?

If playing or singing music for an audience is your career goal, then a music performance degree from Messiah College’s renowned music program is definitely a step in the right direction. At Messiah, you'll develop the technical proficiency to excel in your preferred area of musical performance—instrumental or vocal—and acquire practical, personal and entrepreneurial skills necessary for a successful music career in the 21st century.

Music performance major distinctives

As a music performance major at Messiah College, you’ll be able to:

Complete coursework which includes increased hours for private study on a chosen instrument. Receive instrument-specific instruction in pedagogy and literature. Perform two full recitals, building a strong base of repertoire and gaining important on-stage experience. Perform in various College musical ensembles including wind ensemble, concert choir, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, symphonic winds, opera workshop and chamber ensembles. Career options for music performance majors ... [-]

B.Mus. Popular Music

SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)
Campus Full time 7 semesters April 2019 Germany Berlin

With a B.Mus. Popular Music you will master the compositional and instrumental/vocal arrangement of music titles, as well as their realisation as a performing musician. You will know how to implement your creative ideas, all the way from first inspiration to performance or recording. The course’s emphasis is on song-writing, instrument/vocals and ensemble. [+]

With a B.Mus. Popular Music you will master the compositional and instrumental/vocal arrangement of music titles, as well as their realisation as a performing musician. You will know how to implement your creative ideas, all the way from first inspiration to performance or recording. The course’s emphasis is on songwriting, instrument/vocals and ensemble.

Content, Objective and Course Structure

The creative popular musician: songwriter, performer and band musician

The Bachelor course Popular Music at hdpk in Berlin prepares talented young musicians to professionally perform music at concerts and for productions, by teaching performing/songwriting skills together with an understanding of sound-engineering, and organizational and educational know-how.... [-]


BA (Hons) Professional Music

Academy of Music & Sound
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh Exeter Glasgow Southampton + 5 more

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this 1-year course is designed to follow on from studying a music-related foundation degree, HND or recognized industry experience with qualifications. Validated by the University of Wolverhampton, it is developed to reflect the main career pathways in the industry, including performance, production, and business. [+]

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this 1-year course is designed to follow on from studying a music-related foundation degree, HND or recognized industry experience with qualifications. Validated by the University of Wolverhampton, it is developed to reflect the main career pathways in the industry, including performance, production, and business.

BA (HONS) PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE BA (HONS) PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PRODUCTION BA (HONS) PROFESSIONAL MUSIC BUSINESS Course details Course Tuition, advice, and guidance from industry mentors Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people Gain a working in-depth knowledge of how business and music operate Manage and market your own music products Expand your CV and portfolio with real-life experience and products BA (Hons) Professional Music Units THE PROFESSIONAL PROJECT ... [-]

Bachelor Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Maastricht

Conservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the center of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, and France. 

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Bachelor MusicConservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the center of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, and France. Because of its international position, there are ample opportunities to gain experience on important national and international stages.


Currently, 442 students of around forty-eight different nationalities study at Conservatorium Maastricht. There are three different departments: Classical Music, Jazz/Pop, and Music in Education. Conservatorium Maastricht offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Classical MusicThe four-year Bachelor's programme consists of a core curriculum, choice of a specialization beyond the core curriculum (major) and a free elective (minor). In the first two years, the core curriculum (70% of your study) comprises a mixture of music theory, basic repertoire, auditory/solfège, music history and classes related to your main degree subject, such as chamber music and orchestral training. These classes are provided by (guest) lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad.JazzThe four-year Bachelor degree programme consists of three components: a core curriculum, choice of specialization beyond the core curriculum (major) and a free elective (minor). In the first two years, all students take the same core curriculum, irrespective of their main degree subjects. The core curriculum comprises performance, arrangement and composition assignments, band lessons, core degree subject modules, practical auditory and theory classes, basic repertoire and a number of specific classes related to the main degree subject. Students will additionally attend a comprehensive orientation programme to help them select their... [-]


Bachelor of Music in Music

European University Cyprus
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia

The aim of the Music Program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for a career as music teachers and as professional musicians in solo and ensemble performance contexts. [+]

The aim of the Music Program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for a career as music teachers and as professional musicians in solo and ensemble performance contexts.

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

To offer a comprehensive degree in the area of Music. To provide the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes and to formulate the necessary conditions that will allow students to have high quality musical, performing and pedagogical activity.

Specific Objectives

To prepare students for effective and successful teaching as music teachers and pedagogues and for rich and diverse artistic activity as performers at a variety of musical activities. To provide students with the opportunity of a more in-depth understanding and development of skills in the area of music education or music performance. To develop students’ performance skills on their individual instrument(s) allowing them to perform musically and creatively as soloists and as ensemble members. To develop and improve upon the musical and pedagogical knowledge about, perception of and skills of students, depending on their individual needs and interests. To prepare musicians and music educators who will act creatively and productively. To develop teaching methodologies, performance and pedagogical skills as well as other experiences that will allow students to successfully act upon their role as musicians and educators, both in Cyprus and abroad. The endowment of students with the indispensable knowledge, skills and attitudes for contributing to the area of music in various settings and the Cypriot society in general. ... [-]

Bachelor of Music: Academy of Music and Performing Arts

Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 48 months September 2018 Netherlands Tilburg

The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (A.M.P.A.) is an ambitious, innovative conservatory program that emphasizes high-quality performance, chamber music, and creativity. The Academy brings students to a high level of excellence, while connecting music with other art forms such as dance, theater and fine arts. [+]

Programme in brief

The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) is an ambitious, innovative conservatory program that emphasizes high-quality performance, chamber music, and creativity. The Academy brings students to a high level of excellence while connecting music with other art forms such as dance, theatre and fine arts. Our core programme components are artistic excellence, an international environment, intensive work with ensembles in residence, and interdisciplinary opportunities. We educate students to become leaders in their field and play important roles in the development of new visions on the music profession.

Content

Fontys AMPA is part of Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts (FHK), which has 15 arts programmes (bachelor and master) under one roof. AMPA offers a 4 years Bachelor of Music programme. It is an internationally oriented study to educate students to the highest level of their capabilities as artists. To this end we open the doors of our beautiful FHK building; we cooperate intensively with experts in music, ensembles and the other arts programmes within FHK. AMPA is supported by a platform of Dutch and international ensembles in residence... [-]


BMus Honours in Commercial Music Performance

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

Our aim is to develop you as an individual to become an innovative music creative, and challenge you to develop a style relevant to the contemporary music industry. Developing your own musical identity is the first order of business and we are looking for students who are not only strong performers but who are also curious and not afraid of the challenges that lie ahead in the ever-changing music industry and employment landscape. This is a transforming process that requires attention to a number of key areas of understanding, knowledge, communication, making and doing. [+]

Our aim is to develop you as an individual to become an innovative music creative, and challenge you to develop a style relevant to the contemporary music industry. Developing your own musical identity is the first order of business and we are looking for students who are not only strong performers but who are also curious and not afraid of the challenges that lie ahead in the ever-changing music industry and employment landscape. This is a transforming process that requires attention to a number of key areas of understanding, knowledge, communication, making and doing.

Our degree is written by practitioners for practitioners encompassing a view of the music world that is varied, open and focused. Not only are students encouraged to develop a specialism but we also expect students to understand, as many artists have also learned, that their future lies in variation, adaptation and hybridisation. This course will help you to make this leap and to understand that the music market thrives on fresh input, new ideas, twists on familiar themes and the integration and exploration of new approaches and hybrids. The energy ushered in by new styles, new modes of working, mixed with traditional and new ways of disseminating material is a tangible force.... [-]