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 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 of Music

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you’ll be learning among the best. [+]

Bachelor of Music

Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you’ll be learning among the best.

The Bachelor of Music (BMus) is a specialist degree that will suit you if you have musical skill and ambition or just a sheer love of music. Choose an Academic or Performance based programme and learn different styles and techniques that build your skill-base in the areas of music that interest you.

Combining theory with practical tuition, you’ll have access to our specialist teaching facilities, including the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.... [-]


Bachelor of Applied Arts in Music Production

Visible Music College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Memphis

The Music Production program is designed to prepare audio engineers and producers for vocational readiness from a Christian perspective. The program is designed to introduce the student to the tools and techniques used to produce music in the modern recording studio, while nurturing the student’s passion to serve the church or industry with Christian character. [+]

MUSIC PRODUCTION

The Music Production program is designed to prepare audio engineers and producers for vocational readiness from a Christian perspective. The program is designed to introduce the student to the tools and techniques used to produce music in the modern recording studio, while nurturing the student’s passion to serve the church or industry with Christian character. The student will gain an in-depth knowledge of current technology, recording techniques and music production skills. Music Production students will be responsible for engineering all student recordings and handling live sound at any events for Visible Music College. Skills and knowledge acquired in the program equip students to work as producers, engineers, or to create a new studio business, and focuses on using industry-standard programs (Logic and ProTools). ... [-]


B.Mus. Popular Music

SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)
Campus Full time 7 semesters April 2018 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 song-writing, 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/song-writing skills together with an understanding of sound-engineering, and organizational and educational know-how.... [-]


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.


The four arts faculties of Zuyd University (Conservatorium Maastricht, Drama Academy, Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Design) attract national and international artists and art students to Maastricht. These arts faculties have been working together with Maastricht University for a long time. This collaboration will be even more intense in the future, which will further increase the attraction of Maastricht as a European City of Education. 

Annually, the city of Maastricht welcomes seven million visitors from the Netherlands and from abroad.... [-]


Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Flagstaff

This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. [+]

Available Emphasis Areas:

Instrumental - Emphasis Vocal - Emphasis

This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian.

This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.).

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance?

Can you see yourself on a stage receiving a standing ovation for your musical talent? 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program combines foundational coursework in music – including [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design is a four-year degree focusing on the creative principles of interactive sound design. This program combines foundational coursework in music – including music history, composition, theory, and performance – with practical training in studio recording techniques and sound design principles. Students who successfully complete the BA in Music and Sound Design program will be able to create engaging game and film soundtracks by applying music concepts in a real-world studio setting, not just as a sound designer, but as an effective team member with a broad understanding of the game development process.

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

The ideal candidate for the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design degree program will be passionate about music and able to demonstrate some proficiency in either voice or an instrument by recording a short performance for review by DigiPen's BA in Music and Sound Design admissions committee. More important than musicianship, however, is the applicant's ear: candidates should have an intuitive grasp of concepts such as pitch, intervals, melody, harmony, and rhythm, and how these elements coalesce to form unique musical expressions. ... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Musicology License

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2018 France Angers

The purpose of the license Musicology is to allow the student to [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The purpose of the license Musicology is to allow students to: - master the musical tools (musical instrument, voice, MAO), as well as reading, analysis and writing of music - lead a vocal training into a single directory - accompany and harmonize a melody on the keyboard - whether on stage, in terms of acoustic music qu'amplifiées - know the main currents of the history of Western music and non-Western, and know Locate a piece of music in context - to mobilize its historical and technical knowledge in the field of music to produce a clear thinking, orderly and convincing written or oral - know how to use the bibliographic and documentary resources related to the field musical; keep abreast of current events and the evolution of artistic trends in his field - master the main software related to music industry (publishing, composition), computer data processing techniques and the main presentation software - ie use computer to compose music illustrating pictures, stories, characters, etc.... [-]


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 ... [-]

Bachelor in Arts - Music Production

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor [+]

Unique features

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania).

Study programme encompasses creative, commercial and technological aspects of music production. The courses will be delivered by practitioners and theorists coming from various creative fields. All the lecturers have solid professional experience and innovative thinking, which will make your studies interesting and valuable.

Access Requirements

Applicant for the Music Production programme should have obtained secondary education certificate or equivalent degree and proven capability to speak, read and write in English. Applicant should submit an e-portfolio, CD or DVD of his / her recent work and to participate in an interview, which can take place on-line, if the applicant cannot be present.... [-]


Bachelor in Music

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

Whether you are interested in a major or minor in music education or performance, the music program places an emphasis on the development of your musical performance abilities. Many of Northeastern's faculty members have trained at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. [+]

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This site highlights the many exceptional academics, faculty, performances and programs produced through the department. Your learning is an important endeavor. We look forward to working with you as you take the next steps in your education and growth.

Whether you are interested in a major or minor in music education or performance, the music program places an emphasis on the development of your musical performance abilities. Many of Northeastern's faculty members have trained at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. This level of knowledge and experience, along with your personal investment, will make your studio lessons second-to-none.... [-]


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 ... [-]

Bachelor in Music

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

Our BMus degree provides our students with four categories of professional skills, all of which are necessary for a successful career in any area of music. [+]

Duration (years): 4 Qualification Awarded: BMus Music - Concentrations: 1. Classical Performance, 2. Jazz Performance, 3. Music Education, 4. Creative Music Technology (BMus, 4 years) Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time study Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme

Our BMus degree provides our students with four categories of professional skills, all of which are necessary for a successful career in any area of music.

Core practical and theoretical skills for the professional musician. The first two years of the degree revolve around each student’s Primary Study (or principle instrument), which includes 4 hours of weekly instruction: 1 hour individual instruction, 1 hour group instruction, and 2 hours of ensemble instruction. Parallel to this intensive study on their primary instruments, our students receive professional training in keyboard and aural skills, harmony and theory, music history, and choral singing. A specialised qualification in a particular area of music. During their final two years of study, our students must complete seven courses in one of the four following concentrations: 1. Classical Performance: this consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, as well as courses in performance practice, analysis, and composition. 2. Jazz Performance: this also consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, along with courses in applied jazz harmony, improvisation, and jazz composition. 3. Music Education: students in this course gain practical and theoretical knowledge of various methodologies for teaching music to children, including actual teaching... [-]