Bachelor Programs in Musicology

Compare 7 Bachelor Programs in Musicology

Musicology

What does music say about a people’s culture? How does music composition and performance evolve over time? What techniques do composers use to create music? You can find the answers to all of these questions when you obtain a Bachelor in Musicology.

What is a Bachelor in Musicology? This program is incredibly broad, involving the study of history, anthropology, communication, and even religion. Music is such an important art form throughout the world, and in order to study it, students need to broaden their cultural and social horizons. Courses place an emphasis on the study of music history and theory, and many programs will also require students to master an instrument. In addition, students need to fulfill a variety of liberal arts requirements. 

If you plan to study music, you need a comprehensive post-secondary education. Musicology programs expose you to a wide range of music from all over the world. Moreover, your classes will help you develop your research and analytical skills, which can be applied to a number of professions.

Most bachelor’s degree programs take four years to complete, though you can cut down on costs by trying to finish the program early. Tuition and fees vary from school to school, so you should research colleges before applying to verify that you can afford the enrollment costs. 

Many students choose to pursue a graduate degree, but there are also career options available to those who decide to enter the job market. Some of the skills you honed during your time in college, such as critical writing and thinking, are easily transferrable, and many students find work in law firms and publishing houses. If you would rather find a job that allows you to flex your music knowledge, you can become a teacher, archivist, or researcher.

Musicology programs are available at many international universities. If you are ready to obtain your degree, 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 International Liberal Arts: Music

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Kōfu

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. [+]

Bachelors in Musicology. 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. History of Western Music A broad survey of Western Classical music, extending from 800 AD to the present. Course activities include lectures, writing and listening assignments, and primary source readings. Salient repertoire from each historical period is situated in a sociocultural and sociopolitical context. The reception histories of particular works will be addressed. Parallels between musical aesthetics and techniques and concurrent tendencies in other art forms, as well as the influence of non-Western music on Western composers are discussed. Objectives This course will introduce students to (i) vocabulary essential for writing about and discussing Western Classical music and (ii) important... [-]

BM in Music Therapy

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 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 (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). 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. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements... [-]

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 [+]

Bachelors in Musicology. 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. + THE TRAINING A student encouraged to become author of his training, through: - the choice of his career (16 minor elective) - the choice of opening additional teachings - his choice of internship sites (1 year internship training ) and international mobility (ability to perform a semester abroad) - the specialization of the professional preparation module project (PEP or PEP +). Other assets: - the practice of a foreign language (up to two in training) - personalized educational support, thanks... [-]

Bachelor - Jazz

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Groningen

The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. [+]

Jazz: www.hanzegroningen.eu/pcc The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! Joris Teepe and his colleagues are a faculty of seasoned professional musicians who have played with many of the greatest musicians in jazz. They are part of the rich musical community of New York City, the city that is the centre of the jazz world. This life experience and commitment directly effects how they teach; the 'New York comes to Groningen' program is a more pragmatic, performanceoriented way of studying jazz than what is often taught at other conservatoires.... [-]

Bachelor in Musicology

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

Education objectives

1) To acquire a solid methodological and academic grounding in the area of Musicology; 2) To acquire sensitivity towards the study of Portugal’s musical heritage and the phenomenon of the identity and diversity of musical cultures; 3) To acquire knowledge and an understanding of the various academic areas of musicology, with particular emphasis on the History of Music, Theory, Analysis and Techniques of Composition, and Ethnomusicology; [+]

Bachelors in Musicology. Education objectives 1) To acquire a solid methodological and academic grounding in the area of Musicology; 2) To acquire sensitivity towards the study of Portugal’s musical heritage and the phenomenon of the identity and diversity of musical cultures; 3) To acquire knowledge and an understanding of the various academic areas of musicology, with particular emphasis on the History of Music, Theory, Analysis and Techniques of Composition, and Ethnomusicology; 4) To develop the ability to apply acquired knowledge and solve problems in the above academic areas, thus ensuring autonomous lifelong learning; 5) To demonstrate the ability to collect, select and interpret information acquired from documentary and field research in musicological domains in order to support decisions and critiques; 6) To develop skills to communicate information, ideas and aspects of musical practice to different publics. Access conditions Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education. Candidates must have formal education in music. Degree pre-requisites Duration: 3 years/6 semesters. Students must perform 180 credits: 90 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 60 credits in a set of elective optionals and 30 credits undertaken in free-elective optionals or in a minor of another scientific area. Every semester, the student may not sign up in more than 30 credits, respecting... [-]

Bachelor in Music - Post Labor

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Braga

The university's Music undergraduate course is strongly specialized three areas, namely, Musicology, Music Performance, and Choral Conducting. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Music BACHELOR | 3 YEAR POST-LABOR The Bachelor degree in Music provides a highly specialized training in: Instrument, Musicology, and Coral Direction. Mobility and academic exchange in a training framework provided by the institutions of the European University and Higher Education Network are stimulated. In a culture of competitiveness and employability, internationalization and root in community are paradigms of this educational project with an international faculty and a strong performative and investigative component of University nature oriented to the exercise of musical professions and access to the 2nd professional cycle in the education field. - Prerequisites Careers 1. Musicology: Musical investigation, Edition of Music, Music Criticism, Music management, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. 2. Performance: Music performance professions and access to postgraduate teaching degree 3. Coral Conducting: Music Performance professions on the realm of Coral Conducting, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. [-]

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:... [-]