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Any student who relates to Shakespeare or has a burning passion for singing, playing instruments, or dancing may benefit from a Bachelor in Performing Arts. A general study of all three areas of the performing arts prepares students for careers in arts and entertainment as well as a higher education.

What is a Bachelor in Performing Arts? This degree often includes a general course of study spanning a combination of dance, music, and drama. While it is possible for students to choose one area to focus on, a Bachelor in Performing Arts is a general degree program that involves work from all performing arts areas. The goal is usually to obtain a comprehensive understanding of each area to better prepare students for a career. As part of the application process, students may be required to perform in one or all three areas in front of faculty.

This type of degree allows students to pursue careers they are passionate about and teach others. With a degree in hand, students can try out for positions and careers in various parts of the entertainment industry or seek a higher degree to become teachers or professors of their art of choice.

The cost of a bachelor’s degree in performing arts varies depending on the school and arts studied. In many cases, students may need to consider setting aside extra funds for private practice sessions, especially for those looking to study music. You will need to closely examine the programs you are considering to decipher the final cost.

There are many different careers that students may pursue after completing a performing arts degree. Such careers may include acting in film, television, or theatre, dance choreography and performance, directing for film or theatre, music composition and performance, talent management, and business work in the entertainment industry.

Many different universities all over the world offer degrees in performing arts. While some courses may be taken online, it is reasonable to expect that some university attendance may be required for practices and performances. As part of the application process you may even be required to perform in person in front of faculty at the school of your choice. To get started on finding the right course for you, 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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102 Results in Performing Arts

Wartburg College

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 Ass ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Waverly
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4 years
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Lawrence University

The Lawrence University Conservatory serves around 350 highly engaged, enthusiastic, and passionate students. With three degrees, four majors, two areas of emphasis, two ... [+]

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The B.Mus. degree allows you to focus primarily on music in a professional degree program that is founded upon principles of liberal education. You can major in performance, music education or theory/composition. About two-thirds of your classes will be in music, including lessons, classes such as music theory and history, and ensembles, while non-music classes will comprise the remaining third of your studies. As a result, you will receive a well-rounded education along with musical instruction of the highest quality, preparing you well for the challenges and opportunities of life in the 21st century.

The Lawrence University Conservatory serves around 350 highly engaged, enthusiastic, and passionate students. With three degrees, four majors, two areas of emphasis, two minors, twenty-six studios, and nine large ensembles there is a multitude of ways to sculpt a musical life at Lawrence.... [-]

USA Appleton
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Full-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Weatherford
September 2020
Campus
L’IDEM Perpignan

The IDEM offers over 3 years a versatile and comprehensive higher education allowing access to all sectors of music and audio production. This training will allow you to ... [+]

We feel it, we listen to it, it touches us. You dream of creating it, transforming it, mixing it, sublimating it

The IDEM offers over 3 years a versatile and comprehensive higher education allowing access to all sectors of music and audio production.

This training will allow you to approach the operation and knowledge of the professional network of the music and audiovisual industry, the management, production and production follow-up of an audio, music and multimedia project.

Contents of the Curriculum

Our unique program is based on an in-depth theoretical base, a musical culture adapted to the various production areas, a technique driven by the exploitation of professional audio equipment of the latest technology: mixing console, controllers, audio production software, broadcasting system.... [-]

France Perpignan
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French
Full-time
3 years
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Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)

AMPA’s Bachelor of Music (Performance) consistently produces professional performers and composers who are ready for the challenges a career in music will throw at them. ... [+]

In a highly competitive industry, respectable qualifications and training, extensive field experience and a strong network are essential to improve your future career prospects in music. At AMPA, we provide an environment with all the above tools for you to maximise opportunities and reach your ultimate goal.

AMPA’s undergraduate music degrees are designed to comprehensively train talented musicians (performers, composers and creators) enabling them to enter the music industry one step ahead of the crowd. AMPA’s Bachelor of Music (Performance) consistently produces professional performers and composers who are ready for the challenges a career in music will throw at them.

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Australia Surry Hills
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Ferrum College

Ferrum College Theatre Arts has a strong reputation for excellence in the Performing Arts! We offer the pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting and Direc ... [+]

Ferrum College Theatre Arts has a strong reputation for excellence in the Performing Arts! We offer the pre-professional Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting and Directing, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre. The program, emphasizing process drama, gives students opportunities to develop competency as actors, directors, musical theatre performers, technicians, and teachers. Students are led by faculty members that combine years of teaching and professional experience. Majors can expect to receive personal, one-on-one attention necessary for you to develop into well-rounded practitioners of theatre.

We also offer B.A. degrees in Theatre Education and Theatre Arts. The B.A. degree is usually the choice for students that wish to double-major.... [-]

USA Ferrum
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Full-time
4 years
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Fontys University of Applied Sciences

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 creativi ... [+]

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.

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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... [-]

Netherlands Tilburg
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Full-time
48 months
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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

This program exposes students to a curricular structure that reflects the needs of today’s musician in an ever-changing, high-tech world. Within the major, students have ... [+]

Music Industry Major

A Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry at Saint Mary’s combines the technical training of music technology and business with the advantages of the liberal arts, resulting in a perfect blend of the curriculum.

This program exposes students to a curricular structure that reflects the needs of today’s musician in an ever-changing, high-tech world. Within the major, students have the flexibility to choose either a technology or a business emphasis and the opportunity to pursue off-campus music industry internships at organizations like: Universal Music Group, Minnesota Public Radio, Warner, Elektra Asylum Records, KNXR Studies, Schmitt Music, and Wenger Music Corp.... [-]

USA Winona
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Full-time
9 months
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SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)

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. Y ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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7 semesters
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Northeastern Illinois University

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 abil ... [+]

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. Participation in musical ensembles is a requirement of all music students, as well as attendance at live performances each semester. All students seeking admission to the music program must perform a live audition.

Students enrolled as a Music major will earn the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree.... [-]

USA Avondale
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5 years
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Long Island University

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is an academic degree designed to help you place theatre within the wider context of humanistic studies. The 120-credit curriculum co ... [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is an academic degree designed to help you place theatre within the wider context of humanistic studies. The 120-credit curriculum covers the broad-based study of theatre history and literature, acting, dance, design, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, management, and technical production. Classes are small and faculty members provide a supportive environment for you to develop as an individual artist.

LIU Post theatre arts majors are active participants in the Post Theatre Company, which produces plays and musicals for the public and campus community. Students have access to a number of performance spaces to showcase their talents. Our beautiful suburban campus is only 50 minutes away from the theatre capital of the world – New York City. There are many opportunities to collaborate with professional playwrights, designers, directors, and producers.... [-]

USA Brookville
September 2020
Campus
Ohio Northern University

Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural ... [+]

GET BEHIND THE MAGIC

Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions.

We may be small, but our opportunities are big. In fact, our theatre program rivals what you’d find at a conservatory. Our international theatre production students stage dozens of campus and community productions. They interact with renowned designers, directors, playwrights and choreographers from the U.S. and countries like Scotland, Estonia, Ireland, Mexico, and England. They travel each year to the United States Institute of Theatre Technology conference so our students can make contacts with employers and companies from all over the United States. They land incredible internships with theatre companies, and they study abroad.... [-]

USA Columbus
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

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 ... [+]

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... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Carleton University Undergraduate

Whether you are an aspiring performer, a budding critic curious about how music shapes culture, or a talented musician who wants to share the joys of musicianship as a te ... [+]

Program Summary

Whether you are an aspiring performer, a budding critic curious about how music shapes culture, or a talented musician who wants to share the joys of musicianship as a teacher, Carleton’s Bachelor of Music will prepare you to achieve your goals.

Carleton University’s Bachelor of Music (Honors) program provides a solid grounding in the study and performance of a wide variety of musical instruments and traditions. Subjects of study include the practice, analysis, and history of European classical music from the Middle Ages to the present; Canadian music; computer music; composition; ethnomusicology; jazz; popular music and gender studies. One of the unique things about Carleton’s Bachelor of Music program is that it is possible for students to undertake individual performance instruction with highly qualified instructors in virtually any musical tradition. We also offer a wide range of music ensembles including choir, jazz, jazz-rock fusion, music theatre, African drumming and more. In addition, Carleton is the only university in Canada to offer a performance program in carillon studies.... [-]

Canada Ottawa
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4 years
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UWL University of West London

This exciting course has been developed in response to the needs of the current music industry. It is aimed at musicians who want to develop their own performance, writin ... [+]

We were ranked 5th in London for Music courses by the Guardian University Guide 2019.

Overview

This exciting course has been developed in response to the needs of the current music industry. It is aimed at musicians who want to develop their own performance, writing skills and technical knowledge to support the recording of music and gain essential industry 'know-how' to launch a successful career.

Why choose this course?

During the course, you will have a range of exciting options to study including live sound, music education or experimental sound. You will gain valuable experience in:

performing across a range of genres, and in a variety of live settings (including venues across London) taking part in work-based activities facilitated by our own commercial productions company (W5 productions) running recording and production sessions; writing and arranging for bands and ensembles, and being a musical director. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
3 years
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