Bachelor Programs in Performing Arts

Compare 108 Bachelor Programs in Performing Arts

Performing Arts

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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Bachelor of Music

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 Australia Melbourne

As a musician you need to be able to adapt to current trends and you can learn how to do this in a Bachelor of Music at Melbourne Polytechnic. Develop your skills and awareness of the global spectrum of music. [+]

As a musician you need to be able to adapt to current trends and you can learn how to do this in a Bachelor of Music at Melbourne Polytechnic. Develop your skills and awareness of the global spectrum of music.

Connect with the world of music

When you enrol and start the course you’ll explore a contemporary music program that includes small and large ensembles in such genres as:

Oz Rock Soul R’n’B and Gospel Choir Contemporary and Early Jazz Jazz Vocal Hip Hop Original Pop John Zorn Stevie Wonder Mahavishnu Orchestra Improvisation Beatles

You’ll enjoy an intercultural music program that encompasses small and large ensembles in such genres as:... [-]


Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Drum Performance

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

The drum major at LACM focuses your studies on learning your instrument and on learning to play with others. The curriculum improves motor skills, technique and sound, presents contemporary rhythm concepts, and develops a wide range of repertoire across all styles. Additionally, it develops modern studio recording skills and informs students of important music business practices for any independent musician. [+]

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 drum major at LACM focuses your studies on learning your instrument and on learning to play with others. The curriculum improves motor skills, technique and sound, presents contemporary rhythm concepts, and develops a wide range of repertoire across all styles. Additionally, it develops modern studio recording skills and informs students of important music business practices for any independent musician.... [-]


Bachelor of Applied Arts in Modern Music

Visible Music College
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Memphis

The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. [+]

MODERN MUSIC

The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. The program and curriculum are designed to give the student both the academic knowledge necessary for a career in popular music and the vocational experience and spiritual growth needed to succeed in the field of ministry and life.

Whether you sing, lead worship, play guitar, horns, strings, drums, or any musical instrument, Visible Music College has a place for you – in the band! Our unique program puts you into a band in your first semester of college, playing the best music in the world, learning band dynamics, signing contracts, recording, and playing live your first year.... [-]


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 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 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.... [-]


Classical Music

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

We challenge 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. [+]

Study a Bachelor's in Classical Music in the Netherlands The Prince Claus Conservatoire 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 challenge 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. Programme structure

Your main instrument is the focal point throughout your studies. The first year is mainly an orientation year. You will be attending theoretical classes, as well as taking main instrument classes and learning through practical training and projects. In the second year your knowledge and skills will be broadened and deepened, in both practical and theoretical subjects. You will be studying the foundations of musical entrepreneurship and teaching. In the third and fourth year a lot of time is invested in didactical subjects with a focus on work placements (internal, external and project internships). You can make your own choice in terms of optional modules, that fit your interest or capabilities. You may participate in an international exchange programme. In the final year you focus on your main instrument, leading to a graduation concert.... [-]


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 of Fine Arts – Theatre

Memorial University, Grenfell Campus
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Canada Corner Brook

Our four-year bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada. You can study acting or technical theatre production. [+]

Our four-year bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada. You can study acting or technical theatre production.

Acting stream – Develop fundamental acting skills including voice, movement, and speech. You'll learn how to apply these skills to scene study, technique and live performance.

Technical theatre stream – Master the key skills of theatre production, including lighting, sound, wardrobe, props, carpentry, drafting, scenic painting and stage management.

Why study theatre at Grenfell?

Grenfell's theatre program combines practical and academic training. In addition to working with theatre professionals, you'll get a broad liberal arts education with a strong concentration in dramatic literature. So whether you pursue your theatrical dreams or decide to use your degree as a platform for another career, you will be well prepared.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 ... [-]

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 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... [-]