Bachelor Programs in Performing Arts

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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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BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production

London College of Creative Media
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 United Kingdom London

The music industry has changed. Today’s successful musicians are multi-instrumentalists who can produce their own music. They can manage their own projects and capitalise on their online channels. [+]

BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production

The music industry has changed. Today’s successful musicians are multi-instrumentalists who can produce their own music. They can manage their own projects and capitalise on their online channels. On our music degree in performance and production, you will create the music you want to make. We’ll help you establish the career you want to lead.

Course Requirements

An Access to Higher Education course or a BTEC Extended Diploma will be considered as equivalent to two full Level 3 qualifications.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths and English or a Level 2 equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills).

We also welcome applications from mature students (21+ years) and those without formal qualifications but with demonstrable passion for and practical experience in music.... [-]


BM in Music Therapy

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 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 Digital Audio Technology

Cogswell College
Campus Full time September 2019 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 in Music - Instrumental Concentration

Hannibal - LaGrange University
Campus Full time 8 semesters August 2019 USA Hannibal

The mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University is to provide excellent education in both liberal arts and professional disciplines in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness. The mission of the Music Department is to provide excellent education in the field of music in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness. [+]

Our music department finds its strength in a tight-knit, professional environment where students are equipped with the key fundamentals and Christian worldview they need to succeed after graduation. All music students have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities and ensembles during their HLGU career.

The low faculty-to-student ratio aids in the personal attention music department students receive. We know our students by name and our music students also have a strong camaraderie with one another.

The department’s faculty have a high level of involvement in local churches, performing groups, and community, state, and national organizations. These experiences bring a depth of perception to their teaching roles.... [-]


Music Therapy Program

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Campus September 2019 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Music

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 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 Performance

Messiah College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 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's in Dance

Hope College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Holland

Whether you major or minor in dance, you’ll get intense instruction and training, regular participation in performances and endless opportunities to explore every aspect of life alongside a stellar dance program. [+]

Our nationally-accredited dance program gives students the opportunity to study every major dance technique.

Whether you major or minor in dance, you’ll get intense instruction and training, regular participation in performances and endless opportunities to explore every aspect of life alongside a stellar dance program.

Our students develop artistically, intellectually, physically and spiritually. The Hope dance program stresses rigor and activity and thrives in the liberal arts environment. It is carefully balanced to provide a foundation in theoretical and technical dance studies, offering opportunities for the individual student to aspire, dream and accomplish.

Majors Dance education K–12 Dance performance/choreography Dual majors Dance and a social science major Dance and a natural science major Dance and a humanities major Dance and a language major Minors Dance Dance elementary education Dance secondary education ... [-]

Bachelor in Music Business

Greenville University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2019 USA Greenville

The Music Business major is a cross-disciplinary curriculum between music and business that focuses on preparing students to work as executives, managers, and administrators in all areas of the music industry. [+]

The Music Business major is a cross-disciplinary curriculum between music and business that focuses on preparing students to work as executives, managers, and administrators in all areas of the music industry. The program provides students concentrated study and professional expertise in artist and venue management, production, publishing, distribution, retailing, booking and touring.

Coursework focuses on legal aspects of record company and music publishing operations including financial agreements, production and management contracts, licensing, intellectual property laws, and industry ethics. The study of basic music theory and participation in ensembles teaches the student how to evaluate qualitatively an artist's music and forms the vocabulary necessary to communicate with professionals in this field. Students develop critical and analytical thinking skills through "hands-on" experiences and career-oriented projects such as internships and a practicum in Blackroom Records. Students participate in the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA), an industry-focused organization that allows students to interact with music business professionals through forums, seminars, and panels dealing with current music industry issues.... [-]


Bachelor of Sound Trades

L’IDEM Perpignan
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 France 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 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years May 2019 Australia Surry Hills + 1 more

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.

AMPA undergrads can choose to focus on one of four focus areas in their degree.... [-]


Bachelor in Music Business

SAE Institute Berlin
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 42 months March 2019 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.... [-]


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

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 5 years August 2019 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. 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]