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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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110 Results in Performing Arts

London College of Creative Media

Our BMus Hons Degree in Music Performance and Production will give you a comprehensive insight into all the aspects of a modern career in music. Whether you want to becom ... [+]

BMus (Hons) Music Performance & Production

Our BMus Hons Degree in Music Performance and Production will give you a comprehensive insight into all the aspects of a modern career in music. Whether you want to become an expert in your instrument, or a master a range, our BMus is practical, immersive and collaborative. Your life in music starts here.

The BMus degree at LCCM is designed and taught by experienced musicians. Each of our tutors works professionally in the industry. This allows them to bring real-world experience into the classroom. Studying at LCCM won’t limit you to a particular style of music as it encompasses all genres from the last 100 years. Aside from the core modules, you can tailor what you want to study to your own interests. What you learn as a student is in part, up to you.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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
August 2019
Full-time
4 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 2019
Campus
University of Central Oklahoma

Jazz Performance majors at Central join our internationally respected jazz program, which dates dating back to 1960. Generations of our jazz students have moved on to suc ... [+]

Jazz Performance majors at Central join our internationally respected jazz program, which dates dating back to 1960. Generations of our jazz students have moved on to successful professional careers around the world — in performance, education, music production, engineering, arts management, and other diverse fields. Students from any major or program of study on campus are invited to audition and perform with our Jazz majors perform in groups such as Jazz Ensembles 1-4, six unique Jazz Combos, the "Chamber Swingers” Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, the Percussion Consort, and pit orchestras. Our emphasis is on real-world experience, and the UCO Jazz Lab facility has consistently provided more performance opportunities for our students than almost any other jazz program in the nation nationwide. Our top students also frequently interface with the Oklahoma City metro music scene, performing professionally on a weekly basis. Applied study with talented and experienced faculty will challenge students and help them to develop the skills necessary to succeed in this competitive field. Students also study music theory, music history, literature, pedagogy and more. For more information regarding the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, please click here.... [-]

USA Edmond
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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 ... [+]

About

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
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 5 years
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
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
SAE Institute Berlin

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 skill ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Berlin
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 42 months
Campus
International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University

This course serves as a broad and gentle introduction to psychoacoustics, music psychology, and musical acoustics. Relationships between the production, physics, and perc ... [+]

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.... [-]

Japan Kofu
April 2020
Full-time
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
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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.

Content

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
September 2019
Full-time
48 months
Campus
Aquinas College

The mission of the Music Department in support of the mission of Aquinas College is to provide both to the music major and general education students: first, a deeper und ... [+]

Why Study Music?

The mission of the Music Department in support of the mission of Aquinas College is to provide both to the music major and general education students: first, a deeper understanding and experience of music from the abundant diversity of cultures present today and through the ages; and, second, the verbal and technical skills to communicate that knowledge of music.

How We're Different $70,000 in music department scholarships have been awarded for 2015-2016. Starting in October, applications are being accepted for next year. Students intern with area arts organizations and businesses including opera companies, touring Christian bands, schools of music, symphonies, international touring performers, travel agencies specializing in touring groups, and more. We host performances of exciting new works each semester by our student ensembles, faculty members, graduates and guest artists, in collaboration with rising star composers. We offer two professional degrees - Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music in Liturgical Music - as well as a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Performance or Jazz, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Dual Major in Business and Music. Faculty performances and presentations have taken place at scholarly conferences, festivals, and conventions, and in concert halls, cathedrals, outdoor venues, clubs, and universities across the U.S. and Europe, in Guinea West Africa, Japan, and South America. Graduates are leaders in music education, music ministry, performance, jazz studies, and music business. Liturgical music students prepare for their careers through partnering with young-alumni mentors, apprenticeships, and credited... [-]
USA Grand Rapids
September 2019
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
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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
August 2019
Full-time
9 months
Campus
Greenville University

The Music Business major is a cross-disciplinary curriculum between music and business that focuses on preparing students to work as executives, managers, and administrat ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Greenville
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus