Bachelor Programs in Performing Arts

Compare 112 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: Emphasis in Guitar Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in history but is also one of the hardest instruments to master. If you want to make a mark as a guitar player in the touring and studio worlds, you will have to master a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. 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 guitar is one of the most popular instruments in history but is also one of the hardest instruments to master. If you want to make a mark as a guitar player in the touring and studio worlds, you will have to master a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary. Our Guitar Performance curriculum emphasizes all of these while still encouraging you to express your unique voice. The centerpiece of your learning regimen is live performance in ensemble workshops virtually every day. Unlike most other guitar programs, you will have access to some of the most eminent professional working guitarists in the world and learn to master both the stage and recording studio. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Please note that Ensemble Workshop (EW) credits may vary based on enrollment per class. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: Bachelor Program (12 quarters), A.A. Program (6 quarters), and Diploma Program (4 quarters). GUITAR PROGRAM MASTERCLASS GUESTS INCLUDE: Tariqh Akoni (Josh Groban, etc) Mike Miller (Chick Corea, etc) Oz Noy Peter Bernstein (Diana Krall, etc) Zane Carney (John Mayer, etc) Larry Koonse Rich Hinman (Sara Bareilles, etc) Brent Paschke (Pharrell Williams, etc) [-]

Bachelor in Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 33 credit hours Dance Core Courses 16 credit hours Music Core Courses 22 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre 120 credit hours Careers Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. They also gain valuable experience through classroom study and traveling to see performances in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. Musical Theatre majors perform in William Peace Theatre productions throughout their careers as students. [-]

Bachelor in Communication Arts

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. Bachelor in Communication Arts Major & Minor Programs Exploring the complexities of communication through the study of rhetoric, mass media, and theatre. Double majors and self-designed majors encouraged Co-curricular experience expected Major in Communication Exploring the creative and critical study of human communication, with special emphasis on rhetoric and mass media through theory and practice. Forty-five semester hours (typically 12 courses). Minor Communication: at least 24 semester hours of graded courses in communications. Department Facts Distinctions Fully supported Senior Project requirement proves to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major original assignment. The Equity Guest Artist Program Collaborative projects with department faculty and staff A practical, hands-on approach in many courses Touring plays Children’s theatre productions Key Benefits Developing practical and creative communication skills—writing, speaking, acting, directing, audio-visual production, and theatre design. Cultivating critical perspectives on a variety of communicative practices and texts, including speech, politics, popular culture, performance, news, drama, film, television, and advertising. Engaging responsible citizenship and thoughtful professionalism through college and beyond. Endorsements “Some would say that, as a young, independent filmmaker, I face impossible odds. But learning how to do the impossible at Allegheny got me this far.” — Ken Hamm ’92, on completing his first feature-length film, “Moving In/Moving Out,” in 1995 “There’s a wonderful atmosphere that allows you to try out new things without fear of censure, though you can always expect healthy criticism. There is an emphasis on professionalism, and having interested professors makes the department a real individualized event.” — Kim Nichols ’74 Allegheny graduates are regularly recognized for excellence in their fields. Their honors include seven Academy Awards, more than 100 Clios (advertising), more than 30 Emmys (TV) and the Pulitzer Prize (journalism). “Experience is one of the most important aspects of an actor’s work, and a liberal arts college is an excellent place to get the kind of experience needed. You can study a wide variety of subjects and broaden your contact with people in all walks of life.” — Kathy Anne Williams ’77 “The Allegheny experience as a drama major has served me well in a hundred ways.” — Sandra McLaughlin Byers ’58, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Mellon Bank Corp. “Practical people with a sense of humor are rare among all the self-styled ‘artists’ and theoreticians in theatre. I’m glad there were ‘real’ theatre people at Allegheny.”— Sharon Strite ’72 Student Learning Outcomes Mission Statement The Communication Arts and Theatre Department is dedicated to the creative and critical study of communication, with special emphasis on theatre, rhetoric, and media. The curriculum offers opportunities for the performance, practice, in-depth study, and analysis of texts and techniques in each of these spheres. Students engage in production, performance, and critical cultural studies, with the objective of becoming competent and engaged artists/scholars in their fields. The department’s liberal arts emphasis encourages students to develop habits of engaged citizenship, thoughtful professionalism, and a meaningful private life. Communication Arts Student Outcomes Majors Students who successfully complete a major in Communication Arts are expected to…. Situate works and ideas in historical, cultural, and political contexts. Students should learn to connect concepts and texts (written, oral, visual, performative, live, and mediated) to the contexts in which they are embedded. Analyze critically multiple forms of human expression. Students should be able to critique texts and performances by applying relevant theoretical lenses, comparing and contrasting works, conducting close textual analysis, and offering evaluative judgments. Create meaningful original work. Students should learn, apply, explain, and critically reflect upon methodologies used in creating their own works, including theatrical performances, visual productions, speeches, and written essays. Participate productively in the public sphere. Students should cultivate an awareness of their civic roles and responsibility to various communities. They should critically engage with media and popular culture; they should appreciate and patronize the theatre and performing arts; and they should practice engagement in a range of communication-related activities- on campus, in Meadville, and in their future communities. Minors Students who successfully complete a minor in Communication Arts are expected to… Learn analytical, critical and/or creative approaches to the arts of communication. Demonstrate competence in the field’s basic skills of communication: writing, performing, or creating visual productions. Other Students Students who successfully complete a few courses in Communication Arts are expected to… Cultivate a critical awareness about communication practices they encounter in public and private life. [-]

Bachelor in Digital Music

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fairfield

The concentration in Digital Music gives you a chance to create, produce, and deliver professional-quality music and broadcasts. [+]

DIGITAL MUSIC The concentration in Digital Music gives you a chance to create, produce, and deliver professional-quality music and broadcasts. Develop a personal, artistic voice and explore multiple aspects of the music-making process. Get exposed to a diverse range of musical styles and projects ranging from production to broadcasting to music video. Integrate your work with the other Media & Communications concentrations. Score a film or mix the sound for an online animation. And build a portfolio of work ready to demo for production houses and creative agencies. In the Digital Music concentration you will be able to choose your own projects, develop your portfolio and gain expertise in areas including: Composition & songwriting Music technology Melody, harmony, and rhythm Performing Theory Aural skills Radio broadcasting [-]

Bachelor in Music Performance

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

Students with the desire and ability to achieve a high standard in voice or instrumental performance have the opportunity to excel in the music performance major. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. The Music Department at ORU places a strong emphasis on imparting music's past, present and future prospects to its students within a Christian, charismatic environment. As part of the ongoing process to provide a comprehensive undergraduate foundation in music, the music department purposes to: - Provide opportunities for students to develop their music capabilities and interests through the use of music as a socializing force, as an aid to compassionate understanding of themselves and their environment and as an avenue of self-expression - Stimulate an appreciation and love for music through the study of its various disciplines - Develop techniques for mature evaluation of musical standard Students with the desire and ability to achieve a high standard in voice or instrumental performance have the opportunity to excel in the music performance major. This major offers three concentration areas for the musical performer: instrumental, keyboard and vocal. Concentration Areas Instrumental In addition to participation in weekly keyboard, orchestral instrument or audio workstation lessons, students selecting the instrumental concentration participate in a lecture-discussion-demonstration course for those anticipating a career as a professional musician in a performance group, a soloist, an instrumental teacher in public or private schools or as a private studio teacher. Keyboard The keyboard concentration is for students interested in keyboard performance and/or anticipate studying at a graduate level. Students choosing the keyboard concentration will participate in a lecture-discussion-demonstration course focused on a future profession in individual or group studio teaching. Vocal In the vocal concentration, students gain experience with the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to English and Italian vocal literature and examine specific management issues relating to the use of phonetics in the vocal ensemble. Students also participate in a lecture-discussion-demonstration course that familiarizes students with the main elements of human sound production and basic vocal faults. Teaching and diagnostic techniques, including those of classroom management for practical application, are presented. Music majors must demonstrate continuous growth in ability. Recitals are regularly presented, affording students opportunities to appear as soloists. As with all ORU seniors, music majors are required to prepare a culminating activity: a recital, a project or a paper. This activity will be selected with the direction of their advisor according to the specific music program enrolled. Outcomes With a degree from the ORU Music Department, you will be equipped for teaching in public and private schools, teaching in private studios, performing in professional music organizations, working in related music fields and church ministries. Additionally, you will acquire an adequate background for further study in graduate schools. Admission to the music program requires a separate application with the Music Department and an audition. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the university by the Admissions Office; they will be notified of acceptance as a music major by the Music Department. [-]

Bachelor - Classical Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. [+]

Classical Music: 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! ​​​​​​​​​​​​Bachelor Classical Music When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. Many choose for a combination between playing chamber music, instrumental teaching at a music school or setting up a private teaching practice. Occasionally a student becomes a soloist on the international stage. Performing as a musician means you are sometimes away on tour and frequently need to deliver a top performance at night and on weekends whilst others are relaxing. In every case, wherever you may later end up, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile, well rounded musician of a high level. Main subjects - Vocals - Piano, organ, harpsichord* - Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone - French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba - Percussion, harp, guitar - Violin, viola, cello, double bass * If you study piano, clavichord or organ, you will also get lessons in the other keyboard instruments like forte piano and reed organ. Programme outline Your main instrument is the focal point throughout your studies. The first year is mainly an orientation year. Next to your main instrument classes, practical training and projects, you will be attending theoretical classes. In the second year your knowledge and skills will be broadened and deepened, in both practical and theoretical subjects. You will be studying the basis 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. Work placements Work placements give you a good picture of your future profession. Work placements can be taken with institutions such as the North Netherlands Orchestra, the Royal Military Band “Johan Willem Friso”, the National Travelling Opera or the Netherlands Radio Choir. You can also gain teaching experience by doing a work placement in education, at a music school or as a private music tutor. Your future career After graduation you can work as a performing musician in an ensemble, in an orchestra or as a soloist. Perhaps it is your ambition to play in a renowned symphony orchestra or in one of the Dutch professional military ensembles, or you may wish to become a member of a professional or semi-professional chamber choir. Many of our graduates combine playing (chamber music) with teaching at a music school, or they give private lessons. Some perform solo in international concerts. Whatever your future path is going to be, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile musician at a high level. If you also studied for a teaching qualification, you can work at a music school or as a private teacher. Most graduates are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance with teaching. [-]

BACHELOR IN STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval*, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. Application process is now open Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. This new degree course will continue to offer practice based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It has been enhanced to provide increased opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre (e.g. sound, lighting and construction), increased professional placements and a major research project relevant to a student’s choice of specialism. Classes on production management, design (set, lighting, costume and sound) and managing your own freelance business will also be introduced during the final year. Year one - Introduction Year one is designed to introduce students to practice based training in all technical departments including lighting, sound, prop making, scenic art, costume, set construction and stage management. Core skills based classes in theatre skills, theatre technologies and theatre studies will be complemented by practice based learning on in-house productions. Year two - Application Year two will see students apply the skills learned from their first year to a series of theatre and film productions, directed and designed by professional practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to become a head of department and work alongside their peers to deliver a full production. Year Three - Advanced In year three students will undertake work placements with prominent theatre companies, festivals and industry related companies in order to further develop their chosen area of specialism. Research projects will be assigned according to the preferred career choice of each individual student. These projects can be theoretical or practical in nature, for example designing the sound, making the scenic art or making props for a theatre production. Students will be encouraged to keep a journal of reflective practices throughout their final year. The practical training during the degree course will be complemented with a range of classes including theatre history, principles of stage management and principles of theatre technology. Led by dedicated and experienced theatre technicians and stage managers these classes will reflect best practices in professional theatre. Academic approval is expected to be confirmed in January/February 2017. In the unlikely event of a significant delay, the course will continue to be offered as a two year professional diploma in stage management and technical theatre in 2017. Applicants will receive confirmation of the approval of degree status as soon as the process is complete. Application Requirements Please note: The Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree is not part of the CAO point’s race. Students are expected to have achieved the minimum matriculation requirements for Trinity College Dublin courses, however, exceptions may be made based on the demonstration of exception natural talent at auditions and interviews. Year One First year involves students working on The Lir productions as crew, as well as hands on training and class work. This is designed to give a broad grounding in theatre skills. Through skills-based training, the course will provide students with the proficiency to take a head of department role in a theatre production in their second year. Year Two The aim of the second year of the course is to enable students to apply skills acquired in their first year to a series of theatre productions, directed and designed by professional theatre practitioners. Students will work on five productions throughout the year in a variety of roles. Two of these roles will be from the stage management options, one from technical options and the other two will be chosen in consultation with the Technical Director. In consultation with the course convenor students will also undertake a 4 to 6 week placement with a professional theatre, organisation, theatre company or practitioner. Year Three In year three students will undertake work placements with prominent theatre companies, festivals and industry related companies in order to further develop their chosen area of specialism. Research projects will be assigned according to the preferred career choice of each individual student. These projects can be theoretical or practical in nature, for example designing the sound, making the scenic art or making props for a theatre production. Students will be encouraged to keep a journal of reflective practices throughout their final year. The practical training during the degree course will be complemented with a range of classes including theatre history, principles of stage management and principles of theatre technology. Led by dedicated and experienced theatre technicians and stage managers these classes will reflect best practices in professional theatre. Free Fees Tuition fees for EU students who have not previously studied at degree level are paid by the Irish Exchequer. The student pays a Student Contribution fee; €3,000, a Sports Centre Levy; €120 and a USI levy; €8 (2017) per year. If a student is awarded a Local Authority grant, the Student Services Fee will be paid by Local Authority. The Sports Centre and USI Levy must be paid by ALL students. [-]

Bachelor in Music Oriented at Education — Choir Conducting Oriented at Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. [+]

Music Oriented at Education The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent profession of music teacher. For teaching qualification it is necessary to continue in Master program. Choir Conducting The aim is to provide system of basic theoretical knowledge and practical conducting skills. The main subjects are: conducting technique, playing of vocal scores, vocal education in choir, aural analysis, history of choral singing, literature for all kinds of choirs. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent activity of conductor. For fully qualification of choral conductor it is necessary to continue in Master program. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Exam in first branch – max. 40 points (Music) Exam in second branch – max. 40 points (Choir) Total score – 80 points maximum. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: 1. to deliver a certified copy of secondary school-leaving exam 2. to pass an entrance examination and reach at least one point in each part and reach required number of points determined by the Dean Preparatory course It´s possible to ask for individual consultations in advance. Information on the exercise of graduates Music Oriented at Education Graduates are able to understand, analyze, evaluate, vocally and instrumentally perform music. Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children and young people. Graduates of bachelor course are not qualified as teachers. Choir Conducting Graduates possess knowledge and skills in both components: special and general educational. They acquire basic awareness about teacher’s work through introduction to pedagogy, social pedagogy and motivational practice and basic psychological disciplines. The curriculums outcome is not qualification for teaching. [-]

Bachelor in Music

University of Redlands
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Redlands

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are... [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. Bachelor in Music In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in: Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band University Orchestra University Choir Bel Canto Chapel Singers Opera Workshop Studio Big Band Percussion Ensemble Guitar Ensembles Jazz Improvisation Ensemble A variety of academic scholarships are available at the University of Redlands. In addition, the School of Music offers music scholarships for those majoring or minoring in music. The office of Student Financial Services offers financial assistance to more than 80 percent of the student body. Assistance can be in the form of grants, loans and work-study. Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Music Performance Composition Music Education Music Admissions In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, University Choir, the Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and Opera Theater Workshop. Performance opportunities abound with more than 200 performances presented on campus annually, including the University's holiday tradition, the Feast of Lights. The School of Music offers two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition or Music Education and the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, as well as a minor in music. The School of Music also offers a Master's degree in: Performance, Music Education, Conducting and Composition, as well as an Artist Diploma. The University of Redlands School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. You are encouraged to visit campus, observe a class, have a sample lesson and/or sit in on a rehearsal. Come and see what we do! [-]

Bachelor of Audio Production

SAE Institute UK
Campus Full time 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom London Liverpool Glasgow Oxford + 3 more

Whether you want to work in a music production studio, in post production for film or TV, live sound, radio broadcasting, sound and plugin design, game sound or in one of the many different areas of the music business, the Audio Production degree programme supplies you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for a successful career. [+]

Whether you want to work in a music production studio, in post production for film or TV, live sound, radio broadcasting, sound and plugin design, game sound or in one of the many different areas of the music business, the Audio Production degree programme supplies you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for a successful career. Overview Our commitment to quality and our emphasis on hands-on education guarantees you will receive vast access to our world-class audio facilities and equipment and you will be provided with extensive opportunities to advance your skills to a professional level, developing a competitive edge as you complete your studies. SAE’s hands-on ethos ensures students are given individual studio time supported by one to one supervision. This enables you to bring the theory and practice together with your creativity in a variety of settings, from studio recording and mixing on large format consoles, to sound design and editing using industry standard applications and equipment. Some of the modules: Music Production This module presents students with opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge, acquired in the 401 module, within a variety of production environments. During this module students are expected to complete a sound production adhering to a brief, while being creative through the use of sound editing and signal processing. Advanced Music Production, Sound for Film and Live Sound During this module students are exposed to advanced concepts and techniques relating to production and post-production for film and music projects. Students are also exposed to wider industry aspects and learn various analytical forms, as well as studying live sound engineering principles and techniques. Creative Media Practice This module aims to position the discipline specific knowledge and skills acquired during the first three modules of the programme within a wider industry, business and cultural context. The structure and operations of the culture industries are examined together with the meanings produced in the interplay between culture, cultural products and the consumer. The resulting implications for the pitching of creative media ideas and the marketing of creative media products are also considered. Students take their existing skills and adapt them for a range of markets, cultures and platforms, requiring students to understand other cultures and assimilate other disciplines into their practice [-]

Commercial Music Performance BMus Honours

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

If you are seeking to become part of the music industry, this course uses innovative teaching and tutoring methods and state-of-the-art facilities to equip you with the skills you need to succeed, whether your entry point is as a performer, songwriter, composer, musicologist, journalist, DJ, technologist or educator. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. If you are seeking to become part of the music industry, this course uses innovative teaching and tutoring methods and state-of-the-art facilities to equip you with the skills you need to succeed, whether your entry point is as a performer, songwriter, composer, musicologist, journalist, DJ, technologist or educator. It also equips you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Assessment and teaching takes place across both practical and theoretical areas of popular music practice. The course supports the development of instrumental skills in both workshop and individual settings, and the development of group performance skills with composition and songwriting. Underpinning the degree is a considered and thought-provoking contemporary programme of contextual studies combining musicology, music business and music education. Our strong music industry links allow us to provide guest lectures from leading practitioners, and maximise opportunities for you to begin your career in music prior to graduation. As part of an arts-dedicated campus, you will have unique opportunities to collaborate with students from other academic disciplines including film, TV, radio, fashion and media, and to network with other Music Department courses while developing a strong portfolio of work and experiences to launch a career in music or continue on to postgraduate study. Course content Our music courses are based at our state-of-the-art Harrow Campus, one of the main media education campuses in Europe, where facilities include 12 professional recording studios, a new teaching recording studio, and an array of television, post-production, radio, film, video and multimedia facilities. The course sets high standards for professional achievement and practice, preparing you for the challenge of the fast-moving and demanding commercial music sector by underpinning the development of your performance, composition, technology, arranging and songwriting skills with a considered contemporary programme combining musicology, music business and music education. We aim to nurture your ability to adapt to creative opportunities that emerge in new music and/or media forms, or in response to new creative partnerships, and develop your capacity to participate in contemporary musical, business and cultural debates. We will also develop your awareness of the political, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work and the industry in general. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, and instrumental and vocal workshops; the wide range of assessment methods includes oral presentations, reports, essays, group projects, and presentations of creative work. Subjects of study The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) Subjects of study include: Artist Development Commercial Music Performance – Contemporary Practice Commercial Music Performance – Instrumental Musicianship Commercial Music Performance Portfolio Individual and Professional Development Music in Context Year 2 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Commercial Music Performance – Instrumental Musicianship Commercial Music Performance – Producing Performance Commercial Music Performance Portfolio Individual and Professional Development The Creative Industries and You The Principles of Music Marketing Year 3 (Credit Level 6) Subjects of study include: Commercial Music Performance – Final Major Project Commercial Music Performance – Instrumental Musicianship Dissertation Individual and Professional Development Short Dissertation and Extended Essay Westminster electives As part of your course you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. [-]

Bachelor of Audio

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Brisbane Byron Bay Melbourne Perth Sydney + 4 more

Undertake the Bachelor of Audio at SAE and build your skills for a career in the audio industry. Apply skills and knowledge in the areas of studio production, post-production and live sound using industry-standard software and large scale audio desks from such industry giants as Neve, SSL, Audient and others. [+]

Undertake the Bachelor of Audio at SAE and build your skills for a career in the audio industry. Apply skills and knowledge in the areas of studio production, post-production and live sound using industry-standard software and large scale audio desks from such industry giants as Neve, SSL, Audient and others. During your time at SAE you will learn on a variety of industry-standard software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live and more. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Introduction to audio engineering Microphones and signal processing Principles of sound Digital audio DAW operation Working with artists Project management and professional etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies In Stage II you will be working in simulated project groups where you are working towards large scale deliverables each trimester. Within Stage II we will not only get you to apply your Stage I skills in a deeper context, but we will also help you work within the contemporary creative media workforce. In Stage II we show you how your work contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice. This knowledge will enable you to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand your potential on the global stage. You will complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in your own discipline, but in all other SAE disciplines. In Stage II, you will be given the opportunity to work as project specialists within the following areas. The types of projects and project roles you choose to undertake will determine what area of specialisation you fall within. Stage II has three studio modules with projects based on the following areas; 1. Studio Production Students wishing to extend their studio production skills will work on large-scale commercial audio desks in both analogue and digital format from both engineering and producing roles, acoustics, outboard effects and microphones. Develop a complete understanding of the sound aesthetic from a technological level to a production level and use your skills to mix and master tracks from recording through to the final product. In addition to large consoles, you will use a variety of equipment found in current industry practice, including in-the-box systems and cutting edge hardware and software controller technology to achieve the same outcomes expected in traditional studio environments. 2. Post Production Students with a post production focus will incorporate audio with the moving image. This includes audio for film, games and animation with creation and manipulation of the entire sonic environment of multimedia. Explore location audio using various microphone techniques for ambient sounds as well as dialogue and sound effects. Develop skills in automatic dialogue replacement (ADR), Foley and sound design. Students will look deeper into the aesthetics of literal and nonliteral sound and the techniques of mixing for immersive sound formats and environments. Stage III Stage III is the final part of your studies. Here you will undertake an interdisciplinary project of your choice to be the final and most ambitious portfolio project that you will undertake. You will also finalise your studies by undertaking an elective module and completing a compulsory internship. By the time you graduate, you will have; a professional online presence that you will have begun building at the start of the program, a wide range of interdisciplinary projects present in your portfolio, and a deeper understanding of the creative media fields and real-world experience. Upon graduating, you will have a sound knowledge of audio for many applications in the music and creative media industries. You will be proficient in the use of a variety of industry standard hardware and software, allowing you to use your skillset on large or small scale projects across many facets of the audio industry. [-]

Bachelor in Music

University of Nicosia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 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. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. 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 are both possible. Some courses are offered on e-learning basis. Minimum Credits: 120 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. 1. 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. 2. A specialized 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: a. Classical Performance: this consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, as well as courses in performance practice, analysis, and composition. b. Jazz Performance: this also consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, along with courses in applied jazz harmony, improvisation, and jazz composition.? c. Music Education: students in this course gain practical and theoretical knowledge of various methodologies for teaching music to children, including actual teaching experience in local schools. d. Creative Music Technology: this concentration trains students to compose and create new musical works with the aid of the latest advances in computers and music technology. 3. Flexibility to develop one’s individual interests and talents. In addition to the seven courses in their concentration, music students also take an additional five courses in any area of music they wish, making the program highly adaptive to each student’s individual needs and interests. 4. A well-rounded general education that prepares students to succeed in a variety of professional contexts. All music students take between six and eight courses in the area of general studies. General education courses improve the students’ vitally important skills in written and oral communication, and develop the students’ sense of the interconnectedness of their musical training to other professional and academic fields. The choice of general education courses is largely up to the individual student. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to pursue a variety of professional musical activities and/or continue their studies a the post-graduate level. Potential employment opportunities include: Performing musician Studio music instructor Public or private school music teacher Music and arts-related administration, inlcuding entrrepreneurial careers. Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate (MA or MMus) studies. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. In addition, All students must complete a junior performance recital in the third year of study. Additionally, students in the classical and jazz performance concentrations must complete a senior recital in the fourth year of study. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to: 1. Demonstrate technical skills of artistic expression. 2. Express knowledge of a wide variety of musical repertoire. 3. Perform in a variety of ensemble situations and solo situations. 4. Practice and rehearse effectively, alone and with groups. 5. Demonstrate a high level of musical literacy. 6. Demonstrate a high level of aural, creative, and re-creative skills. 7. Communicate effectively orally an in writing. 8. Demonstrate familiarity with some academic fields other than music. 9. Demonstrate an advanced level of technical and expressive ability on their primary study (Classical Performance and Jazz Performance Concentrations). 10. Demonstrate advanced familiarity with classical repertory (Classical Performance Concentration). 11. Improvise creatively, reflecting appropriate knowledge of jazz style, harmony, and form (Jazz Performance Concentration). 12. Demonstrate high understanding of theoretical principles of music education (Music Education Concentration) 13. Execute a variety of pedagogical methodologies in various practical teaching situations (Music Education Concentration). 14. Demonstrate a high understanding of the theory and history of the interaction of technology (Creative Music Technology Concentration). 15. Use a variety of technologies to capture, create, and manipulate various forms of sound for artistic purposes (Creative Music Technology Concentration). [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

Bachelor in Musicology

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 France Angers

Bachelor in Musicology This program is taught in FRENCH [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. Bachelor in Musicology This program is taught in FRENCH OBJECTIFS DE LA FORMATION L’objectif de la licence de Musicologie est de permettre à l’étudiant de: - maîtriser les outils musicaux (instrument de musique, voix, MAO), ainsi que la lecture, l’analyse et l’écriture de la musique - diriger une formation vocale dans un répertoire simple - accompagner et harmoniser au clavier une mélodie - savoir se produire sur scène, tant au niveau des musiques acoustiques qu’amplifiées - connaître les principaux courants de l’histoire des musiques occidentales et extra-occidentales, et savoir situer un morceau de musique dans son contexte - mobiliser ses connaissances historiques et techniques dans le champ de la musique afin de produire une réflexion claire, ordonnée et convaincante à l’écrit ou à l’oral - savoir utiliser les ressources bibliographiques et documentaires liées au domaine musical ; se tenir informé de l’actualité et de l’évolution des tendances artistiques dans son domaine - maîtriser les principaux logiciels liés au domaine musical (édition, composition), les techniques de traitement informatique des données et les principaux logiciels de présentation - savoir utiliser l’informatique pour composer de la musique illustrant des images, des récits, des personnages, etc. [-]