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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Bachelor of Applied Arts in Modern Music

Visible Music College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Memphis

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

Bachelors in Performing Arts. MODERN MUSIC The Modern Music program offers relevant training in skill and character for musicians, artists, and leaders who want to succeed in modern music, either serving in the church or performing in today’s music industry. The program and curriculum is designed to give the student both the academic knowledge necessary for a career in popular music and the vocational experience and spiritual growth needed to succeed in the field of ministry and life. Whether you sing, lead worship, play guitar, horns, strings, drums, or any musical instrument, Visible Music College has a place for you – in the band! Our unique program puts you into a band in your first semester of college, playing the best music in the world, learning band dynamics, signing contracts, recording, and playing live your first year. [-]

Bachelor - 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... [-]

Bachelor in Music Arts

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 6 - 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The music art major is designed for music scholars desiring to increase their fundamental understanding of the history and development of music and the progression of music styles. [+]

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 Music Arts Major The music art major is designed for music scholars desiring to increase their fundamental understanding of the history and development of music and the progression of music styles. Students choosing the music arts major concentrate their studies either in arts or technology. Concentration Areas Arts This concentration emphasizes general studies in music with an applied area of study. Students chose their applied areas of music study from among the following choices: - Voice - Brass - trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone horn, tuba - Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass - Woodwinds - flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon - Percussion - Guitar - Harp - Electric bass - Keyboard - piano, organ Weekly participation in vocal, keyboard, orchestral instruction or an audio workstation lesson is an integral part of this concentration. Additionally students participate in an... [-]

Bachelor Music

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

Conservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the centre of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg [+]

Bachelor MusicConservatorium Maastricht is an internationally oriented music academy and is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It is located in the centre of Europe, close to Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, and France. Because of its international position, there are ample opportunities to gain experience on important national and international stages.


Currently, 442 students of around forty-eight different nationalities study at Conservatorium Maastricht. There are three different departments: Classical Music, Jazz/Pop and Music in Education. Conservatorium Maastricht offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.


The four arts faculties of Zuyd University (Conservatorium Maastricht, Drama Academy, Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Design) attract national and international artists and arts students to Maastricht. These arts faculties have been working together with Maastricht University for a long time. This collaboration will be even more intense in the future, which will further increase the attraction of Maastricht as a European City of Education. 

Annually, the city of Maastricht welcomes seven million visitors from the Netherlands and from abroad.... [-]


BACHELOR 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... [-]

BM in Music Therapy

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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 (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). 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. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements... [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. 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... [-]

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. Our recent graduates have releases either as the artist or as a collaborator for labels such as Sony, Universal, Island, Mercury, Hospital, Viper, RAM; on the playlists for BBC Radio 1 as well as playing at festivals such as Reading & Leeds, T... [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. 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.... [-]

Bachelor in Music

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

The Music program is a leader in the performing arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay providing a musical education grounded in performance, historical, and cultural contexts. The program offers music courses to all University students to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of music as a fine art. [+]

The Music program is a leader in the performing arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay providing a musical education grounded in performance, historical, and cultural contexts. The program offers music courses to all University students to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of music as a fine art. We offer a comprehensive array of experiences that can be individualized within the context of an outstanding liberal arts education and the amenities of a multifaceted university. Music ensembles are open to all university students who successfully audition. Great musical experiences and a fine music education begin with an outstanding faculty. At UW Green Bay students have the opportunity to study with experts on their instrument or voice. Our faculty of professional musicians are creative artists who make teaching their first priority. Being a musician requires not only talent, desire, and hard work, but it also requires an environment in which you can develop your musical talents to their fullest. The UW Green Bay Music program provides a supportive environment along with the thorough education you need to succeed. A fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Music program offers two degrees, a professional degree – the Bachelor of Music, and a liberal arts degree – the Bachelor of Arts. The Bachelor of Music in Music Education prepares students to enter the teaching profession, with Wisconsin DPI licensure available in Pre-K-12 Choral and General Music, and Pre-K-12 Instrumental and General Music. The Bachelor of Music in... [-]

Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Performing Arts

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2017 Japan Kōfu

This course serves as an introduction to the theoretical, social and artistic traditions which are key to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the Western stage and screen. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Performing Arts Western Film & Theater This course serves as an introduction to the theoretical, social and artistic traditions which are key to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the Western stage and screen. It will allow students access to a broad range of work, across the centuries, whilst encouraging them to think about such material as part of a greater, overall understanding of Western art/society in general. Objectives At the end of this course, students should be able to: (i) identify the key terms, people and traditions which are important in the history of theatre and film-making in the West, (ii) know how to access and read primary sources to adopt a critical perspective on performing art, identify the concerns and intentions of secondary sources, and develop an awareness of different approaches to make sense of such art, (iii) understand how both film and theatre is both an artistic and social construct, carrying messages that go beyond their own time or place, (iv) engage thoroughly in writing about the key moments in art history by putting forward an argument and developing it in a clear and coherent manner, and (v) learn how to articulate and refine ideas in discussions and presentations. Japanese Film & Theater This course serves as an introduction to the theoretical, social and artistic traditions which are key to an understanding of the dramatic arts of the Japanese stage and screen. It will allow students access... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Performing Arts. 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... [-]

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... [+]

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... [-]

Bachelor in Music

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