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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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107 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
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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 ... [+]

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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
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
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
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
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Full-time
Part-time
24 - 42 months
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
French
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
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 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.

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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
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
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
SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk)

With a B.Mus. Popular Music you will master the compositional and instrumental/vocal arrangement of music titles, as well as their realisation as a performing musician. Y ... [+]

With a B.Mus. Popular Music you will master the compositional and instrumental/vocal arrangement of music titles, as well as their realisation as a performing musician. You will know how to implement your creative ideas, all the way from first inspiration to performance or recording. The course’s emphasis is on songwriting, instrument/vocals and ensemble.

Content, Objective and Course Structure

The creative popular musician: songwriter, performer and band musician

The Bachelor course Popular Music at hdpk in Berlin prepares talented young musicians to professionally perform music at concerts and for productions, by teaching performing/songwriting skills together with an understanding of sound-engineering, and organizational and educational know-how.... [-]

Germany Berlin
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Full-time
7 semesters
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

Whether you are interested in a major or minor in music education or performance, the music program places an emphasis on the development of your musical performance abil ... [+]

Whether you are interested in a major or minor in music education or performance, the music program places an emphasis on the development of your musical performance abilities. Many of Northeastern's faculty members have trained at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. This level of knowledge and experience, along with your personal investment, will make your studio lessons second-to-none. Participation in musical ensembles is a requirement of all music students, as well as attendance at live performances each semester. All students seeking admission to the music program must perform a live audition.

Students enrolled as a Music major will earn the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree.... [-]

USA Avondale
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Full-time
5 years
Campus
Long Island University

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts with a concentration in Acting provides personalized and intensive classroom instruction and stage experience to prepare student ... [+]

About

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts with a concentration in Acting provides personalized and intensive classroom instruction and stage experience to prepare students for acting careers. Students receive a rigorous grounding in history, literature, theories, and methodologies of classical and contemporary theatre arts, and work with professional actors and playwrights. Students also have a variety of opportunities to perform in mainstage productions directed by renowned New York City directors. The 120-credit program is selective and acceptance into the program requires an audition.

The acting concentration draws from the Suzuki, Stanislavsky, Chekhov and Linklater techniques. The core program, taught by professional theatre artists, emphasizes the development of a riveting stage presence based on dynamic physicality, emotional authenticity, and a commanding voice. Students receive individual and ensemble training in television and film acting, singing and dancing from artists of national and international renown. The program culminates at the end of the senior year when students showcase their talent before agents, managers, and directors in New York City.... [-]

USA Brookville
September 2019
Campus
European University Cyprus

The aim of the Music Program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for a career as music teachers and as professional musicians in solo and ensemble ... [+]

The aim of the Music Program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for a career as music teachers and as professional musicians in solo and ensemble performance contexts.

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

To offer a comprehensive degree in the area of Music. To provide the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes and to formulate the necessary conditions that will allow students to have high quality musical, performing and pedagogical activity.

Specific Objectives

To prepare students for effective and successful teaching as music teachers and pedagogues and for rich and diverse artistic activity as performers at a variety of musical activities. To provide students with the opportunity of a more in-depth understanding and development of skills in the area of music education or music performance. To develop students’ performance skills on their individual instrument(s) allowing them to perform musically and creatively as soloists and as ensemble members. To develop and improve upon the musical and pedagogical knowledge about, perception of and skills of students, depending on their individual needs and interests. To prepare musicians and music educators who will act creatively and productively. To develop teaching methodologies, performance and pedagogical skills as well as other experiences that will allow students to successfully act upon their role as musicians and educators, both in Cyprus and abroad. The endowment of students with the indispensable knowledge, skills and attitudes for contributing to the area of music in various settings and the Cypriot society in general. ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus