Bachelor Programs in Music

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Would you like to pursue a career in the performing arts industry or the field of classical music? You can take the next step with a Bachelor in Music. Your degree options include performance, criticism, music history and other exciting pursuits.

 

What is a Bachelor in Music? This dynamic degree is a perfect way to launch a lifelong career in music. As an undergraduate program, it offers you three to four years of intensive training in your area of musical interest. You can specialize in playing an instrument, conducting, singing or writing about music. Many successful music critics and journalists got their start with a Bachelor in Music. This degree program normally includes a detailed thesis on a topic of interest to you or a professional-level recital as the final stage of your training in music.

 

A degree in music can offer you many benefits. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree consistently receive higher salaries and better job offers than non-graduates. The critical thinking skills and music theory skills you learn will pay off many times over in the course of a musical career.

 

A Bachelor in Music doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. Many degree programs offer financial aid or part-time tuition while you work. Contact your program of choice to find out more about individual financial details.

 

Once you’ve finished your Bachelor in Music degree, you can pursue a wide variety of music-related careers. Some graduates will audition for national symphony orchestras or make their debut as opera singers. Other graduates choose to go on to teach music at the elementary school, high school or college level. A Bachelor in Music also gives you the skills you need to write about classical or popular music as a journalist or author. This versatile specialty gives you a broad range of career choices.

 

A Bachelor in Music can be the key to a fulfilling musical career. To find out more, explore the options available on our website. 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 Music. 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 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. [+]

Bachelors in Music. 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. [+]

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 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 Music. 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 in Music Business

Greenville College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Greenville

The constantly changing climate of the music business serves as the backdrop for the Music Business Major. Students learn by studying a wide range of topics, including Copyright, Record Contracts, Music Publishing, Artists Management, Record Company Operations, Internet Marketing and Distribution and International Music Business. [+]

The constantly changing climate of the music business serves as the backdrop for the Music Business Major. Students learn by studying a wide range of topics, including Copyright, Record Contracts, Music Publishing, Artists Management, Record Company Operations, Internet Marketing and Distribution and International Music Business. Greenville College has served as the launching pad for numerous producers, managers and promoters. The Music Business Major is designed to combine real-life work experience with classroom instruction in order to prepare graduates for entry and mid-level careers. Career opportunities for outstanding Music Business majors include positions at major and independent companies in areas such as commercial and independent music production, booking, artists and business management, marketing, promotion, publicity, music publishing and entertainment law. Graduates also pursue a variety of entrepreneurial opportunities as business owners and independent contractors. Entrance Requirements Greenville College admits students who desire to achieve a liberal arts education in an evangelical Christian context. Members of this community are either committed to Christ or are sympathetic to the Christian perspective. Applicants are evaluated by consideration of their academic record, test scores, references, interviews, and participation in extracurricular activities. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following: A completed Application for Admission, including full responses to the application essays High School Transcripts College Transcripts (if the student has attended any colleges previously) ACT or SAT scores (required only of entering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits) References (only if requested by the Admissions Committee) The Admissions Office reviews each file individually, so all students who desire to study at Greenville College should complete the application process. However, the Greenville College Faculty have established guidelines by which admission decisions are generally made, which are: Freshmen: Completed a college preperatory curriculum in high school Ranked in the top 50% of the high school class ACT composite of 18, or SAT (Math + Critical Reading) of 860 High School GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Transfers: Completed at least 12 transferrable college credits College GPA of at least 2.25/4.0 Note: If a student has completed fewer than 30 college credits, then the high school record and test scores are also used to determine admission. Note: If a student is not a native English speaker, then the college will consider the TOEFEL in lieu of the ACT or SAT for a freshman and may require the TOEFEL for a transfer student. An exact course distribution is not required, but the College recommends at least eleven of the minimum sixteen units earned be in college preparatory subjects. It is highly recommended that entering students have: four years of English in high school one year each in algebra and geometry two years of foreign language at least one of year of laboratory science one year of American history. However, each candidate will be evaluated on the basis of the individual credentials presented to the College in support of the application. *Special Note: A student pursuing an education degree with Greenville College who submits a composite score of 22 on the ACT (the composite score must include the writing portion of the test) will be able to use their composite ACT in lieu of the TAP/Illinois Basic Skills test. Note that the ACT composite score must be submitted during the admission process to Greenville College. Greenville College admits students on a rolling basis, so there is no specific application deadline. Students receive notification of admission within two weeks after their admission file is complete. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a personal, on-campus interview with an applicant before making the final admissions decision. Greenville College has the right to refuse admission or readmission for any student at its discretion. The college does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of handicap, race, creed, color, sex or national origin which is in full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the laws of the State of Illinois. Career Opportunities Booking Agent Band Manager Record Label Employee Venue Operator Production Manager at Venue [-]

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 Music. 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 [-]

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. [+]

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). [-]

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 Music. 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 - 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. [+]

Bachelors in Music. 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 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 Performance is a professional degree that prepares students for a career in music performance or graduate study of their instrument or voice. The Bachelor of Arts degree offers the study of music in a liberal arts framework. It is intended for students who wish to major in Music as a part of a liberal arts program. The degree can help students prepare for a broad array of career options and may also be appropriate for those intending to pursue advanced study in music. With this comprehensive background, our graduates have gone on to careers as performers, teachers, arts managers, business entrepreneurs and many have furthered their education through graduate study. It is also possible to choose Music as a disciplinary minor, which provides breadth to an interdisciplinary major. The Music minor may be especially appropriate for students who have an interest in studying music, but who intend to pursue careers in other fields. The Music program maintains a strong commitment to strengthening its cooperative links with the local and regional communities, arts organizations, and music educators. The Music program serves as a cultural resource for Northeastern Wisconsin and the first introduction to the campus for thousands of secondary students. Furthermore, the Music program provides arts education as part of UW Green Bay’s comprehensive general education program and will continue to promote the University's tradition of a strong liberal arts education. Admission to the music program is contingent upon successful completion of a performance audition and a written placement exam in music theory and ear training. All entering students who do not meet the minimum standards to be majors in the department may be admitted conditionally. However, students must remove identified deficiencies within the first year of matriculation before being fully admitted into the program. Students from any academic program may participate in music courses, ensembles, and applied lessons and may fulfill General Education requirements by doing so. [-]

Audio Engineering

Duoc UC
Campus Full time 4 years February 2017 Chile Santiago

Audio Engineers are qualified to work in: - Recording Studios. As a Recording and mixing engineer, designing and directing the process of recording and mixing music production. [+]

Bachelors in Music. School of Communication In these days, we are highly communicated and connected to one another through different platforms: media, social networks and mobile devices linking us 24 hours a day to people across the globe. The Duoc UC School of Communication imparts a wide range of studies that will transform students into highly trained professionals that can understand and implement communications in their different languages and forms of expression. Audio Engineering Audio Engineers are qualified to work in: Recording Studios. As a Recording and mixing engineer, designing and directing the process of recording and mixing music production. Audiovisual productions. Sound Engineers will perform, direct and capture live sound and field environments. Audio post-production. As audio post-producer, they will direct the recording of speech and foley, synchronizing audio and image, and integrating and creatively proposing music and sound environments. TV channels. As an Audio Engineer, they will perform tasks associated to electro-acoustic design and recording, mixing and audio post-production for programs. Radio. As a sound control and post-producer, they will be responsible for recording and broadcasting of programs, and creating an auditory identity for the station or program. Sound Reinforcement Companies. As Audio Engineers they will work designing and operating amplification systems for fixed or temporary installations. Production of events and shows. They will be able to work as Audio Engineers and Technical Coordinators, integrating and controlling the areas of sound, lighting, stage, power and backline equipment. Acoustic Solution Companies. As Audio Engineers, they can design acoustic solutions in the areas of conditioning and soundproofing. Professional Title: Audio Engineer. Technical Title: Sound Technician. How to apply First, check that your home university or polytechnic institute has an ongoing exchange agreement with Duoc UC. Thoroughly research your prospective courses. Most of our programs are in Spanish; therefore make sure you have sufficient proficiency in this language for your classes. We do offer a free 44 hour Spanish course for all non-native Spanish speakers, but in order to successfully complete your courses we advise at least an intermediate Spanish level. For non-Spanish speakers, Duoc UC also offers the Tourism and Hospitality Program, fully taught in English Required documents Download and fill in the application form Transcripts Letter of motivation Copy of your passport Enrollment certificate Nomination letter from home institution Once you have all the documentation, please have the coordinator of international relations at your home institution send a digital version to Maria Jimenez mjimenezt@duoc.cl Please bear in mind that after receiving your documentation it can take up to a month for us to process it and send you an answer, due the large amount of documentation we receive during the admission periods. Application deadlines 15 August– 15 October*: application for the first semester, March – July term 15 February – 15 April*: application for the second semester, August – December term *We advise students with Chinese nationality to apply as soon as the application period begins since the visa procedure can take up to six months. Acceptance letter A month after the application period ends, students will be informed via e-mail whether they have been accepted or not. In the case of being accepted, a hard copy of the acceptance letter will be sent to the International Student Officer of the student’s home institution. [-]

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 30¾-31¼ course credits: Any BI 202 prerequisite BI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology ED 212 Human Relations MU 105 Music Theory I MU 106 Music Theory II MU 107 Aural Skills I MU 137 Instrumental Methods: Drums MU 158 Therapeutic Improvisation MU 176 Voice Methods I and MU 177 Voice Methods II or MU 229 Voice Pedagogy I MU 183 Introduction to Music Therapy Fieldwork MU 184 Music Therapy Pre-Practicum MU 194 Functional Guitar Class MU 196 Therapeutic Guitar MU 205 Music Theory III MU 207 Aural Skills II MU 210 Principles of Music Therapy MU 211 Music Therapy Musical Foundations MU 214 Music Therapy in Medical and Mental Health MU 284 Music Therapy Practicum I MU 285 Music Therapy Practicum II MU 312 Psychology of Music MU 313 Music and Behavior: Therapeutic Approaches MU 315 Music History I MU 316 Music History II MU 318 20th-Century Music MU 324 Conducting MU 382 Music Therapy Practicum III MU 383 Music Therapy Practicum IV MU 405 Music Therapy Internship MU 410 Current Issues in Music Therapy MU 485 Music Therapy Practicum V PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSY 224 Abnormal Psychology PSY 225 Life Span Human Development or SW 201 Human Behavior and the Social Environment PSY 321 Research Methods and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences or SW 321 Social Work Research SW 202 Group and Organizational Behavior SW 250 Current Topics in Social Work Practice (½-1 course credits) One non-applied music course credit Four major applied music credits Two minor applied music credits Participation in music ensemble each term Pass basic guitar skills test Pass basic piano skills test, if non-keyboard emphasis Pass freshman jury Pass music therapy pre-practicum competencies Pass sophomore barrier Third-year recital (15 minutes) Fourth-year recital (30 minutes) or senior presentation Bachman Fine Arts Center Opened in 1991, the Bachman Fine Arts Center houses the departments of music and art. The Bachman Fine Arts Center offers excellent equipment and facilities for rehearsal and practice, 50 grand and upright pianos, 22 practice rooms, and 16 music studios. The building also houses a music therapy facility that includes an observation laboratory. The Presser Music Technology Classroom is equipped with computer equipment, MIDI keyboards, and software for composition, music theory, and ear training. Art facilities include a gallery, graphic design computer stations, classrooms and studios. [-]

Bachelor in Music (BM)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Bridgeport

A Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bridgeport will provide students with the prepa­ration they need to build a career in today’s music world. UB has been training musicians since 1947. [+]

Bachelors in Music. Become the Musician YOU Were Meant to Be at UB! A Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bridgeport will provide students with the prepa­ration they need to build a career in today’s music world. UB has been training musicians since 1947. We offer an experienced and dedicated faculty of artist–teachers, the kind of personal attention and advising usually found at small colleges, and the sort of spacious and well-designed facilities typically found at large universities. Music is a broad field with many potential career paths, and our program prepares students to make their way in music through a curriculum which combines a strong foun­dation with the flexibility and innovation needed to meet individual students’ needs. Proximity to New York, the world’s largest center for recording and live performance, as well as the vibrant arts community in Bridgeport and neighboring cities such as New Haven, provide many opportunities for students to hear performances, perform themselves, and intern. Career Paths & Opportunities Graduates of UB’s music program have gone on to master’s and doctoral study at selective universities nationwide, including: Boston University School of the Arts Carnegie Melon Graduate Center, City University of New York University of Colorado: Denver James Madison University Teachers’ College, Columbia University Tufts University Yale School of Music Graduates of UB’s music education program are performing and teaching in a wide variety of community music contexts, and currently teaching at school districts throughout the state and region, including: Bridgeport Public Schools Catholic Schools, Diocese of Bridgeport Easton Country Day School New Haven Public Schools New London Public Schools New York City Department of Education Newtown Public Schools Norwalk Public Schools Region 12 Schools Stamford Public Schools Stratford Public Schools West Hartford Public Schools Weston Public Schools Wilton Public Schools Learning Outcomes By completing the Bachelor of Music degree, students will: Develop a strong foundation in the theory and history of music Select one or more musical concentrations—performance, education, or music business—and develop foundational skills in that area Further develop their skills as a singer or instrumentalist Possess sufficient musical acumen to make creative contributions to musical performances and ensembles Further their ability to work in, learn from, and teach groups composed of learners from diverse backgrounds and with multiple skill levels Be able to connect musical knowledge with the learning occurring in the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum [-]