Bachelor Programs in Composition

Compare 14 Bachelor Programs in Composition

A Bachelor in Composition is a program that places strong emphasis on the foundation of music and on imparting the past, present and future prospects of composition to its students. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will have the skills necessary to further their musical career and can pursue job fields in many different paths.

What is a Bachelor in Composition? Programs focus on musical studies to enhance students' knowledge of and focus on compositional techniques and ideas. Courses are available in theoretical and practical subjects, including ear training, music history, orchestration, harmony and musical forms. One popular course, composition technology, provides a study of the equipment, concepts and techniques associated with electronic studios. There are also classes that study piano and other instruments, elective subjects and musical aesthetics.

There are many benefits associated with completing this degree program. Students will gain knowledge and skills that can help them both personally and professionally. They will be provided with opportunities to develop their capabilities and techniques for musical evaluation, as well as improve upon their confidence, self-expression and performance capabilities.

Course fees and registration costs vary depending on the institution selected and the country in which a student wishes to study. Those who are interested should contact a specific institution to learn more.

When a bachelor's degree is earned in composition, graduates can find career opportunities in several fields and disciplines. Many graduates successfully find work in music education. However, there are several other job options, including performing in bands or other musical organizations, working in audio recording and even opportunities in radio and television. This degree can provide you with skills to educate, manage musical organizations, entertain, compose, or perform professionally.

For students with a busy schedule, online classes are available. Many universities and institutions offer classes in a distance learning module. There is also the option to take courses on a full-time or part-time basis. 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 in International Liberal Arts: Music

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Kōfu

This course serves as a broad and gentle introduction to psychoacoustics, music psychology, and musical acoustics. Relationships between the production, physics, and perception of sound, as well as similarities and differences between music and language are explored. [+]

Bachelors in Composition. Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Music How We Listen to Music: Foundations of Music Perception, Cognition, and Acoustics This course serves as a broad and gentle introduction to psychoacoustics, music psychology, and musical acoustics. Relationships between the production, physics, and perception of sound, as well as similarities and differences between music and language are explored. Phenomena such as absolute (perfect) pitch, synaesthesia, and amusia are discussed. Course activities will include lectures, readings, in-class experiments, and student presentations. Objectives Upon completion of this course, students should be able to (i) have a greater understanding of how musical instruments and the human voice operate; (ii) gain a greater awareness of musical parameters, the physical dimensions of sound, and the human auditory system; (iii) gain experience in designing and conducting basic experiments; and (iv) apply knowledge and experience obtained from this course to subsequent courses in music and related areas. History of Western Music A broad survey of Western Classical music, extending from 800 AD to the present. Course activities include lectures, writing and listening assignments, and primary source readings. Salient repertoire from each historical period is situated in a sociocultural and sociopolitical context. The reception histories of particular works will be addressed. Parallels between musical aesthetics and techniques and concurrent tendencies in other art forms, as well as the influence of non-Western music on Western composers are discussed. Objectives This course will introduce students to (i) vocabulary essential for writing about and discussing Western Classical music and (ii) important... [-]

Bachelor of Music

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 USA Pasadena

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, Brass & Woodwinds, and Vocal Performance. The Music Production major offers emphases in Music Producing & Recording and Composing for Visual Media. The Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. [+]

LACM offers a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree in the following majors: Music Performance Major Emphasis in Bass Performance Emphasis in Brass & Woodwind Performance Emphasis in Drum Performance Emphasis in Guitar Performance Emphasis in Vocal Performance Music Production Major Emphasis in Music Producing & Recording Emphasis in Composing for Visual Media Composition Emphasis in Songwriting 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, Brass & Woodwinds, and Vocal Performance. The Music Production major offers emphases in Music Producing & Recording and Composing for Visual Media. The Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. Musically, this program builds on our existing Associate of Arts degree curriculum, further developing students’ existing skills, augmenting their “tool kit” with new ones, and accelerating their progress along the path to a professional career as a musician, composer or producer. Admission Requirements The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree programs vary based on each emphasis. How to Apply for Admission Applicants who are ready to apply to LACM will need to complete an Admissions Application through DecisionDesk. Applicants will need to request their official high school, GED, or college transcripts from their granting institution and have them sent to LACM. TOEFL Scores, for International Students, will also need to be sent to LACM. All applicants will submit a $50 application fee when the application is... [-]

Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music

International College of Music
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Building on the College’s highly successful previous music degrees in Arranging and Music Production & Technology specialisms, the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music introduces a broad based route focusing on four core areas demanded of professional musicians in the industry. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding multifaceted music career. [+]

Bachelors in Composition. Building on the College’s highly successful previous music degrees in Arranging and Music Production & Technology specialisms, the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music introduces a broad based route focusing on four core areas demanded of professional musicians in the industry. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding multifaceted music career. Program Overview In the core area of music performance, you will develop dexterity in your principal instrument allowing you to master advanced level scales and technical studies in major and minor modes. You will develop group performance dynamics and band leadership skills through ensemble performances that play in the idioms of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and pop music. You will also study various methods of improvisation and repertory studies to build a vast memorized repertoire in preparation for performing in gigs. You will plan for and conduct your own performance recital in your final year, showcasing your instrumental proficiency and musicianship. In the area of music arranging, you will learn score layout, instrument properties and ranges, orchestration and scoring techniques for horns, voices and orchestra. You will develop skills in using music notation software to write arranging scores and instrumental parts for small and big bands, for live show bands and for full orchestra. You will study music composition techniques and produce commercial works for jingles, music albums and composition for visuals and video games. In the area of music production, you will develop studio and live sound... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (HONS) Music Production & Sound Engineering

Point Blank Electronic Music School
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 United Kingdom City of London USA Los Angeles + 2 more

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your passion for music whilst also gaining a BA (Hons) degree. It is multi-platform (Logic or Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments), intensive and practical. [+]

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your passion for music whilst also gaining a BA (Hons) degree. It is multi-platform (Logic or Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments), intensive and practical. Developed and taught by music industry professionals who have worked with Pharrell, Chemical Brothers and Swedish House Mafia to name a few, this 360 experience will ensure your expertise in all areas of the music industry including production, remixing, sound design, studio and live sound engineering, DJing, mastering, how to manage your career (or manage others), making music for TV, film and games, Pro Tools and more. You will be taught in our brand new school in Shoreditch which features the best equipment and facilities in the business. Point Blank is the only school in the world to have an SSL Duality Delta mixing console. You can complete this degree course in two years. Lectures are delivered in small intimate classes and free unlimited practice time in our state of the art studios is available to students seven days per week. Subject to validation June 2016 This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you receive a Middlesex BA (Hons) degree on successful completion. Modules YEAR 1 TERM 1 Module 1:One of the following modules Intro to Music Production (Logic Pro) Intro to Music Production (Ableton Live) Module 2:Sound Engineering Module 3:Music Composition Module 4:Complete DJ TERM 2 Module 5:Sound Design Module 6:Art of Mixing Module 7:Music Industry Module 8:Native Instruments... [-]

Bachelor in Music Production

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Tulsa

ORU's music production major provides the opportunity for students to express and develop their creative talents and abilities. With the music production major, students have the opportunity to choose between a concentration in composition or technology. [+]

Bachelors in Composition. Program Overview 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 Production Major ORU's music production major provides the opportunity for students to express and develop their creative talents and abilities. With the music production major, students have the opportunity to choose between a concentration in composition or technology. 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 gradate schools. [-]

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Songwriting

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

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 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. Musically, this program builds on our existing Associate of Arts degree curriculum, further developing students’ existing skills, augmenting their “tool kit” with new ones, and accelerating their progress along the path to a professional career as a musician, composer or producer. [-]

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 Composition. 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... [-]

Bachelor in Arts - Music Production

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor [+]

Unique features Study programme is carried out by two cooperating universities and the graduates are presented two diplomas: Bachelor (Hons) in Music Production diploma issued by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) and Bachelor of Music technologies and industry diploma issued by Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). Study programme encompasses creative, commercial and technological aspects of music production. The courses will be delivered by practitioners and theorists coming from various creative fields. All the lecturers have solid professional experience and innovative thinking, which will make your studies interesting and valuable. Access Requirements Applicant for the Music Production programme should have obtained secondary education certificate or equivalent degree and proven capability to speak, read and write in English. Applicant should submit an e-portfolio, CD or DVD of his / her recent work and to participate in an interview, which can take place on-line, if the applicant cannot be present. Career Opportunities Graduates of Music Production programme will be able: - To pursue studies in Master’s programmes in Arts; - To work as sound specialists in performance and media industries; - To be independent sound artists; - To create their own business. [-]

Bachelor in Music Composition

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

ORU's music composition major provides the opportunity for students to express and develop their creative talents and abilities. [+]

Bachelors in Composition. 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 Composition Major ORU's music composition major provides the opportunity for students to express and develop their creative talents and abilities. With the music performance major, students have the opportunity to choose between a concentration in composition or composition technology. Concentration Areas Composition In the composition concentration, students focus on compositional techniques and on the organization of musical ideas into logical and homogenous form. Composition in small forms and original creation of small forms in both classical chamber music and jazz is encouraged. Equal musical craftsmanship is expected in both genres. Additionally, styles and techniques of 20th century music are explored. In this concentration the student will compose several semester projects using no fewer than three instruments and applying techniques studied. Composition Technology The concentration in composition technology provides an in-depth study of concepts, equipment and techniques associated with the modern... [-]

Bachelor in Music

Hardin-Simmons University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Abilene

The School of Music serves as a professional school offering Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees to prepare students for careers in music education, church music, performance, and theory/composition. [+]

The School of Music serves as a professional school offering Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees to prepare students for careers in music education, church music, performance, and theory/composition. A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music general studies or with an emphasis in Music Business is also offered for those students interested in greater concentration in liberal arts. In addition, the School of Music provides opportunities for creative, culturally enriching experiences for the university community. Emphasis is on academic excellence, creativity, and aesthetic and spiritual growth. Admissions & Scholarships Music Scholarships are available to all students regardless of major. Students wishing to major in music must apply for admission to the School of Music. All students seeking a degree in music must complete an audition. Your audition time will be limited to 12 minutes. All those auditioning will be considered for a music scholarship. No additional audition is required. Ensembles School of Music ensembles are committed to the highest standards of performance. They have received great acclaim across the globe. The large ensembles are open to all students regardless of their major. [-]

Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons.)

UCSI University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) caters to the needs of those students who want a career in the popular music industry. [+]

Bachelors in Composition. The Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Hons) caters to the needs of those students who want a career in the popular music industry. By covering the key areas of Arranging, Technology, Performance, Recording and Music Business (but not neglecting other related studies such as contemporary music theory, ear training and composition), the programme will enable its graduates to pursue challenging and rewarding careers within the industry. Assessments Vary from course to course including: Written exams. Practical performance. Recital / master class attendance. Project-based coursework. Career opportunities Performing: Recording sessionist, lounge musician. Teaching : Private, music institutions / centres. Composing / arranging : Publishing, production, recording, advertising. Music Technology : Production, recording, broadcasting Music Business : Management, marketing, administration, retailing and sales Audition date May intake Week 10, Sat 12 March Week 14, Sat 9 April - Recommended date for scholarship applicants Sept intake Week 10, Sat 9 July Week 14, Sat 6 August - Recommended date for scholarship applicants Jan 2017 intake Week 10, Sat 5 November Week 14, Sat 3 December - Recommended date for scholarship applicants [-]

Bachelor in Music - Post Labor

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Braga

The university's Music undergraduate course is strongly specialized three areas, namely, Musicology, Music Performance, and Choral Conducting. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Music BACHELOR | 3 YEAR POST-LABOR The Bachelor degree in Music provides a highly specialized training in: Instrument, Musicology, and Coral Direction. Mobility and academic exchange in a training framework provided by the institutions of the European University and Higher Education Network are stimulated. In a culture of competitiveness and employability, internationalization and root in community are paradigms of this educational project with an international faculty and a strong performative and investigative component of University nature oriented to the exercise of musical professions and access to the 2nd professional cycle in the education field. - Prerequisites Careers 1. Musicology: Musical investigation, Edition of Music, Music Criticism, Music management, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. 2. Performance: Music performance professions and access to postgraduate teaching degree 3. Coral Conducting: Music Performance professions on the realm of Coral Conducting, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. [-]

Bachelor of Music

North Park University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

If you love music and dream of a career in the industry, a bachelor of arts in music is a good avenue of study to choose. You’ll learn the fundamentals of your own instrument or vocal range, music theory, literature, and history, while also taking full advantage of courses in other disciplines to enhance your music education. You’ll be prepared for careers or graduate school that range from producing to marketing to directing a music program at... [+]

Bachelors in Composition. Bachelor of Music If you love music and dream of a career in the industry, a bachelor of arts in music is a good avenue of study to choose. You’ll learn the fundamentals of your own instrument or vocal range, music theory, literature, and history, while also taking full advantage of courses in other disciplines to enhance your music education. You’ll be prepared for careers or graduate school that range from producing to marketing to directing a music program at a nonprofit organization. Why North Park? With a strong reputation and a dedicated vocal and instrumental faculty, the School of Music at North Park University offers you an excellent education in the fundamentals and personal attention and mentoring to help you reach your own goals academically and professionally. You’ll find support for your musical development in the close-knit community of faculty and students, have the option to join a variety of ensembles, and be able to take advantage of Chicago’s vibrant music and performance scene. Focus Your Study North Park's bachelor of arts in music degree offers four concentration areas for you to focus your study and prepare for your desired career. Learn more from the descriptions below, and explore your options with arts administration, composition, general studies, or instrumental jazz studies. But don't forget: each of these are music degrees, so you won't miss out on lessons, ensemble participation, and other experiences that will strengthen your own musical gifts. Arts Administration - Take advantage of North... [-]

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. [+]

Bachelor in Jazz and Popular Music Studies

This degree is designed to train students for careers in jazz, popular or commercial music performance and/or instruction. The programme aims to develop a thorough understanding of jazz and popular music, and its relationship to contemporary Jamaican and Caribbean societies. Principal instrument, improvisation, jazz harmony and arranging, jazz and Jamaican music history, as well as jazz and popular ensembles are emphasized in this programme of study.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF MUSIC AUDITION: Applicants are asked to perform two (2) or three (3) contrasting pieces demonstrating the ability to perform, at an advanced level, on the applicant’s principal instrument. International applicants are required to send a videotape or DVD of their performance for assessment in NTSC format. DVD must include: A verbal introduction of name and country of origin. Reasons for wanting to pursue a performing arts programme at EMCVPA. Course choice (e.g. Bachelor of Fine Arts) and desired career path (e.g. teaching, performance). Applicant’s audition performance. MUSIC TESTS: Applicants to the School of Music will be required to pass an Aural Test, Sight Reading test and Music Theory Test, as well as a technical assessment specific to the applicant’s instrument. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:... [-]