Music, BA
Accelerated Program

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The BA in music provides students with a broadly based liberal arts degree. Students receive a strong foundation in music theory and music history while completing lessons on their major instrument. The curricular core provides students the opportunity to explore music as human history, cultural artifact and social behavior. Students may combine the degree with another major or minor within ASU.

Program Offered

Music, BA

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

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Application Deadlines
Spring 2020: October 15, 2019
Fall 2020: January 5, 2020

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to work in various professional or entrepreneurial capacities, including:

  • music criticism and research, ethnomusicology and musicology
  • music entrepreneurship, concert management and promotion
  • music publishing
  • performing in community and professional ensembles in a variety of styles and traditions
  • teaching in a private studio or community program

Many graduates pursue a master's degree or a doctorate in music or another professional field.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Music Composers and Arrangers5.7%$50,590
Music Directors5.7%$50,590
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners1.2%$36,530
Musicians, Instrumental6%*
Singers6%*

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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