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Students pursuing the BMus in theory and composition must choose a concentration in either theory or composition. The completion of the requirements for this concentration results in the award of one degree in either theory or composition.
Students who select the concentration in composition focus on developing a range of techniques for writing music for diverse genres and media including chamber, orchestra, electronic music, and film and video scoring. The School of Music offers students the opportunity to study with composers who have established national and international reputations.
This program may be used as the first step toward a master's degree or doctorate in music composition or another graduate academic music degree.
Theory and Composition (Composition),
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
Spring 2020: October 1, 2019
Fall 2020: December 1, 2019
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates are prepared to work in various professional or entrepreneurial capacities, including:
Many graduates pursue a master's degree or a doctorate in music or in another professional field.
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:
|Music Composers and Arrangers||5.7%||$50,590|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).