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American Musical Culture, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Program

Designed for students interested in American Studies, arts management, cultural criticism, composition, entertainment law, media studies, music business, music journalism or musicology/ethnomusicology, the American Musical Culture program from Georgetown University offers a range of classes in music history, theory, composition, recording arts and performance.

There are two tracks to the major, Musicology/Ethnomusicology (designed to prepare students for graduate school) and Music & Media Studies (designed to prepare students for a career in the music industry).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Elements of Music
  • Music Ensembles
  • Concert Choir
  • Musical Culture: European Tradition
  • Music in a Multi-Cultural World
  • Jazz History
  • Rock History
  • Diatonic Harmony
  • Writing About Music
  • Composition Seminar
  • Music of the Baroque Era
  • Recording Arts I
  • Intro to Music & Film
  • Music & Dance in America
  • The Music Documentary

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Our application is conveniently located online for you to complete at your own pace. There is a $35, non-refundable fee. Submit an up-to-date version of your resume or CV.Write an essay explaining why you are interested in pursuing this degree. Your essay should be two to three pages in length, typed, and double-spaced.Your writing sample should be no longer than 500 words.Two letters of recommendationOfficial High School transcripts of GED CertificationOfficial transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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