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Music - History and Literature Concentration, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) , WA,
In addition to core studies in Music Theory and History, students in the Music - History and Literature Concentration Degree Program offered by Western Washington University pursue in-depth study in a variety of topics related to the history of musical composition.

About

Why Consider a Concentration in Music History and Literature?

A Music - History and Literature Concentration degree from Western Washington University is highly regarded in the profession. Western graduates become successful teachers, performers, composers and leaders in all fields of music. The strength of Western's Department of Music is its faculty's commitment to students and helping them achieve their goals and aspirations.

Sample Careers
  • Musicologist
  • College Music History Faculty
  • Music Reporter
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Critic
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Music Publishing Specialist
  • Music Promoter

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Fall Quarter - Early Action deadline: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    116-121 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Aural and Keyboard Skills
  • Theoretical and Analytical Skills
  • History of Music to 1600
  • History of Music 1600-1830
  • History of Music 1830-Present
  • Basic Conducting
  • Notation
  • Senior Thesis
  • Form and Analysis: Music to 1900
  • Modal Counterpoint
  • Tonal Counterpoint
  • Orchestration/Arranging
  • Analytical Techniques: 20th-Century Music

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

National students

  • The Freshman Application for Admission and Scholarships, including essay and activities list
  • $60 non-refundable application fee (fee waiver may be available)
  • Unofficial high school transcript or GED submitted electronically or by mail
  • Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency or your high school

International students

  • The International Student Application for Admission submitted by the application deadline
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Official academic credentials
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21801 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21801 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6387 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6387 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 10-18 credits per quarter

Living costs for Bellingham

  • 1109 - 1690 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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