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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, GA,
The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is specifically designed to permit a student to concentrate on music within the context of a liberal arts program. The unique feature of this degree is the approximately 40 percent required degree credits in music courses.

About

This percentage allows the student ample opportunity to pursue music studies as well as a broad range of liberal arts subjects.

The required musicianship courses consists of music theory, form and analysis, counterpoint, music history, and four to six music elective courses chosen from an array of course offerings within Townsend School of Music. Eleven musical performance credits are required consisting of keyboard skills and applied music lessons.

While recognizing that students often pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Music irrespective of specific career goals, Townsend School of Music encourages students in the Bachelor of Arts program to choose an area of emphasis beyond the degree requirements. Students develop these interests by choosing as electives music courses related to their areas of emphasis.

Students in pursuit of the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music may elect for the senior project a recital like that described above, or may choose a research project which might involve any of the following: a 45- to 60-minute recital; the writing and presentation of a paper or lecture; the writing and presentation of a lecture-recital; a conducting project/performance; the composition and performance of an original piece; or any valid presentation or project approved by the dean of Townsend School of Music. Because students pursuing the bachelor of arts frequently major in more than one subject, the senior project may be interdisciplinary in topic, theme or approach.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory
  • Class Piano
  • Basic Musicianship
  • Basic Musicianship
  • Introduction to Music Research and Writing 
  • Sightreading Skills
  • Organ/Harpsichord Skills 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Application for Admission, either Mercer's application or the Common Application, with U.S. $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official secondary school and/or official university transcript(s), translated in English
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or personal reference, translated in English
  • Course-by-course evaluation of transcripts, including grade point average (GPA), completed and forwarded to Mercer. We will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates.
  • For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary high school is English, an official SAT or ACT score is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    36894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36894 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Macon

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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