• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Kutztown, PA, United States
Music means different things to different people. If music means everything to you, this may be your program. Do you hear music in the patter of raindrops on the window, a dribbling basketball, children laughing?  Whether you like making music or listening to it, you can customize your program and earn a degree that lets you pursue your passion as a career.
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Overview

You can choose your specialization from among many areas: Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Technology, and more. Perhaps you want to increase your marketability by combining the B.A. Music degree with a degree in an outside field to complete a double major. The possibilities include Marketing, Communication Studies, Cinema, Television and Media Production, Computer Science, English, Management and Public Administration.

KU’s combination of superb mentoring by renowned artists/teachers, small class sizes, diverse performance opportunities, and a well-rounded curriculum is ideally suited to guide you to professional success. Because life is full of song, and the world is ready for your verse.

Sample Career Options

  • Performer
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music publisher
  • Entertainment management
  • Music librarian
  • Recording engineer

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aural skills 
  • Harmony and theory 
  • Private instruction 
  • Large ensemble 
  • Fundamentals of oral communicatio 
  • College composition 
  • Intro to mathematics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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).

General Requirements

Students will be able to select an audition date in the application process. Durign the audition, students will perform in their area of musical interest and expertise. At the audition, students should be prepared to discuss their musical background, career goals, musical and general areas of interest. Students will also take preliminary diagnostic exams in: (a) harmony and theory, (b) ear training, (c) sight singing, and (d) piano skills. The results determine placement in music courses, and are considered as part of acceptance to the degree program. Students may receive the university's academic admissions decision prior to the audition process. Acceptance decision to the music programs will follow shortly. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5787 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11574 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5787 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3858 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kutztown

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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