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Music, B.A. / B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Lock Haven, PA, United States
With two degrees to choose from, the Music program of Lock Haven University can help you turn your passion for music into a successful career. No matter which degree best suits your needs, you will receive thorough training in the fundamentals of music theory, history, and performance.
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Overview

What You'll Study

The B.A. in music provides you a solid foundation for a variety of musical careers, including professional performance, applied pedagogy, and academic study in history, theory, and composition.

The B.F.A. emphasizes performance on a musical instrument or voice and is designed to prepare you for a career in performance or a closely related field. You will receive intense, private lessons and specialized performance opportunities designed to help you attain a high level of technical proficiency and artistry.

Program Highlights

Auditions: The audition for the Music program of Lock Haven University includes a performance of material which illustrates your ability. Results of additions are decided by LHU faculty members shortly after the audition date. Audition materials vary according to the performance area.

Premier Facilities: Most music instruction takes place in the Sloan Fine Arts Center. The multimedia lab includes listening stations and computers. An eight-channel master console connects to each student listening station in the room and allows you to enjoy, analyze, and study music. State-of-the-art sound and video equipment allow for instruction and recording, along with video capabilities in classrooms and teaching studios.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National: rolling admissions
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Music
  • Music from 1450-1800
  • Music Theory
  • Music Technology
  • Exploring Contemporary Trends
  • Music Explorations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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:

    5.5

    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:

    525

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Complete the online application.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid.
  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed, including subjects listed and marks earned, secondary school certificates, diplomas and examinations results from all secondary, post-secondary, and university and/or professional schools.
  • All non-native speakers of English must submit an official language score report. To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Copy of passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19290 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

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

  • 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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