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Music - Liberal Arts Emphasis, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


You’ll integrate a broad, deep program of musical study within a classic liberal arts curriculum. The Music BA offers all the benefits of our Bachelor of Music degree—outstanding and dedicated faculty, extensive performing opportunities, and membership in an elite community of extraordinarily talented collegiate musicians.

Like all degree programs in the School of Music, the music BA features small classes with lots of one-on-one attention from faculty. You can explore a wide range of musical styles and genres while building your proficiency as a musician and performer. You’ll also gain the full value of a liberal education, developing strong skills in writing, research, critical thinking, and communication.

UNC's Bachelor of Arts in Music covers music theory, literature, and history, as well as performance and technical proficiency on an instrument or voice. You’ll also complete UNC’s liberal arts core, with a required 18-credit minor in a liberal arts subject of your choosing. The liberal arts core includes coursework in composition, mathematics, humanities, history, social sciences, physical sciences, and international studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Music Theory
  • Sight Reading / Sight Singing
  • Individual Performance
  • Musical Form and Analysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.8 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

To apply to UNC, you’ll need to submit the following:

  • A completed UNC application
  • $45 application fee (nonrefundable, payable by credit card or debit card) or request a need-based fee waiver when submitting the application
  • Your official high school transcript (which should be sent directly to UNC from your high school)
  • Your official ACT or SAT scores - UNC will accept scores from high school transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    4776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4776 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 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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