• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
At IUP, we blend together the right courses, professors, and requirements to help students achieve success. As a BA in Music major from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you'll find the excellence of our program, the expertise of our faculty, and the value of our recital policy will be your keys to a great education.
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As a Music major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you'll be expected to attend recitals in concert halls on campus regularly and participate in ensembles for eight semesters. To meet the ensemble requirement each semester, you can choose from more than 20 groups, ranging from Marching Band and University Chorus to Music Theater and String Ensemble.

The basic courses are similar to those for the other music bachelor's degrees; however, the General Studies track has the highest number of free electives. These could be used to take a minor in another field, such as theater or Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts.

Admission to the Music Department requires satisfactory completion of an audition in addition to the university general admission requirements. At auditions, we realize many of you have talent that hasn't yet had the benefit of instruction to reach its greatest potential. Our faculty will nurture that talent and guide you in developing your skills.

Learning Outcome

  • Understand broad trends in Western music history and discover a diverse body of musical literature. They will evaluate the function and meaning of music-making across various cultures and historical eras. They will write effectively about the history of music.  
  • Demonstrate proficiency with voice or a musical instrument. They will synthesize broad training in music with work in disciplines like entrepreneurship, communications, or visual arts to create products and experiences that reflect their intended career path.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • You'll have plenty of opportunities to fill out your college experience and your resume.
  • Choose from more than a dozen ensembles and four student organizations. Perhaps attend or perform at a conference. There are off-campus performances and groups that travel overseas.
  • We offer a Community Music School and give students the chance to talk with our guest artists. Our students have also been invited to perform with celebrities on stage through the Lively Arts.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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    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.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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