• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Intelligent and lively participation informs every facet of the department’s various degree programs. The core curriculum for music majors provides a thorough foundation in such essential skills as keyboard facility, theoretical understanding, aural perception, and analysis of a wide range of music literature. All majors gain experience with both the intuitive and the intellectual processes of the art. The curriculum is designed to place the specialized study of music in the setting of a liberal arts education and to serve as a firm basis for careers in a wide variety of professions in music and those related to music. The liberal arts music concentration provides a broad basis from which a student may pursue graduate studies or a variety of careers. Three concentrations exist within the bachelor of music. The jazz studies concentration trains the student in the techniques and practices of contemporary jazz styles. The Performance concentration is intended for those having a special interest and promise in the following areas:  

  • Vocal/Choral Performance
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Opera/Music Theatre

Accreditation

The Music Department is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The bachelor of music education prepares students to enter the teaching credential program in the School of Education. All students are expected to consult with a music advisor prior to registering each semester; students in the Performance concentration should consult an advisor to plan appropriate electives for the specific area of study selected. Any student planning to do graduate work in music should consult a music advisor in time to plan a program that will support the intended graduate specialty. Students planning careers in business or media should consider minors in communications studies or business administration. 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

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

  • Complete a high/secondary school curriculum which totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, and earn a graduation diploma or certificate.
  • Submit official high school transcript (academic record), showing all courses with grades or marks, and graduation diploma or certificate. Official transcript must be in the original language of issue. Submit certified English translations for non-English documents.
  • Submit official verification of English proficiency except where English is the applicant's native language and has attended for at least three years’ full time at an institution where English was the principal language of instruction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2871 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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