About the degree
Students who complete a degree in this field typically pursue careers as composers, arrangers, theory or composition teachers, film composers, commercial orchestrators, or transcribers.
Bellarmine University students are engaged in a variety of Music Theory courses and study composition with an assigned member of the composition faculty. The Theory and Composition program's flexibility allows students to develop their own compositional style.
Studies in instrumental, choral, historical and electronic music are incorporated into the Theory and Composition Degree Program. Each student must own a MacBook and purchase specific software during the four-year program. The Music Department’s Music Technology Lab houses six iMacs for student use as well.
Students will participate in Composition Workshops, Student Composition recitals where they have the opportunity to have their works performed. Monthly forums introduce majors to the economic, legal, and professional sides of life as an active composer, as well as provide an opportunity to meet active visiting composers.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Applied Music Technology for Non-Majors
- Applied Rock Guitar
- Applied Percussion
- Applied World Percussion
- Applied Rock Drum
- Recital Attendance
- Applied Jazz Improvisation
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesMusic Music History View 512 other Masters in Music History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed online application through CommonApp or Bellarmine App.
- Entrance exam (ACT or SAT I) or a request to have your application reviewed as Test Optional.
- An official transcript and school report from the high school last attended or, for those who have not completed their high school work, a General Educational Development (GED) test score.
- Recommendation letter from high school counselor or teacher.
International43070 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43070 USD per year during 48 months.
National43070 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43070 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State43070 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43070 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Newburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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