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Music, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The Music program at Valparaiso University provides students with a liberal arts education and the ability to concentrate in a music area of their choice.

This degree program is designed to prepare students for professional employment or graduate study in music. The degree program includes three tracks (performance, church music, and composition), and requires 74-86 credit hours in music, depending on a student’s chosen track.

Career Paths

Valpo prepares students for active roles in professional life, in schools, in churches, and in the community.

With that preparation, alumni of the music department pursue careers of varied kinds:

  • Teaching music in elementary and secondary schools, universities, and in private studios
  • Leading music in churches
  • Performing in bands, orchestras, and professional choral ensembles
  • Producing concerts and performances
  • Managing performers or musical organizations
  • Composing and arranging music

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The Office of Undergraduate Admission has a rolling admission deadline. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Musicianship 
  • Music Theory 
  • Development of Western Music
  • Music Theory 
  • Music of the Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic Eras
  • Music of the Late Romantic and Modern Eras

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

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General Requirements

  • A copy of your passport
    • An official copy of your high school transcripts, with an English translation if they are in another language
    • Test Scores and Proof of English Proficiency

    You can enroll as an undergraduate if you:

    • Earned or will earn a high school diploma
    • Submit your high school and/or college transcripts
    • Submit your SAT and/or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 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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