48 months
37944 USD/year
37944 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Music from Roger Williams University layers the exploration of world cultures on top of a solid foundation in theory, history and composition. All Music students take private lessons, perform with an ensemble and specialize in either technology or culture. 


Music from Roger Williams University offers a solid foundation in music theory and the principle musical styles in western culture, as well as an introduction to the music of various world cultures. Students study the elements of music and explore their application in various compositional formats. 

Graduates with Music from Roger Williams University will be able to:

  • Employ well-developed fundamental skills including notation, aural skills, and basic keyboard skills.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of music theory in analyzing and creating music.
  • Employ critical listening skills and knowledge of musical elements to identify and describe styles within their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Function effectively in an ensemble context.
  • Understand and appreciate the diversity and commonalities of musical styles worldwide, including the impact of technology and globalization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Aural Skills 
  • Music in the USA
  • Music of Latin America & Caribbean
  • Music of China & Japan
  • Music of India and Middle East
  • Music of Indigenous Peoples

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admission for spring start date.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted Common Application with Essay
  • Official high school transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation 
  • Your most recent high school transcripts
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are not required, but can be sent as additional supporting material.
  • TOEFL and IELTS scores are not required. However, we do suggest if you have those scores to send them in order to receive the best admission placement for your English level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37944 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 37944 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    37944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37944 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bristol

1000 - 1500 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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