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Music, B.A. or B.Mus.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Abilene, TX, United States
Music from Abilene Christian University prepares you for a rewarding career using your God-given talent. ACU’s Department of Music offers several distinct degree options; choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals: 
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The Bachelor of Arts in Music from Abilene Christian University is a general degree in the liberal arts tradition with a larger number of electives.

The Bachelor of Music from Abilene Christian University with teacher certification is designed for those wishing to teach in a school setting. 


  • K-12 Music Teacher
  • Band, Orchestra, Choir Director
  • Vocal Coach
  • Graduate School
  • Conductor
  • Studio Musician
  • Private lesson teacher
  • Performance
  • Church Music

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Theory: Sight Singing and Ear Training
  • Music in World Cultures
  • Music Literature and History
  • Applied Lessons 
  • Music Literature 
  • Music History 
  • Counterpoint 
  • Orchestration and Arranging 
  • Solo Vocal Literature 
  • Solo Piano Literature 
  • Ensemble Piano Literature 
  • Concepts of Piano Performance 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 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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