• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At Music from Southern Connecticut State University students have the opportunity to select from two specializations to complete their coursework:  Music Traditions or Music Technology and Composition.

Graduates with Music from Southern Connecticut State University will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of styles and structures of music and will apply this knowledge through performance.
  • demonstrate the comprehension of the relationships among multiple traditions, the connection to social trends, histories and styles of music, art, and other disciplines.
  • demonstrate competencies in theoretical and aural skills through sight-singing performance, generating and analyzing harmony, creating and notating self-generated musical ideas, and the graphic dictation of aural sounds. Please note: As the ability to sight-sing and demonstrate theoretical skills through singing is crucial for all musicians, this learning outcome is applicable to all music majors, regardless of whether the student is an instrumentalist or a vocalist.
  • demonstrate the ability to extemporaneously compose musical ideas through improvisational performance.
  • demonstrate cooperative learning and creative expression through performance.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Music
  • Improvisation in Contemporary Music Culture
  • Music Technology in the Classroom
  • Music History 
  • Musicianship 
  • Improvisation 
  • Applied Music
  • University Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Jubilee Singers
  • Beethoven and Revolution
  • American Music
  • Jazz History
  • Music Theory 

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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

  • Official high school transcript from an accredited secondary school or official GED equivalency diploma or GED transcript.
    • 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
    • Official standardized test score report from ACT or SAT (Reading/Writing + Math; Essay not required)
    • Complete the Common Application for Admission online.
    • An essay or personal statement is required within the Common Application.
    • Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee (payable online by debit card, credit card or e-check)
    • a high school GPA in the B range
    • a combined score on the NEW SAT in the range of 980 to 1180
    • an ACT composite score in the range of 18-21

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9218 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3081 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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