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Music, B.A.

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Overview

Course Description

All students of the Music major program from Southern Connecticut State University take courses in Music Theory, Music History, Musicianship, Improvisation, Applied Lessons, and Ensembles.  Students also have the opportunity to select from two specializations to complete their coursework:  Music Traditions or Music Technology and Composition.

Southern’s music department prepares students for careers in the music industry, music education, music performance, and for graduate studies. Large ensembles, small and chamber ensembles, private lessons, jazz studies, keyboard studies, music history, and music theory, electronic and media music are all offered as a part of the department's thorough curriculum.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications will be processed on a rolling basis after December 15.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History 
  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Improvisation
  • Applied Music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 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

  • Online application: This includes a 500 word personal essay and a $50 application fee (payment is made by credit card - American Express, Discover, and Master Card)
  • Document-by-document evaluation of high school record: Evaluation agency must be a member of NACES - List of acceptable evaluation agencies. For questions about the evaluation process, please contact the agency directly. If your transcript is in English, an evaluation is still required to determine diploma equivalency.
  • Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, Certificate of completion from ELS Academic English Level 112, SAT, ACT, or successful completion of the English Language Pathways Program. 

Tuition Fee

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    17726 USD/year
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    17726 USD/year
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  • In-State

    5924 USD/year
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
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