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Musical Arts, B.M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, IL,
The Musical Arts programme offered by Roosevelt University is an interdisciplinary program with intentional curricular flexibility. It is designed for the student with a strong academic background who wishes to combine the study of music with an emphasis in a second field outside music.

About

During the Musical Arts programme offered by Roosevelt University, students are individualized according to their interests and culminate in a senior project that melds their work in music with their second discipline.

The BMA's curricular flexibility serves students with a tremendous passion for music as well as aptitude and interest in other fields. Senior projects have been very creative: they have included research papers, lecture-recitals, comparative studies, original dramatic works such as one-act operas, and pieces combining narration and music with both text and score written by the student.

The degree is designed for the student with a strong academic background who believes that music and cultural engagement are integral elements in a just, healthy and productive society, and who wishes to combine the study of music with a second field outside of music. The outside field may be an established minor program offered by the university, selected courses in a single discipline, or a self-designed course of study that combines several disciplines as desired (e.g. History and Political Science). Students' programs are individualized according to their interests and culminate in a senior project that melds their work in music with their second discipline.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Professional Musician in Society
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • The Vernacular Music of the United States
  • History of Western Music
  • Musicianship I: Written Skillls

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • All Bachelor of Musical Arts applicants must perform an audition adhering to the requirements of performance major auditions.
  • All Bachelor of Musical Arts applicants who audition on campus will take part in group discussions. Applicants who audition regionally or via recording will be contacted to set up a time to discuss the program.

When submitting the secondary application on Acceptd, Bachelor of Musical Arts applicants must submit two short essays as follows:

  • Of the musical compositions that you have studied or performed, please identify one that has been the most meaningful to you.
  • Thinking locally about the town, city, or state where you live now, what is the most pressing issue facing your arts community?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37836 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 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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