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Musical Arts, B.M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Chicago, IL, United States
The Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from the 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.
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 Students' programs 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 Musical Arts program is offered at the Roosevelt University .

BMA & Honors Program

The BMA is CCPA's only degree that is affiliated with the Roosevelt University Honors Program. Students admitted to this degree are simultaneously admitted to the Honors Program. As members of the Honors Program, BMA students have access to reserved seminars and special topics courses with Honors students from other degrees and majors across the university.

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 : Written Skillls

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Self-report cumulative high school GPA and SAT/ACT test scores. Note, official transcripts and test scores are only required upon the request of Roosevelt University.
  • Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.
  • Though not initially required, a personal statement, essay, letters of recommendation, and/or official transcripts may be requested after initial review of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39552 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39552 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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