Placeholder image for Music

Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
The Music program of Eckerd College is designed to enable a holistic understanding of musical cultures, aesthetics, and practices -- including classical, pop, rock, and jazz traditions.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


Students in the Music program of Eckerd College develop fundamental knowledge and skills in music theory and performance while also gaining historical and critical perspectives, thus preparing them to function as well-rounded musicians and critical thinkers in a variety of settings. 

The curriculum is flexible so as to enable students? individual interests, aptitudes, and career trajectories, including performance, teaching, conducting, composition and arranging, recording and production, sacred music, cultural literacy and advocacy, and the academic study of music. Likewise, the music major or minor can pair well with other academic areas at Eckerd to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields including medicine, intellectual property law, music therapy, arts management and music entrepreneurship.

Careers in Music

Eckerd music graduates have become successful performers, teachers, music scholars, conductors, church musicians, music therapists, music librarians, arts managers, and recording engineers. The majority earned graduate degrees or professional certificates after leaving Eckerd. Other alumni have entered fields unrelated to music, most notably, medicine and intellectual property law. Faculty mentors, working with Career Services, will help you to choose courses appropriate to any career inside or outside of music that interests you.

  • Teaching
  • Performance
  • Sacred Music

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:

  • A Music Sound and Structure
  • Popular Music Theory
  • Thinking Musically
  • History of Rock
  • World Music
  • Choral Literature & Ensemble

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Eckerd College application
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?