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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Music at Union is a rich and compelling amalgam of many things, including faculty who are practicing musicians and composers as well as dedicated teachers and scholars; diverse course offerings and ensembles; a creative and close-knit learning environment; and opportunities for collaboration and personal exploration.

Our integrated curriculum explores music theory, composition, music history, jazz and world music, with theory courses taught by composers.

You will be encouraged to use your newly acquired theoretical knowledge in compositions of your own almost from the start. In addition to a full major and an interdepartmental major, students may pursue a minor, including one in world musics and cultures.

Most courses are open to the general student body, regardless of their major, and students may also enroll in private vocal and instrumentation instruction.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Instrumental and Vocal Lessons
  • Union College Japanese Drumming Ensemble
  • Union College Chorale
  • Union College Jazz Ensemble
  • Union College Camerata Singers
  • Union College and Community Orchestra

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Apply online using the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
  • It is recommended that the SAT I or the ACT be submitted by all international applicants.
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not your first language.
  • Interviews are required for all Chinese citizens and are recommended for all applicants.
  • CSS Profile and Financial Forms are required for all those applying for need-based financial aid.
  • Other requirements: Essay (part of the online application), Official Secondary School Transcripts/Exam Scores, Teacher and Counselor Recommendation Letters.
  • Early Decision applicants must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    66609 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66609 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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.

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