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Music Composition, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Berea, SC, United States
Develop your artistic talent and build analytical, entrepreneurial and technical skills needed for a career in music composition. We offer a bachelor degree in Music Composition at the Baldwin Wallace University. 
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Overview

Baldwin Wallace University Music Composition major is a comprehensive, rigorous program that melds theoretical study with practical application. It provides outstanding preparation for graduate school.

You'll complement classroom studies with real-world experiences that showcase your work. BW's robust schedule of more than 325 Conservatory events a year provides ample opportunities for high-quality performances of student-composed work.

Small class sizes, individual attention and faculty mentoring are inherent to the program. BW's faculty-student ratio is 7:1 for the Conservatory of Music.

Faculty are established professionals with real-world experience, impressive credentials and networking connections.

They're published composers, authors, musicians and researchers. Their interests include Renaissance music, world music, film music, post-tonal theory, pedagogy of music theory and harmonic function, to name a few.

Career Opportunities

Many music composition students pursue graduate degrees. You'll receive excellent preparation through BW's liberal arts-focused curriculum and Conservatory of Music coursework and practical experiences. Career possibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Professor

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Curriculum

  • Rigorous coursework coupled with intensive and extensive practical experiences provide comprehensive learning.
  • Through coursework, you'll study music theory, history and literature, form and analysis, orchestration and more. You'll learn to apply critical thinking, creative vision and technical skills to the process of creating and arranging music.
  • Outside the classroom, you'll take private lessons and participate in rehearsals and performances with a large ensemble, among other activities.
  • Music composition offers an outstanding foundation for graduate school. It can be studied as a single major or companion field of study for a double major or minor. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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