• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

  • The discipline of music and making music requires the integration of technical skills, creativity, analytical thinking and understanding. 
  • Students electing to study music work with faculty musicians in classes, ensembles and private lessons to acquire basic musicianship skills, develop performance abilities, learn about music’s role in past and present cultures and gain the enthusiasm and tools needed for lifelong teaching and learning in the field of music.
  • The Music program has three comprehensive emphases: Music, Music Education and Music Business. All programs require study in all areas of music, including: theory, keyboard skills, history and literature, individual and group performance and conducting, and research methods. 
  • The Music Education Emphasis includes additional methods and techniques courses designed to qualify students for music-teacher licensure in Colorado. Additional Education courses for the K-12 licensure are administered by the Education Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Theory of Music Laboratory I 
  • Theory of Music I 
  • Theory of Music Laboratory II 
  • Theory of Music II 
  • Introduction to Music 
  • Introduction to Music Technology 
  • Theory of Music Laboratory Ill 
  • Theory of Music Ill 
  • Theory of Music Laboratory IV 
  • Theory of Music IV 

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.

  • 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

  • Complete Western’s Online Application or the Common Application.
  • Request your official high school transcript to be sent to Western.
  • Request your official ACT and/or SAT test scores to be sent to Western.
  • Submit the $50 application fee.
  • A personal statement; Letter(s) of recommendation; A resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gunnison

  • 950 - 1350 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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