• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Virginia Beach, VA, United States
The Music program at the Virginia Wesleyan College is about the cornerstone of a liberal arts education and at Virginia Wesleyan, creativity is developed through a nurturing student-focused approach. Students are guided by nationally recognized faculty who are exceptional teachers and gifted artists. 
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The Music program at the Virginia Wesleyan College offers students the opportunity to study music in a program that places the specific discipline of applied music study within the context of a liberal arts curriculum. All students have the opportunity to explore the creative process embodied in this art form and to investigate the manner in which music reflects historical trends and cultural patterns in society. 

The study of music provides individuals with personal fulfillment, enhances and complements everyday life, and creates an opportunity for students to discover and experience aesthetic beauty. Our program of study encourages all learners to appreciate as well as critically articulate their responses to music in culture. 

Virginia Wesleyan offers majors in applied music, and applied music with endorsement in vocal music education, music in the liberal arts, as well as courses for the non-musician. Students may prepare for careers in private teaching, church music, music merchandising, arts management, music librarianship, or for graduate study in music or the humanities.

Beyond the Classroom

The music major at Virginia Wesleyan University will prepare students for a variety of careers in music. Music majors and minors are prepared to become professional musicians, educators, arts managers, and church musicians. Alumni of the department have careers as performers, church musicians, and in vocal music education. Students can also prepare for careers in music business and arts management, or go on to graduate school in musicology, music therapy, or performance.

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:
  • Wesleyan Singers
  • Class Voice
  • Private Study (Instrumental) 
  • Chamber Music
  • Introduction to Listening 
  • Basic Musicianship 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A completed application.
  • An official high school transcript or comparable home school documentation.
  • An official record of scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). Applicants are responsible for arranging to take these tests and for requesting that results be sent to Virginia Wesleyan.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of application for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    36010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36010 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Virginia Beach

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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