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Popular Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Just a few of the opportunities you'll be prepared for are:

  • Musician
  • Music teacher
  • Sound technician

Learn how to:

  • Compose songs, jingles and praise choruses.
  • Score for indie films created by the communications department.
  • Record projects featuring solos performed by the improv class.
At PBA, technology and craft join forces to create an environment rich in innovation and inspiration. You can do it all! Gain experience both behind and in front of the console. At PBA you can be artist and engineer, songwriter and producer. Come! Join the fun, and make your dreams come true. 

Emphasis:

  • Writing music
  • Performing music
  • Producing music

Learn the industry from our Grammy-nominated faculty who have toured worldwide in concert. Our professors have worked in media, the recording studio, in church and on stage. Personal attention can be committed to each student because of small classes.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Option A: Industry Track

  • Jazz Pop Improvisation
  • Songwriting
  • Orchestration
  • Audio Engineering and Production
  •  Senior Recital/Project
  • Studio Arranging

Option B: Worship Leadership Track

  • Worship
  • Jazz Pop Improvisation
  • Songwriting
  • Church Music Administration
  • Fundamentals of Conducting
  • Audio Engineering and Production
  • Creative Worship Design
  • Hymnology and Congregational Music
  • Senior Recital/Project

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

National Students Requirements:
  • ACT/SAT scores.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Online application.
International Students Requirements:
  • Completed online application with a $50 (US currency) application fee.
  • Essay of 300-500 words describing the intersection between your personal faith journey and academic collegiate goals.
  • Official high school or previous university transcripts evaluated and translated by a professional evaluation company that must be a member of the NACES.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 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 West Palm Beach

  • 1129 - 2030 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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