B.A. On Campus


Southern Virginia University

48 months
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
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Students who participate in Southern Virginia University’s Music program understand that music is a priceless and irreplaceable component of human life, occupying a unique position in our culture. 


Key Features

It speaks to the intellect, emotion and human soul in an essential way. The Music program at Southern Virginia University has a dynamic and varied music concert and performance schedule, presenting numerous concerts each year, including student recitals and ensembles.

The faculty consists of devoted teachers with expertise in choral, vocal, instrumental, theoretical, historical, and compositional techniques. We offer a broad range of courses, including music theory, music history, composition and performance practices. Our private applied instruction is strong in vocal, piano, organ, strings, harp, guitar, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Instruction is provided by the university music faculty and is augmented by adjunct instructors drawn from the surrounding area.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Introduction to Music History
  • Conducting Fundamentals
  • Senior Performance
  • Opera Workshop
  • Applied Music
  • Diction
  • Topics in Music
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • String Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students outside of the United States and Canada are required to pay a non-refundable $255 administration fee. This fee will be fully applied to their first semester of tuition. The application cannot be accepted until this fee is paid.
  • In addition to their transcript, students applying to Southern Virginia from outside the U.S. or Canada are required to submit to the university an evaluation of foreign academic credits by a recognized foreign credential evaluation service as part of their application process. 
  • All international students whose primary language is not English are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before being accepted by Southern Virginia University. The TOEFL score serves as an academic performance indicator similar to the ACT or SAT.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Buena Vista

932 - 1523 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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