48 months
49612 USD/year
49612 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The academic courses in the Music program from Washington and Jefferson College introduce foundational skills through the history, theory, literature, performance, and cross-cultural study of music.


Students often find that the skills emphasized in our music courses, such as critical thinking, listening, collaboration, and writing, are relevant to most disciplines and professions.

As a result, the major and minor in Music from Washington and Jefferson College constitute excellent preparation for graduate study in music and related fields in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; for careers in performance, media, and culture industries; or for any occupation demanding clear and original thinking, command of the written word, analytical and listening skills, and creativity. Many of our courses take advantage of our location close to Pittsburgh, a vibrant city with great live performance and plenty of cultural opportunities.

Track Emphases

The Department of music offers three Track Emphases that have been designed to provide unique focus and specialization within the music major.

  • Literature & Theory: an emphasis designed for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, or composition.
  • Performance: an emphasis intended for students who wish to pursue careers in instrumental or vocal performances, or performance-related fields, such as music theory and conducting.
  • Media: an emphasis designed for students with professional interests in music technology, audio and film production, sound engineering, or composition.

Programme Structure


  • The Art of Conducting
  • African Pop
  • Music Theory
  • Digital Audio Recording and Manipulation
  • Music in the Natural Environment
  • The History of Underground Dance Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Common Application
    • School Documents
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Mid-Year Report
    • Final School Report
    • TOEFL or IELTS Scores
    • SAT or ACT Scores. Submission of these tests is optional. 
    • Certification of Finances

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    49612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49612 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Washington

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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