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Performing Arts Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1221 (BCR) Chicago, IL, United States
The Performing Arts Management program from DePaul University will prepare you for a career in the multi-faceted and extensive performing arts industry.
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Overview

The Performing Arts Management program from DePaul University focuses on not-for-profit arts administration (orchestra, symphony, opera, dance, theatre) and commercial music management (recording industry, artist representation, music publishing and distribution, product merchandising, concert promotion).

You'll choose to earn one of the following degrees:

  • a Bachelor of Music (BM) in Performing Arts Management, with a minor in Business Administration
  • a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Performing Arts Management, with a minor in Business Administration

You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internships with nationally recognized arts and music organizations such as Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Steppenwolf Theatre, Grant Park Music Festival, Aware Records, Recording Academy/Grammy Awards, and House of Blues.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Music Business
  • Legal Issues in the Music Industry
  • Marketing
  • Music Publishing
  • Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts. 
  • Four years of English
  • Three years of mathematics (minimum course work equivalent to Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Three years of science (two of which must be lab science)
  • Two years of social science
  • Two years of language study other than English
  • Invite your high school counselor to submit the Common Application School Report.
  • An official transcript showing courses taken and credit earned
  • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Official community college transcripts for any courses taken

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41814 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41814 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    41814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41814 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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