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Bachelor of Arts in Music

About the Program

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Columbus State University's Bachelor of Arts in Music degree offers students a versatile liberal arts education within an extraordinary music school. By fostering intellectual, creative, and scholarly engagement in many disciplines, it is well-suited for musically talented students who have additional academic interests and desire a flexible career trajectory.

The BA curriculum provides a comprehensive academic education with rigorous musical training that develops creative and intellectual habits essential for success in careers of all kinds. It encourages the creative spirit and flexibility needed in a quickly evolving global economy.

Students can choose a certificate or minor either from inside the School of Music (audio technology, music composition, musical theater, or jazz studies) or are encouraged to choose a minor from those offered from other departments at CSU. The various areas of study allow students to tailor the degree to their particularly academic or career interests.

While studying a wide range of academic disciplines, BA students receive exceptional professional training in musicianship, including private study with our artist faculty in applied music, and are able to participate fully in the musical life of the Schwob School of Music.

Career Opportunities

When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Music, you'll be prepared for an array of careers including but not limited to:

  • Private Music Teacher
  • Artist Management
  • Music Marketing
  • Accompanist/Session Musician
  • Arts Administration

Degree Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

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Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

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