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Music Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The music College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some theatre majors may have limited enrollment, so in fact you might even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an audition/ interview or writing an essay.

Associate degrees have designations that effectively act as "majors", such as the Associate of Applied Science (AAS). Certificate programs do not have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance a certificate in Audio Engineering) which is much more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the associate's degree or certificate (whether at the community college or university level) effectively stands in for the "major."

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Full Sail University - Online
Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
Programs Offered:
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Audio Production Bachelors (Online)
  • Music Business, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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Liberty University

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts: Worship Studies: Worship Techniques
  • Master of Arts: Music and Worship
  • MA in Worship Studies - Ethnomusicology
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Broadview University
BEAU was founded on the belief that everyone in the industry¬ófrom artists to technicians to producers¬ócan and should build off one another's talents. At BEAU, you'll be a part of a culture of creativity where ideas have a fertile ground to grow and adapt to changes in the industry and trends in the scene. Whether your focus is fine arts, production arts or the business side of the industry, BEAU programs are designed to give you the knowledge and tools you need to see the bigger picture.

Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Professional Audio Engineering

 
Los Angeles Film School
Get the career of your dreams with an education from the Los Angeles Film School.
Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science, Recording Arts
  • Associate of Science, Music Production
  • Bachelor of Science, Entertainment Business

 
The Art Institutes system of schools

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs Offered:
  • Audio Production (BS)
  • Audio Production (AS)

 
New England Institute of Technology

New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical university offering over 50 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs.

Programs Offered:
  • AS - Digital Media Production
  • BS - Digital Media Production

 
The F.I.R.S.T. Institute

F.I.R.S.T. College offers educational programs specializing in the exciting fields of Recording Arts and Film and Video Production.

Programs Offered:
  • Recording Arts

 
Southern Technical College

Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment.

Programs Offered:
  • A.S. - Digital Design

 
General Assembly

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. 

Programs Offered:
  • Visual Design (Part Time)

 
California College San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Programs Offered:
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)

 
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