Degree Programs in Music
Music Minor: Students interested in a Music Minor must contact the Music department office about entrance requirements and auditioning. Note: Many courses have prerequisites, and students should discuss their planning of the Minor curriculum with a music advisor as well as their major advisor. When taking Applied lessons, the Music Minor must also be enrolled in the basic theory sequence (until completed), a major ensemble, and Recital Class. Minors are encouraged to perform on Recital Class as a part of their applied lessons, but are not required to perform each semester. If a Minor does not register for applied lessons for more than two consecutive semesters before completing the applied study sequence and theory minor requirement, he or she must re-audition for acceptance into the program.
Creative Music Media Minor: Students interested in a Creative Music Media minor should contact the Music Office to be assigned to a minor advisor. The minor in Creative Music Media is designed for students interested in music and the creative use of technology for music composition, music production, collaboration, and scholarship. The minor provides a foundation in music theory, music technology, improvisation, and keyboard skills.
Bachelor of Arts in Music: The B.A. is the traditional academic undergraduate degree in the liberal arts. The major in music is designed both as a preparation for advanced study in music and as a strong foundation for most occupations in the wider music industry. There is a clear emphasis on academic qualification, but there is room also for enhanced performance activity. The program is currently divided into 3 tracks – Performance, Composition, and General Music.
Bachelor of Music Education: The B.M.E. is a professional program leading to comprehensive certification in music in the Georgia Public School System. It is designed to make its graduates highly competitive in the search for teaching careers in the state of Georgia. The course work is in line with basic requirements for certification in other states as well. The program is currently divided into 3 tracks – General Music, Choral, and Instrumental.
Bachelor and Master of Music Therapy: The B.M.T. is a professional program leading to certification in Music Therapy. It is administered through The School of Health Sciences with the Music core provided by the Department of Music and Theatre. Please contact the Music Therapy office and visit its website for details.
Master of Music Education: The MMEd offers a wide range of opportunities to master the principles, skills and techniques necessary to be successful as practitioners and teachers in the performing arts. The Master of Music Education degree will not only allow students to continue to develop as musicians but also to expand and extend the study of the musical development of children and adolescents at an advanced level. The continuing education beyond the bachelor's level will give in-teachers and pre-service teachers the tools to add a dimension to students' lives found only through the arts.