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Bachelor of Arts

Music is the study of the soul.

Are you a creative person who is musically inclined? Do you love listening to music? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is an academically oriented degree, aimed at liberal arts students who would like to study music as a humanistic discipline. The degree offers music majors a broad range of musical knowledge with specialization at the higher levels in such areas as orchestration, arranging and conducting, performance, counterpoint, music history and music theory. The program prepares students to go on to graduate studies, or one that combines music with other disciplines such as music and liturgy, arts management and administration, communications, business or simply to provide a firm discipline for the mind and as a source of lifelong enjoyment. In addition, students seeking a career in teaching may now pursue a degree in Music Education by simultaneously working towards a B.A. in Music and a minor in Education (includes teaching licensure and student teaching).

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters 

Cost of Attendance

Sample Music Classes

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FAMT 230: Music Technology

Introduces the fundamental techniques of recording, generating and editing sounds using a digital audio workstation.

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FAMT 400: Orchestration, Arranging and Conducting

Study of the instruments in a band and orchestra as applied to scoring for solo and ensemble performance.

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FAMH 452: European Music Lit

Examines Western European art music traditions through a historical survey of the style, structure and function of music.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Music program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Music Career Paths

Artist Management

Promote and manage artists and performers by negotiating contracts, appearances and sponsorships.


Craft and compose each element of musical pieces for bands, performers and musical artists. 


Tell stories and craft musical poetry through song lyrics and musical performance pieces.

Jesuit Tradition

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Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Music program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition: $38,208/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,274/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is offered by the Fine and Performing Arts department within Regis College.