Acceptance to all music degree programs listed below and the minor in music require successful completion of an audition on an instrument or voice.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Recording Technology

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Recording Technology is a focused degree that, in addition to providing a strong musical foundation through required musicianship and performance courses, covers the fundamental aspects of audio, music production and music business to prepare students for a career in the music and audio industries. Some of the more specific topics covered include: digital audio, fundamentals of sound, microphone technique, music production, arranging, MIDI production, songwriting, music licensing, artist management, record label structure, audio for post production, live sound reinforcement, and sound design. Students can also complete coursework leading towards Pro Tools certification and have the opportunity to become a Pro Tools Certified Operator. Students graduate with a portfolio, clinical experience through an internship and are poised to enter the field professionally.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers students a liberal arts education with a concentration in music. Graduates of the program will have a comprehensive background in core musicianship and performance requirements in addition to a minor in an outside field suited to each student’s career goals. Students will consult with an advisor to choose the minor and concentration in music that is most appropriate. This degree allows students to craft a degree that is suited to their needs while allowing them the flexibility to pursue a wide range of interests in order to craft an individualized educational experience. Upon completion of this degree students will be prepared for further training at the graduate level or other professional experiences.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education is offered through the College of Education in conjunction with the Department of Music. This degree provides professional training for students seeking to pursue a career as a public-school music teacher. Required courses help students to develop musicianship, performance skills, and instructional strategies. Various field and clinical experiences, in addition to a solo senior recital, are major components of this degree. Students desiring a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education must satisfy all requirements of the Department of Music as well as those of the School of Education. Those requirements are listed under the School of Education portion of this catalog. Graduates from this degree program are certified to teach music K-12, vocal and instrumental in the state of Florida.