Music (Bachelor of Arts)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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What you will learn in this program

BA Music scholars ask questions such as: What role does music play in our society? How do music and psychology relate? How can music influence work in other fields?

This program is designed for you if you love music but don’t plan to have a professional career as a musician. You'll enhance your understanding of the musical arts by receiving extensive instruction in music theory, composition, ensemble performance, music history, and literature. During the course of your studies you'll also gain creative thinking skills, research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, as well as rigorous practical and theoretical musical training.

Career opportunities

As a BA Music graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as arts administration, elementary music education, media studies, digital arts, and the non-profit sector. A BA Music degree can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, or veterinary medicine.

Courses you'll take:

Diatonic Harmony, Electroacoustic Music, Music History and Literature I

Admission requirements and information

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Program Highlights

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Arts (Fine Arts)
Social Sciences Building, Room 102
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.3580