The B.A. in Fine Arts in music is offered with a concentration in:
- Jazz studies
- Musicology - study of the history of music
- Music theory
- Piano/organ/orchestral instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and harp)
All students applying for School of Music undergraduate degrees (B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.M.E. & music minor) must audition on an approved instrument.
A total of 120 credit hours is required. To graduate, a student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in all major courses and a minimum average of 2.0 in all course work.
Students will gain knowledge in a variety of areas while pursuing the BA and may include any approved KU minor without adding extra credit hours to their degree program. Students will be studying with faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields and their instruments. Courses in Music Theory and Musicology are part of the exploration of music as are private instruction, ensemble and chamber music opportunities, as well as a senior performance recital.
With this degree, students will be well-rounded prospects for nearly any employer upon graduation. Students can also go on to pursue graduate studies in music, establish private studios, audition for music ensembles, or create their own paths in music or music-related endeavors.
The Music Enterprise Certificate is a program enhancement option for undergraduate and graduate music major students designed to provide foundational understanding and experiences in establishing, managing, promoting, and otherwise successfully operating business enterprises in the music industry.