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"IF WE COULD FIRST LEARN WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE GOING, WE WOULD BE BETTER ABLE TO JUDGE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Bachelor of Music (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies
Atlantic International University


The Bachelor of Music (BA) program help students develop an aptitude and self confidence while building the real-life skills needed to succeed as a professional musician by providing a strong foundation in music fundamentals, including harmony, sight reading, and repertoire. The Bachelor of Music (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Music (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Music:

    Ensembles
    Various Reading
    Various Instrument Study
    Performance
    Theory
    Ear Training
    Styles Survey
    Music History
    Contemporary Arranging
    Studio Recording
    Topics in Contemporary Music
    Keyboard Proficiency
    Diction
    Marketing & Promotion in the Music Industry
    Music Contracts
    Business Writing for the Music Industry
    Music Publishing
    Personal Management in the Music Industry
    Networking in the Music Business
    Independent Artist Marketing

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
  • Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
  • Seminar International Development (Publications)


Research Project in Music:

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Music graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.


Career Center Bachelor of Music

Employment Opportunities for Music

  • Music Consultant
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Video Producer
  • Audio Producer
  • Musician

 

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Sound Archives (IASA)
  • International Music Council (IMC)
  • Music Library Association (MLA)

Resources and Tools

  • International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections (ICMIMC)

Contact us to get started

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

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