DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

* Jazz, Commercial Music, or Applied Music

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

* Music Theatre

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

*Jazz and Commercial Music

Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)

* Music Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

* Music Business


The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) offers emphases in a typical liberal arts curriculum. These generalist degrees prepare students for careers or further study on advanced degrees that require a more general background. Students are also required to identify and pursue a 16-hour area of emphasis in music such as jazz, commercial music, musical performance, or music theatre.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Music Theater is a professional interdisciplinary degree that provides immersive study in the areas of music and vocal performance, theatre, and dance. This degree prepares students for careers as performers or for further advanced study.

The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Performance is a professional program which prepares students for careers in professional performance, private studio teaching, or preparation for study toward advanced degrees.

The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Composition and Theory is a professional program which prepares students for careers as composers, arrangers, and editors of contemporary music of many genres (including classical, film-scoring, American & World Music, and popular styles); specialists in classical and contemporary music analysis and instruction; and/or preparation for study toward advanced degrees.

The Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree is to prepare students to teach music in kindergarten through twelfth grades of the public schools of Florida, and most other states. The curriculum contains a strong music concentration in any instrument or voice, with general distribution requirements to ensure a liberal arts education. 


The Bachelor of Science in Music Business (B.S.) 

degree with a concentration in Music Business is a generalist degree in music business. Students are also required to complete an option in management or music technology. This degree prepares students for careers in the music business or for further advanced study.