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B.A. in Music

Music is unique among the arts and humanities in terms of the wide range of transferable skills developed in the undergraduate curriculum that tend to be widely admired by employers in many fields. Music majors at UCI learn how to think, write, present themselves in public, and work collaboratively in different kinds of teams. With a degree in Music, students will find that many career paths lie before them.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall quarter admission
Tuition Fee: $ 45,540 
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

Music majors study music history, music theory, composition, or performance within a curriculum that is flexible enough to allow a second major, study abroad, and other curricular options.

Our faculty includes composers, musicologists and music theorists, conductors, and performers. We view this versatility and flexibility as a particular strength of the faculty and a direct reflection of the multi-faceted nature of our curricular concept as well. All members of the faculty are highly active in their fields, as publishing scholars, concert and recording artists, and well-known composers.

For undergraduate music majors, we offer the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Music in Performance (B.Mus.) degrees. At the graduate level, we offer the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in various performance emphases as well as Musicology, and the Ph.D. degree in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology.

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“To play without passion is inexcusable!” – Ludwig van Beethoven

Courses include

  • Introduction to Music
  • Introduction to Opera
  • Popular Music in the United States
  • The Beatles and the Sixties
  • Rock: The Early Years
  • Piano for Majors
  • Musicianship
  • Music Theory

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