What will I learn?
A Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Bridgeport will provide students with the preparation they need to build a career in today’s music world. UB has been training musicians since 1947. We offer an experienced and dedicated faculty of artist–teachers, the kind of personal attention and advising usually found at small colleges, and the sort of spacious and well-designed facilities typically found at large universities.
Music is a broad field with many potential career paths, and our program prepares students to make their way in music through a curriculum which combines a strong foundation with the flexibility and innovation needed to meet individual students’ needs.
Music Scholarships Proximity to New York, the world’s largest center for recording and live performance, as well as the vibrant arts community in Bridgeport and neighboring cities such as New Haven, provide many opportunities for students to hear performances, perform themselves, and intern.
The Music (B.M.) degree program core consists of at least 42 credits common to all music students:
- Private lessons on the major instrument each semester of residence (at least 6 cr.)
- Four semesters of music theory (12 cr.)
- Four semesters of aural theory (4 cr.)
- Four or more courses in music history (12 cr.)
- Piano study (2 cr. or more.)
- One semester of music technology (3 cr.)
- Performing in one or more ensembles each semester of residence (at least 3 cr.)
Each concentration consists of 38 credits, so Bachelor of Music students complete 80 credits in the major and 40 in the liberal arts and sciences.
Music Scholarships By completing the Bachelor of Music degree, students will:
- Develop a strong foundation in the theory and history of music
- Select one or more musical concentrations-performance, education, or music business—and develop foundational skills in that area
- Further develop their skills as a singer or instrumentalist
- Possess sufficient musical acumen to make creative contributions to musical performances and ensembles
- Further their ability to work in, learn from, and teach groups composed of learners from diverse backgrounds and with multiple skill levels
- Be able to connect musical knowledge with the learning occurring in the general education component of the undergraduate curriculum
UB’s Music & Performing Arts Program offers the four-year Bachelor of Music degree with three distinct concentrations: Music Business, Music Education, and Music Performance. We also offer minors in Music and in Theater. Many music majors complete the requirements for more than one concentration. Successful graduates of the program can be found performing and teaching throughout the state and region, and have gone on to graduate study at leading schools.
Which department am I in?
Full Time (4 years)
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15 July 2018, 1 December 2018
August 2018, January 2019
School of Arts and Sciences
126 Park Avenue,
06604, United States
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For students from Pakistan
For international students
Music Scholarships Applicant should be a graduate of a regionally accredited secondary school and should present sixteen acceptable units of academic work, including four units in English, three units in Mathematics, two units in a lab science, two units in the social sciences and a minimum of five electives. An applicant who has not satisfied the distribution of college requirements, but has presented convincing evidence of the quality of his/her high school work, may be admitted provisionally.
Major specific admissions requirements:
High school students applying as freshmen must be attending a regionally accredited secondary school and completing four years of English, two years of Math, one year of College Prep Chemistry with a laboratory, one year of College Prep Biology with a laboratory and courses in social studies. An overall B is recommended (a GPA of 3.0 or higher). Most successful applicants have a composite SAT score of at least 900 (450 verbal, 450 math).
English language requirements:
- Proof of completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
- TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0.
- A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53
- A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
- Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above or ACT English score of 19 or above
- An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) Level 112
- An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
- An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above
- A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
- WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.
Value of scholarship
How to apply
All incoming undergraduate international students are automatically considered for these scholarship awards once all application materials are received by the specified deadlines:
- Spring deadline: December 1
- Fall deadline: July 15
No separate application form is required to be considered for these scholarships.
15 July 2018
Academic scholarships are available to first year applicants seeking an associate or a bachelor degree. All awards are renewable yearly based on satisfactory academic achievement and good standing at the University of Bridgeport.
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