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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 827 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake)

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    In addition to the traditional careers in music performance and teaching, many other options are available to music graduates. Careful coordination of nonmusic courses with the requirements of a music degree can lead to entry into the music industry (music publishing, instrument and equipment merchandising,
    advertising, recording, electronic music, computer graphics and more).

    Companies often seek graduates in the arts for training in personnel management. More and more, students are using their interest in and love of music to earn music degrees that serve as preprofessional programs for entry into medical school, dentistry, law, divinity or other professional schools.

    Degree options:

    • Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Music Education
    • Dual Degrees

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 827 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,August 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The bachelor of arts with a major in music emphasizes the liberal arts tradition. The program provides enough flexibility in electives for students to meet other preprofessional requirements, and it thus may appeal to students whose professional goals do not terminate with music. The major program of music leading to the bachelor of arts degree may be elected with an emphasis in the areas of music literature, composition, or performance.
    The minimum requirement in music is 48 credit hours
    • Recital Attendance
    • Piano Proficiency
    • Music Theory I
    • Freshman Survey
    • Music Theory II
    • Aural Skills I
    • Music Theory III
    • Aural Skills II
    • Aural Skills Proficiency
    • Music Theory IV
    • Aural Skills III
    • Music History I: Ancient Greece through 1700
    • Music History II: 1700 to 1850
    • Music History III: 1850 to the Present

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    All prospective music majors must be admitted to K-State.

    All prospective music majors must audition for the instructor(s) of their primary performing medium in order to be accepted into the music program. A proficiency exam will define student achievement levels in music theory and aural skills. Please contact the music program for more detailed information on audition requirements and music theory preparation.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    The music program is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The requirements for entrance and graduation are in accordance with the published regulations of NASM. The degrees in music education are fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. K-State is accredited fully by the North Central Association.

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