Bachelor of Arts

Interdisciplinary Music Studies (Create Your Own Major) Degree

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Create your own major to better align with your interests and career path.

The music industry is undergoing enormous change, and as a result, musicians increasingly need knowledge of, and skills in, a number of different areas in order to succeed in their career. The Interdisciplinary Music Studies major provides you with considerable flexibility in choosing coursework across a number of disciplines to align with your personal career goals. With the help of an academic advisor, you create a personalized education plan, which includes three courses of your choosing in both music business and technology (two critical areas driving change in the music industry), in addition to a series of core music and liberal arts courses. You then choose additional courses in music production, composition, arranging, songwriting, performance, or other areas to strengthen your skill set specific to the career you are seeking. The program culminates with a capstone experience in which you complete an in-depth project that demonstrates your readiness for professional work or advancement in the music industry.

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Updated September 8, 2021

(120 Credits)

  • Elective Courses (39 Credits)
  • Complete 13 courses that align with your individual education plan. At least 6 of those courses must be at the three-hundred level or above. Choose from courses in OMBUS, OMPRD, OCOMP, OGUIT, OBASS, OPIAN, OVOIC, OPERC, OCWPR, OHARM, OEART, OSONG, OCDAN, OCMUS, OCTHR, OLINT, OMUTH, or OPERF. (39 credits)

How should I set up my schedule, based on the above requirements?

Check out this handy planning guide to help you understand which courses you should take during which semester.

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  1. Fill out the online application (15 minutes)
  2. Create a 500-750 word essay, or a 3-5 minute video essay
  3. Attach your official transcripts
  4. Ask for two letters of recommendation

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Online undergraduate degree tuition vs. campus tuition

Affordable Tuition

Online undergraduate degree tuition is $59,880 ($60,600, Sept 2022 onward) for 120 credits. To get started, this degree program includes a $75 (non-refundable) application fee.

Available Financial Aid

Already started your degree, or want to transfer credits to complete your degree?

We will accept up to 60 academic credits earned from an accredited institution, or earned from our certificate programs or individual courses. Learn more here.