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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


The B.A., offered through the College of Visual and Performing Arts, is designed for students who wish to study music in the context of a comprehensive liberal arts experience, immersing themselves in both the practice and theory. The B.A.'s flexibility allows for students to pursue a related minor or second major to augment their interests, as well as broaden their post-graduate career paths. Four-year degree paths can be found on the Office of Student Academic Success website.  

Students admitted to this program have the opportunity to construct individualized programs of study tailored to their specific needs and career plans (in consultation with faculty and advisors). For example, some recent graduates have devised a program of study in the recording arts, music administration, and other music-related topics.

Information on requirements for this degree can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Admissions Coordinator

Lynn Slater
School of Music
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Office: 815-753-1546