B.A. in Music


The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for maximum flexibility. Three concentrations are available with this degree:

  • Music Business offers instruction in the business aspects of the Music Industry. This concentration includes courses in audio technology, production, and artist management.
  • Musical Theatre offers courses in acting, dancing, costumes, and other theatre arts skills.
  • General is a concentration that allows the student the flexibility to choose various electives to complement music instruction.

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For more than one hundred years, Tarleton State University has served as an important center of music education in North Central Texas. Today we continue to provide a first-rate education for students who desire to become professional musicians, as well as a variety of other opportunities for Music majors.


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Estimated Completion

120 Credit Hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies
  2. Audition with appropriate faculty member
  3. Pass a qualifying music theory test prior to the beginning of the student’s first academic term in music


Locations Available


  • Performing Arts


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Program Objectives

  • Students who earn this degree will have an experience in the Liberal Arts that covers a wide range of topics, double major in Music and another subject of their choice, as well as the chance to progress to a professional career in the Music Industry after graduation.
  • Students will complete an internship, which will place them in hands-on positions with music business organizations and companies. Through their internship, students will be provide with valuable real-world experience and connections in the industry.
  • Promote excellence in education through teaching, research, and service

Coursework Highlights

ClassNumberClass Name
MUAP2231Applied Music Majors
MUAP4121Applied Lessons for Majors
MUSI1310Popular Music in America
MUSI1320Introduction to Audio Technology
MUSI3116Performance Practices of Ensembles
MUSI3301Sound Engineering
MUSI4248Scoring and Arranging for Ensembles

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Additional Required Courses for Concentrations

Music Business

ClassNumberClass Name
MUSI4301Music Business Internship
COMM3322Arts and Entertainment Promotion
ACCT2301Principles of Accounting l – Financial
MGMT3301Principles of Management

General (without Music Business)

ClassNumberClass Name
MUSI4133Capstone Course in Music
FINA4301The Arts in Contemporary Society

Advanced electives are require for both concentrations.

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

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