Link your love of music with other areas of interest to expand your music major with additional studies in arts and sciences and be well prepared for a variety of careers.
A bachelor of arts in music is designed for students who want to major in music while also studying in another area either within or outside of the School of Music. You'll gain a broad liberal arts education while being able to pursue and enhance your music education on your principal instrument or voice. An audition is required.
Enjoy broadening your studies with courses around music entrepreneurship, audio recording, music industry and more.
Learn to think, speak and write clearly and effectively and address culture and history from a variety of perspectives.
Gain the ability to evaluate moral issues and respect, understand and evaluate works in a variety of disciplines.
Advance your capacity to explain and defend your views effectively and rationally for art forms other than music.
What You’ll Study
Complete core education courses in communication, global citizenry, history, humanities, ethics and information literacy. Study music courses in theory, history, aural skills, music electives and ensembles. Students will perform a series of jury exams on their primary instrument or voice in a wide array of musical styles and demonstrate fundamental piano skills.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Presenting oneself creatively through a specific medium to an audience
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Audio Producer
- Music Retailer
Job Titles of Alumni
- Music Teacher
- Piano Instructor
- Studio Manager
- Vocal Music Teacher
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $69,979
- Media Arts
Employers of Alumni
- Lexington County School District One
- South Carolina Philharmonic
- Tacoma Opera
- University of South Carolina
- Sound and Images
- San Francisco Ballet