List of Accredited Online Degrees

Music is the study of an art form where the medium is sound and the lack of sound. The most common elements of music are pitch, rhythm, dynamics and the qualities of timbre and texture. The cultural definition, creation, performance, significance of music is so varied within a societal context, that it is difficult to give a very specific explanation of its role in a cultural setting.

Music can be divided into various subgenres, which can be influenced and open to individual interpretation on the classification. Within ""the performing arts” degree programs, music may be classified as either a fine art or an auditory art. Music may be played and heard live, it may be part of a dramatic work or film, or may be recorded. Obtaining a degree in Music, or Performing Arts encompasses the initial professional curriculum in music. The primary emphasis is placed on the development of skills, concepts and sensitivities essential to success in the life of the professional musician. A degree in music is designed for those students who wish to pursue a breadth of general studies with a concentration and depth in music. A degree program will included courses in basic theory, aural skills, applied performance, music history and foreign language, as well as music electives, to expand on the students career passions in such industries like:

  • Business (Music Industry)
  • Education
  • History (Musicology)
  • Performance
  • Production (Music Engineering)
  • Religion (Church Music)
  • Theory (Music Composition)
  • Therapy

The word ‘music’ is derived from the Greek vocabulary “mousike "" and translates to = art of the Muses. The Muses are mythological woman, capable of inspiring men in poetry and literature. The Muses are considered the goddesses of literature, science and the arts. Which is why, in many cultures, music is an important part of life, the boundaries between music will always be culturally defined, which reiterates —there is no single and intercultural correct concept defining what impact music might have on the society it represents.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Music Business Bachelor of Science Degree

Students learn about roles in the industry through music-specific subjects like artist management, music copyright and publishing, and record label development. <...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Music Production Bachelor of Science Degree

In this program, students develop an understanding of contemporary music hardware and software technology by creating their own songs, scores, and soundtracks.  Course Highlights:...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Audio Production Bachelor of Science Degree

This program is designed to provide students with foundations in audio basics before immersing them in project base courses, allowing them to explore the networking, p...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Worship Studies / Ethnomusicology

The study of ethnomusicology is an all encompassing field, delving into a study of music that emphasizes specific cultural, social, material, cognitive and biological contexts.  The term is t...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    43
  • Credit Type:

Master of Arts in Music Education (M.A.)

The Master of Arts in Music Education (M.A.) serves to educate students on four main developments of music: Foundational Studies, Applied Music Studies, Music Education Studies, and Research. Stud...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology

The Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology program offers in-depth instruction on the world’s music and cultures. The program will to cover topics such as ethnomusicology foundations, music educa...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
  • Credit Type:

Doctor of Worship Studies

The Doctor of Worship Studies was designed for those interested in studying worship theology. Students will have the opportunity to study topics such as ethnodoxology, balanced worship, corporate ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    45
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Music World Culture-Ethnomusicology

The Graduate Certificate in Music in World Cultures (Ethnomusicology) program is designed to strengthen the essential knowledge for international or domestic cross-cultural careers. The program wi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of General Studies / Music

  • Sector of Institution:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Music in Music Therapy

The Master of Music in Music Therapy degree from Colorado State University advances your knowledge of neurologic music therapy (NMT) theory and practice and expands your skills to use music withi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per term

Master of Music in Music Education

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Music: Instrumental Conducting Concentration

Earn your degree in Master of Arts in Music: Instrumental Conducting Concentration from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:

Master of Music in Education

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:

Associate of Arts concentration in Music Technology

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
  • Credit hrs to complete:
  • Credit Type:

Music Education K-12

The Fine Arts program requires that students possess a specific degree built on their Fine Arts field. In order to qualify for one of the K-12 Fine Arts Education areas, students must pass the req...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    34
  • Credit Type:

Master of Music in Music Education

Tarleton State University offers an online Master of Music (MM) degree in Music Education designed for the adult learner whose schedule may not afford them the opportunity to attend a campus-based...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

MS in Recording Arts, Media Forensics

Earn your degree in MS in Recording Arts, Media Forensics from University of Colorado Denver ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Master of Music in Music Education

The University of Florida’s Master of Music in Music is offered by the university’s College of Fine Arts and under the School of Music. This program is intended for working musical educators who w...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Master of Arts in Music Education

University of Hawaii offers a Master of Arts degree in Music Education program for students who are interested in teaching musical ability and music appreciation in public or private educational i...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Master of Music in Music Education

The University of Kentucky (UK) offers a hybrid Master of Music in Music Education degree. Due to the hybrid environment of this program, some courses will require students to meet on campus a few...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Master of Arts in Music Education

...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master of Music in Music Technology

Valley Forge Christian College offers a Master of Music in Music Technology. This degree covers music production, digital video, multimedia, distance learning, and music notation. The curriculum i...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Christian
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:

Music (AA)

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts in Music for students who are interested in learning to play, arrange, conduct, compose, or produce musical compositions. Students will l...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    64
  • Credit Type:

Master of Music in Music Education

Anderson University offers the Master of Music Education degree to students interested in this field. This program has optional on-campus workshops and course in addition to the online curriculum....

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Baptist

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

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