ProMusic Degree - Bachelor of Arts in Professional Music
Tiffin University is proud to announce the launch of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Music. The degree is designed to provide students with a modern musical skill set—real-world and marketable skills that are generally not taught in traditional university music degrees. It is one of just a handful bachelor's degrees offered nationwide in which students can focus on popular music performance, and the only small college with such an option for aspiring musicians.
The degree emphasizes individual musicianship and a proficiency in multiple musical skills, and uses a diversity of musical styles – including popular music, jazz, rock, roots and classical music – to teach musicianship, rather than the more traditional repertoire most often used at the core of university programs. The degree is also flexibly designed to maximize personal growth, giving students the opportunity to both excel in strength areas and develop secondary skill areas that pertain to their individual career goals. The degree provides a praxial music education, that is, one with a foundation in music-making rather than on primarily theoretical, historical or aesthetic study.
The commercial music performance skill areas developed in the degree include: (1) proficiency on a primary instrument, (2) competence on all rhythm section instruments, (3) proficiency in writing and arranging for multiple ensemble types, and (4) developing expertise as a bandleader, musical entrepreneur, and teacher on one’s primary instrument. Students may choose primary performance areas including voice, wind or brass instruments, string instruments, rhythm section instruments, audio production, beatmaking/turntablism, or the study of instruments peculiar to specific styles of popular or commercial music.
The degree is modeled after the cutting-edge programs offered at just a few schools nationwide, and more commonly in Canada, the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, and elsewhere. The degree builds on TU’s reputation of forward-thinking music performance and on the successes of TU’s Arts Administration–Music Industry degree.
TU's new degree is designed for the large numbers of high school students whose musical experiences, tastes and aspirations have been underserved by other colleges and universities. For more information about the degree program, please email email@example.com or call 419.448.3366.
Bachelor of Arts - Arts Administration
Music Industry Concentration
Tiffin University's Music Industry degree is designed to prepare students for a future in entrepreneurial music, or for working in the multifaceted and growing music business. The diverse set of practical skills learned in and out of the classroom give TU graduates the skills and abilities to succeed in and adapt to the quickly-changing music industry.
Coursework in Music Performance, Theory, Music Business, Arts Management, Sound and Recording Technology, and Popular Music Studies is supported by courses in Business and Communication, together providing a common foundation of knowledge required of all music industry professionals.
TU students benefit from a variety of real-world experiences open to them, serving in leadership positions with one of the four major music festivals sponsored each year by Tiffin University, as members of TU's Music Business Organizations, and in a required internship and senior project. Past TU students have interned with the Walt Disney Companies, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and major regional arts organizations. These unique opportunities allow TU students to graduate not just with a degree, but with a strong resume that can open many career possibilities.
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Tiffin University's Music Minor combines the study of Music Performance, Music Theory, Music Appreciation & History, and options in Music Technology and Music Business. This broad array of coursework allows students to enjoy a well-rounded college arts education in conjunction with the depth of majoring in another field. The music minor requires private instrumental or vocal study and participation in one or more of TU's musical ensembles.