What will I learn?

Prepare to meet the high expectations in the very competitive field of music. As a music major, you'll move center stage with confidence in theory, sight-reading, and the understanding of artistic and cultural forces. Become a refined performer, producer, or composer of music the world is waiting to hear.

What you'll study: The bachelor of music program blends tradition and technology. Core courses explore sight-reading and ear training, and they cover commercial theory and the ensemble. Choose your concentration in commercial and popular music or in vocal, piano, or instrumental performance.

How you'll learn more: Take advantage of incredible rehearsal and performance spaces and our extremely low student-faculty ratio. Improve your performance skills in NSU’s ensembles, bands, and choirs that sing and play regularly for the local community in a variety of musical styles. As an intern, you can connect with working musicians, vocalists, composers, and conductors in the vibrant South Florida cultural scene.

Where it can take you: Become the leader of the band, the pianist for the choir, or the music teacher that everyone loves. Showcase your talent as a soloist or in an ensemble of professional musicians. Record your own compositions and explore your musical vision for a lifetime of rewards.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional positions, including:

  • Accompanist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Booking Agent
  • Choir Director
  • Church Musician
  • Composer for Advertisements
  • Conductor
  • Film and TV Music Supervisor
  • Gaming Composer
  • Music Attorney
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Producer and Promoter
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Transcriber and Arranger
  • Private Studio Teacher
  • Professional Musician
  • Recording Artist
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Talent Manager

Which department am I in?

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,370.00 per year
USD $16,185 per semester (12-18 credits); USD $1,079 per credit (for under 12 credits and for credit in excess of 18 credits)
Start date

3 January 2022, 9 May 2022


Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue,



33314, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete Secondary School/Post-Secondary.

For international students

Students are required to complete high school education equivalent to US High School qualification. Proof of English language proficiency with a passing score on one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 213 on the computer-based test; 550 on the paper-based test; or 79 on the Internet-based test
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS*): 6.0 or higher on the test module
  • Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE Academic): Overall score of 54 or higher
  • iTep Academic (International Test of English Proficiency): Overall score of 3.9 or higher
  • Passing Level 9 from TALK International
  • Completion and passing of ELS Level 112 Intensive Program English for Academic Purposes
  • SAT verbal scores of 520 or above, or ACT English score of 20

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.