What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) is a professional undergraduate degree that offers rigorous musical training with a solid foundation in general education. It prepares students for a performance and composition and/or private teaching career. The Bachelor of Music degree program is designed for a strong music education with academic and practical experience.

Bachelor of Music students complete the core curriculum of music studies: music theory, aural and piano skills, and music history. Students also fulfill campus wide general-education courses. In addition to academic music courses, students also take lessons with applied music faculty and participate in university ensembles and chamber music. Performance opportunities include recitals, opera, opera workshop, and outreach performances in the community.

Students receiving the Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • IU South Bend Campuswide General Education Curriculum (39 cr.)
  • Major Requirements (67 cr.)
  • Additional Requirements (3 cr.)
  • Electives (5 cr.)
  • World Languages (6 cr.)

Which department am I in?

Ernestine M Raclin School of the Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,373.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Ernestine M Raclin School of the Arts

Northside 101,

1700 Mishawaka Ave,

SOUTH BEND,

Indiana,

46634, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a score of at least 630 on the General Educational Development (GED) test. English Language Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score of 71 or higher on the internet-based; TOEFL score 530 or higher paper-based exam; IELTS - 6.0 or higher; Pearson Test of English, Academic: 48 or higher; WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE): A or B; Ordinary Level Certificate: A or B; Cambridge International O Levels: C or higher; (Test in Practical English Proficiency) "EIKEN": Pre-1 or higher.

For international students

Students who have not attended college or university after graduating from high school and wish to earn a first bachelor’s degree are first-year students. Students who took dual-enrolled college coursework while still in high school are also considered first-year students. In general, we recommend that students complete college preparatory coursework that includes: Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction, Six to eight semesters of mathematics, Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics), Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology), Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills, Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety.

English language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based - 71 or higher
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based - 530 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.0 or higher
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic - 48 or higher
  • Test in Practical English Proficiency - Pre-1 or higher
  • SAT I Critical Reading - 450 or higher (or the equivalency on the new evidence-based reading and writing section)
  • WAEC's Senior Secondary Certificate of Examinations (SSCE) - A or B
  • Ordinary Level Certificate - A or B
  • Cambridge International O Levels - C or higher
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) - A or B

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

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