Degrees and Programs

While offering unique opportunities for extensive studies in music history, theory, composition, pedagogy, and jazz, the UNC Wilmington music degree programs provide challenging curricula in performance, general music, and music education.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Designed for the 21st century musician, the Bachelor of Arts in Music offers unique and innovative areas of study in performance, jazz, music technology and entrepreneurship, and general music, while providing a strong foundation in music theory, history and conducting for students who wish to study music within a liberal arts curriculum. Emphasis placed on electives in music and university studies courses provides the student with opportunities for distinctive educational experiences oriented to his or her specific needs and interests. The Bachelor of Arts degree is a foundation for a wide range of career options, including performance, private studio teacher, composition, music technology and recording, concert management and promotion, or graduate study in music and/or other academic areas.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree is intended for students who have a passion for teaching music in a public or private school setting. Students study instrumental, vocal, and general music pedagogy for grades kindergarten through 12, while gaining background in music theory, history, conducting, and performance. Applied learning experiences provide students with the necessary skills to prepare them for their teaching career and qualifies the student for the North Carolina Class A teaching license. Students completing this degree have successfully found employment in education and other music-related fields, as well as admission to graduate school.

Further information about the Music Education curriculum

Degree requirements

Music Education, B.M.

Music Minors

Music minors afford students the opportunity to major in another field while developing their musical skills. The music minor provides courses in music theory, history, applied lessons, participation in performance ensembles, and a variety of other music classes to further a student’s musical knowledge. Emphases are available in Choral Music, Jazz Studies, and Music

Degree requirements

Music Minor; Jazz Studies Minor; Choral Music Minor

Bachelor of Music in Performance (2013-2014 Archived Catalog)

The performance degree emphasizes training in music performance with a thorough curriculum of music courses, balanced by as rich an experience in the liberal arts as the program will allow. Performance areas include Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Keyboard, and Vocal

Degree requirements

Music Performance, B.M.

Bachelor of Arts (2013-20 14 Archived Catalog)

Degree requirements

Music, B.A.





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