The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Delaware State University provides a solid foundation in musicianship as well fundamental studies in music performance. The BA in music degree program offers two concentrations: vocal or instrumental. In both concentrations you will enroll in eight semesters of applied music lessons, perform in a variety of ensembles, and present junior and senior recitals. Additionally you will take music theory, ear training, piano, music history, and a variety of other required courses and electives to help prepare you for the next step in your musical career.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education leads vocalists and instrumentalists to a K-12 grade Delaware State Teaching Certification, preparing future music educators for the 21st century classroom and beyond.
The music education degree program includes the study of a primary instrument and secondary instrument, music theory, music history, piano, music technology, performance ensembles, conducting, and education courses that are designed to develop skills and knowledge required in the education field. Additionally, music education students are required to observe experienced teachers in the field during their EFE hours (Early Field Experience), while finalizing their studies with a full time student teaching experience–as a pre-professional teacher. These experiences are designed to prepare DSU students to enter the profession highly qualified and ready to excel.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the music industry. From management to publishing, producing, recording, performing and more, the courses in the BA in Music Industry degree program provide a comprehensive education to prepare students for their career.
In addition to traditional music courses including music theory, piano, and music history, all students take courses in music technology, music business, song writing, recording, and business. The Popular Music Ensemble, which performs concerts every semester, and Class Records (the student-run record label) provide hands-on experience, leading to your internship and giving you the skills that you need to succeed in the music business.
The music minor at Delaware State University includes courses in music theory, ear training, and piano, in addition to applied music lessons and ensemble requirements. The music minor takes twenty-one credit hours to complete.