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, instrumentalists and overall musicians, to a K-12th grade Delaware State Teaching Certification—preparing future music educators for the 21st century classroom.
The music education degree provides diverse opportunities for students to study a primary instrument and a secondary instrument, voice, music theory, music history, music technology, conducting, piano, guitar and performance ensembles. An emphasis is also placed on K-12th grade general music classrooms, the inclusion of technology based learning, and popular music ensembles. Why not play guitar, piano, drum-set, and/or beat making in the K-12 educational setting? All musical genres are welcomed in the DSU music education degree. Additionally, music education students are required to collaborate with the Education department to ensure Delaware State Certification requirements are met. Students will finalize their degree with a full-time student teaching experience–as a pre-professional teacher. These experiences are designed to produce highly qualified DSU music educators.
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.
Pre-Music Therapy, BA
The concentration in Pre-Music Therapy is designed to prepare students for Music Therapy graduate school programs. This Music Concentration degree does not come with initial music therapy certification but includes the necessary courses required for admissions into graduate Music Therapy programs-with certification.
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.