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Music Programs of Study

Music (Bachelor of Arts)

Regardless of the musical path you want to follow, the music department at Coastal can help you achieve success! We have a fantastic Bachelor of Arts program that offers our students a state-of-the-art music education with a multitude of opportunities in the music classroom and on the performing stage. Graduates of The Coastal Department of Music have gone on to have successful careers in a variety of musical fields, including music education, music performance, recording technology, music publishing, arts administration and music business. Whatever your musical interests are, we will help you reach your goals and give you the skills you need to take the next step in your musical career!

Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music for the programs offered by the Department of Music. Our department is recognized throughout the eastern United States for its diversity and excellence. Our students are directly involved with music-making and have a wide variety of performance opportunities. Small classes allow close work with an experienced, diverse, capable faculty. 

All music students fulfill core music course requirements in Music Theory, Sight-Singing, Piano Proficiency, Western Music History and Music Technology. From this thorough and well-balanced foundation, students then have the option of four distinct concentrations:

Minor in Music

A minor in music requires 20 credits, including foundation courses alongside participation in one of the department's ensembles for four semesters. Students who minor in music receive a foundation and skills in reading and understanding music, but also an appreciation of music history, recording technology and performance.

Masters of Arts in Teaching - Music

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M. A. T.) degree program is offered to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in music and who wish to obtain a teaching license and certificate, as well as those who would like to earn their Bachelors and Masters in Teaching in five years. This cohort program begins each June and is a 14-month full-time program of study including graduate level music and music education study and additional professional education licensure coursework in the Spadoni College of Education. Successful completion of all requirements in the M. A. T. – Music degree program leads to Pre-K – 12 licensure in music education.

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