The World is Waiting to Hear the Music You Create

As a music major at Nova Southeastern University, you’ll be prepared to meet the high expectations in the very competitive music industry. NSU’s B.A. in Music will teach you to produce music which is innovative, dynamic and ultimately, market-driven. The music program blends the technological and professional requirements of today’s job market with a compact curriculum that builds fundamental skills in analytical thinking through theoretical study and a broad examination of music’s sociological contexts.  

Ensemble provides the synthesis where music majors focus on the commercial aspects of producing music in a variety of musical genres and styles with an emphasis on problem solving, effective collaboration and adaptability. Targeted, skills-based electives complement music studies to prepare you for careers in popular music, gaming, advertising/marketing, music editing, podcasting, film/media industry and more.

Your classes are taught by expert faculty who are invested in your musical development. They’ll help you find internships that suit your interests and encourage you to showcase your talent in a vast array of performing and producing opportunities. NSU’s B.A. in Music will help you craft your personal path to success. 

Take full advantage of your creative potential

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Why Should You Major in Music at NSU?

Become a Music Producer, Film Composer or Music Teacher

With your NSU Music degree, you can become the music producer, film composer or music teacher that everyone loves. You can showcase your talent as a soloist or in an ensemble of professional musicians. You can work for a record label or a music manager and explore your musical vision for a lifetime of rewards. Graduates of this program are recording their own music and pursuing related graduate degrees.

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Average Starting Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, music graduates have the potential to earn an average of $61,410 as secondary school teachers or more than $100,090 as promoters of performing arts events. Independent artists, writers and performers earn around $72,510 as an average, but high-profile artists can earn into the millions.

Shark Destinations

NSU Music alumni go on to enjoy exciting and rewarding careers. Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional positions including composer for advertisements, conductor, film and tv music supervisor, gaming composer, music attorney, music librarian, music producer and promoter, recording artist, recording engineer, sound designer, talent manager and more. Additionally, NSU Music graduates have found success in graduate programs, teaching music, writing music and touring internationally.