Students will be able to study contemporary musicianship at Middle Georgia State University starting this spring.
The four-year bachelor of arts degree will train practicing musicians for the “21st century cultural economy” and include room for electives so students can personalize their education to meet their career goals, according to a news release. Students can study the classical concentration for all four years or move on to the commercial concentration for the last two years.
Course offerings will include foundations of music technology, instrument and vocal rehearsal techniques, intermediate aural skills, upper level applied music and ensembles, music technology, studio production, songwriting, scoring, arranging, marketing and entrepreneurship.
“This is an innovative degree intended to produce highly skilled musicians who also know how to navigate the music industry as they build their careers,” said Robert McTyre, interim chair of the university’s Department of Media, Culture and the Arts, where the degree will be based. “It’s a unique offering that I think will appeal to prospective students throughout the state.”