Housed in the College of Fine Arts, the Marshall University Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with emphases in Theory and Composition, Jazz Studies and Performance. Each emphasis is intended to prepare students for entry into professional musical careers or graduate school in the designated areas.
Housed in the College of Education, the Marshall University Department of Music provides coursework toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements, students are granted certification to teach music, Pre-K through Adult, in the state of West Virginia.
Housed in the Graduate College, the Marshall University Department of Music offers the Master of Arts degree with emphases in Music Composition, Music Education, Music History and Literature, and Music Performance.
The Master of Arts composition emphasis is intended for students planning to pursue doctoral studies in composition, teach composition, or enter professional careers as composers or arrangers. Music education graduates are poised to maintain a teaching certificate or to enter a doctoral program. The history and literature emphasis is intended for students planning to enter a doctoral program in musicology or humanities, or who are interested in an in-depth study in the field. Performance majors are poised to enter or continue professional performing careers, doctoral programs, or private studio or other entrepreneurial musical endeavors. A thesis and non-these option are available in the music education and music history and literature emphases.
Information concerning the specific subject matter, degree content and the curricular distributions within each emphases can be found at the following link: http://www.marshall.edu/cofa/music/?page_id=33