VAPA Music Program Curriculum

VAPA Music Program Curriculum

In both degree programs, students can focus on a targeted range of specializations in performance, improvisation, composition, sound design, film scoring, music theatre, entrepreneurship and more. Individual mentoring experiences are a particular focus of the curriculum. Music majors have the opportunity to work with renowned visiting guest artists every semester and perform alongside faculty in the Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Ensemble. There are many opportunities to collaborate with Dance, Film Studies, Museum Studies & Gallery Practice, Theatre, Visual Arts and more.

Students can reach their highest potential as performers through our scholarship-driven Chamber Music program that includes: brass and woodwind quintets, string quartet, jazz combos, and small vocal groups. Other ensembles include Jazz and Improvisation, Creative Music, Electroacoustic, University Choir, Music Theatre, and Theatreworks student productions.

Degrees Offered  

Bachelor of Arts in Music

By audition (see audition page) 

The new Bachelor of Arts in Music at UCCS is a professional degree integrating performance, composition, and music technology and is modeled for high-level musicians from all traditions. Addressing the present-day world of music, this innovative degree structure enables students to carve out their own personal paths as performers and / or composers, music technologists, scholars, sound artists and others. With a strong liberal arts focus, students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and skill sets as innovators, creating new connections across the arts beyond. 

Bachelor of Arts - Music

Bachelor of Innovation in Music 

The Bachelor of Innovation in Music is a cross-disciplinary program that combines music, engineering and business to prepare students for a variety of careers in the broad spectrum of music including performance, composition, recording arts, and the global business world. 

Bachelor of Innovation - VAPA/Music

Music Minor Degrees

We also offer five options for the music minor: 

Minor in Composition and Sound Design Minor in Creative Music Performance Music Technology MinorMinor in Music History General Music Minor

Please explore our website pages which contain comprehensive information for both incoming and continuing students!


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