Bachelor's Degree Program
Get professional training for careers in music performance, studying in the vibrant art and cultural scene of Fairbanks, Alaska. Emphasizing one-on-one learning, our bachelor’s degree in music gives you opportunities to work with experienced performers and engage in the local music community.
Starting your first year, you’ll gain valuable performance experience through a variety of large and small ensembles, workshops with guest artists, apprentice programs, master classes and state and national competitions. You can also specialize your degree to explore and shape your particular musical interests and career paths.
Graduates of our program go on to diverse careers in music, or continue their studies in graduate programs in the United States and internationally.
Types of Music Degrees
We offer a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
- The Bachelor of Arts provides a broad, liberal education with a concentration in music. It includes four concentrations (General, Music Theory, Music History and Music Composition).
- The Bachelor of Music degree offers intensive specialization for those desiring professional training in music performance.
We also offer two music minors—one with a performance emphasis, and another with an academic emphasis.
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Why Study Music at UAF?
Whether your dream is to be a composer, conductor, performing musician or simply to share you love of music with others, our music degree will prepare you with the foundational skills to build on for life. These are some of the unique opportunities you can look forward to when you major in music at UAF.
A quick look at the Music Department at UAF
What Can You Do With a Music Degree?
Most of our students who earn a degree in music performance will continue on to graduate music degree programs or artist diploma programs in the United States or Europe.
Bachelor of Arts degree graduates have a variety of opportunities. Some have continued on to graduate study in their specialized concentration, others have found careers as performing musicians, private teachers, composers and arrangers.
Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Music
Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree. We have the resources to help you get started.
Have questions? Our expert advisors are here to guide you every step of the way. Let us know how we can help.
Transferring to UAF? We can walk you through the process and help make sure you get the most out of the credits you’ve earned.