Bachelor of Arts in Music

A degree program that trains students in the theory, performance, and history of music. The program covers various areas such as music theory, ear training, music history, and performance on various musical instruments. Students gain practical experience through ensemble performances, concerts, and other hands-on learning opportunities.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of Bachelor of Arts in Music are expected to attain the following within 3 to 5 years after graduation:

  1. Demonstrate specialized knowledge in music theory, exemplary skills in playing various musical instruments, composing vocal and instrumental music, musical arranging and conducting skills
  2. Become educators, tutors, and performers in the field of music in the Basic and Tertiary Education.
  3. Promote and partake in researches focused primarily on Cordilleran and Philippine Music.
  4. Help build the community and promote cultural identity through music.
  5. Exhibit professional competence, artistry, integrity and leadership in the field of music.
  6. Pursue lifelong learning by continuously improving expertise and gaining varied musical skills.

Program Outcomes

A Bachelor of Arts in Music graduate should be able to:

  1. understand key music education methods and theories and their contribution to music education.
  2. demonstrate technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one particular performance area.
  3. demonstrate ability to work with different educational systems and to establish and maintain constructive relationships with and within diverse social groups.
  4. demonstrate openness to current developments in the art of music pedagogy and the ability to make independent in-depth evaluations from improving musicianship and teaching skills.
  5. acquire independent critical thinking by writing substantial papers based on empirical evidence and exhibit music’s conceptual relationships to other fields.
  6. acquire the skill to analyze music for its objective and subjective qualities.
  7. acquire:
    1. knowledge and understanding of how music works;
    2. ability to recognize sound patterns and apply knowledge on how the patterns work
    3. ability to perform an expressive and individual interpretation of a broad range of music repertory in different genres from various historical periods and regional cultures particularly Philippine music.
  8. acquire the ability for collaborative performance