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Music, B.A.

College of Arts & Sciences

The School of Music offers both performance and research-oriented degree programs. Along with the core curriculum common to all degree programs at the School of Music, students at the undergraduate levels may investigate degree programs geared toward general competence in music within their areas of focus while obtaining a liberal arts education.

* Application to the School of Music is a two-step process: You must apply to the University of Washington, and you must audition for the School of Music. Visit the School of Music website for more information.

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Curricular options: American Music Studies; Early Music; Instrumental; Music History; Music Theory; Voice

Topic(s): Arts, Humanities and Design

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Degree requirements

Applicant type

Applicant type

Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).

Music is a capacity-constrained major. Students must pass an entrance audition on their primary instrument, and admission may be competitive. Visit the department website for more information.

Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

Department admission information

Departmental application deadline: Consult Department
Please contact the department for details about the application process.
Transfer application procedure

Application to the School of Music is a two-step process: one, you must apply to the University of Washington, and two, you must audition for the School of Music.

Guidelines when planning your transfer can be found on the department’s website.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

Courses required for the major:

  • There are no required prerequisites needed to major in music

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 56
Total from Washington community colleges: 2

Career outcomes


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