An online music degree can be a great way to further your career and gain access to professional teaching faculty and industry experts. However, it’s important to do your homework before enrolling in a music program online.
Juilliard College and Berklee School of Music are two schools that offer dynamic online music degrees, but there are others as well. Both institutions have long histories in music education and have a good reputation.
Rowan University – Glassboro, NJ (online)
Rowan offers music degrees at the undergraduate and master’s level through a rigorous online format that allows students to earn their degree in a variety of ways. These programs are ideal for working professionals and parents who want to pursue music careers without sacrificing their job or family commitments.
West Virginia University – Huntington, WV (online)
For those who desire to teach music, WSU offers an online music education master’s degree that can help you advance your current or future teaching career. The program includes both classroom and field experiences, giving you the chance to expand your knowledge and develop your skills as a music educator.
Academy of Art University – San Francisco, CA (online)
AAU’s music degrees focus on the technical aspects of producing and editing a song. These courses teach you about the different aspects of audio mixing, vocal production, lyric writing, and harmony.
Visible – Santa Monica, CA (online)
For those with an interest in producing and mixing music but who also need the support of a sound technician, this is an ideal option. You can study from the comfort of your own home and from your church live space, with support provided by a skilled producer/audio tech specialist.