BS in Commercial Music Harmonizing Creativity and Industry


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Are you eager to begin a career in music? Maybe you’re ready to take the next step in your musical career. At Liberty, we have an online degree that can help. Our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Commercial Music can provide you with the liberal arts training and specialized coursework in recording engineering and music technology that you need to advance in this competitive industry.

Imagine spending your days in a recording studio, performing your own pieces, or directing music in a private school or center for the arts. Our online bachelor’s degree is designed to help you land jobs like these. One of the great things about this degree is that it can be completed 100% online. This means you can stay involved with your family, job, and community while earning your bachelor’s degree. We believe that you should have the ability to pursue a better future without putting your current job and family obligations to the side.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Throughout our online commercial music bachelor’s degree, you will explore all major areas of music theory, techniques, and technology important for success in today’s music industry. Choosing to study with us also provides you with the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith into all areas of music expression and production.

Throughout this degree, you can learn to apply musical style, literature, and theory research to commercial music. You will have music professionals teaching your courses, and you will experience practical learning opportunities through coaching, ensembles, and internships. Let us help you advance your professional skills and set yourself apart in this competitive industry.

Other major topics you will explore in our BS in Commercial Music include:

  • Conducting
  • Demonstrating technical fluency, expressiveness, and professionalism in commercial music performance
  • Entrepreneurship in the commercial music community
  • Identifying harmonic rhythm across various musical styles
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Songwriting, film scoring, recording, and mixing
  • Survey of popular and jazz music writers, influences, and trends
  • Tonal center referencing

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Ranked in the Top 10% of’s Best Online Schools in America

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Commercial music teacher
  • Music arranger
  • Music editor
  • Music producer
  • Music publicist
  • Social media music specialist
  • Sound engineer
  • Studio, film, and game audio production technician

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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.