BM In Commercial Music

Prepare to Lead in the Music Industry with One of Our Bachelor’s Degrees in Commercial Music

Whether you’re interested in songwriting, music producing, creating film scores, or developing as an artist, our Bachelor of Music (B.M.) — Commercial Music or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) — Commercial Music degree programs offer the theoretical and practical knowledge and training you need for success. Our goal with our B.M. and B.S. degrees is to teach you how to create music that is well crafted and embodies truth — in whatever musical style or genre speaks to you.

Partner with us, and let us help you develop the skills you need to become a professional who leads in the music industry with excellence and integrity.

Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s in Commercial Music Degree? 

We are committed to providing you with the training you need to land the job of your dreams in the music industry. As 1 of the top 10 largest schools of music in the nation, we offer a variety of classes and opportunities designed to help you gain experience and share your work with the world. You will have opportunities to work with LU Praise, our Liberty Worship Collective, and develop your own album or recordings in our state-of-the-art recording facilities.

Our faculty members have earned their degrees from many of the most prestigious music schools in the nation, and they work to ensure you have the classroom environment you need to develop your musical style and skills.

What Will You Learn in Our Commercial Music Bachelor’s Degree Program?

Throughout our bachelor’s degree in commercial music, you will study musical theories and techniques of multiple genres, along with the fundamentals of recording and producing commercial music. Our Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science in Commercial Music programs are taught from a biblical worldview, meaning you will explore music as both art and worship.

By choosing a degree specialization in the area that interests you the most, you can tailor your training in a way that best prepares you for the career in commercial music you want. Through hands-on training, practicums, and internships, you will be set up for success and stand out to employers.

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Artist Development (B.M.)

Commercial Music (B.S.)

Film and Media Scoring (B.M.)

Jazz Studies (B.M.)

Publishing and Producing (B.M.)

Recording, Engineering, and Producing (B.M.)

Songwriting (B.M.)

Highlights of Our Commercial Music Degree and Our School of Music

  • We are dedicated to producing graduates of distinction. Our graduates have found careers as musicians playing for stars like Carrie Underwood, well-known Christian singers and songwriters, worship leaders at Harvest Bible Chapel, and conductors leading choir festivals throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Our School of Music’s latest LU Praise album has been nominated for a Dove Award.
  • The Liberty University School of Music has strategic partnerships with leaders in the industry, such as Michael W. Smith. Each semester, the School of Music hosts industry professionals who share their expertise with current commercial music students and provide practical, hands-on experience for those pursuing their bachelor’s in commercial music.
  • Participate in our School of Music ensembles that range from folk and bluegrass to a cappella and Latino styles.

Our Bachelor’s in Commercial Music Degree Information

  • Residential 
  • 120 to 128 total hours, depending on specialization
  • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
  • This program falls under our School of Music
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    Career Opportunities for Graduates of Our Bachelor’s in Commercial Music Degree Program

    • Artist
    • Film score composer
    • Jazz artist
    • Music producer and publisher
    • Songwriter
    • Sound engineer

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
    • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
    • Admission essay

    *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.