BM In Commercial Music
Credit Hours
Degree NASM
Class Type Residential
Next Start Date Aug 19, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Accreditation NASM
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degree highlights
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Prepare to Lead in the Music Industry with One of Our Bachelor’s Degrees in Commercial Music

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

Take the next step in your music career and let us help you sharpen the skills you need to become a professional who leads in the music industry with excellence and integrity.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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

We are committed to providing you with the training that is central to many jobs in the music industry. As one of the nation’s largest music schools, we offer a variety of classes and opportunities designed to help you gain experience and share your work with the world. You may have opportunities to work with LU Praise and the Liberty Worship Collective as well as develop your own album or recordings in our state-of-the-art recording facilities.

If you are looking for a music engineering school, desire an audio production degree, or want to become a music artist, Liberty University can help equip you to pursue your goals. 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.

Specializations for our Bachelor’s Degrees in Commercial Music

Our commercial music bachelor’s degrees are dynamic because we know that God has gifted you with a unique set of talents and abilities. Perhaps you want to lead a Jazz ensemble or work in film or songwriting. No matter what your goals are, Liberty has a degree that can help you take the next step in your career.

Commercial Music (B.S.)

Film and Media Scoring (B.M.)

Jazz Studies (B.M.)

Performance (B.M.)

Publishing and Producing (B.M.)

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

Songwriting (B.M.)


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 can gain hands-on experience and become better prepared to stand out to employers.

What education is needed to become a music producer?

The requirements to become a music producer vary. However, by pursuing an audio engineering degree, you can be a competitive prospect in the field. Our talented faculty teach industry-leading skills, techniques, and methodologies. In addition, our unique blend of hands-on experience and classroom training can help you pursue your dream of becoming a music producer. 

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)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

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

Highlights of Our Commercial Music Degree

  • 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.