Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in music combines a well-rounded liberal-arts education with quality musical training from professional faculty and opportunities to gain real-world experience, in venues big and small, on campus and throughout Kansas’ center of arts and culture.

Learn how music is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted to the College of Fine Arts, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. Once you're admitted to WSU, you'll need to schedule an audition through the School of Music. In addition, all music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

A multidimensional you

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music provides a unique opportunity for students to major in both music and another area of their choice.

About 10 percent of music students at Wichita State double-major, with their second concentrations ranging anywhere from other paths in the arts to Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering.

With the demand for soft skills growing, the BA in Music gives students the flexibility necessary to pursue a non-music career path while developing their interpersonal and critical thinking skills.


To complete the degree, you’ll take 54 credit hours of music study, including courses in music literature and history, theory, applied music, ensembles and more. You’ll also round out your education by completing courses in the liberal arts and sciences, including a non-music minor or a foreign language.


Thanks to WSU’s extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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