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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. 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

International opera stars let you learn from the best

At Wichita State, students have an amazing opportunity to study with two accomplished opera stars (and WSU alumni) – Samuel Ramey and Alan Held. 

Ramey, the most recorded bass in history, moved back to Wichita from Chicago and is a part of WSU's music faculty.

Held, an international opera star and one of the leading bass-baritone singing actors today, is the Ann and Dennis Ross Faculty of Distinction in Opera.


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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