Girls on dock playing guitars

Creative Musical Arts

Develop a personal, artistic voice and explore multiple aspects of the music-making process. You’ll be exposed to a diverse range of musical styles and can integrate your work with the other Media & Communications career tracks.

From Creativity to Craft

In this area of concentration you will be able to choose your own projects, develop your portfolio and gain expertise in a wide range of areas including:

  •      Improvisation
  •      Composition
  •      Songwriting
  •      Music technology
  •      Performing
  •      Theory
  •      Aural skills
  •      Instrumental technique
  •      Repertoire
  •      Melody, harmony, and rhythm
  • While specializing in Creative Musical Arts you can also take courses from other concentrations including Filmmaking, Music, and Design. In fact, in the Media and Communications major you have the opportunity to specialize in more than one concentration for your BA.


Many of the courses in the Creative Musical Arts track of the Media and Communications Department are taught by the MUM Music faculty. So, you may want to check out the Music Department, too. For a list of the Creative Musical Arts courses, please see the Music Classes in BA Degree Requirements.

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