At Northeastern, every discipline is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a dedicated focus on maximizing positive, real-world impact on societies, economies and cultures.
The Northeastern University Department of Music offers undergraduate and graduate majors, minors and non-majors a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by real-world experiential learning (including professional “co-op” semesters), cutting-edge technology, and global experience opportunities.
All programs of study are designed to facilitate flexible options that allow the integration of each student’s evolving interests and aspirations.
Undergraduate programs include:
• B.A. in Music (musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition, among others);
• B.S. with a concentration in Music Technology or Music Industry;
• B.S. in Music and Communication Studies with a concentration in Music Industry;
• B.S. in Physics and Music with a concentration in Music Technology
• B.S. in Engineering and Music with a concentration in Music Technology
• B.S. in Game Design and Music with a concentration in Music Technology
and flexible opportunities for combined majors across colleges and areas of study (e.g., the humanities, sciences, business and law).
We also offer a variety of minors in music disciplines that supplement major concentrations. Also available to advanced musicians: a joint certificate in music performance with the New England Conservatory of Music.
Whatever the chosen curricular path, all students at Northeastern have access through the music department to music making at every level of ability through individual lessons and small and large ensembles. Repertoire spans all genres –– from classical to jazz to folk to popular music, encompassing traditions from around the continent and around the world.