Tiffin University’s cutting-edge bachelor’s degree in commercial music balances coursework in musicianship, music technology and music business, so that students build a set of practical and employable skills.
The program is unique among small private colleges, as TU can give students hands-on opportunities that larger schools may not be able to offer — and is designed for students whose musical experiences, tastes and aspirations have been underserved by other colleges.
The program uses a diversity of musical styles – including popular music, jazz, rock, roots and classical music – to teach musicianship, and is flexibly designed to maximize personal growth, giving students the opportunity to both excel in strength areas and develop secondary skill areas that pertain to their individual career goals. All students develop their musicianship skills at the keyboard and all rhythm section instruments, take courses in music technology and music business, as well as a capstone project individually designed for each student.
Students also get to work with professional producers and songwriters on their own creative projects, and Tiffin University also regularly hosts music industry professionals who lead discussions about their work and give demonstrations of their craft.