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A Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA/PBAU) students develops her television camera skills during a Sailfish baseball game.

B.A. Sports Broadcasting

Today there is an explosion of opportunity in the world of sports media. PBA is creating a program to put graduates in position to achieve in that world.

Students will learn how to become outstanding on-camera communicators and behind-the-camera production experts.

With Palm Beach Atlantic's 14 NCAA Division II sports teams, the Greene Athletic Complex and the Rinker Athletic Campus as a backdrop, students in this major will learn up-close and hands-on about covering an energetic and wide-ranging athletics program.

At the same time, student sports broadcasters will be covering the Sunshine State Conference -- one of the premier DII conferences in the country.

After graduation, opportunities abound without ever leaving the state, as Florida has numerous NCAA Division I and II colleges along with multiple NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB franchises, plus Major League Soccer and minor league baseball. Palm Beach County is now the spring training home to four MLB franchises.

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Master of Music

The Music performance faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic is as fine a faculty as one could find at any conservatory or major university. Headliners like Marilyn Mims (voice), Karen Dixon (flute), Jacob DiEdwardo (horn), Marlene Woodward-Cooper (Piano), Patrick Clifford (violin), Mark Aliapoulios (voice) and Dennis Hayslett (clarinet and saxophone) command attention in national and international circles. Their teaching expertise is honed and engaging. PBA is creating a Master of Music Program in Performance to put graduates in positions to achieve successfully in the performance world.

Students will learn how to become outstanding performers on the stage, in the recital hall, in symphony ranks, and in elite chamber music ensembles. Pedagogy and literature will also be addressed as students prepare for a lifetime of activity in the performance world.

With Palm Beach Atlantic's Vera Lea Rinker Hall, its intimate Helen K. Persson Recital Hall, and its acoustically-perfect DeSantis Family Chapel, performance venues are elegant and rewarding. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is but five blocks west of campus where, among others, the following world-class performers will appear in 2017-18: Zubin Mehta, Renee Fleming, Wynton Marsalis, Cameron Carpenter, Pinchas Zukerman, Ricardo Muti, Itzhak Perlman, Audra McDonald, and Joshua Bell. When needing a break, the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are but five blocks east of campus.
After graduation, students will have life-long mentors to assist them in assessing the opportunities before them once they seek to stake their claim in the arts communities of the world. Come be a part of this degree already accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).  Applications will be received in January 2018 for start in fall 2018-19. 

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