“If you are searching for excellent teaching and training to become a professional performing musician, there is no better place to be than in the Popular Music program at Palm Beach Atlantic University.”
— Jessalynne Madden, Popular Music Student
Chart Your Path. Launch Your Future.
What You'll Learn
The B.A. in Popular Music Industry prepares you to:
- Apply conventions of jazz and popular music theory
- Improvise vocally or instrumentally using scales and methods appropriate to the musical genre or style
- Demonstrate effective songwriting skills
- Create and perform a 45-minute concert in the popular music genre
- Create and produce a professional recording of original music
- Enter the music industry business
What Can I Do With This Degree?
Just a few of the opportunities you’ll be prepared for are:
- Music teacher
- Sound technician
The College of the Arts includes Communication, Art & Media studies, and Performing Arts studies. Together they embrace a diverse group of disciplines that emphasize artistic expression, arts advocacy, redemptive storytelling, and transformational experiences. The fundamental strengths of each department are based upon innovative and critical thinking, historical and cultural awareness, a thorough examination of the creative process, and core Christian values.
We are connected to artists who through the centuries made tremendous sacrifices so the message of the arts could be passed from generation to generation. We are aligned with, and an extension of, those individuals. Our calling is significant. We have been entrusted with the Arts for our generation and as cultural archivists the ensuing artistic creativity generated during this time will be restorative, authentic, and inspiring.
Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.
PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.