Master On Campus

Commercial Music

Belmont University

24 months
1400 USD/credit 22400 USD/year
1400 USD/credit 22400 USD/year
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The Master of Music in Commercial Music at Belmont University is designed for students with some commercial music experience and skills to further develop their knowledge and craft of music in commercial styles.


The major offers two emphasis areas: performance and media composition and arranging. Graduates will enhance their opportunities to become professional commercial performers, composers/arrangers, producers and musicians in a variety of creative media in the commercial music industry. 

This Commercial Music degree at Belmont University will also make possible the pursuit of teaching positions and doctoral programs within certain discipline areas.

Potential Career Options in Commercial Music

  • Performing in a touring band or as a solo artist
  • Working as studio musician
  • Composer/arranger for television, film, and video games
  • Singer/songwriter of original material
  • University faculty in Commerical Music Studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Entrepreneurial Challenge
  • Master Recording Techniques
  • Advanced Analysis of Commercial Music
  • Music History Seminar: Commercial Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two completed recommendation forms from individuals who know the applicant's musical abilities. At least one recommendation must be completed by an individual who can address the applicant's accomplishments and potential in the academic classroom setting.
  • A list of repertory studied in the principal performing area, including undergraduate junior and senior recital repertory, if applicable.
  • A writing sample from undergraduate academic course work.
  • Official transcripts of all previous college and masters level work. International applicants with college level coursework from foreign institutions must have their transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as World Education Services ( Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students who have earned below a 3.0 may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1400 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1400 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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