The Hartt School

Academics

Hartt Degree Offerings

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Undergraduate

The Hartt School offers a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Undergraduate Diploma in music, which is a non-degree, 3-year program with courses focusing on music performance or composition only, without academic requirements. Students completing this program may apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Music program.

Hartt also offers five-year undergraduate double majors, as well as minors in dance, music, music education, and performing arts management are also available.

Graduate

At the graduate level, Hartt offers the Master of Music degree, consisting of performance-oriented classes balanced with advanced study in music theory and music history.

The Graduate Professional Diploma has performance classes identical to the Master’s program without the additional study in music theory and music history.

There are three doctoral programs at Hartt, these include the Doctor of Musical Arts, the Artist Diploma, and the Ph.D.

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree, the terminal degree for performance majors, combines advanced private instruction with music theory and music history classes.

The Artist Diploma includes only performance classes from the DMA without the academic study.

Music Education students may opt for either the DMA in Music Education—pedagogy or conducting intensive studies—or the PhD, designed for students with an interest in research in the areas of early childhood music and music teaching.

Academic Opportunities

University Honors

Qualified undergraduate students may participate in the University’s Honors program, which provides exceptional students the opportunity for an enriched program of study. The Honors program is flexible, allowing for a self-designed, enriched course of study. Students in the Honors program must complete 18 credits at the honors level plus an honors thesis or creative project to graduate with University Honors.

Pre-Law Advising

At the University of Hartford we provide a strong, supportive environment for students in any major who are contemplating a career in law. Our advising program emphasizes the development of analytical and problem-solving skills and advanced communications capabilities, as well as an appreciation for the value of serving others and promoting justice. Our pre-law advisors are available to discuss your future plans and guide you through the process of applying to law school. The program also brings to our campus special events relatings to the study and practice of law.

Study Abroad

Actor Training students abroad in England

See what the world has to offer. In England spend 10 weeks as a third year actor training student or a summer in Amsterdam dancing. There are many opportunities to go abroad, and we encourage you to do so!