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Accreditation

Accreditation

The College of Music and Performing Arts is composed of the School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance. The School of Music offers nine majors leading to the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music, the music minor, and six majors leading to the Master of Music. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts with four areas of concentration (performance, directing, production design, theatre education) and the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre, as well as the theatre minor and the dance minor. The college offers degrees that are designed for students who wish to prepare for professional careers in the performing arts or graduate school in performing arts-related areas as well as the general liberal performing arts degrees and minors.

The Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance is a fully-accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

The Belmont University School of Music is a fully-accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The Theatre Education and Music Education degree paths lead to certification upon successful completion of degree and any certification tests. The State of Tennessee certification for Theatre Education and Music Education has teacher license reciprocity with many states. Click here for a complete list of states and territories of the United States that have teacher license reciprocity.

The Music Therapy degree path leads to Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) certification upon successful completion of degree and certification test. The credential of Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) from The Certification Board for Music Therapists is accepted in all states and territories of the United States. Click here for a complete list of state and territories of the United States in which Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) is accepted.