Locations: St. Paul, MN
Degrees: Diploma, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's
Programs: Music Performance, Composition, Liberal Arts, Recording Technology, Music Business
Tuition Range: $22,000
Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, the McNally Smith College of Music is a small, private college with an enrollment of about 600 students. Established primarily to prepare students for careers in music, McNally Smith provides a comprehensive array of programs in music-related studies, primarily from a contemporary or music business standpoint. While the school offers standard degrees in Music Performance, Music Business and Composition, it also offers a Recording Technology major with optional emphases in live audio, engineering and music production, and even a diploma program in Hip-Hop music. Course programs include one-year diploma programs, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees, and even a Master of Music degree in Performance.
McNally Smith follows a traditional college format, with most diploma programs completable in one year, associate’s degrees in two, and bachelor’s in four. An accelerated option also allows students to fulfill a bachelor’s degree in three years. Standard tuition is around $22,000 per year, not including fees. On-campus housing is available for an additional fee.
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