Metro Atlanta has one of the most prolific music industries in the country and the University of North Georgia is trying to tap into that with a new music degree that is different from other ones.
UNG’s newly formed Bachelor of Music Degree allows students to focus on topics like music entrepreneurship, digital audio production and design, film and video game music, and marching band techniques.
Dr. Benjamin Schoening, the department head, says the program is a 50/50 split between music and liberal arts.
“To the best of my knowledge, we are the only institution in the state of Georgia that has this musical arts concentration,” he said.
Previously, UNG only offered a Bachelor of Science degree in music education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. These two have been consolidated in order to form the new degree.
This new offering allows students from the rural area to stay closer to home while pursuing music.