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Bachelor's in Music & Computing, BA

Combine your Passion in Music & Computer Science into a BA

The BA in Music & Computing provides general courses from both music composition and computer science including fundamental music theory, music composition techniques, form and analysis, instrumentation and orchestration, electro-acoustic music, mathematics, database systems, operating systems, software engineering, algorithmic design and programming languages.


Why Roosevelt

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Chicago is Our Campus

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, CCPA is just steps away from Chicago's bustling theatre district and the Tony award-winning Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre — and our students have graced the stages of them all. Upperclassmen in good standing are allowed to audition for productions outside of CCPA, adding valuable professional credits to their resumes prior to graduation.

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Combine Art With Analytics

Including music composition in the Music & Computing curriculum ensures that students receive personal attention in their technical and creative development. Students learn to hone their musical voices in a conservatory setting while evolving their technical skills and knowledge. Opportunities exist for students to work with performers and to hear live performances of their compositions.

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Diversify Your Skillset

Studying Music & Computing at Roosevelt ensures the combination of the disciplines of composition and computer science in a self-designed final project supported by faculty in both areas. Roosevelt's Music & Computing program is in Chicago, a city that offers a vibrant culture for music, art and the software industry.

“The Music and Computing program at CCPA has opened countless opportunities for learning, networking, and growth as an artist. Coursework in both music and computer science is always at the forefront of the field of sound and music computing. Roosevelt provides invaluable access to equipment and collaboration experiences that have broadened my knowledge as a composer.”


Shawn McIntire
Current Music & Computing Student, 2025

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