In the area of Performing Arts, Ashley University brings professionals who share a passion for Music and vision on how it can transform society. With a comprehensive development of the skills and intellectual potential and expressive skills, graduate students are able to cope with various course materials, flexibility to adapt to new formats and channels like the Internet, and work on changing cultural environments within the context of emerging international co-productions.

The Division has been preceded by the initiative to combine the strengths of the state of the art technology and teaching methods, in order to give coherence and force to study art characterized as projects supported by education and teaching indefinite or weak in their structure, with no prospect that fortify the scattered consistent arts education.

The program for Performing Arts have been planned for graduates who are looking to continue careers and study arts management, cultural criticism, entertainment law, media studies, music journalism or musicology. The Music Program at Ashley University is offering practical experience as well theory in music history, criticism, theory, composition, audio technology and presentation. Students aiming to do this degree are given the chance to dedicate themselves to diversified musical forms such as jazz, rock, dance, film, and music from around the globe.


The rising demand for talented artists in the entertainment, production, and media industries shows that graduates of performing arts have a bright future ahead. Theater majors can opt for careers in film and television, on top of festivals. "Jobs in the field are projected to grow up by close to 11 percent between 2008 and 2018, despite the fierce competition mainly in the acting field." - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

And the same way, other performing arts graduates have the opportunity to either join companies or find their own niche using their talent of singing or acting or directing.
  • Career


Degree Programs

  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Diploma Programs

  • Undergraduate Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma

Certificate Programs

  • Undergraduate Course Certificate
  • Graduate Course Certificate
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate

Major Offered

  • Music

Career Prospects

According to the 2011 eLearners Index, an online master's degree in business administration is the #14 most popular online degree.

Job possibilities: Marketing manager, sales manager, management analyst, financial analyst, financial advisor, database administrator, and chief executive officer.

Salary information: 2012 median beginning salary for MBA's: $90,000; many industries report significantly higher beginning salaries. (U.S News & World Report)

Majors Average Annual Salaries
Music $49,750 - $111,500

Delivering Quality Education:

At Ashley, we believe that quality doesn't have to come at the expense of quantity. With over 700 programs of study to choose from, you have the freedom to create your ideal program by combining majors, minors, and specializations.


Featured Faculty Members

  • Timothy Newberry Doctorate of Music Arts

  • Daniel Cook Master of Fine Arts: Music Composition

  • Sandra Jones Masters in Music Education

  • Harold Spurgeon Master's in Performing Arts

  • Lawrence Christian M.A German Theatre History