UGA Specific Information for Music Theory

The program of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Theory is structured to give a strong foundation in the academic study of music theory with concentrations in music history, performance, and an introduction to composition. The course of study in music theory includes the areas of form and analysis, counterpoint, and compositional techniques, and culminates in a research project which demonstrates the student's knowledge and abilities in the field.

The rigor of coursework students to pursue graduate studies in research-oriented music programs and other programs that do not require a related undergraduate major. Other careers open to the graduate include studio teaching, church music, music editing and publishing, and performance.

Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

  • Get involved and build your resume early. 
  • Consider internships and volunteer opportunities to demonstrate work ethic and experience through-out your resume.
  • Join student organizations that fit your interests and career goals. 
  • Consider informational interviews of professionals within your field. 
  • Visit the career center website or career guide for more information about informational interviewing including questions to ask and a cold calling script. 

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

Employment Websites

  • Handshake (login with your UGA MyID and password)
  • GoinGlobal (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
  • Idealist (nonprofit jobs)
  • USAJobs (federal jobs)

Professional Associations/Resources

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Music Theory Majors

Entertainment Companies | Festival Organizations | Media Firms | Music and Film Studios | Music Industry Associations | Orchestras and Bands | Performing Arts Centers | Production Companies | Various School Districts

Possible Job Titles for UGA Music Theory Majors

Band Director | Composer/Arranger | Film Music Director/Editor | Music Publicist | Music Teacher | Orchestra Librarian | Talent Agent


*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.