Most composers have a certificate or associate degree. The most common areas of study are Music, Music Production, Fine Arts, and Film Video And Photographic Arts.

What degrees do composers have?

The most common degree held by composers is Music, held by 41% of composers. Other common degrees include Music Production, Fine Arts, and Film Video And Photographic Arts.

Get a detailed breakdown of composers and the different types of degrees they hold:

Degrees that composers hold

Degrees % of composers
Music 41%
Music Production 13%
Fine Arts 6%
Film Video And Photographic Arts 5%
English Literature 5%
Sound Design 5%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 4%
Theology 4%
Computer Science 3%
Drama 3%
Marketing 3%
Foreign Language Studies 3%
Art And Music Education 2%
Graphic Design 2%
Visual Arts 2%
Studio Arts 2%
Business Administration 2%
Communication 2%
Mathematics 2%
Teaching 2%
Linguistics 2%
Liberal Arts 2%
Anthropology And Archeology 2%
History 2%
Screenwriting 2%
Music (Composition) 2%
Biology 1%
Business 1%
Finance 1%
Mechanical Engineering 1%
Geology 1%
Psychology 1%
Acting 1%
Game Design 1%
Music (Education) 1%

What level of education do composers have?

Most composers have the same level of education. 38% of composers have a certificate or associate degree, with the second most common being a bachelor's degree at 23%.

Level of education that composers have

Education % of composers
No education 16%
High school diploma 8%
Certificate or associate degree 38%
Bachelor's degree 23%
Master's degree 15%
Doctorate degree 0%