The songwriting certificate at UW-Eau Claire focuses on developing songwriting skills for both lyrics and music. Explore lyrics, melody, harmony and structure to develop the ability to create your own original songs. Curriculum will explore general musicianship abilities and an understanding of the cultural significance of songs.
This program is offered by UW-Eau Claire's renowned music department. Our nationally recognized faculty are experts in their fields and are eager to support students in their education. In a community that encourages the arts, you will find an array of opportunities to view performances and step on stage yourself. This 18-credit program is designed so you can personalize the curriculum to fit your interests, choosing from a variety of electives and courses, including songwriting, creative writing, music theory and music history.
A community that embraces music. The city of Eau Claire welcomes music students and invites them to become a part of its rich and vibrant music scene. Here, you’ll have access to countless productions and on-stage experiences. Discover the Eau Claire Jazz Festival — the largest student-run festival in the nation — and the Viennese Ball, where music students like you provide the soundtrack to a night of Austrian specialties and Viennese waltzes.
One-of-a-kind spaces. UWEC is home to four performance venues, six music classrooms, 36 practice rooms, an audio recording studio, a music technology lab and is proud to partner with the state-of-the-art facility, Pablo Center at the Confluence. This performance venue hosts many UWEC classes, rehearsals and a variety of exceptional productions.
UWEC's songwriting program offers you the opportunity to build your own academic plan, choosing courses that best align with your professional goals. With experienced music faculty teaching each course, you will hone your songwriting skills and prepare for a successful and rewarding music career.
What classes do songwriting students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Creative writing
- History of rock and pop
- Music theory
- Classical and folk guitar
Learn more about the songwriting certificate in the UWEC catalog.
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