University of the Arts
University of the Arts was established in 1876 and is located on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts and offers programs related to performing arts, design, media, and communication. It offers 41 undergraduate and graduate degrees and has more than 2,100 students. It provides a creative environment surrounded by some of Philadelphia's most important cultural institutions like The Kimmel Center and Philadelphia International Records. The school offers degrees in Music Education, Composition, Instrumental or Vocal Performance, and Music Business. Alumni include opera and Broadway performers, American Idol contestants, and Jared Leto.
McNally Smith College of Music
McNally Smith is a for-profit college located in Saint Paul, MN and offers various degrees and diplomas in music performance, business, live sound, music business, production, engineering, composition, and songwriting. The school is focused on music and supported by staff with real-world credits and experience, but also provides a liberal arts education. The school's cofounders set out to "take the education of popular musicians seriously" and, as a result, the school emphasizes contemporary music education and real world experience. Today, the school has more than 600 students and a 100-member faculty. McNally Smith alumni include Bon Iver's manager.
The School of Audio Engineering (SAE)
SAE is a private college that was founded by an audio engineer and producer. It first opened in Sydney Australia and part of what makes it an intersting program is that is now has locations all over the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, and more. Its North American locations include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, and San Francisco. SAE offers programs in audio engineering, animation, game design, digital filmmaking and music production. It is actually the largest college in the world to focus on these areas of study with locations in 53 different cities around the world.