In addition to the University Core Curriculum, the following courses are required for the BA in Music degree:

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 


 

 Code Course Credit
 MUS 100 Recital Attendance 2 0
 MUS 111 /235 Class Piano I/Accompanying I 1
 MUS 112/236 Class Piano II/Accompanying II 1 1
 MUS 141  Music Theory I 3
 MUS 142  Music Theory II 3
 MUS 157  Theory I Lab 1
 MUS 158  Theory II Lab 1
 MUS 195  Music Profession 1
 MUS 200  Sophomore Qualifying Exam 0
 MUS 202/208  Principal Applied/Applied Lab 8
 MUS 231 History of Music I (Prerequisite: MUS 141) 3
 MUS 232 History of Music II (Prerequisite: MUS 231) 3
 MUS 241 Music Theory III (Prereq: MUS 141 & 142 or exemption) 3
 MUS 257 Theory Lab III 1
 MUS 2xx Four (4) credit hours in Music Ensembles as advised by 4
Music division​
 MUS 434SI American & World Music3 (Prerequisite: MUS 241) 3
 MUS xxx Sixteen (16) credit hours of Music electives in area 16
of emphasis4
XX xxx​ Three(3) credit hour Music Writing Intensive(WI) course or ​ 3​
Writing Intensive (WI) course from another discipline​
Total:  ​ 55


1. Pianists who test out of Class Piano I & II substitute Accompanying I & II.
2. Must enroll in Recital Attendance each semester
3. Fulfills speech intensive requirement
4. Students are required to identify and pursue a 16-hour area of emphasis in music such as commercial music, jazz studies, vocal performance, instrumental performance or music theatre.

 

Areas of Emphasis: 


 

 JAZZ STUDIES EMPHASIS WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC


The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires 16 hours of Music Electives in an emphasis. These courses are required to fulfill the Jazz emphasis and are applied to the 16 hours of Music Electives :

 Code Course Credit
 MUS 143 Jazz Fundamentals
(Prerequisite: MUS 140; co-requisite: MUS 141)
2
 MUS 243 Jazz Improvisation I
(Prerequisite: MUS 143 or consent instructor)
2
 MUS 306 Jazz Piano
(Prerequisite: MUS 140 or consent instructor) 
1
 MUS 327​ Jazz Combos (four semesters)​ 4​
 MUS 343 Jazz Improvisation II
(Prerequisite: MUS 143 or consent instructor) 
2
 MUS 436SI  Jazz History 1  3
 MUS 443​ Advanced Improvisation​ 2​
   Total: 16

1. Fulfills speech intensive requirement

Additional Curriculum Information

  • Students with an emphasis in applied music are advised to use their music electives during semesters five through eight to take MUS 402, 100, 408 and to apply for MUS 300 Junior Recital.

  


VOCAL STUDIES EMPHASIS WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC


The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires 16 hours of Music Electives in an emphasis. These courses are required to fulfill the Vocal emphasis and are applied to the 16 hours of Music Electives:

Code​ Course​ Credit​
MUS 116​ Singer's Diction I​ 1​
MUS 316​ ​Singer's Diction II 1​
MUS 327​ Chamber Ensemble​ 3​
MUS 328​ Music Theatre/Opera Workshop​ 1​
MUS 335SI​ ​History of Opera 3​
MUS 375​ ​Choral Methods 1​
MUS 381​ Applied Pedagogy​ 2​
MUS 402/408​ ​Applied Lessons & Lab 4/0​
                                                                                                 Total:​ 16​
  

Additional Curriculum Information

  • Students with an emphasis in applied music are advised to use their music electives during semesters five through eight to take MUS 402, 100, 408 and to apply for MUS 300 Junior Recital.

 


 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES EMPHASIS WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC


The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires 16 hours of Music Electives in an emphasis. These courses are required to fulfill the Instrumental emphasis and are applied to the 16 hours of Music Electives : 

Code​ Course Credit​
MUS 150​ Introduction to Music Technology​ 3​
MUS 327​ ​Chamber Ensemble 1​
MUS 364​ Large Ensemble Literature​ 2​
MUS 381​ ​Applied Pedagogy 2​
MUS 383​ Conducting I​ 2​
MUS 402/408​ ​Applied Lessons &  Lab 4/0​
MUS 327​ Ensembles​ 2​
  or MUS 427​
                                                                                                 Total:​ 16
 

Additional Curriculum Information

  • Students with an emphasis in applied music are advised to use their music electives during semesters five through eight to take MUS 402, 100, 408 and to apply for MUS 300 Junior Recital.

 


MUSIC THEATER STUDIES EMPHASIS WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC



The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires 16 hours of Music Electives in an emphasis. These courses are required to fulfill the Music Theater emphasis and are applied to the 16 hours of Music Electives :

Code​ Course​ Credit​
MUS 116​ Singer's Diction I​ 1​
MUS 317​ Music and Intellectual Property Law 3​
MUS 328​ Music Theatre/Opera Workshop​ 1​
MUS 329​ Music Theatre Rehearsal and Production​ 1​
MUS 332SI​ ​History of Musical Theatre 3​
MUS 381​ Applied Pedagogy​ 2​
THEA 113 Acting I 3
​DANC 102 ​Tap Dance I 2​
                                                                                                 Total:​ 16​

 

 


 COMMERCIAL MUSIC EMPHASIS WITHIN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

The Bachelor of Arts in Music requires 16 hours of Music Electives in an emphasis. These courses are required to fulfill the Commercial Music emphasis and are applied to the 16 hours of Music Electives:

Code​ Course​ Credit​
MUS 143​ Jazz Fundamentals​ 2​
MUS 150​ ​Introduction to Music Technology 3​
MUS 320​ Music Production and Songwriting 2​
MUS 320L​ Music Production Lab​ 1​
MUS 344​ Acoustics and Recording Techniques 3​
MUS 444​ ​Commercial Arranging 3​
MUS 445 Commercial Production  2​
                                                                                                 Total:​ 16​

 

 

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