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    Jun 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA


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The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee approved a change to this program after the publication of the Catalog. Please refer to the Catalog Addendum for more information. 

 


 

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music will have developed a strong understanding of music history, literature and theory. Musicianship skills will have been developed to a level commensurate with a liberal arts degree. The curriculum serves as a basis for advanced degrees in non-performance areas of music.


Degree requirements

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music should consult their advisor about core requirements.

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the University Core Curriculum  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Music  requirements.

Major requirements


52 hours of music including:

Music communication and literature


3 hours from the following courses:

Music history and ethnomusicology, 9 hours


Music electives (12), 6 hours (advanced)


12 credit hours in music (guided electives), 6 of which must be advanced. See specific emphasis requirements. 3 hours must be selected from

Other course requirements


Foreign language requirement


Minimum of 12 hours in the same language, including 6 advanced hours.

Minor


Optional.

Electives


2 hours (or as many as needed to complete the requirements for the degree).

General studies electives, 18 hours (advanced)


18 advanced credit hours of courses must be from courses outside the College of Music (3000 level or higher). See specific emphasis requirements.

Supplemental information


  • Completion of the University Core Curriculum (42 hours). See University Core Curriculum requirements . Some courses required on degree plans may be used to fulfill requirements under Communication, Mathematics, Life and Physical Sciences, American History, Government/Political Science, Creative Arts, Language, Philosophy and Culture, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Core Option (Component Area Option) Courses. 
  • Proficiency examinations:
    • Piano Proficiency Examination.
    • Successful completion of the Upper Division Examination in applied lessons (MUAC and MUAM).

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
MUAG 1011 - Keyboard Skills for Music Majors   1 hour   MUAG 1012 - Keyboard Skills for Music Majors   1 hour  
MUTH 1400 - Theory I   2 hours   MUTH 1500 - Theory II   2 hours  
MUTH 1410 - Aural Skills I   1 hour   MUTH 1510 - Aural Skills II   1 hour  
Communication core   3 hours Communication core   3 hours
Mathematics core   3 hours Concentration Lower Level Lessons 2 hours
Concentration Lower Level Lessons 2 hours Ensemble for BA COMP Majors 1 hour
Ensemble for BA, COMP Majors 1 hour Music History elective 3 hours
Total 13 hours Total 13 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
MUAG 1013 - Keyboard Skills for Music Majors   1 hour   MUAG 1014 - Keyboard Skills for Music Majors   1 hour  
MUTH 2400 - Theory III   2 hours   MUTH 2500 - Theory IV   2 hours  
MUTH 2410 - Aural Skills III   1 hour   MUTH 2510 - Aural Skills IV   1 hour  
PHYS 1270 - Science and Technology of Musical Sound   3 hours   Government/Political Science core   3 hours 
Government/Political Science core   3 hours  Social and Behavioral Sciences core   3 hours 
BA Lang 1 and 2 3 hours BA Lang 1 and 2 3 hours
Concentration Lower Level Lessons 2 hours Concentration Lower Level Lessons 2 hours
Ensemble for BA, COMP Majors 1 hour Ensemble for BA, COMP Majors 1 hour
Total 16 hours Total 16 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
MUMH 3500 - Music History and Literature to 1750   3 hours   MUET 3030 - Music Cultures of the World   3 hours  
Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours  MUMH 3510 - Music History and Literature Since 1750   3 hours  
BA Lang 3 and 4 3 hours  BA Lang 3 and 4 3 hours 
Ensemble for BA, COMP Majors 1 hour Ensemble for BA, COMP Majors 1 hour
Music Elective - advanced 3 hours Music Elective - advanced 3 hours
Elective 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Total 16 hours Total 16 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
American History core   3 hours  American History core   3 hours 
BA Music History Elective 3 hours  Advanced Language for BA 3 hours 
Advanced Language for BA 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Music Elective - advanced 3 hours  Elective - advanced 3 hours 
Elective - advanced 3 hours  Elective - advanced 3 hours 
Total 15 hours  Total 15 hours 

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