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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Music, B.A.


About the Music Bachelor's Program


A minimum of 42 hours of music courses, 18 hours of which must be junior or senior level, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a music major, including the following courses. Bachelor of Arts students are required to enroll in four semesters of ensemble and lessons. The degree will provide students an opportunity to participate in a more individualized degree through the choice of elective courses for a minor from outside the major area discipline that is consistent with the university philosophy and policies for a liberal arts degree and complete the general degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. A minimum total of 120 hours is required for this degree. Required courses include MUSI 1300 ; MUHL 2301 , MUHL 3302 , MUHL 3303 ; MUTH 1300 , MUTH 1203 , THA 1104 , MUTH 1204 , MUTH 2103 , MUTH 2203 , MUTH 2104 , MUTH 2204 , MUTH 3303 .

Communication Literacy Requirement. Communication literacy in music is evidenced by competence in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and performing. This comprehensive approach to “musical” communication literacy is apparent in all undergraduate music degrees by matriculation and completion of our three-semester series of musicology courses (i.e. music as cultural history). There is a very distinct sequential approach to “musical” communication literacy by the orderly completion of these courses with a research paper and basic listening skills enhanced in the form of journals employed in the beginning course of the sequence, MUHL 2301  and further through the culminating course MUTH 3303 , where performance practice, critical listening, and role-playing are the hallmarks of musical integration and communication. Courses in the Communication Literacy plan are (1) MUHL 2301 , (2) MUHL 3302 , and (3) MUTH 3303 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 17

Spring


Total: 14

Second Year


Fall


Total: 14

Spring


Total: 14

Third Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


  • Music Jr./Sr. Level Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Guided Elective Jr./Sr. Level 2 Semester Credit Hours
  • MUSI 3341 - Introduction to Technology for Musicians 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Oral Communication 3 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 17

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Minor Jr./Sr. Level Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Jr./Sr. Level Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • VPA 2301 - Critical Issues in Arts and Culture 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Music Jr./Sr. Level Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • Minor Jr./Sr. Level Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences Elective 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • Music Jr./Sr. Level Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Music Jr./Sr. Level Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 13

Total Hours: 120


A minimum of 18 semester hours in music must be junior or senior level. A minimum total of 40 semester hours in the degree must be junior or senior level.

MUAP must have a minimum of 4 semesters of private lessons from principal instrument instructor.

MUEN must have a minimum of 4 semester hours of ensemble. MUEN 1103  may not be used. (Ensemble is required each semester of private lessons.)

See music advisor in 221 Music Building for more details about the Bachelor of Arts in Music.

* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .