The bachelor of arts degree requires courses and electives in musicianship and performance studies, and it includes three different tracks of additional electives from which students can choose. Students wishing to pursue a major or minor in music should contact the coordinator of music admissions in the College of Musical Arts. Students are required to pass an entrance audition for both the major and minor in music.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in music are expected to:
- Demonstrate mastery over music theorythe construction of chords, harmony, and scale systems from all periods;
- Aurally identify any interval or chord, scale structure, and style of music; capably sight-sing any music and play piano;
- Competently perform on an instrument of choice (including voice) and effectively communicate on the literature for that instrument and for appropriate ensembles;
- Critically evaluate the history and development of music over the last 1,000 years, recognize sociopolitical and artistic forces on music, and articulate the major figures and style characteristics of historic periods;
- Comprehend the basics of non-Western music and/or jazz and apply critical thinking towards music and its contextualization.
or planned program in related area by advisement
Suggested fields: business, computer science, film studies, communication, journalism, mass media, popular culture, telecommunications, recording technology, scientific and technical communication, theatre, art, or dance
- MUCT 1410, 1420, 1510, 1520, 2510, 2610, 2620 (15)
- MUSP applied study (3)*
- MUSP ensemble (3)
- Music electives (4)*
- MUS 99, four semesters (0)
III (performance emphasis) is any number between
**Some students may be required to enroll in MUCT 1150 concurrent with 1510.
*** Students must be enrolled in applied study during the semester of the graduation recital.
Programs in music are also offered by the College of Musical Arts.