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Music


 Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (BFA) Degrees

(various concentrations)

The following courses are required for all concentrations for the BA and BFA in Music degrees.

Required core for all concentrations: 35 credit hours

MUS 101 Rudiments of Music (3)

Choose one:

MUS 104 Basic Voice (1) or MUS 106 Basic Songwriting (1) or MUS 108 Basic Instrument (1)
MUS 144 Sight Singing (3)
MUS 201 Class Piano 1 (1)
MUS 202 Class Piano 2 (1)
MUS 208 Class Piano 3 (1)
MUS 211 Theory 1 (3)
MUS 213 Theory 2 (3)
MUS 232 Aural Skills 2 (1)
MUS 311 Western Art Music to 1750 (3)
MUS 312 Western Art Music since 1750 (3)
MUS 317 Functional Piano (1)
MUS 318 Piano Proficiency (0)
MUS 322 Choral Conducting (2)
MUS 323 Instrumental Conducting (2)
MUS 331 Theory 3 (3)
MUS 332 Theory 4 (3)
MUS 333 Aural Skills 3 (1)

Required Music BA/BFA Core total: 35 credit hours

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Music Education (BA)

Required Music Core (see above): 35 credit hours

Additional requirements for concentration: 26 credit hours

MUS 251 Applied Music (2/2) (2 semesters)
MUS 260 Recital Attendance (0/0) (2 semesters)
MUS 283 Ensemble (1/1) (2 semesters)
MUS 350 K-12 Music Methods (3)
MUS 360 Half Recital (1)
MUS 383 Ensemble (1/1/1/1) (4 semesters)
MUS 425 Instrumental Techniques (4)
MUS 451 Applied Music (2/2/2/2) (4 semesters)
MUS 469 Recital Attendance (0/0/0/0) (4 semesters)
MUS 470 Full Recital (1)

Music Core: 35 credit hours
Music Education Concentration Total: 26 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Secondary Ed Minor: 28 credit hours
Secondary Education Extended Core: 14-17 credits
Total for degree: 143-146 credit hours minimum*

*A minor in Secondary Education is required for state licensure, which may begin in the sophomore year.  Students should choose a primary area of specialization in vocal or instrumental music.  Music Education majors consult with advisors in both Music and Education.

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Concentration in Music Technology and Composition (BA)

Required Music Core (see above): 35 credit hours (18 upper division)

Additional requirements for concentration: 28 credit hours (17 upper division)

MUS 220 Music Technology (3)
MUS 251 Applied Music: Songwriting (2))
MUS 251 Applied Music: Recording (2)
MUS 260 Recital Attendance (0/0) (2 semesters)
MUS 283 Ensemble (1/1) (2 semesters)
MUS 360 Half Recital (1)
MUS 383 Ensemble (1/1/1/1) (4 semesters)
MUS 451 Applied Music: Songwriting (2/2) (2 semesters)
MUS 451 Applied Music: Arranging (2))
MUS 451 Applied Music: Mastering (2)
MUS 469 Recital Attendance (0/0/0/0) (4 semesters)
MUS 470 Full Recital (1)
MUS 475 Sound Design (3)
MUS 477 Music Technology Practicum (2)

Music BA/BFA Core: 35 credit hours
Technology Concentration Total: 28 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 7 credit hours
Upper Division electives 10
Minor: 20 credit hours minimum

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required for this degree.  At least 20 credit hours, with 10 from upper-division level (300-499) are required and available for the minor.  English and math proficiency credits do not count toward the 120-credit requirement.

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Concentration in Universal Music (BA)

Required Music Core (see above): 35 credit hours

Additional requirements for concentration: 23 credit hours (14 upper division)

MUS 220 Music Technology (3)
MUS 251 Applied Music: (2/2) (2 semesters)
MUS 260 Recital Attendance (0/0) (2 semesters)
MUS 283 Ensemble (1/1) (2 semesters)
MUS 360 Half Recital (1)
MUS 383 Ensemble (1/1/1/1) (4 semesters)
MUS 451 Applied Music: (2/2/2/2) (4 semesters)
MUS 469 Recital Attendance (0/0/0/0) (4 semesters)
MUS 470 Full Recital (1)

Music BA/BFA Core: 35 credit hours

Universal Music Concentration Total: 23 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
*Minor: 20 credit hours minimum
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 22 credit hours
Upper division to 45: 13 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required for this degree. At least 22 credit hours, with 10 from upper-division (300-499) are required and available for the minor.  English and math proficiency credits do not count toward the 120-credit requirement

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Concentration in Vocal Performance (BFA)

Required Music Core (see above): 35 credit hours (18 upper division)

Additional requirements for concentration 45 credits hours

MUS 251 Applied Music: Voice (2/2) (2 semesters)
MUS 260 Recital Attendance (0/0) (2 semesters)
MUS 283 Ensemble (1/1/1/1) (4 semesters)
MUS 360 Half Recital (1)
MUS 383 Ensemble (1/1/1/1) (4 semesters)
MUS 412 History of Opera (3)
MUS 451 Applied Music: (2/2/2/2) (4 semesters required)
MUS 469 Recital Attendance (0/0/0/0) (4 semesters)
MUS 470 Full Recital (1)

Vocal Performance Electives: 19 credit hours (Choose any 19 of the below credit hours in Music or Theater courses, with at least 9 credits in the upper division levels (300-499):

THEA 134 Theater Practicum (1)
MUS 220 Music Technology (3)
THEA 271 Acting 1: The Actor Prepares (3)
MUS 350 K-12 Music Methods (3)
MUS 400 Audition (3)
MUS 425 Instrumental Techniques (4)
MUS 471 History of Jazz (3)
MUS 476 Musical Theater (2)

Music Core: 35 credit hours
Music BA/BFA Core: 35 credit hours
Vocal Performance Concentration Total: 45 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is not required for BFA degrees. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement.

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Concentration Music Production (BFA)

Required Music Core (see above): 35 credit hours (18 upper division)

Additional requirements for concentration: 36 credits (27 upper division)

MUS 220 Music Technology (3)
MUS 251 Applied Music: Songwriting (2)
MUS 251 Applied Music: Recording (2)
MUS 260 Recital Attendance (0/0) (2 semesters)
MUS 283 Ensemble (1/1) (2 semesters)
MUS 360 Half Recital (1)
MUS 383 Ensemble (1/1/1/1) (4 semesters)
MUS 425 Instrumental Techniques (4)
MUS 451 Applied Music: Songwriting (2/2) (2 semesters required)
MUS 451 Applied Music: Arranging (2)
MUS 451 Applied Music: Mastering (2)
MUS 469 Recital Attendance (0/0/0/0) (4 semesters)
MUS 470 Full Recital (1)
MUS 475 Sound Design (3)
MUS 477 Music Technology Practicum (2)
MUS 476 Musical Theater (2/2) (2 semesters)

Music Production Electives: any 9 credits in Music or Theater

Choose any 9 credit hours in Music or Theater.

Music core: 35 credit hours
Music Production concentration: 36 credit hours
Major Total: 80 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is not required for BFA degrees.  English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120-credit requirement.  

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This major is under the College of Arts and Sciences