Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Major, BA

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(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)

BA Music Core Requirements

Music Theory - Credits: 21

Students must pass an online fundamental exam with 75% ($10 fee) or take and pass (75%) an online fundamental course ($99 fee) to enroll in MUS144. Students must take a placement exam to waive any of the following courses. Concurrent enrollment of the following is required: (MUS 144, 144A, 152A), (MUS 145, 145A, 153A), and (MUS 146, 146A, 154A). A grade of C or better is required in both the written and aural components to continue in the theory sequence.

Class Piano - Credits: 3

A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating sufficient keyboard skills to designated piano faculty members.

Total Core Credits: 35

Required Courses

Ensembles - Credits: 12

  • Large Ensemble (minimum) Credits: (12) Only the following are designated as large ensembles: MUS 267-467 (choir), MUS 268-468 (chamber choir), MUS 266-466 (wind ensemble), MUS 277-477 (orchestra), MUS 287-487 (marching and concert band-fall quarter only), and MUS 288-488 (symphonic band).

Applied Music - Credits: 12

  • Individual Instruction - (MUS 164, 264, and 364) - Credits: (12) (NOTE: at least two credits of 364 on primary instrument or at least two credits of 264 on primary instrument and additional 164 credits on a secondary instrument)

Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 3

Conducting - Credits: 3

Additional Courses - Credits: 2

Total Credits: 70

College and Department Information

Music Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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