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Music: Theory/Composition, B.Mus.

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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

See the information at the beginning of this section.

Program Requirements

Courses (32 hours)

See Core Courses at the beginning of this section.

Required Courses I (10 hours)

Applied Courses

  • Recital (0)
  • 2 semesters of MUS 158 (2 hours)
  • 4 semesters of MUS 358 (8 hours)
MUS 158Composition

1-4(Spec)

MUS 358Composition

2-8(Spec)

Required Courses II (15 hours)

Theory Courses

MUS 209Music Technology II

2(2-0)

MUS 309Electroacoustic Music I

3(3-0)

MUS 503Advanced Counterpoint

2(2-0)

MUS 504Seminar in Compositional Techniques

3-9(Spec)

MUS 505Seminar in Contemporary Music Analysis

3(3-0)

MUS 506Advanced Scoring

2(2-0)

MUS 520Jazz Arranging

3(3-0)

Required Courses III (6 hours)

Supportive Courses in Music

MUS 147Piano Class I

1(0-2)

MUS 148Piano Class II

1(0-2)

MUS 152Piano

1-12(Spec)

MUS 247Piano Class III

1(0-2)

MUS 248Piano Class IV

1(0-2)

MUS 249Functional Piano

1(0-2)

Required Courses IV (14 hours)

Supportive Course in Music

  • Instrumental or Vocal Applied Study (4 hours)
  • 8 semesters of ensemble (8 hours)
MUS 280Introduction to Conducting

2(0-4)

Other Requirements I (3 hours)

Supportive Courses outside Music

Select one of the following:

PHL 480Philosophy of the Arts

3(3-0)

Other Requirements II (3 hours)

Supportive Courses outside Music

Select one of the following:

PHS 101Survey of Physical Science

3(3-0)

PHY 100Conceptual Physics

3(3-0)

Music Electives (6 hours)

Selected in consultation with an advisor.

Total: 89 semester hours