Music & New Media (BA)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts with Emphasis in Music & New Media (MUSIBA_MNM)
Unit: Music

Program Information

The Music & New Media program provides training in digital media concepts and skills necessary for the creation and production of sound for public performance, music albums, digital video, internet applications, interactive media, cinema, commercials, video games, theater, dance, and software development.

Students have the flexibility in the curriculum to focus on their own goals and interests after completing the minimum requirements of the program in audio engineering, acoustics, sound design, electronic music, sound analysis, video generation, sound art, and creative new media projects. Students design and realize a Capstone project with direct faculty oversight. These projects reflect the student’s own focus, interests, and goals.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers in music and new media arts that emphasize presentation, performance, and research with technology, including audio and video production for multimedia communications, music recording, audio and video post-production, video art, sound engineering, sound design for film and gaming, sound art, sound and image research, public performance, and computer music composition.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements31
College/School Requirements38-40
Program/Major Requirements49-51
Minimum Total Hours120

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Students in this unit are admitted directly into their degree program.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 1,231
The following courses are required by this program and should be used to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:
African-American Music - AH, D1
Music in World Cultures - D2, SB
All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

School of Music Requirements
MUS 141Theory I 34
MUS 142Theory II4
MUS 241Theory III4
MUS 361Music Literature I (1000-1750)3
MUS 362Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music)3
MUS 363Music Literature III (1860-present)3
MUS 109Major Ensembles (Principle Ensemble - minimum of four 1-hour courses) 44
MUS 109Major Ensembles (minimum of four 1-hour courses) 54
MUS 97Recital Attendance (six semesters with grade of S)0
Applied Instrument or Voice: 64
One of the following sequences:
Arts Instrument
Arts Instrument
Arts Instrument
Arts Instrument
-or-
Jazz Applied
Jazz Applied
MUS 131Piano Class 7,81
MUS 132Piano Class 7,81
MUS 350Analysis of Electronic Media2-4
or MUS 242 Theory IV
MUS 100Introduction to Music Study1
MUS 197Piano Proficiency0
Minimum Total Hours38-40

Program/Major Requirements

Music & New Media Courses
MUS 170Introduction to Musical Acoustics2
MUS 171Audio Engineering2
MUS 270Creative Audio Recording and Production Techniques2
MUS 271Sound Design2
MUS 376Sound Art2
MUS 477Special Topics in Music & New Media2
Music Electives 92-4
General or Music Electives3
MUS 496BA Capstone Project (CUE)0
General Electives 1032
Minimum Total Hours49-51
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
BA Capstone Project

Upper Division Assessment

All students enrolled in a music degree program will be reviewed at the approximate midpoint of the selected program in order for students to achieve Upper Division status. Students must meet the standards of this review to register for 400-level courses in music. Both the elements and standards of the review are established by the faculty and include credit for MUS 242 Theory IV or Analysis (MUS 347 Analysis I for BA General, MUS 349 Jazz Analysis for BA Jazz Studies, MUS 350 Analysis of Electronic Media for BA Music & New Media); MUS 361; 4 semesters of Applied Instrument at the course numbers required for the degree; Piano Proficiency Examination; MUS 97 Recital Attendance , with a grade of S for 4 semesters; Ensemble participation; cumulative 2.5 GPA (good standing); minimum of 48 credit hours completed; pass ENGL 101 or ENGL 105; and 3 additional Gen Ed courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history, instrumental and vocal performance, pedagogy, music theory, and music therapy are required of students in order to achieve Upper Division status and to continue in the degree program. Specific degree requirements are determined by the division and area faculties and are outlined in the Music Student Handbook and the various Division handbooks 

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
MUS 100 Introduction to Music Study 1
MUS 125 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 141 Theory I 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 131 Piano Class 1
MUS 170 Introduction to Musical Acoustics 2
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science – S 3
 Hours16
Spring
MUS 126 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 142 Theory II 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 132 Piano Class (or Music Elective) 1
MUS 197 Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 171 Audio Engineering 2
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning – QR 3
Milestones after Year 1: 31 total hours, 2.5 GPA
 
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MUS 225 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 241 Theory III 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 271 Sound Design 2
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science – S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science Lab – SL 1
 Hours16
Spring
MUS 226 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 242
Theory IV
or Analysis of Electronic Media
2-4
MUS 361 Music Literature I (1000-1750) 3
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 270 Creative Audio Recording and Production Techniques 2
PAS 214 African-American Music - AH, D1 3
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
Milestones after Year 2: 62-64 total hours, 2.5 GPA
 
 Hours15-17
Year 3
Fall
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 350 Analysis of Electronic Media (not required if student completed MUS 242) 0-2
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 362 Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music) 3
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication – OC 3
 Hours15-13
Spring
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 363 Music Literature III (1860-present) 3
MUS 376 Sound Art 2
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 1
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities – AH 3
Milestones after Year 3: 93 total hours, 2.5 GPA
 
 Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 477 Special Topics in Music & New Media 2
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline (300 level or above) 3
Music Elective(s) 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Historical Perspective – SBH 3
 Hours14
Spring
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline 3
General or Music Electives 3
ANTH 205 Music in World Cultures - D2, SB 3
MUS 496 BA Capstone Project 0
Milestones after Year 4: 120 total hours, 2.5 GPA  
 Hours13
 Minimum Total Hours120

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