Music & New Media (BA)

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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
Music in World Cultures
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 (Principal Ensemble - minimum of two 1-hour courses) 22
MUS 109Major Ensembles (minimum of six 1-hour courses) 56
MUS 97Recital Attendance (four 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
MUS 100Introduction to Music Study1
MUS 197Piano Proficiency0
Minimum Total Hours38

Program/Major Requirements

Music & New Media Courses
MUS 170Introduction to Musical Acoustics3
MUS 171Audio Engineering3
MUS 270Creative Audio Recording and Production Techniques2
MUS 271Sound Design3
MUS 376Sound Art3
MUS 477Special Topics in New Media3
MUS 145Secondary Composition2
Select two courses from the following:4
Music Industry I
Studies in Improvisation
Introduction to Electronic and Computer Music
Music Production
Multimedia Production
Composition for Digital Media I
MUS 396New Media Internship2
MUS 268New Media Seminar (8 semesters)4
MUS 496BA Capstone Project (CUE)0
Minimum Total Hours29
Supporting Courses
General Electives 1022
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 (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 Music Literature I (1000-1750); 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 General Education/Cardinal Core courses.

Additional specific elements and standards appropriate to specific degree programs in jazz studies (including jazz performance, music education and music therapy with tracks in jazz studies, and the BA 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 concentration and area faculties and are outlined in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

1

 Students are required to take MUH 214 African-American Music and MUH 205 Music in World Cultures .

2

 MUH courses will not be accepted as music electives or cardinal core courses with the exception of ANTH 205/MUH 205 and PAS 214/MUH 214.

3

Students who do not pass the computer-based Fundamentals Test prior to beginning of the fall semester are required to enroll in MUS 91 Fundamentals of Music I for 0 credit concurrently with MUS 141 Theory I.  Students who do not pass Theory I (MUS 141), and students who enter the School of Music in January and do not place into MUS 142 Theory II, must enroll in MUS 92 Musicianship I for the spring semester.  Credits for MUS 92 do not count toward the degree.

4

Strings take section 01, others solely dependent on the ensemble audition. 

5

Contingent on interest and audition.

6

The Piano Proficiency Examination is required for applied piano and organ majors.

7

If the applied area is piano or organ, Piano Class is replaced with 2 hours of music electives. The Piano Proficiency Examination may be taken in lieu of two semesters of Piano Class.

8

Students must pass the complete Piano Proficiency Examination before receiving credit for the final semester of the piano requirement.  Students must be enrolled continuously in Piano Class until their piano requirement has been completed.  Those who pass the Piano Proficiency Exam before the end of the second semester of Piano Class may replace the requirement with electives or with secondary piano if faculty load permits.

9

Music electives in any Bachelor of Music degree should be chosen from courses in Music History, Music Theory/Composition, Music Education, Music Literature, Music Pedagogy, Music Therapy, Jazz, a secondary applied area, or a non-required ensemble. Courses beyond the degree requirement in the student’s major applied area or in the required major ensemble(s) are not appropriate. 

For the Bachelor of Arts degree, in addition to the electives listed for the Bachelor of Music, applied music courses beyond the required four semesters are acceptable as music electives. MUH courses will not be accepted as music electives.

10

Non-music electives which include 18 hours in one area of concentration.  At least nine (9) hours in the area of concentration, and a total of 12 of the 23 hours, must be at the 300-level or above.  The student may choose to pursue a second major or take a minor in a non-music area. School of Music students may count up to two one-hour Physical Education courses toward the general elective requirement.

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 3
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
 Hours14.5
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 3
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning – QR 3
Milestones after Year 1: 31 total hours, 2.5 GPA
 Hours16.5
Year 2
Fall
MUS 225 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 241 Theory III 4
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
MUS 271 Sound Design 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
 Hours14.5
Spring
MUS 226 Arts Instrument 1
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 361 Music Literature I (1000-1750) 3
MUS 350 Analysis of Electronic Media 2
MUS 97 Recital Attendance 0
MUS 145 Secondary Composition 2
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
MUS 270 Creative Audio Recording and Production Techniques 2
MUH 214 African-American Music 3
Milestones after Year 2: 60 total hours, 2.5 GPA
 Hours14.5
Year 3
Fall
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
MUS 362 Music Literature II (Classical & Early Romantic Music) 3
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication – OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science – S 3
 Hours16.5
Spring
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
MUS 363 Music Literature III (1860-present) 3
MUS 376 Sound Art 3
MUS 396 New Media Internship 2
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities – AH 3
Milestones after Year 3: 92 total hours, 2.5 GPA
 Hours15.5
Year 4
Fall
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
MUS 477 Special Topics in New Media 3
Choose one of the following courses: MUS 535, 551, 567, 575, 576, 586 2
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in any other discipline (300 level or above) 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Historical Perspective – SBH 3
 Hours15.5
Spring
MUS 109 Major Ensembles 1
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration (300 level or above) 3
Non-Music Elective in chosen concentration 3
MUH 205 Music in World Cultures 3
Choose from one of the following: MUS 535, 551, 567, 575 ,576, 586 2
MUS 268 New Media Seminar 0.5
MUS 496 BA Capstone Project 0
Milestones after Year 4: 120 total hours, 2.5 GPA
 Hours12.5
 Minimum Total Hours120

Degree Audit Report
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Flight Planner
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