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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Musical Arts

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (MUBMA)

PROFESSOR SUE HAUG, Director, School of Music

The Bachelor of Musical Arts degree is a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary program that is intended to prepare students for careers in performance, while developing a secondary area of emphasis outside of music, as determined for each student on the basis of an advising process. Completion of this program requires that the student achieve a high level of competence in order to begin professional work or pursue further studies at the graduate level.

Entrance into this program will be determined by departmental evaluation. All students are required to pass a piano proficiency examination.

For the Bachelor of Musical Arts, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(1-15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES :
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-1 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 88-90 credits[1]
(This includes 1-15 credits of General Education courses: 1-3 credits of GA; 0-12 credits in the area of SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
MUSIC 121(1), MUSIC 122(1), MUSIC 129S(3), MUSIC 131(2), MUSIC 132(2), MUSIC 162 IL(2) (Sem: 1-2)
MUSIC 221(1), MUSIC 222(1), MUSIC 231(2), MUSIC 261 IL(3), MUSIC 262 IL(3), MUSIC 266(1) (Sem: 3-4)
MUSIC 331(2), MUSIC 332(2) (Sem: 5-6)
MUSIC 101(1) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4-6 credits)
INART 258A GA(3) or INART 258B GA(1) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from MUSIC 461W(3), MUSIC 462W(3), MUSIC 463W(3), or MUSIC 464W(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (57 credits)
Select 21 credits in applied music through Level VIII of performance (Sem: 1-8)
Select 8 credits of approved ensembles (see School of Music Handbook for list of ensembles) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 4 credits in music in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 1-8)
Select 24 credits in consultation with adviser in an area of study other than music, at least 12 credits must be at the 400 level.
This list of courses must be approved by the College of Arts and Architecture's Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
(0-12 of these 24 credits may be included in GENERAL EDUCATION) (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-01-017

Review Date: 8/24/2010

Director name last updated: 01/13/06

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