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Commercial Music, B.M.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music prepares students for professional work in the music media industry. Students may select from two tracks, one in media composition and the second in music technology and production.

Total Program Credits: 121

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010              Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social science majors) (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4) 
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors) (3)  
Choose one of the following: 3
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  MUSC 1030 American Popular Music (Fine Arts Distribution) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 86 Credits
Musicianship Courses:  
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
  MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
  MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
  MUSC 2110 Music Theory III 3
  MUSC 2125 Music Theory IV 3
  MUSC 2130 Aural Skills III 1
  MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
  MUSC 2350 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
  MUSC 3120 Form and Analysis 3
  MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
  MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
Individual Musicianship Studies:  
  MUSC 250R

Private Lessons for Music Majors (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review) (1)

4
  MUSC 251R

Performance Class (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review) (1)

4
  MUSC 360R

Commercial Music Private Lessons (1)

4
  Student must pass the Departmental Keyboard Proficiency Examination for Commercial Music or complete MUSC 1150, MUSC 1160, MUSC 2170, and MUSC 2180  
Large Ensembles:  
Complete 4 credits from the following:  4
  MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale (1)  
  MUSC 322R Chamber Choir (1)  
  MUSC 327R Men's Choir (1)  
  MUSC 328R Women's Choir (1)  
  MUSC 330R Wind Symphony (1)  
  MUSC 332R Jazz Orchestra (1)  
  MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra (1)  
Complete 4 credits from the following:  4
  MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale (1)  
  MUSC 322R Chamber Choir (1)  
  MUSC 327R Men's Choir (1)  
  MUSC 328R Women's Choir (1)  
  MUSC 331R Percussion Ensemble (1)  
  MUSC 333R Small Jazz and Commercial Ensembles (1)  
  MUSC 373R Advanced Small Ensembles (1)  
Complete the following:  
  MUSC 1400 Music Technology I 2
  MUSC 1402 Music Technology II 2
  MUSC 1410 Survey of Commercial Music Careers 1
  MUSC 1810 Contemporary Theory and Improvisation I 3
  MUSC 2210 Contemporary Theory and Improvisation II 2
  MUSC 2400 Digital Audio Workstation  2
  MUSC 2420 Music Production Basics 2
  MUSC 3025  Songwriting I  2
  MUSC 3030 Jazz and Contemporary Arranging I  2
  MUSC 3412 Music Career Development 3
  MUSC 379R Studio Recording Workshop 1
  MUSC 410R Music Composition (2) 2
  MUSC 420R Film Scoring (2)  2
  MUSC 4130 Scoring and Arranging 2
  MUSC 470R Studio Arranging and Producing (Repeated 2 times) (3) 6
  MUSC 481R Internship in Music II  1
  MUSC 492R Advanced Topics in Music (Repeated 2 times, 2 credits each) (1) 4

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 121 semester credits, 40 credits must be upper-division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. MUSC 1150, MUSC 1160, MUSC 2170, MUSC 2180, 250R, and 360R courses require a grade B or higher. All other MUSC courses require a C grade or higher.
  3. Residency hours- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements, including a sophomore review and concert attendance requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble*  1
MUSC 1150** Group Piano I (or exam equivalent 0-1
MUSC 1400 Music Technology I 2
MUSC 1410 Survey of Commercial Music Careers 1
MUSC 1810 Contemporary Theory and Improvisation I 3
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16-17
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble* 1
MUSC 1160** Group Piano II (or exam equivalent) 0-1
MUSC 2210 Contemporary Theory and Improvisation II 2
MUSC 1402 Music Technology II 2
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 17-18
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2110   Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2130   Aural Skills III 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble* 1
MUSC 2170** Jazz/Contemporary Keyboard Skills I (or exam equivalent) 0-1
MUSC 2400 Digital Audio Workstation 2
MUSC 2350 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
MUSC 1030  American Popular Music 3
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 14-15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 2125 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSC 2180** Jazz/Contemporary Keyboard Skills II (or exam equivalent) 0-1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble* 1
MUSC 2420 Music Production Basics 2
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
American Institutions 3
Concert Attendance  
Sophomore Review   
  Semester total: 15-16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3120 Form and Analysis 3
MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
Ensemble ** 1
MUSC 410R Music Composition 2
MUSC 360R Commercial Music Private Lessons 1
MUSC 3025 Songwriting I 2
MUSC 4130 Scoring and Arranging 2
Personal Health & Wellness OR Fitness for Life 2
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
MUSC 3412 Music Career Development 3
MUSC 379R Studio Recording Workshop 1
MUSC 420R Film Scoring 2
ENSEMBLE** 1
MUSC 360R Commercial Music Private Lessons 1
Social Science Distribution 3
Physical Science Distribution 3
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 17
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3030 Jazz and Contemporary Arranging 2
MUSC 360R Commercial Music Private Lessons 1
MUSC 470R Studio Arranging and Producing 3
MUSC 492R Advanced Topics in Music 2
Ensemble** 1
Biology Distribution 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 360R Commercial Music Private Lessons 1
MUSC 470R Studio Arranging and Producing 3
MUSC 492R Advanced Topics in Music 2
MUSC 481R Internship in Music II 1
Ensemble** 1
Humanities Distribution 3
Third Science Distribution 3
  Semester total: 14

* Large Ensembles: MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale, MUSC 322R Chamber Choir, MUSC 327R Men's Choir, MUSC 328R Women's Choir, MUSC 330R Wind Symphony, MUSC 332R Jazz Orchestra, MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra.

** Large Ensembles: MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale, MUSC 322R Chamber Choir, MUSC 327R Men's Choir, MUSC 328R Women's Choir, MUSC 330R Wind Symphony, MUSC 332R Jazz Orchestra, MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra, MUSC 333R, MUSC 373R

***If you are able to pass the Keyboard Proficiency Exam for any level of Group Piano, replace that course with any upper or lower division Music course.
MUSC 2170/2180 is strongly recommended - may also take MUSC 2150/2160 (Group Piano III/IV) or exam equivalent.

  Degree total: 121

Department

Music

The Music department is in the School of the Arts. To find the most up-to-date information from the Music department, visit their website.

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