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Music, B.A.

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Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts/Science in Music is a liberal arts degree with a significant component of electives designed for students who desire a broad base of knowledge. The Bachelor of Arts in Music includes foreign language requirements.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  

1. Pass performance audtion and interview with music faculty.  

2.  Complete music theory diagnostic exam,  Students who do not earn at least 80% on the music department theory diagnostic exam must complete MUSC 1105 and MUSC 1110.

General Education Requirements: 33 Credits
  ENGL 1010
Introduction to Academic Writing
3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Choose one of the following: (A higher level MATH course may substitute for this requirement.) 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
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 (2.0)  
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled by completing Foreign Language Course 202G/2020) 4
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 59 Credits
Musicianship Courses
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
  MUSC 1115 Music Notation and Score Preparation 1
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
  MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
  MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
  MUSC 1390 Survey of Recording Techniques 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 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
  MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
  Complete 8  credits of MUSC courses not already required for the degree (at least 6 credits must be upper-division)   8
Individual Musicianship Studies  
  MUSC 250R

Private Lessons for Music Majors (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review) (1.0)

4
  MUSC 251R

Performance Class (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review) (1.0)

4
  MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (1.0) 4
  MUSC 451R Performance Class (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (1.0) 4
  Student must pass the Departmental Keyboard Proficiency Examination or complete MUSC 1150, MUSC 1160, MUSC 2150, and MUSC 2160  
Ensembles  
Complete 8 credits from the following: 8
  MUSC 322R Chamber Choir (1)  
  MUSC 327R Deep Green - T/B Choir (1)  
  MUSC 328R Women's Choir (1)  
  MUSC 330R Wind Symphony (1)  
  MUSC 332R Jazz Orchestra (1)  
  MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra (1)  
Elective Requirements: 28 Credits
  One Foreign Language  12
  Complete any courses 1000 level or higher (may not include MUSC courses) (at least 9 credits must be upper-division, see graduation requirements)   16

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 credits must be upper-division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.  MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors and MUSC 450R Advanced Private Lessons for Music Majors 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. For the BA degree, completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020 levels or transferred equivalents.
  6. 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
ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning  with Integrated Algebra 3
HLTH 1100 or EXSC 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 1150 Group Piano I (or exam equivalent) 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Large Ensemble   1
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
American Institutions   3
MUSC 1115 Music Notation and Score Preparation 1
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 1160 Group Piano II  (or exam equivalent) 1
MUSC 1390 Survey of Recording Techniques  
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Large Ensemble   1
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values 3
Biology Distribution   3
MUSC 2110 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2130 Aural Skills III 1
MUSC 2150 Group Piano III (or exam equivalent) 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
MUSC Elective (Lower division) 2
Large Ensemble   1
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Distribution (PHYS 1750 recommended) 3
MUSC 2125 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSC 2160 Group Piano IV (or exam equivalent) 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
MUSC 349G Global Musical Styles and Ideas   
General Education/Electives  3
Large Ensemble   1
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 14
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled by completing Foreign Language Course 202G/2020) 4
MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
MUSC Elective Upper division 3
Elective   1
Large Ensemble   1
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 14
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Foreign Language   4
MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
MUSC Elective Upper Division 3
Large Ensemble*  1
Concert Attendance  
  Semester total: 13
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Distribution   3
Foreign Language   4
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Large Ensemble   1
Elective   3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
Foreign Language   4
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Large Ensemble   1
Elective 3
Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 120

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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