Composition, B.Mus.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124-135

Major Hours: 85

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B705

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.  Audition is required for admission to the degree program.

Major Area

Composition
Choose 6 hours in the following:6
Freshman and/or Sophomore Composition for Performance Majors 1
MUTE 2000Sophomore Barrier 20
Choose 8 hours in the following:8
Junior and/or Senior Composition for Performance Majors 2
Music Theory and Technology
MUTH 1512Musical Structures I2
MUTH 1612Aural Skills I2
MUTH 1522Musical Structures II2
MUTH 1622Aural Skills II2
MUTH 2512Musical Structures III (Core IV)2
MUTH 2612Aural Skills III2
MUTH 252220th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures2
MUTH 2622Aural Skills IV2
MUTH 3763Counterpoint3
MUTH 3783Forms and Analysis3
MUTH 4863Advanced Orchestration3
MUTK 4113Understanding Electroacoustic Music3
MUTK 4133Introduction to Digital Signal Processing3
MUTK 4163Real Time MIDI Control3
Additional Requirements
MUTE 1000Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation (1 semester)0
MUTE 1010Recital Attendance (3 semesters)0
SRRE 4021Senior Recital1
Total Credit Hours49

Music Support

Musicology and Music Literature11
Music in Culture (Core IV)
Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)
Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)
Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)
MUSC/MUTK/MUTH Advised Elective3
MUTE 4512Professional Preparation and Capstone Project2
Additional Requirements
MUTE 1311Group Piano I 11
MUTE 1321Group Piano II 11
MUTE 2311Group Piano III 11
MUTE 2321Group Piano IV 11
Choose 4 hours in the following:4
Junior and/or Senior Secondary Piano
Junior and/or Senior Secondary Organ
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance & Chamber Ensemble 24
MUTE XXXX, Major Performance & Chamber Ensemble (3000-4000) 2,34
Choose one of the following:4
Instrumental Conducting I
and Instrumental Conducting II
Choral Conducting I
and Choral Conducting II
Instrumental Conducting I
and Choral Conducting I
Total Credit Hours36

General Education and College Requirements

Courses used to fulfill General Education and/or major requirements may not fulfill electives.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school —2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I) 13
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Art and Humanities
Artistic Forms
The following are satisfied in Musicology and Music Theory requirements (4 hours)0
Music in Culture
Musical Structures III
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
The following are satisfied in Musicology requirements (9 hours):0
Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV)
Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV)
Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV)
World Culture
Choose one course (upper-division)3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Free Electives
Choose 8 hours8
Total Credit Hours39-50

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Music credit must be earned in residence as a declared major.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Music.

Degree Completion Responsibility: Although the Dean’s Office checks each student’s records, the responsibility for meeting degree requirements lies with the student and not with the advisor or the Dean. Each student should obtain a copy of the requirements for graduation and check it regularly as they complete their degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
MUTE 1311 Group Piano I 1
MUTH 1512 Musical Structures I 2
MUTH 1612 Aural Skills I 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1000 Freshman/Transfer Music Orientation 0
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH (Core I) 1 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours15-20
Second Semester
COMP 2020 Freshman and/or Sophomore Composition for Performance Majors 2
MUTE 1321 Group Piano II 1
MUTH 1522 Musical Structures II (Core IV) 2
MUTH 1622 Aural Skills II 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 1312 Music in Culture (Core IV) 2
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours13-18
Sophomore
First Semester
COMP 2020 Freshman and/or Sophomore Composition for Performance Majors 2
MUTE 2311 Group Piano III 1
MUTH 2512 Musical Structures III (Core IV) 2
MUTH 2612 Aural Skills III 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 2313 Ancient Times to 1700 (Core IV) 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
COMP 2020 Freshman and/or Sophomore Composition for Performance Majors 2
MUTE 2321 Group Piano IV 1
MUTH 2522 20th- and 21st-Century Musical Structures 2
MUTH 2622 Aural Skills IV 2
MUTE Ensemble 1
MUTE 2000 Sophomore Barrier 0
MUTE 1010 Recital Attendance 0
MUSC 2323 Late Baroque Through Romantic Period (Core IV) 3
Natural Science (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours15
Junior
First Semester
COMP 4020 Junior and/or Senior Composition for Performance Majors 2
PIAN 4000
Junior and/or Senior Secondary Piano
or Junior and/or Senior Secondary Organ
1
MUTH 3763 Counterpoint 3
MUTE Ensemble or Chamber Music (3000-4000 level) 1
MUSC 3333 Post-Romantic Period to the Present (Core IV) 3
MUTK 4113 Understanding Electroacoustic Music 3
MUTK 4133 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
COMP 4020 Junior and/or Senior Composition for Performance Majors 2
PIAN 4000
Junior and/or Senior Secondary Piano
or Junior and/or Senior Secondary Organ
1
MUTH 3783 Forms and Analysis 3
MUTE Ensemble or Chamber Music (3000-4000 level) 1
MUTK 4163 Real Time MIDI Control 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Social Science (Core III) 3
Free Electives 1
 Credit Hours17
Senior
First Semester
COMP 4020 Junior and/or Senior Composition for Performance Majors 2
PIAN 4000
Junior and/or Senior Secondary Piano
or Junior and/or Senior Secondary Organ
1
MUTE Ensemble or Chamber Music (3000-4000 level) 1
MUTE 3242
Instrumental Conducting I
or Choral Conducting I
2
Natural Science (Core II) 3-4
World Culture—Upper-Division (Core IV) 3
MUTE 4512 Professional Preparation and Capstone Project 2
Free Electives 2-3
 Credit Hours16-18
Second Semester
COMP 4020 Junior and/or Senior Composition for Performance Majors 2
PIAN 4000
Junior and/or Senior Secondary Piano
or Junior and/or Senior Secondary Organ
1
MUTH 4863 Advanced Orchestration 3
MUSC/MUTK/MUTH Advised Elective 3
MUTE Ensemble or Chamber Music (3000-4000 level) 1
Choose one of the following: 2
Instrumental Conducting II  
Choral Conducting II  
Choral Conducting I  
SRRE 4021 Senior Recital 1
Free Electives 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours124-135