With three distinct areas of study, three specializations and two minors, an undergraduate degree in music has the scope to connect and deepen musical knowledge and creative abilities.
Major in Music
The Major in Music is a 54-credit program that gives students a broad range of courses in theory, history, performance, aural perception, and composition.
Minor in Music
The Minor in Music is a 24-credit program in classical / contemporary music for students who wish to extend their musical knowledge and skills. Students are not allowed to take private instrumental or vocal instruction for credit.
Major/Minor in Electroacoustic Studies
The Major in Electroacoustic Studies is a 48-credit program that covers many areas of electroacoustics, recording and sonic arts. A strong core of auditory, listening and sonic creativity skills allow graduates to pursue work and studies in electroacoustic composition, sound design and recording.
The Minor in Electroacoustic Studies is a 24-credit program allowing students from other areas to develop auditory, listening and sonic creativity skills.
Specialization in Jazz Studies
The Specialization in Jazz Studies is a 66-credit program that students may enter from their first year. Jazz tradition and culture are at the core of the program from the start, with courses in jazz harmony, aural skills, improvisation, arranging, composition and performance.
Specialization in Music Performance
The Specialization in Music Performance is a 66-credit program that students enter after successful completion of 30 credits in the Major in Music and an audition. Ample opportunities for solo and ensemble performance are available, and a final public recital is required.
Specialization in Music Composition
The Specialization in Music Composition is a 66-credit program that students enter after successful completion of 30 credits in the Major in Music and the evaluation of a composition portfolio. Courses in composition, instrumentation, analysis, and contemporary musical styles are complemented by readings and performances of student works. Opportunities to compose for film animation, dance, and theatre productions are available.