BFA Specialization in Music Composition

Program Requirements

Specialization in Music Composition (66 credits)

24

credits:

MUSI 211 Aural Perception I (3.00)
MUSI 212 Aural Perception II (3.00)
MUSI 251 Harmony I (3.00)
MUSI 252 Melody and Counterpoint (3.00)
MUSI 311 Aural Perception III (3.00)
MUSI 351 Analysis (3.00)
MUSI 352 Harmony II (3.00)
MUSI 353 Creative Counterpoint (3.00)

3

credits chosen from:

JPER 225 Jazz Choir I (3.00)
MPER 201 Orchestra I (3.00)
MPER 223 Contemporary Music Ensemble I (3.00)
MPER 233 University Choir I (3.00)
MPER 234 Chamber Choir I (3.00)

6

credits:

MPER 251 Private Study I (3.00)
MPER 252 Private Study II (3.00)

3

credits chosen from:

MPER 361 Transdisciplinary Creation and Performance (3.00)
MUSI 322 New Music and Media Arts (3.00)
MUSI 421 Research in Music (3.00)

6

credits chosen from:

MHIS 203 Music History to 1800 (3.00)
MHIS 204 Music History from 1800 to the Present (3.00)

Note: If exempt from the above courses, students must choose from MHIS electives

3credits chosen from MHIS courses at the 300 and 400 level
6

credits:

MUSI 366 Music Composition Essentials I (3.00)
MUSI 367 Music Composition Essentials II (3.00)

12

credits chosen from the following courses, including a minimum of six credits at the 400 level:

MUSI 263 Songwriting I (3.00)
MUSI 363 Songwriting II (3.00)
MUSI 364 Acoustic Instrumentation and Orchestration (3.00)
MUSI 365 Electronic Instrumentation and Orchestration (3.00)
MUSI 463 Composing with Sound and Pitch (3.00)
MUSI 464 Composing with Time and Space (3.00)
MUSI 4650 Composing with Rule and Choice (3.00)
MUSI 466 Composing for Image and Media (3.00)

3

credits:

MUSI 402 Capstone Seminar and Project (3.00)

Notes

  • Students are responsible for fulfilling their particular degree requirements; hence, the sequences above must be read in conjunction with Section 81.20 Degree Requirements.

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