Bachelor of Music - Composition
(B.M. Composition)

This information represents a typical plan for completion of a music degree. Your actual course may vary. Courses in yellow highlight are sequential music courses offered only in the indicated semester. These must be taken in the sequence indicated.

Freshman - 16 hours in Fall, 15 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 1000r Seminar 0 MUS 1000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx see note 1 Major Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxx see note 1  Major Ensemble
MUS 2xxxr Applied Instrument or Voice 1 MUS 2xxxr  Applied Instrument/Voice 1
MUS 1710 Musicianship I 2 MUS 1720 Musicianship II  2
MUS 1750  Aural Skills I 2 MUS 1760  Aural Skills II  2
MUS 1730 Musicianship Lab I 1 MUS 1740 Musicianship Lab II
1
ENGL 1010  Rhetoric and Composition I  MUS 2050r Fundamentals of Comp. 2
MATH 1010  Math in Our Modern World  ENGL 1020 Rhetoric & Composition II
FINE ARTS/HUM Approved General Ed course 3 FINE ARTS/HUM Approved Gen Ed course 3

 

     
Sophomore - 15 hours in Fall, 15 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 2000r Seminar 0 MUS 2000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx Major Ensemble see note 1 1 MUS xxxx Major Ensemble see note 1 1
MUS 2xxxr Voice/Instrument Instruction 1 MUS 2xxxr Voice/Instrument Instruction 1
MUS 2710 Musicianship III 2 MUS 2720 Musicianship IV 2
MUS 2750 Aural Skills III 2 MUS 2760 Aural Skills IV 2
MUS 2730 Musicianship Lab III 1 MUS 2740 Musicianship Lab IV 1
MUS 3050r Intermediate Composition 2 MUS 3050r Intermediate Composition 2
BEH/SS Behavioral/Social Science 3 NLS Natural Science w/o Lab 3
Statistics Approved Statistics Course 3 FAH: VPA Visual/Performing Arts course 3
Junior - 17 hours in Fall, 14 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 3000r Seminar 0 MUS 3000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx  Approved Small Ensemble 1 MUS xxxx Approved Small Ensemble 1
MUS 3xxxr Applied Instrument/Voice  see note 3 1 MUS 3xxxr Applied Instr/Voice  see note 3 1
MUS 3030 Basic Conducting 2 MUS 3100 or 3280 Choral or Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 3110 Musics of the World 3 MUS 3020 Counterpoint 3
MUS 3070 Orchestration 2 MUS 3420 Performance Production 2
MUS 3150 Music History I 3 MUS 3160 Music History II 3
MUS 4010r Advanced Composition 2 MUS 4010r Advanced Composition 2
PHIL 3360 Aesthetics 3      
Senior - 14 hours in Fall, 14 in Spring
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MUS 4000r Seminar 0 MUS 4000r Seminar 0
MUS xxxx Approved Small Ensemble 1 MUS xxxxr Approved Small Ensemble 1
MUS 3xxxr Applied Instr/Voice  see note 2 1 MUS 3xxxr Applied Instr/Voice  see note 2 1
MUS 4650 Practicum in Music Technology 3 MUS 3400/3410 Life Skills/Entrepreneurship 3
MUS 4920 Senior Recital 0 MUS 4170 Arts in Society 3
MUS 4010r Advanced Composition 2 MUS 4010r Advanced Composition 2
FAH: TVB Thoughts, Values, Beliefs 3 MUS 4900 Senior Project in Composition 1
Lab Science Approved Coursesee note 5 4 BEH/SS Approved Behavioral/Soc Sci 3

Notes

1 Ensembles and applied instruction may be vocal/choral or instrumental. Ensembles must be 0030, 0022, 0028, 0030, 0040, or 0050 as appropriate to your applied instrument except in special approved circumstances.

3 Division Jury music be passed at the end of the sophomore year to enter into the 3000-level of applied instruction for the junior year.

5 Approval of Division Jury is required to perform Senior recital.