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 2 1 MUS 3xxxr Applied Instr/Voice  see note 2 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 see note 3 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 Course 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.

 2Division Jury music be passed at the end of the sophomore year to enter into the 3000-level of applied instruction for the junior year.

 3Approval of Division Jury is required to perform Senior recital.