Requirements

B.A. IN MUSIC

Requirements (96 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Music Theory (24 units)

  1. MUS 120. Theory I (3)
  2. MUS 121. Theory I Laboratory (1)
  3. MUS 122. Theory II (3)
  4. MUS 123. Theory II Laboratory (1)
  5. MUS 320. Theory III (3)
  6. MUS 321. Theory III Laboratory (1)
  7. MUS 322. Theory IV (3)
  8. MUS 323. Theory IV Laboratory (1)
  9. MUS 324. Theory V (3)
  10. MUS 325. Theory V Laboratory (1)
  11. MUS 542. Studies in Musical Organization (4)

Music History (16 units)

  1. MUS 304. History of Music I (4)
  2. MUS 305. History of Music II (4)
  3. MUS 306. History of Music III (4)
  4. MUS 350. Music of World Cultures (4)

Conducting (2 units)

  1. MUS 210. Conducting (2)

Additional Requirements

  1. Piano proficiency must be demonstrated by completing one of the following:
    1. MUS 222. Class Piano III (with a grade of "B" or better) (1)
    2. Successful completion of credit by examination administered by the department.
  2. Nine units chosen from the student's area of study:
    • MUS 140-145 (100-level Applied Study) (3)
    • MUS 240-246 (200-level Applied Study) (3)
    • MUS 340-349 (300-level Applied Study) (3)
  3. Twelve units chosen from:
    • MUS 380. Chamber Orchestra (1)
    • MUS 381. Symphonic Band (1)
    • MUS 385. Concert Choir (1)
    • MUS 386. Chamber Singers (1)
    • Participation in one of the major performance organizations most appropriate to the student's applied emphasis is required each quarter in residence with a maximum of twelve units being applied to the major.
  4. Concert attendance:
    • Six quarters of MUS 998. Concert Attendance; at least eight Music Department concerts, recitals and related programs must be attended per quarter.
  5. One unit chosen from:
    • MUS 598. Senior Project (1)
    • MUS 599. Senior Recital (1)
    • Note: If student chooses MUS 599 to fulfill the core requirement, MUS 440 level must be reached.
    • MUS 990. Music Comprehensive Assessment (0)

Emphases (31 units)

Thirty one units chosen from one of the following emphases:

Commercial Music Emphasis (31 units)

  1. MUS 230. Introduction to Jazz Improvisation (2)
  2. MUS 260. Commercial Songwriting (2)
  3. MUS 266. Introduction to Computer and Electronic Music (4)
  4. MUS 406. Orchestration (2)
  5. MUS 414. Commercial Arranging and Scoring (2)
  6. MUS 475. Internship in Commercial Music (2)
  7. Three units chosen from:
    • MUS 382H. Chamber Music: Jazz Combo (1)
    • MUS 391. Jazz Ensemble (1)
    • MUS 392. Vocal Jazz (1)
    • Or other music ensembles approved by advisor.
  8. Electives (14 units)
    • Fourteen additional units in music approved by advisor.

Music Education Emphasis (31 units)

  1. MUS 201A. Class Strings I (1)
  2. MUS 201B. Class Strings II (1)
  3. MUS 202A. Class Woodwinds I (1)
  4. MUS 202B. Class Woodwinds II (1)
  5. MUS 203A. Class Brass I (1)
  6. MUS 203B. Class Brass II (1)
  7. MUS 204A. Class Percussion I (1)
  8. MUS 204B. Class Percussion II (1)
  9. One unit chosen from:
    • MUS 206. Class Voice (1)
    • MUS 207. Diction for Singers (1) (for voice emphasis students)
  10. MUS 208. Vocal Music Literature (1)
  11. MUS 209. Instrumental Music Literature (1)
  12. MUS 301. Choral Conducting (2)
  13. MUS 303. Instrumental Conducting (2)
  14. MUS 382. Chamber Music (1) for a total of (2)
  15. MUS 406. Orchestration (2)
  16. MUS 408. Arranging (2)
  17. MUS 410. Music in the Elementary Schools (4)
  18. MUS 411. Teaching Music in Secondary Schools (4)
  19. MUS 535. Computer Studies for Music Teachers (2)

Performance/Composition Emphasis (31 units)

  1. One unit chosen from:
    • MUS 208. Vocal Music Literature (1)
    • MUS 209. Instrumental Music Literature (1)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • MUS 266. Introduction to Computer and Electronic Music (4)
    • MUS 267. Introduction to Studio Recording Techniques (4)
  3. Two units chosen from:
    • MUS 301. Choral Conducting (2)
    • MUS 303. Instrumental Conducting (2)
  4. MUS 406. Orchestration (2)
  5. MUS 408. Arranging (2)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • MUS 307. Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (4)
    • MUS 400. Studies in Composers (4)
    • MUS 402. Studies in Genres (4)
    • MUS 426. Studies in Music History (4)
  7. Applied Study
    Three units chosen from one of the following:
    • MUS 440. Upper-Division Voice II (1) for a total of (3)
    • MUS 441. Upper-Division Keyboard Instrument II (1) for a total of (3)
    • MUS 442. Upper-Division String Instrument II (1) for a total of (3)
    • MUS 443. Upper-Division Wind Instrument II (1) for a total of (3)
    • MUS 444. Upper-Division Brass Instrument II (1) for a total of (3)
    • MUS 445. Upper-Division Percussion Instrument II (1) for a total of (3)
    • MUS 446. Upper-Division Composition II (1) for a total of (3)
    • MUS 448. Applied Technology II (1) for a total of (3)
  8. One unit chosen from:
    • MUS 498. Junior Project (1)
    • MUS 499. Junior Recital (1)
  9. Music Electives (12 units)
    • Twelve units of music courses related to the student's area of study (composition, instrumental, vocal, technology), subject to approval of advisor.

General Music Studies Emphasis (31 units)

  1. MUS 266. Introduction to Computer and Electronic Music (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • MUS 351. Latin American Music (4)
    • MUS 352. African American Music (4)
    • MUS 360. Music in the United States (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • MUS 307. Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (4)
    • MUS 400. Studies in Composers (4)
    • MUS 402. Studies in Genres (4)
    • MUS 426. Studies in Music History (4)
  4. MUS 528. Special Projects (2)
  5. Music Electives (9 units)
    • Nine units of music courses, subject to approval of advisor.
  6. Electives (8 units)
    • Eight units chosen from courses offered in the College of Arts and Letters which may include music courses, subject to approval of advisor.

Music Technology Emphasis (31 units)

  1. MUS 266. Introduction to Computer and Electronic Music (4)
  2. MUS 267. Introduction to Studio Recording Techniques (4)
  3. MUS 416. Advanced Computer and Electronic Music (4)
  4. MUS 427. Advanced Studio Recording Techniques (4)
  5. MUS 429. Topics in Music Technology (4)
  6. MUS 448. Applied Technology II (1) for a total of (3)
  7. MUS 575. Internship in Music Technology (4)
  8. Music Electives (4 units)
    • Four units chosen from music courses, with approval of advisor.

Musical Theatre Emphasis (31 units)

  1. TA 131. Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)
  2. TA 251. Acting I: Games and Exercises (3)
  3. TA 252. Acting II: Creating a Role (3)
  4. Six units chosen from:
    • DAN 200A. Studies in Dance: Jazz (2)
    • DAN 200B. Studies in Dance: Modern (2)
    • DAN 200C. Studies in Dance: Tap (2)
    • DAN 200D. Studies in Dance: Ballet (2)
    • DAN 300A. Dance Techniques: Jazz (2)
    • DAN 300B. Dance Techniques: Modern (2)
    • DAN 300C. Dance Techniques: Tap (2)
    • DAN 300D. Dance Techniques: Ballet (2)
    • DAN 300E. Dance Techniques: Musical Theatre (2)
  5. MUS 387. Opera Theatre I (1) for a total of (2)
  6. Two units chosen from:
    • MUS 302. Music Theatre Production (2)
    • TA 320A. Performance Practicum: Main Stage (2) (when production is a musical)
  7. Four units chosen from:
    • MUS 302. Musical Theatre Production (2)
    • MUS 387. Opera Theatre I (1)
    • TA 320A. Performance Practicum: Main Stage (2)
    • TA 320B. Performance Practicum: Imagination Players (2)
    • TA 320C. Performance Practicum: Touring Theatre (2)
    • TA 320E. Performance Practicum: Special Projects (2)
    • TA 320F. Performance Practicum: Dance Performance (2)
  8. MUS 375. Music Theater Internship (2)
  9. MUS 440. Upper-Division Voice II (1) for a total of (3)
  10. Electives (3 units)
    • Three units of music, theatre arts, or dance courses with approval of advisor.

Ethnomusicology Emphasis (31 units)

  1. MUS 267. Introduction to Studio Recording Techniques (4)
  2. Four units chosen from:
    • MUS 307. Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (4)
    • MUS 308. Women in Music (4)
    • MUS 400. Studies in Composers (4)
    • MUS 401. Musical Theatre (4)
    • MUS 402. Studies in Genres (4)
    • MUS 426. Studies in Music History (4)
  3. Eight units chosen from:
    • MUS 351. Latin American Music (4)
    • MUS 352. African American Music (4)
    • MUS 360. Music in the United States (4)
    • MUS 510. Special Topics in Music (4)
  4. MUS 528. Special Projects (3) (used in preparation for senior project)
  5. ANTH 102. Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society (4)
  6. Electives (8 units)
    • Eight units of upper-division anthropology courses, subject to approval of advisor.

Music History Emphasis (31 units)

  1. Eight units chosen from:
    • MUS 307. Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (4)
    • MUS 308. Women in Music (4)
    • MUS 400. Studies in Composers (4)
    • MUS 402. Studies in Genres (4)
    • MUS 426. Studies in Music History (4)
  2. Eight units chosen from:
    • MUS 351. Latin American Music (4)
    • MUS 352. African American Music (4)
    • MUS 360. Music in the United States (4)
    • MUS 510. Special Topics in Music (4)
  3. MUS 528. Special Projects (3) (used in preparation for senior project)
  4. HIST 394. Introduction to History (4)
  5. Electives (8 units)
    • Eight units of upper-division history courses, subject to approval of advisor.

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