Jun 17, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Music (B.A.)


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Program Information

  • Ensembles: All majors must be a member of one of the following ensembles in their applied emphasis each semester: MUSC 3320 , MUSC 3350 , MUSC 3360 , or MUSC 3380 . The total minimum number of major ensemble credits required for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music is six (6).
  • Music Theory: Students must be enrolled concurrently in Music Theory and Aural Skills classes.
  • Piano Proficiency: Students must pass a piano proficiency exam before enrolling in MUSC 2110 - Music Theory III  and MUSC 2130 - Aural Skills III . MUSC 1150  and MUSC 1160  may be taken to assist in preparation for the exam.
  • In order to move to upper-level applied study (MUSC 3410 ), the student must pass the Sophomore Gateway.
  • Senior Recital: The B.A. degree requires a half-recital to be given during the junior or senior year. Students must enroll in applied music each semester until the recital requirement is met.
  • To fulfill all graduation requirements, all zero (0) credit courses must appear on the transcript.
  • Each major or minor in music is required to abide by the policies and procedures set up in the Departmental Student Handbook (see www.suu.edu/pva/music/handbook.html).
  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major, except for Applied Music courses which require a “B” (3.0) or higher.
  • An audition is required to be admitted into the music major. The Department of Music follows National Association of Schools of Music standards.

General Education Requirement (31-36 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 Credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 19-23 Credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)


See Experiential Education  for more information.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Music Curriculum Summary (51 Credits)


Foundation Courses (4 Credits)


All students must satisfy these requirements before achieving advanced standing:

Music Core Requirements (41 Credits)


Major Ensemble Requirement (6 Credits)


Complete 6 credits from the following:

Free Electives (14-22 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree: 120


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