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The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry and Technology

At the time of catalog publication, this proposed degree program is under review at the California State University Chancellor’s Office. Please contact the department to learn the current status of the program.

Notice to Prospective Applicants:

In recent years there has been high student demand for this major. Students interested in this program should apply during the initial filing period of the admissions cycle (November for any fall semester or August for any spring semester). Information on any current enrollment restrictions is available from the Admissions and Records Office and from the department office sponsoring the major.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree: 120 units

See “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See “General Education Requirements” in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See “Cultural Diversity” in The University Catalog. Most courses used to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the “American Institutions Requirement” under “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.” This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 050 and POLS 055. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See “Mathematics and Writing Requirements” in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 54-57 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, dependent upon a selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 33 units

Students will be given a Theory Placement Exam to determine music competence.

13 courses required:

MUS    001A    Theory I    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamentals of music and its notation to be determined by diagnostic exam. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 004A. Required for majors, recommended for minors: keyboard proficiency or concurrent enrollment in MUS 007A.

MUS    001B    Theory II    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 001A with a minimum grade of C-. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 004B. Required for majors, recommended for minors: keyboard proficiency or concurrent enrollment in MUS 007B.

MUS    001C    Theory III    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 001B with a minimum grade of C-.

MUS    004A    Aural Musicianship    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: To be taken concurrently with MUS 001A.

MUS    004B    Aural Musicianship    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 004A with a minimum grade of C-. To be taken concurrently with MUS 001B.

MUS    006    Listening with Understanding    1.0    FA

MUS    007A    Beginning Piano    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 053A or faculty permission.

MUS    007B    Beginning Piano    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 007A with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

MUS    008    Computer Literacy for Musicians    1.0    FS

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    149    Music History Survey    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 001C.

MUS    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

MUS    191    American Music    3.0    FS *

1 course selected from:

MUS    001D    Theory IV    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 001C with a minimum grade of C-.

MUS    102    Studies Instrumentatn/Arranging    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C.

MUS    221    Songwriting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C, faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

MUS    162    Music From a Global Perspective    3.0    SP NW

Prerequisites: MUS 001B.

MUS    193    History of Jazz    3.0    SP

MUS    194    Rock & Roll Catalyst for Soc Chg    3.0    FS

MUS    196    African American Music    3.0    FS *Eth

This course is the same as AFAM 196 which may be substituted.

Major Option Course Requirements: 21-24 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE OPTION IN RECORDING ARTS: 24 units

7 courses required:

ECE    030    Basic Electricity & Instruments    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Faculty permission. This course is not intended for engineering or manufacturing technology majors or minors.

MUS    019    Aural Acuity for Recording Arts    1.0    SP

MUS    104    Fundamentals of Digital Audio    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 008, MUS 103, faculty permission.

MUS    201A    Comp with Electronic Media    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 001B, MUS 103, MUS 104, faculty permission.

This course is the same as MUS 301A which may be substituted.

MUS    201B    Comp with Electronic Media    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 201A with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

MUS    204A    Audio Recording    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: ECE 030, MUS 001B, MUS 103, faculty permission.

MUS    204B    Audio Recording    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 104, MUS 204A with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

MUS    201C    Comp with Electronic Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 201B with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

This course is the same as MUS 301C which may be substituted.

MUS    204C    Audio Recording    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 204B with a minimum grade of C-; faculty permission.

MUS    206    Audio for Video    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 201B, MUS 204B. (MUS 201B may be taken concurrently.)

MUS    207    Sound Reinforcement    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 204B, faculty permission.

2 units selected from:

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    011    Studio Instruction Appl Music    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

MUS    111    Studio Instruction Appl Music    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

These courses may be repeated for credit. See No. 4 of “Special Music Requirements” under the BA in Music.

Studio instruction is available to students in the Option in Recording Arts who can qualify by audition.

THE OPTION IN MUSIC INDUSTRY: 21 units

5 courses required:

ACCT    015    Intro to Financial Accounting    3.0    FS

MGMT    180    Managing People, Bus Proc, & Chg    3.0    FS

MKTG    170    Survey of Marketing    3.0    FS

MUS    255    Music Industry Management    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 171 or faculty permission.

MUS    259    Legal Issues in Music    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 171.

This course is the same as BLAW 259 which may be substituted.

1 course selected from:

MUS    289    Direct Field Projects in Music    1.0-5.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    299    Special Problems    1.0-3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS 289 or MUS 299 must be taken for 3 units.

1 course selected from:

MUS    250    Music/Arts Administration    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 171 or faculty permission.

MUS    256    Record Label Administration    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 171 and faculty permission.

MUS    258    Event Planning and Operation    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 171 and faculty permission.

MUS    289    Direct Field Projects in Music    1.0-5.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

NOTE: Students must take at least 3 units of MUS 289 and may take it in both select from sections above for a total of 6 units.

Special Music Industry and Technology Requirements:

1. Advising is required each semeser for all Music Industry students.
2. All entering Music Industry and Technology majors (freshmen and transfer students), must take the diagnostic examination in theory and ear training to determine placement.
3. Before gaining acceptance as a Music Industry and Technology major, each student (including transfer students) must be interviewed and/or auditioned by an appropriate faculty committee. Consult with the Music Department office for details.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor’s degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade, except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

For those courses taken for a letter grade, students must earn a grade of C- or better.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program.
Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.