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The Bachelor of Arts in Music

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: 50-67 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: 30 units

14 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    001D    Theory IV    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 001C 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    150A    Music History (Antiquity-1750)    3.0    FA

MUS    150B    Music History (1750-1900)    3.0    SP

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

MUS    150C    Music History (1900-the Present)    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 001D, MUS 150B, and faculty permission.

MUS    162    Music From a Global Perspective    3.0    SP NW

Prerequisites: MUS 001B.

Major Option Course Requirements: 20-37 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 GENERAL MUSIC: 20 units

1 course selected from:

MUS    191    American Music    3.0    FS *

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.

6 units selected from:

MUS    060    Jazz Improvisation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: A basic technique and facility on any band, orchestral, or show band instrument. Must be able to read music with some knowledge of scale-chord relationship. A course from the MUS 053 series is recommended.

This course is the same as MUS 160 which may be substituted.

MUS    102    Studies Instrumentatn/Arranging    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C.

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

MUS    160    Jazz Improvisation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: A basic technique and facility on any band, orchestral, or show band instrument. Must be able to read music with some knowledge of scale-chord relationship. A course from the MUS 053 series is recommended.

This course is the same as MUS 060 which may be substituted.

MUS    202A    Composition    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    219    Band Scoring    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    220    Jazz Arranging    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C, faculty permission.

MUS    221    Songwriting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C, faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

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

2 units selected from:

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    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.

6 units selected from:

Any Music (MUS) course offerings except MUS 045 and MUS 053 selected in consultation with an adviser.

Studio instruction is available to students in the Option in General Music who can qualify by audition.

THE OPTION IN MUSIC COMPOSITION: 36 units

11 courses required:

MUS    017    Intermediate Piano    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 007B or faculty permission.

MUS    102    Studies Instrumentatn/Arranging    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C.

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    104    Fundamentals of Digital Audio    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 008, MUS 103, faculty permission.

MUS    112A    Recital    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 011, MUS 111, or MUS 202D; 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    202A    Composition    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    202B    Composition    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    202C    Composition    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    202D    Composition    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

4 units required:

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

NOTE: Pep Band is not acceptable for MUS 003 and MUS 203.

3 units selected from:

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    118    Advanced Piano    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 017 or faculty permission.

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

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    219    Band Scoring    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    220    Jazz Arranging    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C, faculty permission.

MUS    221    Songwriting    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C, faculty permission.

NOTE on MUS 011 and MUS 111: if Keyboard is your major instrument, select another applied area for study.

THE OPTION IN MUSIC EDUCATION: 36-37 units

This option satisfies the requirements for the single subject credential in music.

6 units required:

At least 2 units must be at the 111 level.

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 011 and MUS 111 may be repeated for credit.

4 units selected from:

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

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

1 course selected from:

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

1 course selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the adviser in Music Education.

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

7 courses required:

MUS    112A    Recital    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 011, MUS 111, or MUS 202D; faculty permission.

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

MUS    151    Foundations of Music Education    3.0    F1

Prerequisites: MUS 001A or faculty permission.

MUS    152    Elementary General Music Methods    3.0    S2

Prerequisites: MUS 151 or faculty permission.

MUS    164    Middle/Jr High Voc Ensemble Tech    2.0    S1

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUS 001D, MUS 151, MUS 152, and MUS 140.

MUS    165    School Instrumental Ensemble    2.0    F2

MUS    260    Synthesis School Music Tech    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUS 152, MUS 164, MUS 165, and MUS 154A-F. Also, completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUS 240 or MUS 245; faculty permission.

5 courses selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the adviser in Music Education.

MUS    154A    School Instrmntl Tech: Woodwinds    1.0    F1

MUS    154B    School Instrmntl Tech: Brass    1.0    F2

MUS    154C    School Instrmntl Tech: Strings    1.0    S1

MUS    154D    Schl Instrmntl Tech: Percussion    1.0    S2

MUS    154E    Schl Instrmntl Tech: Class Instr    1.0    S2

MUS    154F    Schol Instrmntl Tech: Keyboard    1.0    FA

1 course selected from:

MUS    240    Advanced Choral Conducting    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 140, faculty permission.

MUS    245    Adv Instrumental Conducting    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 140, faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

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

MUS    196    African American Music    3.0    FS *Eth

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

MUS    219    Band Scoring    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    220    Jazz Arranging    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C, faculty permission.

MUS    240    Advanced Choral Conducting    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 140, faculty permission.

THE OPTION IN MUSIC INDUSTRY: 30 units

The Option in Music Industry will be discontinued when the BA in Music Industry and Technology is approved. Contact the department about the current status of this option.

8 courses required:

ACCT    015    Intro to Financial Accounting    3.0    FS

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

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

MUS    194    Rock & Roll Catalyst for Soc Chg    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.

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

MKTG    170    Survey of Marketing    3.0    FS

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.

Students must take at least 3 units of MUS 289.

THE OPTION IN PERFORMANCE: 30-32 units

8 units required:

At least 4 units must be at the 111 level.

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 011 and MUS 111 may be repeated for credit. See No. 4 under “Special Music Requirements.”

2 courses required:

MUS    112A    Recital    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 011, MUS 111, or MUS 202D; faculty permission.

MUS    212    Senior Recital    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 111, faculty permission.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 19-21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

To complete the Option in Performance, students choose one of the following patterns.

The Instrumental Pattern: 20 units

4 units selected from:

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

These courses may be repeated for credit.

2 units selected from:

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

These courses may be repeated for credit.

2 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the adviser in the Instrumental Pattern.

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

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.

1 course selected from:

MUS    101    Introduction to MIDI    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 053A or MUS 001A and faculty permission.

MUS    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

MUS    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

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

MUS    250    Music/Arts Administration    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 171 or faculty permission.

9 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the adviser in the Instrumental Pattern.

MUS    028    Introduction to Accompanying    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.

This course is the same as MUS 228 and MUS 328 which may be substituted.

MUS    060    Jazz Improvisation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: A basic technique and facility on any band, orchestral, or show band instrument. Must be able to read music with some knowledge of scale-chord relationship. A course from the MUS 053 series is recommended.

This course is the same as MUS 160 which may be substituted.

MUS    102    Studies Instrumentatn/Arranging    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C.

MUS    121    Studio Class    1.0    FS

This course is the same as MUS 021 which may be substituted.

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

MUS    160    Jazz Improvisation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: A basic technique and facility on any band, orchestral, or show band instrument. Must be able to read music with some knowledge of scale-chord relationship. A course from the MUS 053 series is recommended.

This course is the same as MUS 060 which may be substituted.

MUS    191    American Music    3.0    FS *

MUS    193    History of Jazz    3.0    SP

MUS    196    African American Music    3.0    FS *Eth

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

MUS    219    Band Scoring    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 102, faculty permission.

MUS    220    Jazz Arranging    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 001C, faculty permission.

MUS    285A    Sem in Mus Hist & Lit: Instrumtl    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

The Keyboard Pattern: 19-21 units

3 courses required:

MUS    028    Introduction to Accompanying    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.

This course is the same as MUS 228 and MUS 328 which may be substituted.

MUS    228A    Vocal Accompanying Repertoire    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

MUS    228B    Instrumntl Accompany Repertoire    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

3 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    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 under “Special Music Requirements.”

4 units required:

MUS    121    Studio Class    1.0    FS

This course is the same as MUS 021 which may be substituted.

This course may be repeated for credit.

2 courses required:

MUS    226A    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    FA

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    285B    Sem in Mus Hist & Lit: Keyboard    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

MUS    111F    Studio Instruction: Piano    1.0    FS

MUS    111G    Studio Instruction: Organ    1.0    FS

Students emphasizing piano performance select MUS 111F.
Students emphasizing organ performance select MUS 111G.

1 course selected from:

MUS    225    Service Playing Church Organist    2.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Studio instruction in organ or faculty permission.

MUS    226B    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the adviser in the Keyboard Pattern.

MUS    101    Introduction to MIDI    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 053A or MUS 001A and faculty permission.

MUS    111G    Studio Instruction: Organ    1.0    FS

MUS    111J    Studio Instruction: Harpsichord    1.0    FS

MUS    160    Jazz Improvisation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: A basic technique and facility on any band, orchestral, or show band instrument. Must be able to read music with some knowledge of scale-chord relationship. A course from the MUS 053 series is recommended.

This course is the same as MUS 060 which may be substituted.

MUS    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

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

MUS    211    Keyboard Pedagogy Project    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: faculty permission.

MUS    225    Service Playing Church Organist    2.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Studio instruction in organ or faculty permission.

The Vocal Pattern: 19-21 units

2 units selected from:

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

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

2 units selected from:

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

These courses may be repeated for credit.

2 units selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the adviser in the Vocal Pattern.

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    005    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

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.

4 courses required:

MUS    132A    Vocal Diction and Literature    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUS    132B    Vocal Diction and Literature    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUS    231    Vocal Pedagogy    3.0    FS

MUS    285C    Sem in Mus Hist & Lit: Vocal    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

Select courses in consultation with the adviser in the Vocal Pattern.

MUS    028    Introduction to Accompanying    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.

This course is the same as MUS 228 and MUS 328 which may be substituted.

MUS    111F    Studio Instruction: Piano    1.0    FS

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

MUS    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

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

MUS    228A    Vocal Accompanying Repertoire    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

Students in the Vocal Pattern are strongly encouraged to take at least two semesters of French, Italian, or German.

THE OPTION IN PIANO ACCOMPANYING: 31 units

4 units required:

MUS    011F    Studio Instruction: Piano    1.0    FS

4 units required:

MUS    111K    Studio Instruction: Piano Accomp    1.0    FS

5 units required:

MUS    003    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    009    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

All of the courses above may be repeated for credit. See No. 4 under “Special Music Requirements” below.

6 courses required:

MUS    028    Introduction to Accompanying    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: Moderate piano and sight reading skills; audition or faculty permission required.

This course is the same as MUS 228 and MUS 328 which may be substituted.

MUS    132A    Vocal Diction and Literature    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUS    132B    Vocal Diction and Literature    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUS    228A    Vocal Accompanying Repertoire    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

MUS    228B    Instrumntl Accompany Repertoire    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

MUS    212    Senior Recital    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MUS 111, faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

MUS    240    Advanced Choral Conducting    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 140, faculty permission.

MUS    245    Adv Instrumental Conducting    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 140, faculty permission.

3 units selected from:

MUS    005Y    Mixed Ensembles    1.0    FS

This course is the same as MUS 205Y and MUS 305Y which may be substituted.

MUS    060    Jazz Improvisation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: A basic technique and facility on any band, orchestral, or show band instrument. Must be able to read music with some knowledge of scale-chord relationship. A course from the MUS 053 series is recommended.

This course is the same as MUS 160 which may be substituted.

MUS    205Y    Mixed Ensembles    1.0    FS

This course is the same as MUS 005Y and MUS 305Y which may be substituted.

MUS    160    Jazz Improvisation    1.0    FS

Prerequisites: A basic technique and facility on any band, orchestral, or show band instrument. Must be able to read music with some knowledge of scale-chord relationship. A course from the MUS 053 series is recommended.

This course is the same as MUS 060 which may be substituted.

MUS    140    Fundamentals of Conducting    2.0    FA

MUS    215    Adv Functional Keyboard Studies    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    225    Service Playing Church Organist    2.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Studio instruction in organ or faculty permission.

MUS    226A    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    FA

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    240    Advanced Choral Conducting    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 140, faculty permission.

MUS    245    Adv Instrumental Conducting    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 140, faculty permission.

NOTE: With the permission of the adviser, these elective units may be replaced with additional units in the following:

MUS    111F    Studio Instruction: Piano    1.0    FS

MUS    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    303    Large Ensemble    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    226B    Keyboard Pedagogy    2.0    SP

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUS    305    Small Ensemble    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    309    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    228A    Vocal Accompanying Repertoire    1.0    FA

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

MUS    228B    Instrumntl Accompany Repertoire    1.0    SP

Prerequisites: MUS 028 or faculty permission.

THE OPTION IN RECORDING ARTS: 27 units

The Option in Recording Arts will be discontinued when the BA in Music Industry and Technology is approved. Contact the department about the current status of this option.

8 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    103    Intro to Music Technology    3.0    FA

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    171    Music Industry    3.0    FS

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

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    203    Large Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    205    Small Ensembles    1.0    Inq

MUS    209    Vocal Performance    1.0    Inq

MUS    111    Studio Instruction Appl Music    1.0    Inq

Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.

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

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

Special Music Requirements:

1. Advising is required each semester for all Music students.
2. All entering Music 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 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. A Music major wishing to change option or emphasis must also be interviewed and/or auditioned by an appropriate faculty committee.
4. Students must participate in at least one ensemble using their performing medium when enrolled in Studio Instruction. Ensembles are chosen in consultation with the option adviser. Substitutions may be made with departmental approval. Consult the option adviser or the Music Department office for details.
5. Before gaining admittance to upper-division status in Studio Instruction, students must demonstrate appropriate competence in their major performing medium before a faculty committee. Standards are available in the Music Department office.

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.