THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY

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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared 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 taken 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 130 and POLS 155. 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 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 53-55 units

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

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 31-32 units

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

12 courses required:
MUSC101Theory I3.0FA
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamentals of music and its notation to be determined by diagnostic exam. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 103. Required for majors, recommended for minors: keyboard proficiency or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 105.
MUSC102Theory II3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 101 with a minimum grade of C-. Concurrent enrollment in MUSC 104. Required for majors, recommended for minors: keyboard proficiency or concurrent enrollment in MUSC 106.
MUSC103Aural Musicianship1.0FA
Prerequisites: To be taken concurrently with MUSC 101.
MUSC104Aural Musicianship1.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 103 with a minimum grade of C-. To be taken concurrently with MUSC 102.
MUSC105Beginning Piano1.0FA
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
MUSC106Beginning Piano1.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 105 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
MUSC107Listening with Understanding1.0FA
MUSC109Intro to Music Technology3.0FA
MUSC201Theory III3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 102 with a minimum grade of C-.
MUSC309Music Industry3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MUSC291American Music3.0FS *
MUSC292Maj Mus Fig in West Civ3.0FS
1 course selected from:
MUSC202Theory IV3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 201 with a minimum grade of C-.
MUSC360Studies Instrumentatn/Arrangng3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 201.
MUSC464Jazz Arranging2.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
MUSC465Songwriting3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
1 course selected from:
MUSC293History of Jazz3.0SP
MUSC294History of Rock and Roll3.0FS
MUSC296African American Music3.0FS *Eth
MUSC304Music From a Global Perspec3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 102.

Major Option Course Requirements: 22-23 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: 23 units

6 courses required:
EECE110Basic Electricity/Instruments3.0FS
Prerequisites: None. This course is not intended for engineering majors.
MUSC241Fundamentals of Digital Audio3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.
MUSC342Comp with Electronic Media3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, MUSC 241, faculty permission.
MUSC343Comp with Electronic Media3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
MUSC344Audio Recording3.0SP
Prerequisites: EECE 110, MUSC 102, MUSC 109, faculty permission.
MUSC345Audio Recording3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 241, MUSC 344 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
1 course selected from:
MUSC442Comp with Electronic Media3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 343 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
MUSC444Audio Recording3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 345 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
MUSC445Audio for Video3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 343 (may be taken concurrently), MUSC 345.
MUSC446Sound Reinforcement3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 345, faculty permission. 2 courses selected from:
MUSC110Studio Instruction Appl Music1.0Inq
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC111Large Ensembles1.0Inq
MUSC112Small Ensembles1.0Inq
MUSC113Vocal Performance1.0Inq
MUSC310Studio Instruction Appl Music1.0Inq
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC411Large Ensembles1.0Inq
MUSC412Small Ensembles1.0Inq
MUSC413Vocal Performance1.0Inq

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: 22 units

6 courses required:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
MGMT303Managing People/Bus Proc/Chg3.0FS
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
MUSC108Computer Lit for Musicians1.0FS
MUSC350Music Industry Management3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 309 or faculty permission.
MUSC452Legal Issues in Music3.0FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 309.
1 course selected from:
MUSC399Special Problems1.03.0FS
MUSC489Dir Field Proj in Music1.05.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUSC 399 or MUSC 489 must be taken for 3 units.

1 course selected from:
MUSC351Record Label Administration3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 309, MUSC 350, and faculty permission.
MUSC352Event Planning and Operation3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 413 and faculty permission.
MUSC353Music/Arts Administration3.0SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 209 or faculty permission.
MUSC489Dir Field Proj in Music1.05.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

NOTE: Students must take at least 3 units of MUSC 489 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. Admission procedures for the Option in Music Industry include applying to the university during the initial filing period, being placed in a "Pre-Music Industry" option, and being interviewed and/or auditioned by an appropriate faculty committee. Consult with the Music Department office for details. 4. Admission procedures for the Option in recording Arts include applying to the university during the initial filing period, being placed in a "Pre-Recording Arts" option, and passing supplemental Recording Arts criteria. 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 possibly 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.