The Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry And Technology

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 advisor or view it and other current advising information at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

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.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Diversity Requirement" in the University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. 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: 53-54 units

Completion of 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 major core program requirements.

Major Core Program: 31 units

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

11 courses required:

MUSC 101 Theory I 3.0 FA
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.
MUSC 102 Theory II 3.0 SP
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.
MUSC 103 Aural Musicianship I 1.0 FA
Corequisites: MUSC 101.
MUSC 104 Aural Musicianship II 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 103 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisites: MUSC 102.
MUSC 105 Beginning Piano I 1.0 FA
Corequisites: MUSC 101.
MUSC 106 Beginning Piano II 1.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 105 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission. Corequisites: MUSC 102.
MUSC 109 Introduction to Music Technology 3.0 FA
MUSC 201 Theory III 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 102 with a minimum grade of C-.
MUSC 291 American Music 3.0 FS *
MUSC 292 Major Music Figures in Western Civilization 3.0 FS
MUSC 309 Music Industry 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

1 course selected from:

MUSC 202 Theory IV 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 201 with a minimum grade of C-.
MUSC 360 Studies in Instrumentation and Arranging 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 201.
MUSC 464 Jazz Composition and Arranging 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.
MUSC 465 Songwriting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 201, faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

MUSC 293 History of Jazz 3.0 SP
MUSC 294 History of Rock Music 3.0 FA
MUSC 296 African American Music 3.0 FS * USD

This course is also offered as AFAM 296.

MUSC 304 Music from a Global Perspective 3.0 SP
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

Notice to Prospective Applicants:

In recent years there has been high student demand for the Option in Recording Arts. Students interested in this program should apply to the University during the initial filing period of the admissions cycle (October 1-November 30 for any fall semester; August for any spring semester). A supplemental Recording Arts application must be submitted in April of the spring semester. Information on any current enrollment restrictions is available from the Admissions Office and from the department office sponsoring the major.

To complete this program, the student must have the use of a laptop computer. Please consult with the department for current hardware and software recommendations.

6 courses required:

EECE 110 Basic Electricity and Instruments 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: None. This course is not intended for engineering majors.
MUSC 241 Fundamentals of Digital Audio 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 109, faculty permission.
MUSC 342 Composition with Electronic Media I 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 102, MUSC 109, MUSC 241, faculty permission.
MUSC 343 Composition with Electronic Media II 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 342 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
MUSC 344 Audio Recording I 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: EECE 110, MUSC 102, MUSC 109, faculty permission.
MUSC 345 Audio Recording II 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 241, MUSC 344 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

MUSC 442 Composition with Electronic Media III 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 343 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
MUSC 444 Audio Recording III 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 345 with a minimum grade of C-, faculty permission.
MUSC 445 Audio for Video 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 343 (may be taken concurrently), MUSC 345.
MUSC 489 Directed Field Projects in the Music Profession 1.0 -5.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Note: MUSC 489 must be taken for 3 units

MUSC 447 Remote Audio Recording 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 343, MUSC 345, faculty permission.

2 courses selected from:

MUSC 110 Studio Instruction in Applied Music 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 111 Large Ensembles 1.0 Inq
MUSC 112 Small Ensembles 1.0 Inq
MUSC 113 Vocal Performance 1.0 Inq
MUSC 310 Studio Instruction in Applied Music 1.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Departmental permission by audition.
MUSC 411 Large Ensembles 1.0 Inq
MUSC 412 Small Ensembles 1.0 Inq
MUSC 413 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: 22 units

6 courses required:

ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
MUSC 108 Computer Literacy for Musicians 1.0 FS
MUSC 350 Wild Oak Records Administration I 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 309 or faculty permission.
MUSC 452 Legal Issues in Music 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MUSC 309.

This course is also offered as BLAW 452.

1 course selected from:

MUSC 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
MUSC 489 Directed Field Projects in the Music Profession 1.0 -5.0 FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

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

1 course selected from:

MUSC 351 Wild Oak Records Administration II 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MUSC 309, MUSC 350, and faculty permission.
MUSC 489 Directed Field Projects in the Music Profession 1.0 -5.0 FS
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 semester 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 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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.