Sep 26, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

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Admission to the B.A. program in music is granted only after the successful completion of an audition in the student’s performance area.

The major in music must include the following:

College Requirements

  • Art, Theatre and/or Arts Administration Credit(s): 6
    plus 39 hours at 300-level or above

Subtotal: College Required hours: 6

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements.  The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: GCCR hours: 2

Lower Division Major Requirements

  1. Music Theory: MUS 170 , MUS 171 , MUS 172 , MUS 173 , MUS 270 , MUS 271 , MUS 272 , MUS 273  Credit(s): 16
  2. Music History: MUS 203  Credit(s): 3
  3. Major musical instrument or voice performance course of 2 hours each semester Credit(s): 8
  4. Ensemble each semester Credit(s): 4
  5. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination and should schedule, in consultation with their advisor, a suitable course each semester until this requirement is completed. Students with little or no prior piano study should normally expect to complete the piano proficiency examination by the end of four semesters of study Credit(s): 0-4
  6. MUS 1  Recital Attendance (four courses -zero credit - completed satisfactorily) Credit(s): 0

Subtotal: Lower Division hours: 31-35

Foreign Language

To satisfy the requirement students must: 1) satisfy a four-semester sequence in one language by passing the fourth semester, or 2) pass the third semester course in one language and the second semester course in a second language, or 3) demonstrate equivalent competence.

Subtotal: Foreign Language: 0-19

Upper Division Major Requirements

  1. Continuation of major musical instrument or voice performance courses above the sophomore level Credit(s): 4
  2. MUS 372 - MUSICAL ANALYSIS  Musical Analysis Credit(s): 2
  3. MUS 302  and MUS 303  Credit(s): 6
  4. Ensemble each semester Credit(s): 2
  5. Music courses chosen from upper division courses appropriate to the areas of music history, theory, composition, and literature Credit(s): 10
  6. Electives: To include 12 hours in courses related to the major but outside the School of Music. The student’s advisor must approve choice of this related work. Courses used to fulfill UK Core requirements may be used to fulfill this related work, when appropriate.

Subtotal: Upper Division hours: 36

Total Hours: 120

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