Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Development of Creative Voice and Abilities
Objective 1.1: Students will develop the ability to create performing arts works that express their creativity and unique voices.
Objective 1.2: Students will acquire skills in creative inquiry, analysis and self-reflection.
Goal 2: Development of Critical and Rhetorical Skills
Objective 2.1: Students will develop the ability to craft well-organized, reasoned, critical, and thoroughly-researched written and oral work.
Goal 3: Knowledge and Analysis of Significant Works
Objective 3.1: Students will develop an awareness and analytical understanding of significant and diverse creative and theoretical works within the performing arts, and the cultural and historical contexts in which they were produced.
Goal 4: Knowledge of Professional Practices
Objective 4.1: Students will acquire the creative, technical, and analytical tools to begin professional work in the field or to pursue graduate studies.
Goal 5: Development of Social and Ethical Awareness
Objective 5.1: Students will develop an understanding of social issues, ethics and inclusivity within the performing arts.
Goal 6: Development of Collaborative and Service Skills
Objective 6.1: Students will engage, share and collaborate as creative citizens by completing performing arts projects that include campus, local, national and/or international communities.
Requirements for the Music Major
The traditional undergraduate programs include 40 courses distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas:
- Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
- Ethics Intensive, and
- Writing Intensive. Overlay requirements are part of the forty-course requirement.
General Education Signature Courses
See this page about Signature courses. Six courses
General Education Variable Courses
See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses
General Education Integrative Learning Component
See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses
All students are required to take one course in Art History.
In addition students must choose two courses from the following list of options:
- Any course in Modern and Classical Languages at or above 300.
- Any course in History at or above 200.
- Any course in English at or above 200.
- Any course in Sociology at or above 200.
- Any course in Philosophy at or above 200.
- Any course in Political Science at or above 300
|CSC 120||Computer Science I||4|
|CSC 121||Computer Science II||4|
|CSC 201||Data Structures||4|
|MAT 180||Theory of Numbers||3|
|MAT 231||The Mathematics of Music||3|
Students are encouraged to discuss their academic goals with their advisor and to make a plan for fulfilling the ILC which meets their specific objectives. Other CAS courses will be accepted with the approval of the Department Chair.
10-12 to courses, depending on how many required courses in variable core and choice of major concentration
The Music Major
11 courses plus 4 semesters of performance
|Music Theory Core|
|MTF 151||Music Fundamentals 1||3|
|MTF 251||Music Theory I||3|
|MTF 351||Music Theory II||3|
|Music History Core|
|MTF 157||Westrn Music Hist: MidAge-1750||3|
|MTF 158||Western Music: 1750 to Present||3|
|MTF 156||Intro to World Music||3|
|or MTF 257||American Music|
|Music Theory Upper Level|
|MTF 252||Music Composition I||3|
|or MTF 357||Music Theory III|
|Music History Upper Level|
|MTF 370||Special Topics||3|
|MTF 496||Senior Project II||3|
|Four semesters 2|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|History of Rock and Pop|
|Music in Film|
|Intro to World Music (if not selected above)|
|History of Broadway Musical|
|Music & Gender|
|Music Composition I (if not selected above)|
|Jazz in Performance|
|American Music (if not selected above)|
|Musical Theater Performance|
|Music Compostion II|
|Advanced Vocal Performance|
|Advanced Piano Performance|
|Adv Ensemble Performance|
|Music Theory III (if not selected above)|
|Advanced Musical Composition|
|Adv Instrumental Performance|
If a student places out of Music Fundamentals, this requirement is met by taking Music Theory I, II, and III.
A combination of four semesters of participation in a department-sponsored performance ensemble or private studio.