Visual & Performing Arts: Music

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS | PROGRAM OF STUDY | CONCENTRATION
AREAS OF EMPHASIS | ENSEMBLE COURSES

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Program offers courses leading to the baccalaureate degree (B.A.) in the Visual and Performing Arts. The program also delivers fine arts courses as fulfillment of core requirements, as electives, and as advanced courses leading to an area of concentration (15 credit hours) in music, art, dance, and theatre. The program also provides opportunities for student engagement in the performing arts through concerts, plays, exhibits, and displays.

The program seeks to develop student appreciation of culture and aesthetics; to develop individual ability and intellectual curiosity through performance, research, and other scholarly activity; to develop an awareness of social and civil responsibility; to provide special training in art, music, dance, and theatre; and to develop cultural transmitters in our increasingly technological society.

BFA MAJOR IN VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

In addition to completing the Core Curriculum II, students seeking a major in the Visual and Performing Arts must select a major field of study (area of concentration) and a field of emphasis. The areas of concentration with the corresponding fields of emphasis are as follows: a Concentration in Visual Art with an emphasis in either Art History or Studio Art; a Concentration in Music with an emphasis in either Voice Performance/Choral Instruments or Keyboard Performance, and a Concentration in Theatre and Dance with an emphasis in either Dance Performance or Theatre Performance.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Music

  1. Passing audition, at least 75 per cent
  2. Previous related experience
  3. Grades in music: B

Additional program requirements :

  1. Recitals
  2. Critiques
  3. Written Exit Exams
  4. Portfolios
  5. Performance lab work
  6. Internships
Program of Study
AREA F
Courses appropriate to the BFA program
18 hrs
Selected from
FINE 2104
FINE 2909
FINE 2999
FINE 2601
MUSC 1201
Portfolio/Career Marketing
Business Management Through the Arts
Legal Aspects of the Arts
Technical Theatre
Fundamentals of Music
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Foreign Languages
* Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish (1000-2000 levels)
* 0-6 hrs
Music Voice
** Musc 1641, 1642, 1644, 1645, 1651, 1652
** 0-6 hrs
Music Applied Instrumental
*** Musc 2421, 2422, 2423, 2431, 2534, 2535
*** 0-6 hrs
Arts/Hedu Dance Techniques & Perform
****Arts/Hedu 1501, 1511
**** 0-2 hrs
 
Concentration in Music
MUSC 1311
MUSC 1312
MUSC 2101
MUSC 2102
MUSC 2121
MUSC 2122
MUSC 2408
MUSC 3011
MUSC 3111

MUSC 4010
MUSC 4645
THEA 3004
FINE 4999
Theory I
Theory I (continued)
Theory II
Theory II (continued)
History & Literature of Music I
History & Literature of Music II
Band Repertory
African American Music
Theory III (Form/Analysis/Counterpoint/Comp)
Conducting and Directing
Music Theatre
Scenery Design
Seminar/Practicum/Internship
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
39 hrs
 
AREAS OF EMPHASIS
Voice Performance/Choral Instruments
select three of the following courses
MUSC 2645
MUSC 3645
MUSC 4642
MUSC 4643
MUSC 4645
Voice Performance I
Voice Performance II
Gospel & Spiritual Performance I
Gospel & Spiritual Performance II
Senoir Voice Performance
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
15 hrs
 
Keyboard Performance
select three of the following courses
MUSC 1542
MUSC 2522
MUSC 3101
MUSC 4535
MUSC 4532
MUSC 4632
Basic Keyboard
Keyboard I
Gospel & Spiritual Keyboarding I
Intermediate Keyboard II
Gospel & Spiritual Keyboard II
Advanced Keyboard Performance II
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
15 hrs
 
Elective Courses
MUSC 2121
MUSC 2122
MUSC 3751
History & Literature of Music I
History & Literature of Music II
Conducting
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
6 hrs
 
Any student in consultation with his advisor may minor in music. A minor in music requires 6 credits in Music History (MUSC 2121, 2122) and 9 credits in any MUSC courses above the 3000 level.
Ensemble Courses
Students can elect to participate in band and choral organization for
MUSC 1408
MUSC 1409
MUSC 1608
MUSC 1609
MUSC 1808
MUSC 1809
MUSC 2408
MUSC 2409
MUSC 2608
MUSC 2609
MUSC 2808
MUSC 2809
MUSC 3408
MUSC 3409
MUSC 3608
MUSC 3609
MUSC 3808
MUSC 3809
MUSC 4408
MUSC 4409
MUSC 4608
MUSC 4609
MUSC 4808
MUSC 4809
Band Organization (1st Semester)
Band Organization (2nd Semester)
Choral Organization (1st Semester)
Choral Organization (2nd Semester)
Chamber Organization (1st Semester)
Chamber Organization (2nd Semester)
Band Organization (1st Semester)
Band Organization (2nd Semester)
Choral Organization (1st Semester)
Choral Organization (2nd Semester)
Chamber Organization (1st Semester)
Chamber Organization (2nd Semester)
Band Organization (1st Semester)
Band Organization (2nd Semester)
Choral Organization (1st Semeste)
Choral Organization (2nd Semester)
Chamber Organization (1st Semester)
Chamber Organization (2nd Semester)
Band Organization (1st Semester)
Band Organization (2nd Semester)
Choral Organization (1st Semester)
Choral Organization (2nd Semester)
Chamber Organization (1st Semester)
Chamber Organization (2nd Semester)
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