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School of Music


Music Composition BM Four-Year Plan

FALL SPRING
First Year
ENGL 110 - Seminar in Composition   Mathematics Requirement*
MUSC 100 - Recital Attendance  (1/6) MUSC 100 - Recital Attendance  (2/6)
MUSC 151 - Private Study for Bachelor of Music I  MUSC 152 - Private Study for Bachelor of Music II 
MUSC 175 - Class Piano: Elementary I  MUSC 176 - Class Piano: Elementary II 
MUSC 184 - Music Fundamentals: Theory and Fluency  MUSC 186 - Aural Skills II 
MUSC 185 - Aural Skills I  MUSC 195 - Music Theory I 
MUSC 231 - Orchestration  Breadth Requirement (2/8)
MUSC 297 - Introduction to Composition   MUSC 297 - Introduction to Composition  or MUSC 298 - Beginning Music Composition  (1/4)
Breadth Requirement (1/8)  Ensemble Elective (2/6)* 
Ensemble Elective (1/6)*  
First Year Seminar   
Credits: 17 Credits: 16
Second Year
MUSC 100 - Recital Attendance  (3/6) MUSC 100 - Recital Attendance  (4/6)
MUSC 196 - Music Theory II   MUSC 212 - Narratives of Western Classical Music  
MUSC 211 - Music, History, and Ideas   MUSC 252 - Private Study for Bachelor of Music IV 
MUSC 251 - Private Study for Bachelor of Music III   MUSC 276 - Class Piano: Intermediate II 
MUSC 275 - Class Piano: Intermediate I   MUSC 286 - Aural Skills IV 
MUSC 285 - Aural Skills III   MUSC 295 - Music Theory III 
MUSC 298 - Beginning Music Composition  (2/4)  MUSC 298 - Beginning Music Composition  (3/4)
Ensemble Elective (3/6)* Ensemble Elective (4/6)* 
Foreign Language Elective (1/2)* Foreign Language Elective (2/2)*
Credits: 17 Credits: 17
Third Year
MUSC 100 - Recital Attendance  (5/6) MUSC 100 - Recital Attendance  (6/6)
MUSC 296 - Music Theory IV   MUSC 298 - Beginning Music Composition  (4/4)
Husic History Elective* MUSC 318 - Global Music Studies 
MUSC 335 - Basic Conducting   MUSC 352 - Private Study for Music Education VI 
MUSC 351 - Private Study for Music Education V   MUSC 420 - Private Study for Advanced Composition  (2/3)
MUSC 392 - Contrapuntal Writing   Ensemble Elective (6/6)* 
MUSC 420 - Private Study for Advanced Composition  (1/3) Breadth Requirement (4/8)
Ensemble Elective (5/6)* Breadth Requirement (5/8)
Breadth Requirement (3/8)  
Credits: 18 Credits: 16
Fourth Year**
MUSC 391 - Jazz Composition and Arranging  or MUSC 393 - Keyboard Harmony  or MUSC 491 - Global Improvisation   MUSC 401 - Senior Recital 
MUSC 407 - Contemporary Music Literature  MUSC 430 - Chamber Ensemble  (2/2)
MUSC 420 - Private Study for Advanced Composition  (3/3) MUSC 423 - Private Study Capstone for Advanced Composition  (DLE and Capstone)
MUSC 433 - Still Breathing  (1/2) MUSC 433 - Still Breathing  (2/2)
MUSC 484 - Recording and Media Techniques  MUSC 495 - Analysis and Interpretation 
Breadth Requirement (6/8) Breadth Requirement (7/8)
  Breadth Requirement (8/8)
Credits: 16 Credits: 15
Total Credits: 131
Minimum grade of C- required in all Major requirements.
     *See program page for approved courses.

Disclaimer: Four-Year Plans are a Departmental suggestion of how a student could complete this degree in four years (eight semesters). Students may opt to take courses in the summer or winter sessions. These plans do not take into account additional requirements brought on by minors or other majors. A Four-Year Plan is subject to change from year-to-year given the resources and focuses of the Department. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with his or her assigned advisor at least once a semester to monitor progress and ensure that he or she is on track to graduate on time. This document is intended as a supplemental advisement tool to be used in conjunction with in-person advisement and the UDSIS Degree Audit. Students should direct any questions or concerns regarding degree progress to their advisor or Academic Assistant Dean.