2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Composition, Bachelor of Music

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Students must complete a total of 34 graduation units. Candidates must complete 3.5 units of applied composition, 1 unit of secondary applied study (which does not have to be all in the same instrument), and must meet, prior to graduation, piano proficiency requirements as established by the music department. All music composition majors must successfully complete two semesters in each of the following large ensembles: Chamber Orchestra, Choral Art Society, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Major Requirements

Required courses in music are MUS 020  (each semester), MUS 109 MUS 155 , MUS 156 MUS 165 , MUS 166 MUS 240 ; two courses selected from MUS 241 , MUS 243 , MUS 245 , or MUS 247 ; MUS 255 , MUS 256 , MUS 355 , MUS 356 , MUS 357  and MUS 358 . Other course requirements include ENG 105 , one other English course (focusing on either composition or literary analysis), one course in Computer Science (CS 103  or CS 110 ), one course in Fine Arts and Theater, plus 5.5 elective units. Students must also complete the University’s Distribution Requirements, Foreign Language Competency (either by exemption through Standardized Testing or the University Placement Test, completing 111 in any language, or completing 110 in any two languages), and requirements in cultural diversity (which must be met by taking MUS 347  or MUS 348 ) and quantitative skills.

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