MUSIC COMPOSITION (Bachelor of Arts)

The Music Department offers B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the composition of classical concert music and music for film and visual media.

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

Level 3 of French, German, Italian, or Spanish – To be satisfied by a level 3 college course or placement examination.                                                                                                                                        

    Units

Music M10ABC

Intro to Music: History, Culture, Creativity  12
Music 20ABC Music Theory I, II, III    
Note: Grade of “C-” or better required for each course
9
Music 60A-65  Undergraduate Instruction in Performance             12
Music C90A-N, C90Q-90S Performance Organizations – as assigned by the Chair or 
designated faculty member (utilizing student’s major instrument)     
12
     
   
    Units 
Music  120ABC                     Music Theory IV, V, VI
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
12
Music 140ABC History and Analysis of Western Music 
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
15
Music 104A or 104B Counterpoint 3
Music 106AB
Orchestration I, II
8
Music 116 Introduction to Conducting 2
Music 123ABC Composition 12
Music 124A or B Scoring 4
Music C176 Electronic Music Composition 4
Electives To be selected from any upper division ethnomusicology, music, or
music history courses. 
8
A senior recital of at least thirty minutes of original music is required.

 

 

UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 68

TOTAL LOWER DIVISION and UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 113