Eight-Semester Plan for B.A. in Music, Music Industry Option

Major Program Guide For: B.A. Degree in Music
Music Industry Option
Effective Fall 2012
Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total Hours for Degree:  120
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to take Music Theory I (MUS 118, 3 hours) or Aural Skills I (MUS 108, 1 hour). 
  • An audition is required for admission to the major.
  • Large Ensemble (MUS 371, 372, or 373) must reflect the applied study area; only one course will count per semester.
  • With the approval of the studio instructor, BA students may meet the Applied Lesson requirement with any combination of 8 hours of Major (MUS 107, 207) or Minor (MUS 106, 206, etc.) lessons.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution

Freshman Year

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
 *MUS 107 Applied Major 2  MUS 107 Applied Major 2
 *MUS (108) Aural Skills I (1)  MUS 208 Aural Skills II 1
 *MUS (118) Music Theory I (3)  MUS 218 Music Theory II 3
 *MUS 148 Piano I 1  MUS 149 Piano II 1
 MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0  MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0
 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1  MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1
 ART/MUS/THEA 191 Integral Arts (or other first-year seminar) 3  ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric 3
 MATH 101 or higher Mathematics 3  COMM 201 Foundations of Communication 3
 **MFL 101 Foreign Language 3  MFL 102 Foreign Language 3
***Semester Hours:   13 Semester Hours:   17

Notes:
*PREQ: Audition or Placement Test
**One semester of MFL may be used to satisfy the Liberal Studies P6 category.
***An additional 1-4 hours may be needed if placed into MUS 108 (1) and/or 118 (3). If so, take one of the Liberal Studies courses in a later semester.

Sophomore Year

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
*MUS 207 Applied Major 2 **MUS 207 Applied Major 2
MUS 308 Aural Skills III 1 MUS 309 Aural Skills IV 1
MUS 318 Music Theory III 3 MUS 319 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 248 Piano III 1 MUS 249 Piano IV 1
MUS 358

Concert Attendance

0 MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1
ENGL 202 Writing and Critical Inquiry 3 MUS 378 Survey of Music Industry 3
P5   Fine & Performing Arts 3 C4   Wellness 3
Semester Hours:   14 Semester Hours:   14

Notes:
*PREQ: Freshman Performance Exam
**Includes final public performance in the applied area.

Junior Year

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 418 Music History I 3 MUS 419 Music History II 3
MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0 MUS 358 Concert Attendance 0
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Large Ensemble 1
*BA 133 Strategy First 3 MUS 329 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
        MUS 383 Music & Audio in Media 3
**MIO Electives   (Advisor approval) 3 **MIO Electives   (Advisor approval) 3
C5   Physical & Biological Sciences 3 C5   Physical & Biological Sciences 3
Semester Hours: 13 Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
MUS 489 Internship 9 May be taken during a regular semester, but opportunities are better in the summer.
Semester Hours: 9
Notes:
*BA 133 may be used to satisfy the Liberal Studies P1 category.
**Music Industry Option Electives; see program description for approved courses.

Senior Year

Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
 *MIO Electives    (Advisor approval)  3 *MIO Electives    (Advisor approval)  3
        MUS  474   Entrepreneurship  1
**P1   Social Sciences  3 ***P1   Social Sciences 3
**P3   History 3 ***P6    Humanities  3
**P4   Humanities 3 General Electives      3
Semester Hours:      13 Semester Hours:      9

Notes:
*Music Industry Option Electives; see program description for approved courses.
**One non-music upper level course must be taken from those listed under any of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories (P1-P6).

***Substitute three hours of general electives if met by course substitution (BA 133 for P1 and/or MFL for P6).

  • Total Hours for Degree:  120
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to take Music Theory I (MUS 118, 3 hours) or Aural Skills I (MUS 108, 1 hour).
  • An audition is required for admission to the major.
  • Large Ensemble (371, 372, or 373) must reflect the applied study area; only one course will count per semester.
  • With the approval of the studio instructor, BA students may meet the Applied Lesson requirement with any combination of 8 hours of Major (MUS 107, 207) or Minor (MUS 106, 206, etc.) lessons.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
 

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