Eight-Semester Plan for B.M., Commercial and Electronic Music Concentration

Major Program Guide For: B.M. Degree in Music
Commercial & Electronic Music Concentration
Effective Fall 2010
Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total Hours for Degree:  128
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to complete a leveling class in music theory (MUS 118, 3 hours) or aural skills (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.
  • 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 148 Piano I 1 MUS 149 Piano II 1
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1
MUS 358 Performance Lab 0 MUS 358 Performance Lab 0
ART/MUS/THEA 191  Integral Arts (or other first-year seminar) 3 *MUS 208 Aural Skills I 1
COMM 201 Intro. Speech 3 *MUS 218 Music Theory II 3
MATH 101 or higher Mathematics 3 MUS 375 Small Ensemble 1
P1   Social Science 3 ENGL 101 Composition I 3
        C4   Wellness 3
**Semester Hours:     16 Semester Hours:     15
Notes:
*PREQ: Audition or Placement Test
**An additional 1-4 hours may be needed if placed into MUS 108 (1) and/or 118 (3).

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 248 Piano III 1 MUS 249 Piano IV 1
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1
MUS 358 Performance Lab 0 MUS 358 Performance Lab 0
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 181 Intro. MIDI/ Synthesis 1 MUS 182 Computer Appl. in Music 1
**MUS   CE Electives 1 MUS 378 Survey of Music Industry (S only) 3
ENGL 202 Composition II 3 MUS 375 Small Ensemble 1
C5   Physical & Biological Sciences 3 C5   Physical & Biological Sciences 3
Semester Hours:     16 Semester Hours:     16

Notes:
*PREQ: Freshman Exam
**See program description for list of approved electives.

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 307 Applied Major 2 MUS 307 Applied Major 2
MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1 MUS 371, 372, or 373 Major Ensemble 1
MUS 358 Performance Lab 0 MUS 358 Performance Lab 0
MUS 418 Music History I 3 MUS 419 Music History II 3
**MUS 320 Materials in Pop. Music & Jazz (F of odd years) 3 MUS 329 Fundamentals of Conducting (S only) 2
MUS 470 Orchestration 2 MUS 383 or 426 (as approved by advisor) 3
MUS 281 Music Seq. & Audio Editing MUS 379 Intro. to Record. Arts 3
***MUS    CE Electives 2 ***MUS   CE Electives 3
****P5   Fine and Performing Arts 3        
Semester Hours:     17 Semester Hours:     17

Notes:
*PREQ: Sophomore Exam
**Fall of odd years only; in even years, take a Liberal Studies course instead.
***See program description for list of approved electives.
****Upper Level Perspective (ULP):  An approved (non-Music) Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories (P1-P6).

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
MUS 407 Applied Major 2 MUS 417 Applied MIDI/Synth.) 2
MUS 468, 469, or 479 (as approved by advisor) 3 MUS 474 Senior Project (S only) 1
*MUS   CE Electives 3 *MUS   CE Electives 3
**P1   Social Sciences 3 **P4   Humanities 3
**P3   History 3 General Electives     5
***P6   World Cultures 3        
Semester Hours:     17 Semester Hours:     14

Notes:
*See program description for list of approved electives.
**Upper Level Perspective (ULP):  An approved (non-Music) Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories (P1-P6).
***Substitute three hours of general electives if MFL was used to meet the Liberal Studies P6 category.

  • Total Hours for Degree:  128
  • Total Hours of Pre-requisites:  None, unless the musical aptitude placement exam requires the student to complete a leveling class in music theory (MUS 118, 3 hours) or aural skills (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.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
 

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