The Bachelor of Arts degree is the appropriate choice for those students seeking a broad education in music. The core curriculum stresses theory, history arid literature, and performance of music. Remaining study in the degree allows students to choose coursework that will prepare them for careers in music or careers that would benefit from a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in music.
Requirements for the Major (84 units)
The total number of quarter units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music is 180 units, of which 84 units are in the major. Consult with the appropriate undergraduate adviser for the specific number of units required in each segment of the degree including GE and free electives. A BA Senior Recital (MUS 441) or Senior Project (MUS 487) is required.
Students must receive a grade of C or better for core courses in the degree program for the courses to satisfy music degree requirements for graduation Students must be enrolled in applied music during the quarter the Senior Recital is performed Students electing to complete a Senior Project must register for at least 3 units of MUS 487 over a minimum of two quarters, including the quarter during which the final project is submitted. Units earned in MUS 487 may be used to satisfy elective course requirements.
All students are required to pass a piano proficiency examination, MUS 243D, or complete MUS 243C (Class Piano Instruction), before being approved for graduation. Those who are deficient in this area should take appropriate additional course work as recommended by their adviser.
Electives in Music or Another Discipline (20 units)