Sep 27, 2020  
University Catalog 2016-2017 
University Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, M.A.

A total of 30 semester units is required (a required core of 13 units and 17 additional units) including at least 15 units in 5000-level music courses. Placement in Applied Music is by audition. Students must take a comprehensive examination. The program concludes with a thesis or project.

Graduate students who receive individual studio lessons as part of their degree program are required to concurrently enroll in an approved ensemble for each unit of studio lesson enrollment in order to receive individual studio lessons, a graduate student is expected to maintain full-time enrollment. Students enrolled in the Master of Arts degree program must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their music courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Music, students will demonstrate the following:

  1. The ability to independently research musical issues and formulate artistic and/or scholarly conclusions.
  2. Critical thinking and effective written and verbal communication skills in the context of musical discourse.
  3. The ability to make effective artistic and intellectual musical judgments.
  4. A broad knowledge of repertoire and historical performance practices appropriate to the specific field of study.
  5. A level of intellectual and musical independence that results in the completion of a thesis or project.

MUS 596 Comprehensive Examination (0)

Students may take the comprehensive examination no earlier than the semester in which all course work is completed. Students must make arrangements for the comprehensive examination at least one quarter in advance. Students are urged to consult the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance for information about additional procedures.

MUS 5990 Thesis or Project (3)

Students are encouraged to request a project director from their area early in their program of study to ensure that progress toward the final project is accomplished in a timely manner. Students should consult the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance for information on procedures and required deadlines.

Master of Arts (30 units)

Required units for the Degree (20 units)

Applied Music or Performance (3 units)

Electives (5 units)

Select 4000- or 5000-level courses with advisor approval.