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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music  

Coursework includes two-thirds of a student’s studies in the Liberal Arts, and one-third in Music. Students select an emphasis on Performance, Music History, Music Scoring for Media, or Music Education

Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music

Students may cross-register at UCLA for courses not offered at Mount St. Mary’s.

CORE MUSIC COURSES

MUS 1AB Musicianship I  3, 1
MUS 1CD Musicianship I  3, 1
MUS 2AB Musicianship II  3, 1
MUS 133 Form & Analysis  2 
MUS 11 Functional Keyboard (required of all but applied keyboard students)  1
MUS 5 Practicum  .5, .5
MUS 105 Practicum  .5, .5
MUS 24/124 AB Surveys of the History and Literature of Music  3, 3

MUS 139 or

MUS 140

Instrumental Conducting

Choral Techniques

 2

 2

     

Enrollment in a departmental ensemble each semester (select from the following)

MUS 23/123 Chamber Ensemble  0-1
MUS 90/190 Mount Orchestra  0-1
MUS 19/119 Mount Chorus  0-1
MUS 21/121 Mount Singers  0-1

Total units: 24-25

Jury examination each semester for students enrolled in Applied Music. 

PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS 

MUS 15/115 Applied Music (1 unit each semester)  8
MUS 151 Pedagogy  2
MUS 146 Special Projects in Music  1-3

 Two units from the following: 

MUS 137 Diction for Singers (required of voice principles)  2
MUS 29 String Instruments  1
MUS 27 Woodwind Instruments  1
MUS 26 Brass & Percussion Instruments  1

 

A choice of the following 3 units (select one):

MUS 6/106 Varieties of Music  3
MUS 16/116 Music of World Cultures  3
MUS 17/117 Women in Music  3
MUS 25/125 Music Masterpieces  3
MUS 42/142 American Musical Theater  3

This emphasis also includes a Senior Recital

Total Units for Performance Emphasis: 41

MUSIC HISTORY EMPHASIS

MUS 15/115 Applied Music (1 unit, 6 semesters)  6
MUS 146 Special Projects in Music  1-3
MUS 17/117 Women in Music  3
MUS 16/116 Music of World Cultures  3
MUS 25/125 Music Masterpieces  3

 Total Units for Music History Emphasis: 42

MUSIC SCORING FOR MEDIA EMPHASIS

An emphasis consisting of Music and Film & Social Justice courses

MUS 15/115 Applied Music  4
MUS 135 Composition  2
MUS 134 Orchestration/Arranging  2

 

Film & Social Justice requirements

FLM 139 Digital Video Production  3
FLM 143A Post Production Audio  3
FLM 152A Digital Music for Media (Film Composition/Video Media)  3

 

 

Optional courses

FLM 131 Film & Social Justice  3
FLM 132 History of Film  3
FLM 133 Music Culture & Broadcasting  3
FLM 138 Audio Production for Music  3*

*strongly encouraged

Total Units for Music Scoring for Media Emphasis: 42

MUSIC EDUCATION EMPHASIS

In collaboration with the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program leading to a Single Teaching Credential

Requirements (9)

MUS 151 Pedagogy  2
MUS 134 Orchestration/Arranging  2

MUS 139 or

MUS 140

(depending on which was taken as core)

Instrumental Conducting

Choral Techniques

 2

MUS 25/125 or

MUS 16/116 or

MUS 17/117 or

MUS 142

Music Masterpieces

Music of World Cultures

Women in Music

American Musical Theater

 3 GSIIIA

 3

 3

 3

 

7 additional music units which include:

MUS 29 String Instruments  1
MUS 27 Woodwind Instruments  1
MUS 26 Brass & Percussion Instruments  1

 

4 hours in Secondary Applied Area (SAA) from:

MUS 7 Voice Class  1
MUS 13/113 Applied Voice  1
MUS 13/113 Applied Piano  1
MUS 13/113 Applied Strings  1
MUS 13/113 Applied Woodwinds  1
MUS 13/113 Applied Brass  1

Total Units for Music Courses in Music Education Emphasis: 42

EDUCATION COURSEWORK

The Music Education Emphasis is completed in collaboration with the Education Department. The following coursework is required as well as other Education Department Guidelines.

BIO 10 Health Science  3 GSIIID
EDU 106 School and Society  3
POL 1 American Government & Institutions  3 GSIIID
ENG 102 Structure of Modern English  3
PSY 113 Development and Learning Across Cultures  3 GSVI
EDU 166 Principles of Secondary Education & Content Area Modules  4
SOC 161 Dynamics of Majority/Minority Relations  3 GSIIIF
EDU 170A Introduction to Education of Exceptional Learners  1
EDU 167 Principles of Secondary Curriculum & Content Area Modules  4
EDU 168 Content Based Reading & Content Area Modules  4
EDU 164AB Student Teaching  6, 6
EDU 123

Supervised Teaching

 2

  

  • For the Music Education Emphasis students are encouraged to take PHI 5 which counts as GSII, GSV B.3, and GSVII A. They should also take a MTH requirement in GS III E that fulfills GSVII B requirement: MTH 10, MTH 1, MTH 28, MTH 38, or MTH 51.
  • Summer School is recommended in order to complete the program requirements in 4 years.