Advising Course Plan - Music Composition Major with Theory Fundamentals

First Year
FallUnits
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MUSC 160Music Theory Fundamentals I0.5
MUSC 173Aural Training I0.5
MUSC 175Functional Keyboard I0.0
MUSC 151Music Culture0.5
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
MUSC 279Introduction to Composition0.25
MUSC 252Composition Seminar0.0
MUSA 112Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
 Term Units3.5
Spring
MUSC 152Musical Style and Analysis0.5
MUSC 161Music Theory Fundamentals II0.5
MUSC 174Aural Training II0.5
MUSC 176Functional Keyboard II0.0
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
MUSC 279Introduction to Composition0.25
MUSC 252Composition Seminar0.0
General Education requirement (any S course) (WE)1
MUSA 112Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
 Term Units3.5
Second Year
Fall
MUSC 172Music Theory II1
MUSC 273Aural Training III0.5
MUSC 275Functional Keyboard III0.0
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
MUSC 279Introduction to Composition0.25
MUSC 252Composition Seminar0.0
MUSA 112Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
MUSC 277Conducting I0.5
General Education requirement (Language 101 or 102L level)1
 Term Units4
Spring
MUSC 272Music Theory IV1
MUSC 274Aural Training IV0.5
MUSC 276Functional Keyboard IV0.0
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
MUSC 279Introduction to Composition0.25
MUSC 252Composition Seminar0.0
MUSA 112Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
MUSC 259
or DIGA 161A
Technology for Musicians
Digital Audio Fundamentals
0.5 or 1
General Education requirement (Language 102L or higher) (or free elective)1
 Term Units4 to 4.5
Third Year
Fall
MUSC 271Music Theory III1
MUSC 375Composition I1
MUSC 252Composition Seminar0.0
MUSA 312Primary Upper-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
MUSC 311Music History I1
DIGA 365Electronic Music and Sound Design I1
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4.75
Spring
MUSC 376Composition II1
MUSC 225Keyboard Accompanying II0.25
MUSA 312Primary Upper-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
MUSX 362Junior Recital0.0
MUSC 312Music History II1
MUSC 371
or 471
Counterpoint
Advanced Analysis
1
MUSC 300Career Skills for the Entrepreneurial Musician0.5
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Fall
MUSC 475Composition III1
MUSC 252Composition Seminar0.0
MUSA 111Secondary Lessons for Music Majors0.25
MUSC Course (Upper Division Music Literature Elective)1
General Education requirement (any V course) (WE)1
General Education requirement (any Q course)1
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4.5
Spring
MUSC 499Senior Research Project1
MUSC 252Composition Seminar0.0
MUSC 379Orchestration and Arranging1
MUSA 111Secondary Lessons for Music Majors0.25
MUSX 462Senior Recital0.0
General Education requirement (any H course) (WE)1
MUSC 371
or 471
Counterpoint
Advanced Analysis
1
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4.5
Total Unit: 33.25 to 33.75

(WE) means a Writing Enhanced course. Any four courses with the WE designation are required for graduation. FSEM and JSEM are automatically WE designated. Students may select Gen Ed courses with or without the WE designation as long as four are taken at some point before graduation. More than four WE courses are suggested in this document, but more than four are not required.

ENSEMBLES: Students must take two semesters of chamber ensemble as part of their “Ensembles as assigned” listed above. Students consult with their advisor and major ensemble conductors as to which semesters will contain chamber ensemble credit. Vocalists and Instrumentalists approach Chamber ensembles differently.