Advising Course Plan - Music Theory Major

First Year
FallUnits
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Free Elective (any non-Music course)1
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
MUSA 112Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
 Term Units4.25
Spring
MUSC 161Music Theory Fundamentals II0.5
MUSC 174Aural Training II0.5
MUSC 176Functional Keyboard II0.0
MUSC 152Musical Style and Analysis0.5
General Education Requirement (any H course) (WE)1
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
MUSA 112Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
 Term Units3.25
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
MUSA 112Primary Lower-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
MUSC 277Conducting I0.5
General Education Requirement (Language 101 or 102L) (101 uses elective)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
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 free elective non-Music course)1
 Term Units4 to 4.5
Third Year
Fall
MUSC 271Music Theory III1
MUSA 312Primary Upper-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
MUSC 311Music History I1
MUSC 379Orchestration and Arranging1
MUSA 111Secondary Lessons for Music Majors0.25
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4
Spring
MUSA 312Primary Upper-Division Lessons for Music Majors0.5
MUSX 362Junior Recital0.0
MUSC 312Music History II (WE)1
MUSC 371
or 471
Counterpoint
Advanced Analysis
1
MUSA 111Secondary Lessons for Music Majors0.25
General Education Requirement (any Q course)1
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4
Fourth Year
Fall
MUSC 300Career Skills for the Entrepreneurial Musician0.5
MUSC 498Senior Research Proposal1
MUSA 111Secondary Lessons for Music Majors0.25
MUSC Upper Division Music Literature Elective1
Free Elective (any Music or non-Music course)1
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4
Spring
General Education Requirement (any V course) (WE)1
MUSA 111Secondary Lessons for Music Majors0.25
MUSC 371
or 471
Counterpoint
Advanced Analysis
1
MUSC 499Senior Research Project1
Free Elective (Music or non-Music Course)1
MUSE Course (Ensemble as assigned)**.25
 Term Units4.5
Total Unit: 32 to 32.5

(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.