The College of Arts and Architecture

BMA Degree Requirements Checklist, page 1

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Bachelor of Musical Arts
(120 credits minimum)

Students are admitted to the School of Music and the College of Arts and Architecture under the designation AAMUS and begin to track their intended degree program. Students who have achieved satisfactory standing may apply for formal acceptance to the BMA major during their fourth semester.

See the Undergraduate Handbook for a model course sequence.

Theory/History Core
____ MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship I (1)
____ MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship II (1)
____ MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship III (1)
____ MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IV (1)
____ MUSIC 131 Music Theory I (2)
____ MUSIC 132 Music Theory II (2)
____ MUSIC 231 Music Theory III (2)
____ MUSIC 331 Elementary Analysis IV (2)
____ MUSIC 162 (IL) Intro to Music History (2)
____ MUSIC 261 (IL) Survey of Music History (3)*
____ MUSIC 262 (IL) Survey of Music History II (3)*
____ MUSIC 332 20th Century Analysis (2)

* May be counted as General Education Arts (GA) by petition. Counting these credits as GA does not reduce the minimum credits required for the degree.

 

Secondary Area (Non-Music) (24)
At the end of their second semester at PSU, BMA students must submit a list of courses to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies that will satsify their 24 units in a secondary area.

12 credits may be double-counted with the General Education requirements. 12 credits must be at the 400 level.
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Other Courses
____ MUSIC 101 Music Common Hour (1)
Students must attend 150 documented concert events before graduation. At least 40 of these events must be Common Hour presentations.
Credit for concert attendance is applied when students register for MUSIC 101 in the second semester of their senior year.

____ MUSIC 266 Basic Conducting (1)

____ MUSIC 461W-464W series (Studies in Music History) (3)

     Applied Lessons
____ MUSIC 129 1st Year Performance Seminar (3)
____ 18-J (3)
____ 23-J (3)
____ 28-J (3)
____ 33-J (3)
____ 38-J (3)
____ 43-J (3)
____ 48-J (3)

 

Ensembles
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Additional Music Courses (4)
Chosen in consultation with adviser.
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For Voice emphasis students, the following courses are required in this category:
____ MUSIC 387 Language Diction for Singers:
                                        Italian and English (1)
____ MUSIC 388 Language Diction for Singers: French (1)
____ MUSIC 389 Language Diction for Singers: German (1)

 

Piano Proficiency
All students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (Music 110, 170, 210, 270, or Keyboard 100) beginning with the first semester and continuing until the piano proficiency is passed. Keyboard skill evaluations are required prior to enrolling.

 

Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses from their major, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.