Music (Bachelor of Music, B.M.)
This degree program is designed for those students who desire some kind of career within the broad designation of the music and entertainment industries. The degree has a strong core of musicianship study requirements. In addition, the student must also complete a designated course of study in the area of Business or Music Technology.
The Business course of study requires the completion of the General Business Minor (foundational studies in accounting, economics, management, marketing, business law, and finance) or the Entrepreneurship Minor (the development of entrepreneurship and innovation skills, and the development of business plans in addition foundational studies in business).
The Music Technology course of study requires the completion of the Music Technology Concentration designed to provide the student with a broad base of studies and experiences in sound synthesis, audio and recording technology, music composition, sequencing, web applications, and research techniques and resources for this field.
All students have an applied learning Internship experience related to their career goals and a Senior Portfolio degree capstone requirement..
|General Studies 1|
|Students must complete General Studies courses||42-47|
|MUS 100||Concert/Recital Attendance 2||0|
|MUS 101||Perspectives in Music||3|
|MUS 117||Theory and Analysis 1||2|
|MUS 118||Aural Training 1||1|
|MUS 206||Keyboard Proficiency I||2|
|MUS 217||Theory and Analysis 2||2|
|MUS 218||Aural Training 2||1|
|MUS 304||Form and Analysis||2|
|MUS 310||History of Music: Ancient to Baroque||2|
|MUS 311||History of Music: Classical to Modern||2|
|MUS 323||Music History III||2|
|MUS 324||Electronics for Music Applications||3|
|MUS 327||Commercial Music Seminar||3|
|MUS 336||Fundamentals of Conducting||2|
|MUS 355||Theory and Analysis 3||2|
|MUS 356||Aural Training 3||1|
|MUS 357||Theory and Analysis 4||2|
|MUS 358||Aural Training 4||1|
|MUS 404||Musical Techniques of the 20th/21st Centuries||2|
|MUS 440||Commercial Music Practicum||4|
|MUS 490/491||Senior Recital||1|
|MUS 495||Senior Portfolio||1|
|Select four credit hours of Music Ensemble courses 3||4|
|Select eight credit hours of Applied Music-Major Instrument 4||8|
|Select six credit hours of the following Music Electives||6|
|Introduction to Computer Music Application|
|Chamber Music Performance: Brass|
|Chamber Music Performance: Keyboard|
|Chamber Music Performance: Percussion|
|Chamber Music Performance: Strings|
|Chamber Music Performance: Voice|
|Chamber Music Performance: Woodwinds|
|Entrepreneurship in Music|
|Topics in Music Literature: Chamber|
|Topics in Music Literature: Choral|
|Topics in Music Literature: Piano|
|Topics in Music Literature: Organ|
|Topics in Music Literature: Percussion|
|Topics in Music Literature: Solo Instrument|
|Topics in Music Literature: Solo Voice|
|Course of Study|
|Select one of the following designated courses of study:||17-18|
Music Technology Concentration
Music Majors must take one of the following: HUM 203 Humanities: Ancient and Medieval or HUM 204 Humanities: Middle Ages to the French Revolution or HUM 205 Humanities: American Revolution to the Present or ENG 210 Approaches to Literature or ART 100 Introduction to Art or THR 113 Introduction to Theatre for NASM accreditation.
Six semesters required.
Must include both Chamber and Major Ensemble credit.
4 credit hours must be in 300 level Applied Music-Major Instrument.
Courses of Study
|Select one of the following:||18|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Music Technology Concentration
|MUS 300||Notation and Sequencing||2|
|MUS 360||Music Technology Research and Evaluation||2|
|MUS 386||Sound Synthesis||3|
|MUS 400||Audio Recording and Analysis 1||2|
|MUS 451||Audio Recording and Analysis 2||3|
|MUS 486||Multi-media and Internet Applications||3|
|MUS 494||Topics and Projects in Music Technology||2|
|Total Credit Hours||17|
- Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.