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BM in Media Music Studies
(74-75 hours*)

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This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

A major in media music studies prepares the student for music industry opportunities in creating and managing music for the media (radio, TV, records, film). The program combines rigorous grounding in traditional repertoires with preprofessional course work and project experience in current industry models and musical styles.

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  1. See the college advisement center for the application procedure for official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  2. Complete the following lower-division music core courses:
  3. Complete one course from the following:
  4. Complete one of the following options:
    1. Instrumentalists complete the following:
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

                    : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
                    : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
                    : Performance Instruction: Organ.
                    : Performance Instruction: Voice.
                    : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
                    : Performance Instruction: Horn.
                    : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
                    : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
                    : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
                    : Performance Instruction: Piano.
                    : Performance Instruction: Violin.
                    : Performance Instruction: Viola.
                    : Performance Instruction: Cello.
                    : Performance Instruction: Harp.
                    : Performance Instruction: Flute.
                    : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
                    : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
                    : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
                    : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
                    : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
                    : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
                    : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
                    : Performance Instruction: Strings.
                    : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
                    : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
                    : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.

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          (8 hours).
    2. Vocalists complete the following:
        MUSIC 161 : Voice Technique. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 161 : Voice Technique. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Acceptance by audition to the School of Music.
        DESCRIPTION: Class instruction in voice technique.

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        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

                    : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
                    : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
                    : Performance Instruction: Organ.
                    : Performance Instruction: Voice.
                    : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
                    : Performance Instruction: Horn.
                    : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
                    : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
                    : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
                    : Performance Instruction: Piano.
                    : Performance Instruction: Violin.
                    : Performance Instruction: Viola.
                    : Performance Instruction: Cello.
                    : Performance Instruction: Harp.
                    : Performance Instruction: Flute.
                    : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
                    : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
                    : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
                    : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
                    : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
                    : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
                    : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
                    : Performance Instruction: Strings.
                    : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
                    : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
                    : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.

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          (6 hours).
  5. Complete one hour of ensemble each semester for four semesters, including 2-3 hours from Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles (see General Information) and 1-2 hours from the following Category 2 ensembles:
  6. Complete the following upper-division music core courses:
  7. Complete one course from the following:
  8. Complete the following specialized courses:
  9. Complete four hours of the following:
  10. Complete five hours from the following:
  11. Complete one of the following options:
    1. Students who contemplate a media composition career, complete the following:
    2. Students concentrating in the business of music, complete one course from the following:
  12. Complete two hours from one of the following preprofessional instruction:
      MUSIC 360R Performance Instruction: Songwriting.
      MUSIC 360R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Music major status; jury approval.
      DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
      NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

      Course Outcomes


      MUSIC 360R Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
      MUSIC 360R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: Music major status; jury approval.
      DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
      NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

      Course Outcomes


  13. Complete five hours from the following:
  14. Complete the following:

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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