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Course of Study

Typical B.F.A. in Jazz Studies Program

First Year: 30 credits

 

FALL

SPRING

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Mus 153 Ear/Trng-Musnshp 3 Mus 154 Ear/Trng-Musnshp 3
Music 123J Ensemble or Chorus 2 Music 123J Ensemble or Chorus 2
Music 115 or 116 1 Music 115 or 116 1
Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1 Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1
English 16* 3 COS 50 Core Seminar 3
OS1 Orientation Seminar 1 Social Science Core‡ 3
Speech 3 3 Art, Dance, Theater 61 3

Total Credits

14

Total Credits

16

 

Second Year: 39-40 credits

FALL

SPRING

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Music 161 Jazz Theory & Improv*** 3 Music 162 Jazz Theory & Improv 3
Music 115 or 116 1 Music 115 or 116 1
Music 123J Ensemble 2 Music 123J Ensemble 2
Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1 Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1
History 1 or 2‡ 3 Social Science Core 3
English 61-64‡ 3 PHY 20 (Science Core)‡ 4
Math 15 or 16‡ 3 or 4 Music 108 Mus Hist 2 3
Music 107 Mus Hist 1 3 Music 201 Music Notation Sftw. 3

Total Credits

19-20

Total Credits

20

 

Third Year: 38 credits

FALL

SPRING

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Music 163 Jazz Theory & Improv 3 Music 164 Jazz Theory & Improv 3
Music 180 Music Business (elective) 3 Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1
Music 115 or 116 1 Music 115 or 116 1
Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1 Music 123J Ensemble 2
Music 131 Harmony & Counterpoint 3 Music 132 Harmony & Counterpoint 3
Music 123J Ensemble 2 Mus 106 3
Mus 127 3 Foreign Languageठ(optional) 3
Foreign Language‡§ 3 Philosophy 61‡ 3

Total Credits

19

Total Credits

19

 

Fourth Year: 32 credits

FALL

SPRING

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

Music 165 Jazz Ear Training*** 3 Music 166 Jazz Ear Training 3
Music 123J Ensemble 2 Music 123J Ensemble 2
Music 175 Digital Audio** 3 Music 176 Digital Audio** 3
Music 115 or 116 1 Music 115 or 116 1
Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1 Music Piano non-pianist 115p 1
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Total Credits

16

Total Credits

16

Total credits: 139-140

 

*Graduation requirement. (English 16 may be waived through placement exams, in which case students may fulfill required minimum 128 credits with elective courses).
**Digital Audio (Media Arts) courses will satisfy the distribution requirement of 6 credits in one area of upper level courses.
***Students may be required to take Music 153 and Music 154 before Music 161 and 165.
‡Core Course. BFA students are required to take 32 credit core. Math and English require placement exams.
§The Foreign Language core requirement may be waived through exam and substituted with an elective in the humanities.

Music Majors must maintain a 2.50 minimum GPA in order to continue their studies in the Music program.