Visual and Performing Arts Major, Concentration in Music

Based on an interdisciplinary arts foundation with art and theatre, the music program offers courses in performance, history, composition and theory of music. It also offers applied music lessons in voice, piano, guitar, violin, trombone, saxophone and more. Students are provided with opportunities to perform in ensembles plus take a wide variety of classroom courses to enhance musical understanding and literacy, and how they apply to the larger world of the visual and performing arts.

Visual and Performing Arts majors who concentrate in MUSIC must complete the VPA Foundation Courses, plus 27-28 credits in music.

Concentration in Music(27-28 credits)
MU-101Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills3
MU-205Music Theory I3
MU-281Music History I3
MU-282Music History II3
MU-102Applied Music1
MU-202Applied Music1
MU-302Applied Music1
MU-402Applied Music1
Ensemble (credits earned after completion of four semesters of ensemble participation)2
MU-190Piano Class (unless proficient)1
Additional MU courses 18-9
Total Credits27-28

Or, if MU-101 is taken as Interdisciplinary Foundation

MU-205Music Theory I3
MU-210Music Theory II3
MU-281Music History I3
MU-282Music History II3
MU-102Applied Music1
MU-202Applied Music1
MU-302Applied Music1
MU-402Applied Music1
Ensemble (credits earned after completion of four semesters of ensemble participation)2
MU-190Piano Class (unless proficient)1
Additional MU courses 18-9
Total Credits27-28
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With advisement, electives within a concentration may be selected from the other disciplines. For a description of required and elective courses see requirements for a concentration in Art, Music, and Theatre.