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Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Musical Arts, (MUBMA at University Park only) (120 min. credits)

Effective Summer 2010 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

MUSIC 129S First-Year Performance Seminar

3

Applied Music 18x J

3

MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship I

1

MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship II

1

MUSIC 131 Music Theory I

2

MUSIC 132 Music Theory II

2

Music ensemble from approved list

1

MUSIC 162 (IL) Introduction to Music History

2

General Education outside secondary area

3

Music ensemble from approved list

1

General Education outside secondary area

3

ENGL 015/030+ (GWS) Composition/Honors Composition

3

General Education outside secondary area

3

Total Credits:

13

Total Credits:

 15

Semester 3

Credits

Semester 4

Credits

Applied Music 23x J

3

Applied Music 28x J

3

MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship III

1

MUSIC 222 Basic Musicianship IV

1

MUSIC 231 Music Theory III

2

Secondary area/General Education

3

MUSIC 261 (IL) Survey of Music History I

3

MUSIC 262 Survey of Music History II

3

INART 258A (3) or B (1)

1 or 3

MUSIC 331 Tonal Analysis

2

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Secondary area/General Education

3

 General Education outside secondary area

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

Total Credits:

15.5 - 17.5

Total Credits:

16

Semester 5

Credits

Semester 6

Credits

Applied Music 33x J

3

Applied Music 38x J

3

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Secondary area/General Education

3

MUSIC 266 Basic Conducting

1

Secondary area/General Education

3

ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective Writing

3

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

3

400-level Secondary area

3

MUSIC 332 Analysis of Twentieth  Century Music

2

400-level Secondary area

3

General Education outside secondary area 3

Total Credits:

15

Total Credits:

17

Semester 7

Credits

Semester 8

Credits

Applied Music 43x J

3

Applied Music 48x J

3

Additional MUSIC

3

MUSIC 101 Music Common Hour

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

400-level Secondary area

3

400-level Secondary area

3

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Music History Selection (W)

3

General Education outside secondary area

3

General Education outside secondary area

3

Health and Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5

Total Credits:

13

Total Credits:

15.5

  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italics indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Bold Italics indicate courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes: 

+Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Change of Major Requirements:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an audition are required.

Audition Requirements:  www.music.psu.edu/prospective/ugapply.html. Additional credits may be required in keyboarding until a student passes the required piano proficiency. For advising information, go to the School of Music Web site and download the handbook www.music.psu.edu/current/handbooks.html.