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Bachelor of Musical Arts (Voice Emphasis) (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 387 Language Diction for Singers: Italian and English

1

MUSIC 162 (IL) Introduction to Music History

2

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

General Education outside secondary area

3

ENGL 015/030^ (GWS) Composition/Honors Composition (ENGL 15A also satisfies US cultures)

3

General Education outside secondary area

3

General Education outside secondary area

3

Total Credits:

14

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

*MUSIC 262 (IL) Survey of Music History II

3

*MUSIC 261 (IL) Survey of Music History I

3

MUSIC 331 Tonal Analysis

2

Music 389 Language Diction for Singers: German

1

Music 388 Language Diction for Singers: French

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

 *Secondary area/General Education

3

INART 258A (3) or B (1) 1 or 3 *General Education 3

Secondary area/General Education

3

Submit application for admission to B.M.A.

Total Credits:

16.5 - 18.5

Total Credits:

17

Semester 5

Credits

Semester 6

Credits

Applied Music 33x J

3

Applied Music 38x J

3

 MUSIC 332 Analysis of Twentieth  Century Music

2

 MUSIC 266 Basic Conducting

1

++Secondary area/General Education

3

++400-level Secondary area

3

++Secondary area/General Education

3

++400-level Secondary area

3

Music ensemble from approved list

1

 Music ensemble from approved list

1

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

3

 ENGL 202 A-D (GWS) Effective Writing

3

Total Credits:

15

Total Credits:

14

Semester 7

Credits

Semester 8

Credits

Applied Music 43x J

3

Applied Music 48x J

3

 ++400-level Secondary area

3

MUSIC 101 Music Common Hour

1

Music ensemble from approved list

1

++400-level Secondary area

3

 +Music History Selection (W)

3

Music ensemble from approved list

1

*General Education

3

*General Education

3

*General Education

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: 

Piano proficiency:  All students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (class piano or private instruction), beginning with the first semester and continuing until the piano proficiency is passed.

*General Education Arts credits by petition.  Counting these credits as GA does not reduce the minimum credits required for the degree.

++Of the 24 credits in the secondary area, 12 must be at the 400-level and 12 may be double-counted with general education courses.

+ 461W-464W series or Special Topics course taught by music history or theory faculty.

^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.

Note: Voice emphasis students must enroll for three credits of diction, preferably in this order:  Music 387 (Semester I), Music 389 (Semester III), and Music 388 (Semester IV)

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 piano 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.