Music B.M., Music Composition

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program, and should consult their music adviser for an eight-semester plan that is specific to their vocal, instrumental or theoretical emphasis area in music. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MUTH 1003 Basic Musicianship (Su, Fa) (if required or General Elective)3  
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I (Sp, Fa)2  
MUEN 1411 Men's Chorus I (Sp, Fa)
or MUEN 1591 Women's Chorus I (Sp, Fa)
1  
MLIT 1013 Music and Society (Sp, Fa)
or HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
3  
1013 Elementary II world language course3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MUTH 1603 Music Theory I (Sp) (grade of B or better)  3
MUTH 1621 Aural Perception I (Sp)  1
MUAC 1221 Piano Class for Music Majors I (Sp)  1
MUAP 110V Applied Major Voice/Instrument I (Sp, Fa)  2
MUEN Music Ensemble I (see adviser)  1
HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa)
or MLIT 1013 Music and Society (Sp, Fa)
  3
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa) (or higher-level math)  3
Year Total: 15 17
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
MUTH 2603 Music Theory II (Fa) (grade B or better)13  
MUTH 1631 Aural Perception II (Fa)1  
MUAC 1231 Piano Class for Music Majors II (Fa)1  
MUAC 2112 Music Technology (Sp, Su, Fa)2  
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II (Sp, Fa)2  
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)1  
Science university/state core lecture and corequisite lab4  
HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123) (Sp, Fa) (as needed)
or MLIT 1013 Music and Society (Sp, Fa)
or HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113) (Sp, Fa)
  3
MUTH 3603 18th Century Counterpoint (Sp)2
or MUTH 3623 Music Perception (Even years, Sp)
or MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis (Irregular)
or MUTH 477V Special Topics in Music Theory (Irregular)
  3
MUTH 2621 Aural Perception III (Sp)1  1
MUAC 2221 Piano Class for Music Majors III (Sp)  1
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II (Sp, Fa)  2
MUTH 164V Composition I (Sp, Fa)
or MUTH 264V Composition II (Sp, Fa)
  2
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)  1
University/state core U.S. History, humanities (MUSY 2003 or WLIT 1113), or non-HIST social science requirement  3
Year Total: 14 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
MUTH 3613 Form and 20th Century Techniques (Fa)1,23  
MUTH 2631 Aural Perception IV (Fa)11  
MUAC 2231 Piano Class for Music Major IV (Fa)1  
MUHS 3703 History of Music to 1750 (Fa)1,23  
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III (Sp, Fa)
or MUAP 130V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument I (Sp, Fa)
2  
MUTH 364V Composition III (Sp, Fa)3  
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)1  
MUPD 3801 Conducting I (Fa)1  
Select one of the following as needed:  3
MUTH 3603 18th Century Counterpoint (Sp)
or MUTH 3623 Music Perception (Even years, Sp)
or MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis (Irregular)
or MUTH 477V Special Topics in Music Theory (Irregular)
MUHS 3713 History of Music from 1750 to Present (Sp)1,2  3
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III (Sp, Fa)
or MUAP 130V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument I (Sp, Fa)
  2
MUTH 364V Composition III (Sp, Fa)1,2  3
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)1,2  1
University/state core non-HIST social science, U.S. History, or humanities (MUSY 2003 or WLIT 1113) requirement as needed  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MUHS 4253 Special Topics in Music History (Sp, Fa)3  
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV (Sp, Fa)1,2
or MUAP 230V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument II (Sp, Fa)
2  
MUTH 464V Composition IV (Sp, Fa)3  
MUEN Music Ensemble IV (see adviser)1,21  
Science University/state core lecture and corequisite lab requirement4  
MUTH 4612 Orchestration (Sp)1,2  2
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV (Sp, Fa)1,2
or MUAP 230V Applied Skills Voice/Instrument II (Sp, Fa)
  2
MUTH 464V Composition IV (Sp, Fa)1,2  3
MUAP 4301 Composition Recital (Sp, Fa)  1
MUEN Music Ensemble IV (recommended, see adviser) or General Elective1,2  1
University/state core humanities (MUSY 2003 or WLIT 1113), non-HIST social science, or U.S. History requirement (as needed)  3
General Elective  3
Year Total: 13 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120
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Must also demonstrate piano skills appropriate for a composer.

1

 Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement.

2

Meets 24-hour rule (24 hours of 3000-4000 level courses in Fulbright College), in addition to meeting the 40-hour rule.