Music B.M., Music Theory

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) (as needed)
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
MLIT 1013 Music and Society (Sp, Fa) (as needed)
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
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 of B or better)3  
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 with corequisite lab requirement4  
MUTH Upper-level Elective (see recommended list)  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)
MUTH 2621 Aural Perception III (Sp)  1
MUAC 2221 Piano Class for Music Majors III (Sp)  1
MUAP 210V Applied Major Voice/Instrument II (Sp, Fa)  2
MUEN Music Ensemble II (see adviser)  1
MLIT 1013 Music and Society (Sp, Fa) (as needed)
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
MUSY 2003 Music in World Cultures (Sp, Fa)
or WLIT 1113 World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
Year Total: 14 14
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
MUTH 3613 Form and 20th Century Techniques (Fa) (grade of B or better)†‡3  
MUTH 2631 Aural Perception IV (Fa)†‡1  
MUAC 2231 Piano Class for Music Major IV (Fa)1  
MUHS 3703 History of Music to 1750 (Fa)†‡3  
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III (Sp, Fa)†‡2  
MUTH Upper-level Elective (see recommended list)3  
MUTH 3623 Music Perception (Even years, Sp)
or MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis (Irregular)
or MUTH 477V Special Topics in Music Theory (Irregular)
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)†‡1  
MUPD 3801 Conducting I (Fa)†‡1  
MUHS 3713 History of Music from 1750 to Present (Sp)†‡  3
MUTH Upper-level Electives (see recommended list)  6
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)
MUAP 310V Applied Major Voice/Instrument III (Sp, Fa)  2
MUEN Music Ensemble III (see adviser)†‡  1
University/state core non-HIST social science or U.S. history requirement, as needed  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
MUHS 4253 Special Topics in Music History (Sp, Fa)†‡3  
Advanced Level Elective3  
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV (Sp, Fa)†‡2  
MUEN Music Ensemble IV (see adviser)†‡1  
Science University/state core lecture with corequisite lab requirement4  
University/state core non-HIST social science or US history requirement, as needed3  
MUTH 4612 Orchestration (Sp)†‡  2
MUAP 410V Applied Major Voice/Instrument IV (Sp, Fa)†‡  2
MUTH 498V Senior Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MUEN Music Ensemble IV (recommended, see adviser); or General Elective†‡  1
General Electives  6
Year Total: 16 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Meets 40-hour advanced credit hour requirement.

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