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BA - Music

This is a flexible program of general studies with minimum performance requirements that allows students to combine studies in music with other fields of interest. An entrance audition is required. All students must complete the core classes and then select electives from at least three categories, in consultation with the Music Advisor, and directed toward a specific Capstone. Ensemble participation is a co-requisite of applied lessons at all times.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for the student who seeks a liberal arts education with a major in music. The degree can be tailored to each student. A senior project is required. A grade of C- or better is required in all music courses.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements47
Core Lower Division General Education36
Of the 39 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
MUSC 100W. Written Communication IIZ3
Requirements of the Major50
Core Courses32
Lower Division20
MUSC 001A. Music Systems IA2
MUSC 001B. Music Systems IB1
MUSC 002A. Music Systems IIA2
MUSC 002B. Music Systems IIB1
MUSC 003A. Music Systems IIIA2
MUSC 009. Music Fundamentals3
MUSC 012. Medieval and Renaissance Music3
MUSC 013. Music Technology1
MUSC 019. Music in World CulturesC13
MUSC 025A. Piano Proficiency I1
MUSC 025B. Piano Proficiency II1
Upper Division Courses12
MUSC 110. Baroque and Classical Music History3
MUSC 111. Romantic and Modern Music History3
MUSC 120. Worlds of JazzS3
Complete one course from:
MUSC 148A. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Africa and Diaspora2
MUSC 148B. Improvisational Traditions of the World - Asia2
Capstone
MUSC 182. Senior Project1
Additional Courses in Music18
Take 18 units from at least two of the following categories. Five units must be upper division. Select courses in consultation with an advisor directed towards one of the capstone projects described below. All students must complete the capstone project under MUSC 182, listed above. Please see advisor for information on a Music Technology specialization (note: specializations are a cluster of courses used as an advising tool for departments, it will not appear on transcript or diploma.)
Theory, Arranging and Composition0
MUSC 003B. Music Systems IIIB1
MUSC 004A. Music Systems IVA2
MUSC 004B. Music Systems IVB1
MUSC 102. Orchestration3
MUSC 103. Form and Analysis3
MUSC 104. Counterpoint3
MUSC 106. Jazz Theory and Arranging3
MUSC 109. Film Scoring Techniques3
History and Literature0
MUSC 112. Historical Periods in Western Music3
MUSC 116. Aspects of Twentieth Century Music3
MUSC 117. Music and Culture in Latin AmericaV3
MUSC 142. REP: Art Song Repertoire1
MUSC 144. REP: Solo Lit., Performance, Pedagogy1
MUSC 145. REP: Performance Concepts2
MUSC 181. Concert Listening II1
2 units maximum of MUSC 181
Conducting0
MUSC 147A. Beginning Conducting2
MUSC 147B. Advanced Conducting: Instrumental2
MUSC 147C. Advanced Conducting: Choral2
Improvisation0
MUSC 040A. Jazz Improvisation - I2
MUSC 140B. Jazz Improvisation-II2
MUSC 140C. Jazz Improvisation-III2
Music Technology0
Please see advisor for information on a Music Technology specialization. Students with a Music Technology specialization must complete a minor in Computer Science, Business or Marketing
Beginning Methods and Techniques0
MUSC 025C. Piano Proficiency III1
MUSC 026A. Voice Fundamentals1
MUSC 041A. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 041B. Applied Lyric Diction1
MUSC 122A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 122B. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 123A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 123B. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 125D. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 127A. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
MUSC 127B. Fundamental Techniques and Literature: Instrumental1
Applied Lessons0
By audition and special permission from Director. Maximum of four units.
MUSC 029. Electro-Acoustics1-2
MUSC 029A. Electro-Acoustics 11-2
MUSC 029B. Electro-Acoustics 21-2
MUSC 029C. Electro-Acoustics 31-2
MUSC 029D. Electro-Acoustics 41-2
MUSC 030. Piano1-2
MUSC 030A. Piano 11-2
MUSC 030B. Piano 21-2
MUSC 030C. Piano 31-2
MUSC 030D. Piano 41-2
MUSC 031. Harpsichord or Organ1-2
MUSC 031A. Harpsichord or Organ 11-2
MUSC 031B. Harpsichord or Organ 21-2
MUSC 031C. Harpsichord or Organ 31-2
MUSC 031D. Harpsichord or Organ 41-2
MUSC 033. Voice1-2
MUSC 033A. Voice 11-2
MUSC 033B. Voice 21-2
MUSC 033C. Voice 31-2
MUSC 033D. Voice 41-2
MUSC 034. Strings1-2
MUSC 034A. Strings 11-2
MUSC 034B. Strings 21-2
MUSC 034C. Strings 31-2
MUSC 034D. Strings 41-2
MUSC 035. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 035A. Woodwinds 11-2
MUSC 035B. Woodwinds 21-2
MUSC 035C. Woodwinds 31-2
MUSC 035D. Woodwinds 41-2
MUSC 036. Brass1-2
MUSC 036B. Brass 11-2
MUSC 036C. Brass 21-2
MUSC 036D. Brass 31-2
MUSC 036E. Brass 41-2
MUSC 037. Percussion1-2
MUSC 037A. Percussion 11-2
MUSC 037B. Percussion 21-2
MUSC 037C. Percussion 31-2
MUSC 037D. Percussion 41-2
MUSC 038. Composition1-2
MUSC 038B. Composition 11-2
MUSC 038C. Composition 21-2
MUSC 038D. Composition 31-2
MUSC 038E. Composition 41-2
MUSC 039A. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 11-2
MUSC 039B. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 21-2
MUSC 039C. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 31-2
MUSC 039D. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition and Arranging 41-2
MUSC 129. Electro-Acoustics1-2
MUSC 129A. Electro-Acoustics 51-2
MUSC 129B. Electro-Acoustics 61-2
MUSC 129C. Electro-Acoustics 71-2
MUSC 129D. Electro-Acoustics 81-2
MUSC 130. Piano1-2
MUSC 130A. Piano 51-2
MUSC 130B. Piano 61-2
MUSC 130C. Piano 71-2
MUSC 130D. Piano 81-2
MUSC 131. Keyboard1-2
MUSC 131A. Harpsichord or Organ 51-2
MUSC 131B. Harpsichord or Organ 61-2
MUSC 131C. Harpsichord or Organ 71-2
MUSC 131D. Harpsichord or Organ 81-2
MUSC 133. Voice1-2
MUSC 133A. Voice 51-2
MUSC 133B. Voice 61-2
MUSC 133C. Voice 71-2
MUSC 133D. Voice 81-2
MUSC 134. Strings1-2
MUSC 134A. Strings 51-2
MUSC 134B. Strings 61-2
MUSC 134C. Strings 71-2
MUSC 134D. Strings 81-2
MUSC 135. Woodwinds1-2
MUSC 135A. Woodwinds 51-2
MUSC 135B. Woodwinds 61-2
MUSC 135C. Woodwinds 71-2
MUSC 135D. Woodwinds 81-2
MUSC 136. Brass1-2
MUSC 136A. Vocal-Instrumental Improvisation1
MUSC 136B. Brass 51-2
MUSC 136C. Brass 61-2
MUSC 136D. Brass 71-2
MUSC 137. Percussion1-2
MUSC 137A. Percussion 51-2
MUSC 137B. Percussion 61-2
MUSC 137C. Percussion 71-2
MUSC 137D. Percussion 81-2
MUSC 138B. Composition 51-2
MUSC 138C. Composition 61-2
MUSC 138D. Composition 71-2
MUSC 138E. Composition 81-2
MUSC 139A. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 51-2
MUSC 139B. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 61-2
MUSC 139C. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 71-2
MUSC 139D. Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 81-2
Chamber Music0
Maximum of two units can be counted towards major
MUSC 060A. ENS: Choraliers1
MUSC 060D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 060F. ENS: Small Jazz Ensembles1
MUSC 060H. ENS: Percussion Ensemble1
MUSC 060J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 060K. ENS: Brass Ensemble1
MUSC 060L. ENS: Woodwind Ensemble1
MUSC 060M. ENS: Saxophone Ensemble1
MUSC 060O. ENS: Trombone Ensemble1
MUSC 160A. ENS: Choraliers1
MUSC 160D. ENS: Collegium Musicum1
MUSC 160F. ENS: Small Jazz Ensembles1
MUSC 160H. ENS: Percussion Ensemble1
MUSC 160J. ENS: String Ensemble1
MUSC 160K. ENS: Brass Ensemble1
MUSC 160L. Woodwind Ensemble1
MUSC 160M. ENS: Saxophone Ensemble1
MUSC 160O. Trombone Ensemble1
Ensembles0
Maximum of four units. Ensembles required as co-requisite for those receiving applied lessons.
MUSC 050A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 051. ENS: University Chorales1
MUSC 053. ENS: University Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 054. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 057. ENS: Jazz Orchestra1
MUSC 059. ENS: Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble1
MUSC 060F. ENS: Small Jazz Ensembles1
MUSC 150A. ENS: Concert Choir1
MUSC 153. ENS: Unviersity Symphony Orchestra1
MUSC 154. ENS: Symphonic Band1
MUSC 157. ENS: Jazz Orchestra1
MUSC 159. ENS: Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble1
MUSC 160F. ENS: Small Jazz Ensembles1
MUSC 160T. Wind Ensemble1
Capstone Project0
One of the following: undergraduate thesis, lecture/demonstration, or an appropriate project approved by the Director and area coordinator. All students must complete MUSC 182 (see Upper Division).
University Electives or Minor23
All university electives must be taken outside of music.

Total Units:120