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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

(120 units)

A non-performance-focused degree that sets music within the broader context of interdisciplinary studies, diversity, and contemporary thought. This degree has a basic music core, upper-division elective music units focused on popular, world, and film music as well as art music, an individualized track of non-music elective studies that focuses in at least two other disciplines (one major area and one or more minor areas), and a final research project culminating in a comprehensive senior paper/project that sets music within a context of historical, cultural, theoretical, or interdisciplinary studies, diversity issues, and contemporary thought. The project draws on an outside discipline from the student’s coursework in Interdisciplinary and Cultural Studies.

An audition is required prior to admission to assess performance standard. All applicants to the program must meet with the BA advisor prior to, or at the beginning of, the first semester of residence to review the statement of purpose and to draw up an individualized study plan.


Music Theory (15-16 units)

Music History/Literature (12 units)

Performance Ensembles (4 units)

Applied Music (4 units)

Take 4 units of the following:

Piano Proficiency

Take the following:

  • Successful completion of the piano proficiency exam (equivalent to MUS 220B )

Music History Electives (9 units)

Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies (12 units, 6 upper division)

Take 6 units from one major discipline area and an additional 6 units in one or more areas. These areas can be, but are not limited to:

Anthropology; Africana Studies; Asian and Asian-American Studies; Comparative World Literature and Classics; Film Studies; Geography; History; International Studies; Journalism; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Romance, German, Russian Languages; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Final Exit Requirement (4 units)