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College Core Requirements

Course Requirements

All students in the School of Music are required to enroll in the following music courses:

Musicianship  (42 credits)

Additional Courses

Students in the BS-PAM degree program are not required to take MUS 303 and MUS 304. 

Applied Music 

Students may enroll in a maximum of 3 credits of applied study per quarter, with a maximum of 36 credits total. The requirements for applied study vary by degree program:

  • BM in performance, 36 credits
  • BM in jazz studies, 32 credits
  • BM in composition, 12 credits
  • BM in music education, 18 credits
  • BM in performing arts management, 18 credits
  • BA in music, 12 credits
  • BS in sound recording technology, performance  track, 9 credits

The BS in Performing Arts Management degree does not require applied lessons, and the BS in Sound Recording Technology, non-performance track, degree does not require applied lessons.

Except performance majors, students may enroll in additional applied credits, which will count towards music electives.

Modern Language Option

If a music student wishes to study a modern language for a three-course sequence (12 credits), one quarter of language study (4 credits) may be used to replace a course requirement in Arts and Literature, Philosophical Inquiry, or Religious Dimensions. The remaining two quarters of language (8 credits) will be applied towards free electives.​

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