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Sample Curriculum – Music – Bachelor of Arts

Term Course Credit
Hours
Fall
Year 1
  MUS 121A – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 125A – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 139A – Diction (Voice Students only)
or Music Elective (Non-Voice Students)
  2
  MUS 140 – Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
  ENG 101 – Composition   3
  MUS 100  Convocation   0
  SPC 101 or 103  Oral Communication   3
  Total   16
Spring
Year 1
  MUS 121B – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 125B – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 139B – Diction (Voice Major only)
or Music Elective (Non-Voice Students)
  2
  MUS 140 – Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
  ENG 102 – Composition   3
  Life Science (BLS)   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   16

Fall
Year 2
  MUS 221A – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 225A – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 240 – Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
  RA 101 - Reasoning & Argumentation   3
  Physical Science (BPS)   3
  Minor   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   17
Spring
Year 2
  MUS 221B – Class Piano (or Proficiency)   1
  MUS 225B – Theory (BFPA)   4
  MUS 240 – Applied Lessons   2
  MUS Major Ensemble   1
  QR 101, MATH 125 or Higher   3
  Health Experience (EH)   3
  Elective   2
  MUS 100   0
  Total   16

Fall
Year 3
  MUS 357A – Music History   3
  Foreign Language 101 (BICS)   4
  Fine & Performing Arts or Humanities
  3
  Elective Music Literature   2
  Minor   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   15
Spring
Year 3
  MUS 357B – Music History   3
  Foreign Language 102 (EGC)   4
  United States Cultures (EUSC)/Social Science (BSS)   3
  Elective Music Literature   2
  Minor   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   15

Fall
Year 4
  Humanities (BHUM)   3
  Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)   3
  Lab Experience (EL)   3
  Minor   3
  Elective   3
  MUS 100   0
  Total   15
Spring
Year 4
  Minor   3
  Minor   3
  Music Elective   3
  Elective   2
  Elective   3
  MUS 100   0
  MUS 400  Senior Assignment   0
  Total   14


TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer students should contact the department for a review of credentials and placement at least 30 days before the beginning of the term for which entry is desired. Transfer Credit Equivalency Guides are located at siue.edu/transfer.

* For a transfer student to declare a major or minor in the Music Department at SIUE, the student must pass a successful entrance audition by the appropriate area auditioning committee, including the director of the area’s large ensemble. The student will then be placed at the appropriate level of applied lessons.

Before any transfer credits are accepted, the student must test for proficiency in the following areas: Piano, Theory, and History. If the student does not successfully pass, the Music Department will decline the credit towards the major. However, these credits can transfer in as elective credits towards graduation.

 

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