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Commercial Music (BM) *

Music Bachelors BM

Variable Credit Min

75

Variable Credit Max

76

Major Academic Plan

Title

Technology

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the specific music and sound creation recording and production technologies used in today's music productions. Students need to become familiar enough with the technology that it goes from something unknown to a valuable tool in their creative process and production.

Title

Production and Performance

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to identify and create the different components of the music production and performance process as it relates to a given music production or performance idiom.

Title

Application

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to apply various production performance and business skills necessary to create commercially viable music projects from conception to completion.

Program Requirements

Requirement 1 — Complete 14 Courses

Complete the following lower-division music core courses:

course - Aural Skills 1 1.0

course - Aural Skills 2 1.0

course - Music Theory 1 3.0

course - Music Theory 2 3.0

course - Sight Singing 1 0.5

course - Sight Singing 2 0.5

course - Functional Piano Skills 1 2.0

course - Functional Piano Skills 2 2.0

course - Aural Skills 3 1.0

course - Aural Skills 4 1.0

course - Music Theory 3 3.0

course - Music Theory 4 3.0

course - Sight Singing 3 0.5

course - Sight Singing 4 0.5

Requirement 2 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Instrumental Conducting Techn 2.0

course - Choral Conducting Techniques 2.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 2 Options

Option 3.1 — Complete 8 hours

Instrumentalists and Contemporary Vocalists:

course - Performance Instruction - You may take 6 times 0.5v

Option 3.2 — Complete 8 hours

Classical Vocalists: (Note: Concurrent registration in Music 260R: Classical Voice and Music 262R: Diction Lab is required.)

course - Classical Voice - You may take up to 6.0 credit hours 0.5v

course - Diction Lab 1 - You may take up to 2.0 credit hours 0.5

Requirement 4 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Complete one hour of ensemble each semester for four semesters, including 2-3 hours from Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles and 1-2 hours from Category 2 ensembles.

Requirement 5 — Complete 5 Courses

Complete the following upper-division music core courses:

course - Survey of Music Literature 1 2.0

course - Survey of Music Literature 2 2.0

course - Survey of Music Literature 3 2.0

course - History of Jazz 2.0

course - Form and Analysis 3.0

Requirement 6 — Complete 1 Option

Option 6.1 — Complete 3 Groups

Production track.

Group 6.1.1 — Complete 6 Courses

course - Songwriting 1 2.0

course - Music Technology 1 2.0

course - Music Technology 2 2.0

course - Recording Studio 1 2.0

course - Intro to Music Bus 2.0

course - Projects in Commercial Music 2.0

Group 6.1.2 — Complete 2 hours

course - Academic Internship - You may take up to 2.0 credit hours 6.0v

Group 6.1.3 — Complete 14 hours

course - Intro to Entrepreneurship 3.0

course - Principles of Finance 3.0

course - Marketing Management 3.0

course - Composition - You may take up to one credit hour 1.0

course - Recording Studio 2 2.0

course - Jazz Improv 1 2.0

course - Electronic Music Composition 2.0

course - World Music 2.0

course - Audio Applications 1 2.0

course - Audio Applications 2 2.0

course - Recording Workshop - You may take up to one credit hour 1.0

course - Jazz Improv 2 2.0

course - Songwriting 2 - You may take once 2.0

course - Music Production Seminar - You may take once 1.0

course - Jazz Keyboard 2.0

course - Jazz Styles & Analysis 3.0

course - Jazz Pedagogy 1.0

course - Orchestration 1 3.0

course - Choral Arranging 1.0

course - Counterpoint 3.0

course - Media Orchestration 3.0

course - Jazz Arranging 3.0

course - Film Scoring 2.0

course - Commercial Music Special Proj - You may take up to 1.0 credit hours 0.5v - 2.0v

course - Desc Acoustics of Music & Spch 3.0

course - Introduction to Film 3.0

course - Sound Design 3.0

course - Practicum: Cinematic Skills - Post Audio Production - You may take up to 2 credit hours 6.0v

course - Sound Reinforcement 2.0

Note 1: Two credit hours of this requirement group may be satisfied by approved Category 1 and Category 2 ensembles for this degree.

Note 2: Courses used to fulfill Requirement Group 6.1.3 may not be used to fulfill other requirements.

Option 6.2 — Complete 5 Groups

Performance track.

Group 6.2.1 — Complete 5 Courses

course - Songwriting 1 2.0

course - Music Technology 1 2.0

course - Recording Studio 1 2.0

course - Jazz Improv 1 2.0

course - Intro to Music Bus 2.0

Group 6.2.2 — Complete 4 hours

course - Trumpet - You may take once 0.5v

Group 6.2.3 — Deficient — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

In addition to the hours completed in Requirement 4 above, complete 2.0 hours from Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles or Category 2: Other Approved Ensembles.

Group 6.2.4 — Complete 1 hour

course - Commercial Music Special Proj - You may take once 0.5v - 2.0v

Group 6.2.5 — Complete 11 hours

course - Intro to Entrepreneurship 3.0

course - Composition - You may take up to 1 credit hour 1.0

course - Music Technology 2 2.0

course - Recording Studio 2 2.0

course - Electronic Music Composition 2.0

course - World Music 2.0

course - Jazz Improv 2 2.0

course - Songwriting 2 - You may take once 2.0

course - Jazz Keyboard 2.0

course - Jazz Styles & Analysis 3.0

course - Jazz Pedagogy 1.0

course - Orchestration 3.0

course - Choral Arranging 1.0

course - Jazz Arranging 3.0

Note 1: Two credit hours of this requirement group may be satisfied by approved Category 1 and Category 2 ensembles for this degree.

Note 2: Courses used to fulfill Requirement Group 6.2.5 may not be used to fulfill other requirements.

Requirement 7 — Complete 1 Course

Complete a capstone project (Music 486) or present a juried recital (Music 349). Final requirement is decided in consultation with faculty advisor.

course - Junior Recital 0.0

course - Commercial Music Capstone Proj 1.0

Recital: Enroll in Music 349 (0.0 credit hour) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Music Scheduling Office for further information.

APPENDIX A: See Ensemble Requirement

Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles

course - Men's Chorus - You may take three times 1.0

course - Women's Chorus - You may take three times 1.0

course - Concert Choir - You may take three times 1.0

course - University Singers - You may take three times 1.0

course - Symphonic Band - You may take three times 1.0

course - Wind Symphony - You may take three times 1.0

course - Symphony Orchestra - You may take three times 1.0

Category 2: Other Approved Ensembles

course - Opera Workshop - You may take two times 1.0

course - Opera Ensemble - You may take two times 0.5v

course - Music Theatre Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course- Marching Band - You may take two times 1.0

course - Steel Band - You may take two times 1.0

course - Jazz Combos - You may take two times 1.0

course - Jazz Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Synthesis - You may take two times 1.0

course- Jazz Legacy Band - You may take two times 1.0

course - Balinese Gamelan - You may take two times 1.0

course - Chamber Orchestra - You may take two times 1.0

course - Brass Chamber Musc - You may take two times 1.0

course - Early Music Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Guitar Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Keyboard in Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - Percussion Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

course - String Chamber Music - You may take two times 1.0

course - Woodwind Chamber M - You may take two times 1.0

course- New Music Ensemble - You may take two times 1.0

Students who play guitar or piano as their principal instrument may also count participation in Music 333R: Jazz Ensemble or Music 334R: Synthesis toward their Category 1 Ensemble requirement.