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Bachelor of Arts in Music

It is the purpose of the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music to provide students with a general music education within a liberal arts setting.  Students will acquire and expand their knowledge of musicianship and performance which serve to develop their creative and musical potentials.

Bachelor of Arts in Music 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
    WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
    CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list 3
    Technology See approved list 3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with MUST 306 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives Met in major with MUST 307

0

Historical Perspectives Met in major with MUST 305

0

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  [If 2 courses taken, must

(3-8)

  be in 2 different groups:  Life, Physical ,Earth]  
Subtotal   38-44
Music Core – Applied  

14*

  MUSA 111, MUSA 112, MUSA 211,
  MUSA 212, MUSA 311, MUSA 312
Private Lessons in the Major Instrument

6

 
 
 
 
 
 
  MUSA 151 or MUSA 152 (guitar, piano, organ, voice majors)
  MUSA 156 or MUSA 157 (wind/percussion majors) or
  MUSA 161 (string majors)
Major Ensemble (guitar majors may substitute up to 3 hours of MUSA 168)

6

 
 
 
 
 
  MUSA 181, MUSA 182 Piano Class I-II

2

 
 
Music Core – Theoretical  

34*

  MUST 121 Introduction to Music Technology

1

 
  MUST 111, MUST 112, MUST 211, MUST 212 Music Theory I-IV

12

 
 
 
  MUST 113, MUSA 114, MUST 213, MUST 214 Aural Skills I-IV

4

 
 
 
 
  MUST 305, MUSA 306, MUSA 307 Music History Sequence

9

 
 
 
  MUSA/MUST Electives Any courses numbered above 299 except MUST 315

5

  MUST 5___ 500-level MUST elective

3

  MUSR 498 Recital attendance requirement 0
Minor   15-24
Electives  

4-19

  Choose from courses with any course designator other than MUSA or MUST
 
Total  

120

*C or better must be earned in each course and cannot be taken on the S/U basis.

A minimum of 21 hours of MUSA/MUST courses must be taken in residence at Winthrop University.

Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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