Winthrop University: Majors and More - Bachelor of Music in Performance - Composition

Majors and More

 

Bachelor of Music in Music with a concentration in Composition

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; may be met by other requirement
0-3
Technology See approved listmay be met by other requirement
0-3
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 (cannot use Music courses)
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 be in 2 different groups:  Life, Physical ,Earth]
(3-8)
     
Subtotal   32-41
Music Core — Applied  

36**

MUSA 131,  132,  231,  232,  331,  332, 431, 432 Private Lessons in Composition
16
MUSA 149 Contemporary Music Ensemble
6
MUSA 151 or 152 (guitar, piano, organ, voice majors),
MUST 156 or 157 (wind/percussion majors), or MUST 161 (string  majors)
Major Ensemble
2
MUSA 14_, 15_ or 16_ Small Ensemble Requirement
2
MUSA 181, 182, 281, 282 Piano Class I-IV
4
MUST 531-532 Computer Music Composition I & II 6
Music Core — Theoretical  

47**

MUST 111,112, 211, 212 Music Theory I-IV
12
MUST 113,  114,  213,  214 Aural Skills I-IV
4
MUST 121 Introduction to Music Technology
1
MUST 305, 306, 307 Music History Sequence
9
MUST 317, 318 Beg Conducting, Intermediate Conducting
6
MUST 411  Form & Analysis
3
MUST 511 Orchestration
3
MUST 513 Counterpoint 3
MUST 5__ 500-level music electives 6
Other Music Requirements  

 

    MUSR 282 Keyboard Proficiency 0
    MUSR 212 Sophomore Performance Review 0
    MUSR 312 Junior Recital 0
    MUSR 412 Senior Recital 0
    MUSR 498 Recital Attendance
0
Electives   0-5
Total  

120

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

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

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

Last Updated: 6/29/21