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Music BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 10.05 MUSIC-LIBERAL ARTS PROG, CIP: 50.0901 Music, General)

Department of Music

226 Baird Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4700

Jonathan Golove
Chair

Tom Kolor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Karen A. Sausner
Director of Student Programs

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Music BA Program

Academic Requirements

The academic requirements for admission to the Department of Music are the same as those for admission to the University. A GPA of 2.0 in each area of Music Theory and Music History with no grades below C must be maintained to graduate from this degree program.

Academic Advice

Students interested in pursuing composition, music theory, or music history should speak to the Director of Student Programs or the Director of Undergraduate Studies for individualized advice.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must apply to the department as well as to the University. The Office of Student Programs will evaluate the transfer credits in music. Up to one-half of the departmental requirements in the areas of music history, theory (determined by examination), performance (determined by audition), and ensemble can be accepted. Grades of D do not fulfill departmental requirements. Performance credits are transferred for degree fulfillment only if the candidate has been accepted as a performance major at the initial audition for admission. Theory credits transfer into the program based on the results of the transfer theory placement exam. Music history credits transfer into the program upon the approval of the coordinator of history.

Residency Requirement

When transferring credits, up to one-half of the departmental requirements in the areas of music history, theory (determined by examination), performance (determined by audition), and ensemble can be accepted.

Prerequisite Courses

MUS 105 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint I
MUS 106 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint II
MUS 213 Music History Survey I

Required Courses

MUS 105 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint I
MUS 106 Elementary Harmony and Counterpoint II
MUS 211 Intermediate Harmony and Counterpoint I
MUS 212 Intermediate Harmony and Counterpoint II
MUS 213 Music History Survey I
MUS 214 Music History Survey II
Two ensemble courses
Two 300-400 upper-level music history electives
Four music major free electives
Four semesters (or equivalent) of foreign language

Electives

MUS 220 On the Edge Performance
MUS 311 Master Composer
MUS 400 Composition Seminar
MUS 401 Introduction to Electronic Music 1
MUS 402 Introduction to Electronic Music 2
MUS 404 Acoustics, Audio, and Computer Systems
MUS 407 Composition
MUS 408 Genres of Music
MUS 412 Music of the Classical Period
MUS 413 Music of the Romantic Period
MUS 414 Music of the 20th Century
MUS 416 Counterpoint 18th Century
MUS 437 Analysis of Tonal Music
MUS 438 Analysis of 20th-Century Music
MUS 440 Seminar in Music History

Emphasis Areas
19th-Century Music
20th-Century Music
American Music
Composition (with faculty permission)
Music & Aesthetics
Music & Literature
Music & Technology
Music History
Music Theory
Popular Music

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Music BA degree
Credits Required for Major64
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  34
Additional Credits Required for Electives 22
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

 
Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:26