The bachelor of arts in music, the traditional liberal arts music track, allows time for a second major or a minor, if carefully planned. An international or urban semester is also possible.
B.A. students in music at Valpo must complete the general education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.
The required courses for the major include the standard music core and the coursework for one of the three concentrations.
|MUSIC CORE||31 credits|
|MUS 109||Musicianship I||2 credits|
|MUS 110||Musicianship II||2 credits|
|MUS 163||Music Theory I||3 credits|
|MUS 164||Music Theory II||3 credits|
|MUS 201||Development of Western Music||2 credits|
|MUS 263||Music Theory III||3 credits|
|MUS 318||Music of the Baroque, Classical and Early Romantic Eras||3 credits|
|MUS 319||Music of the Late Romantic and Modern Eras||3 credits|
|MUS 499||Music Colloquium (six semesters)||0 credit|
|Six credits of studio instruction in the principal performing medium (through at least MUAP 203)||6 credits|
|Four credits of ensemble participation||4 credits|
|Completion of MUS 300, 400, and MUAP 275||0 credits|
|One concentration (see below)||9 credits|
The B.A. in music requires a concentration of at least nine credits. Students can choose from one of three options.
For music majors interested in emphasizing music performance, theory, and history.
|MUS 209||Musicianship III||2 credits|
|One course from the following options:
|One credit from the following options:
|At least 3 additional credits from the following options:
For music majors with a particular interest in church music.
|MUS 213||Basic Conducting||2 credits|
|MUS 313||Intermediate Conducting||2 credits|
|MUS 473||Church Music||3 credits|
|MUS 495||Independent Study in Music (church music practical experience)||1-3 credits|
|Level 203 in the primary performance medium|
|Level 103 in piano or organ (if the primary performance medium is not piano or organ), including completion of MUAP 175|
For students who are interested in the music industry, including careers in retailing or arts management.
|MUS 285||Introduction to the Music Industry||3 credits|
|MUS 405||Arts and Entertainment Administration||3 credits|
|MUS 486||Internship||3 credits|
|One minor from the following options (recommended):