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Bachelor of Arts Major in Music

Bachelor of Arts Major in Music

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music must complete a minimum of 46 units in music. The total number of music units that count toward the Bachelor of Arts may not exceed 60 units. Each semester, Bachelor of Arts students must complete 1 unit each of applied music and major ensemble for a total of 8 semesters. In addition, students must enroll in solo class each semester for a total of 8 semesters. Musicianship 1. The ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, timbre, texture. 2. An understanding of and the ability to read and realize musical notation. 3. An understanding of compositional processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the ways these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces. 4. An acquaintance with a wide selection of musical literature, the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources. 5. The ability to develop and defend musical judgments. Performance and Music Electives 1. Ability in performing areas at levels consistent with the goals and objectives of the specific liberal arts degree program being followed. 2. Understanding of procedures for realizing a variety of musical styles. Liberal Arts Studies 1. The ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively, and to communicate with precision, cogency, and rhetorical force. 2. An informed acquaintance with the mathematical and experimental methods of the physical and biological sciences; with the main forms of analysis and the historical and quantitative techniques needed for investigating the workings and developments of modern society 3. An ability to address culture and history from a variety of perspectives. 4. Understanding of, and experience in thinking about, moral and ethical problems. 5. The ability to respect, understand, and evaluate work in a variety of disciplines. 6. The capacity to explain and defend views effectively and rationally. Bachelor of Arts Major in Music Students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative and program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of arts degree with a major in music. Only 60 music units may count toward the degree.

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