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Musical Arts, BMA

Offered in: CHICAGO

The Bachelor of Musical Arts degree is an interdisciplinary program requiring 122 semester hours of course work. The degree is designed for students with strong academic background who wish to combine the study of music with an emphasis in a second field. Students’ programs are individualized according to their interests and culminate in a senior project that melds their work in music with their second discipline.

Admission

A grade point average of at least 3.0 is required for admission into the program.

General Education

  Mathematics .....3
  Two Science courses .....7
  Two Social Science or Humanities courses (depending on area of focus) .....6
  ACP 101 First-Year Seminar .....3
  ACP 110 Primary Texts .....3
  ACP 250 Grounds for Change .....3
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3
  LIBS 201 Writing Social Justice .....3

Music Requirements

  Applied Music .....8 min
  Ensemble .....2 min
  Senior project supervised by faculty .....3
  MUHL 251 History of Western Music I .....3
  MUHL 252 History of Western Music II .....3
  MUHL 253 History of Western Music III .....3
  MUHL 254 The Music of America .....3
  MUSC 121ABC Musicianship I .....5
  MUSC 122 AB Musicianship II .....5
  MUSC 221ABC Musicianship III .....5
  MUSC 222ABC Musicianship IV .....5
  PERF 099 Performance Attendance (six semesters required) .....
Electives
  Guided electives in music, chosen in consultation with faculty .....25

Six hours of foreign language are recommended. This may be counted in fulfillment of the humanities requirement or as part of the second emphasis if that is of an interdisciplinary nature.

Second Emphasis/Minor Requirements

Requirements

Six courses (18 credit hours) in one of the areas listed below:

  • African/African American Studies
  • Art
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Literature
  • North American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social Justice
  • Sociology
  • Theatre
  • Women's and Gender Studies