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Music (B.A.)

Administered by: Department of Music

Effective: Spring 2008

Audio-Video Recording Track

In addition to 50 credits of general education requirements, the 43 credits of requirements of the major, and 17 credits of professional courses, students choose electives to complete the 123-credit requirement for a bachelor of arts degree.

Assessment Criteria and Procedures: Students will submit a cumulative portfolio, which will exhibit the breadth and depth of their experiences throughout their studies at the university. Summaries of the three required internships and a log of the work required for the audio-video recording concentration are to be included. The faculty member supervising the internship experiences will review the portfolio to determine that the student has a sufficient variety and content of experiences to be both current and successful in the workplace. Required courses include:

General Education

27.271 Video Editing

54.104 Elementary Electronics

54.106 The Science of Sound (Acoustics)

Music Theory

35.201 Sight Singing

35.298 Sight Singing II

35.210 Theory I (counted as general ed. requirement)

35.211 Theory II (counted as general ed. Requirement)

35.300 Theory III - Form and Analysis

35.301 Theory IV - Twentieth Century Practice

35.411 Theory VI - Orchestration

Music History

35.101 Music Listening

35.105 Music Literature

35.305 Special Topics in Music Education (World Music)

35.321 Music History to 1750

35.322 Music History: 1750 to Present

Ensemble Participation

A total of eight semesters of the student's choice (vocal or instrumental) are required at one credit for seven semesters and zero credit for one semester.

35.106/306 Maroon and Gold Band (Marching in fall, Concert in spring)

35.107/307 University-Community Orchestra

35.108/308 Concert Choir

35.109/309 Women's Choral Ensemble

35.110/310 Husky Singers (male chorus)

35.111/311 Chamber Singers

35.112/312 Jazz Ensemble

35.170/370 Chamber Orchestra

Applied Study

All students must take 8 semesters of applied lessons at 1 credit each.

Additional Courses

35.231 General Conducting
35.205 Class Piano II
35.212 Class Piano III

Professional Studies

35.219 Basic Audio Recording
35.332 Audio Recording II
35.333 Audio Recording Lab (elect twice at one credit)

All Audio-Video majors must complete an internship experience. This internship is an integral part of the degree program, providing professional experience in the student's field. During this experience, students represent the university to the business community. Their work ethic, attitude and professionalism are a direct reflection upon the music department.

35.497 Internship III (3rd Summer)

All Audio-Video majors are required to act as recording technicians for events sponsored by the Music Department as specified by the adviser. The requirement is for a minimum of three events each semester.