Bachelor of Music in Studio Composition:
Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, undergraduate studio composition majors must complete the following conservatory requirements (96 credits). Of the 96 credits, up to 8 credits of music history may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the degree.

Freshman Year: 27 credits
 
Fall: 13.5 credits
MCO 1010/Models I 3 credits
MCO 1310/Studio Composition I 2 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 1010/Keyboard Studies I 1 credit
MTH 1415/Studio Ear Training I 1.5 credits
MUS 1320/Songwriting I 2 credits
 
Spring: 13.5 credits
MCO 1020/Models II 3 credits
MCO 1320/Studio Composition II 2 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 1020/Keyboard Studies II 1 credit
MTH 1425/Studio Ear Training II 1.5 credits
MUS 1330/Songwriting II 2 credits
MPE 0202/Freshman Jury 0 credit
 
Sophomore Year: 29 credits
 
Fall: 14.5 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 2010/Models III 3 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 2010/Keyboard Studies III 1 credit
MTH 2415/Studio Ear Training III 1.5 credits
MTH 2510/Survey of Music History I 3 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
   MPE —/Instrumental ensemble elective
 
2 credits
 
Spring: 14.5 credits
MCO 1410/Studio Composition Seminar 1 credit
MCO 2020/Models IV 3 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MPE 2020/Keyboard Studies IV 1 credit
MTH 2425/Studio Ear Training IV 1.5 credits
MTH 2520/Survey of Music History II 3 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
   MPE —/Instrumental ensemble elective
 
2 credits
MPE 0302/Sophomore Jury 0 credit
MPE 0312/Midpoint Assessment 0 credit
 
Junior Year: 25 credits
 
Fall: 12 credits
MCO 3020/Models V 3 credits
MCO 3550/Studio Arranging I 2 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MTH 3180/Electroacoustic Music I 2 credits
MTH 4120/History of Recorded Music I 2 credits
 
Spring: 13 credits
MCO 3030/Models VI 3 credits
MCO 3555/Studio Arranging II 2 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MTH 3190/Electroacoustic Music II 2 credits
MTH 4130/History of Recorded Music II 2 credits
MPE 3993/Junior Recital 1 credit
 
Senior Year: 15 credits
 
Fall: 7 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
MTH —/Music history elective 2 credits
Music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 8 credits
MCO 4120/Studio Composition Master Class 3 credits
Music electives 4 credits
MPE 4993/Senior Recital 1 credit

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