Nov 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Fine Arts, with Concentration in Music, B.A.


A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Music. 

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


39 credits:

Performance Requirements in Music:


One jury per semester on primary instrument or in voice at 200 and 300 levels. A passing grade in the course is required before students can advance from 200 to 300 level. Advancement to a higher level is determined by jury. Course at same level may be repeated as necessary. At 200 level, jury is required and public performance in group recital is strongly advised. At 300 level, jury and public performance are required. A performance component is required for 402 Senior Project. It should be taken concurrently with an applied lesson section.

Senior Project


All majors are required to present a senior project during the final semester that displays aspects of the theoretical and practical knowledge gained through their course of study. The senior project requires enrollment in FAMU 402 Senior Project Tutorial (3) . Guidelines for the senior project must be obtained from the department chair or a departmental advisor in the first semester of the senior year.

Electives


31 to 33 Credits

"Elective" refers to various Theatre and Visual and Performing Arts courses, as well as to elective courses offered outside of the department. Suggested electives can include courses in Communications, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and History, based on the talents and skills of the student, as well as through consultation with the student's academic advisor. Students are also strongly urged to investigate Internship possibilities, either in the summer or as a semester-long assignment. The Career Center catalogs a wide variety or arts-based internships.

Note


To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Music, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Lanuages I (3)

Foundations in Social Science (3)

FAMU 100 Music Theory I (3)  

Elective (3)

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

16 to 17 credits 

Spring Semester

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

FAMU 101 Music Theory II (3)  

Elective (3)

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

16 to 17 credits 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

FAMU 201 Music Theory III (3)  

FAMU 205 Music History I (3)  

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

16 to 17 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Belief in Today's World (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

FAMU 301 Music Theory IV (3)  

FAMU 206 Music History II (3)  

Elective (3)

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

16 to 17 credits

 

Junior Year 

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit. or Art (3)

FAMU 310 Seminar in 20th Century Music (3)     

Elective (3)

Elecitve (3)

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

16 to 17 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

17 to 18 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

FAAR XXX Fine Arts Major Course (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

16 to 17 credits 

Spring Semester

FAMU 402 Senior Project Tutorial (3)  

FAAR XXX Fine Arts Major Course (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

FAMU XXX Ensemble and/or Applied Instruction (1-2)

16 to 17 credits

 

Notes on Applied Lessons
• 5 credits of applied lessons (applied) by the end of four years.
• A course at same level may be repeated as necessary.
• One jury per semester on primary instrument or in voice at 200 and 300 levels.
• A passing grade is required before students can advance from 200 to 300 level.
• At the 200 level, jury is required and public performance in group recital is strongly advised.
• At the 300 level, jury and public performance are required.
• Although only 5 credits of applied instruction are required, majors are highly encouraged to enroll in instruction every semester.
• Applied courses incur an instructional fee per semester and course.


Notes on Ensembles
• 4 credits of ensembles are required by the end of four years.
• Ensemble credits do not incur an additional credit charge regardless of the student's credit load.
• Although only 4 credits of ensemble are required, majors are highly encouraged to enroll every semester.