Oct 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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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:

Audition for Music Concentration


To be eligible for a concentration in music, all students must audition before a panel of music faculty. This audition will determine one of three possible programmatic focuses: performance, traditional music scholarship, or general studies in the fine arts. Ideally, students will audition during or before Freshman Orientation, but no later than the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. A second, follow-up audition can be scheduled as necessary. Transfer students will be afforded the opportunity to audition in their first semester of study.

For more information about the audition requirements, please contact the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Requirements in Applied Music Instruction for Majors


All students, regardless of audition results, will complete the requirements in applied music instruction.

  • Majors may elect only one semester in their primary instrument or in voice at the 100 level.
  • For courses in the 200 level, students will perform a jury before a panel of music faculty at the end of each semester. A public performance is optional but strongly recommended at the 200 level.
  • For courses in the 300 level, both a jury and public performance are required.
  • A passing grade in the course is required before students can advance from 200 to 300 level.
  • Courses at the 200 or 300 levels may be repeated as necessary.
  • Majors may enroll in more than one 100 level course in any instrument or voice other than their primary.
  • For majors with a performance focus, a performance component is required for the FAMU 402 Senior Project. Applied lessons at the 300 level for this project will be taken concurrently enrollment in FAMU 402.

Ensembles


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.

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 Languages 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 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (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 and 21st Century Music (3)     

Elective (3)

Elective (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

 

 

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