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Music, B.A.


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Description


The department offers courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts with a major in music.

Courses in the literature of music, applied music and performance are offered as part of the university’s core curriculum. More specialized courses in these areas and in music theory and methods for music teachers are offered for cultural enrichment and for the professional preparation of performers and teachers. Performance organizations are open to all university students by audition. These include bands (marching, pep, symphonic, and wind ensemble), chamber ensembles (strings, winds, and vocal), choir, opera, jazz (bands and combos), and orchestra. Specific offerings depend on enrollment and availability of faculty.

Contact Information


132 Church Fine Arts Complex
(775) 784-6145

College of Liberal Arts Advising http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 42 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units

 

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (33-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE : Students who place in ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101 .

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Music majors will satisfy the Fine Arts requirement through the Ensemble requirement.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


H. Diversity (0-3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. This requirement can be satisfied simultaneously with the Capstone requirement.

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (35-38 units)


A. Required (0 units)


B. Applied Individual Instruction (6 units)


No more than one applied music unit per semester may count toward section B. Must be on a single instrument or voice. All students enrolled in applied lessons must also co-register for an appropriate ensemble (see advisor).

C. Music Literature (0-3 units)


Select ONE of the following:


D. Music Core Courses (22 units)


E. Major Ensemble (3 units)


 An additional 3 units of Ensemble coursework is counted in the Core Curriculum Fine Arts section above.

F. Elective courses in Theory or History/Literature (4 units)


Course work must be numbered 300 - 499.

IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Music Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

V. Electives (0-28 units)


VI. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (15-18 units)


Spring Semester (15-16 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (16-17 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (16-17 units)


Spring Semester (17-18 units)


  • Foreign Language 212 (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)
  • MUS 100 - Concert Class (0 units)
  • MUSA (Applied Lessons) (1 unit)
  • MUS (Music History Elective) (3 units)
  • MUS 342 - Music History II (3 units)
  • MUSE (Major Ensemble) (1 unit)
  • MUSE (Secondary Ensemble) (1 unit)
  • MUS (Elective in Theory/Literature) (2-3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (12 units)


  • Core Curriculum Capstone/Diversity (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • General Electives (3 units)
  • MUS 100 - Concert Class (0 units)

Spring Semester (10-13 units)


  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • General Electives (1-4 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (6 units)
  • MUS 100 - Concert Class (0 units)

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