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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Popular Music Industry, B.A.

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120 Credit Hours

*Must include a minor or an additional major; Business courses are encouraged.

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

1. The student applies conventions of jazz and popular music theory.

2. The student improvises vocally or instrumentally using scales and methods appropriate to the musical genre or style.

3. The student demonstrates effective songwriting skills.

4. The student demonstrates the ability to create and perform a 45-minute concert in the popular music genre.

5. The student demonstrates the ability to create and produce a professional recording of original music.

6. The student demonstrates the ability to enter the music industry business.

General Education Requirements - 41 Credit Hours

Music and Fine Arts majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the General Education Program .

  • Fine Art Requirement: Music and Fine Arts majors fulfill the two-hour Fine Arts elective through major study.
  • Global Studies Requirement: MUS 3003 - World Music  is required as the Global Elective.
  • Science Requirement: PHY 1063 - Acoustics of Music  is required as the Science Elective.

Performance Requirements - 18 Credit Hours

  • Applied Principal 6 Credit Hours minimum
  • Class Piano (Piano Proficiency Examination must be passed) OR Applied Secondary (2 Credit Hours minimum)
  • Ensemble (10 Credit Hours, minimum, with at least 2 years of major ensemble)


* An additional 22 credit hours are required to meet the 120 total and 42 upper-level credit hour requirements.

Sample Degree Plan

Popular Music Industry Degree Plan  

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