May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Music, B.A.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day)


120 Credit Hours

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. Develop versatile musicians who hear music intelligently and critically.

2. Develop versatile musicians who write music intelligently and critically.

3. Develop versatile musicians who perform music intelligently and critically.

4. Develop musicians who demonstrate knowledge of the cultural/historical contexts of musical works.

Graduation Requirements


Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 43 Credit Hours


Music majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Program . The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Fine Arts, Global Studies, and Science requirements are fulfilled through other courses in this major. Only 35 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.

Music Major - 56 Credit Hours


Music Core - 17 Credit Hours


The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Fine Arts requirement is fulfilled through any 2 credit hours of MUS courses below.

Music Track - 22 Credit Hours


Choose one of the following tracks:

Performance Requirements

  • Applied Principal (6 Credit Hours, minimum)
  • Class Piano or Applied Secondary (2 Credit Hours, minimum) Continuous piano study required until the piano proficiency exam is passed.
  • Major Ensemble (6 Credit Hours, minimum) Oratorio Chorus, PBA Symphony, or Symphonic Band
  • Second Ensemble (6 Credit Hours, minimum) Additional ensemble required for applied studies emphasis. Voice principals are required to take Concert Choir; when space is not available, Women’s Chorale or an appropriate ensemble for male singers is to be substituted.

Music Theory and Literature Track


Select two upper-level courses in Music from the following:

Performance Requirements

  • Applied Principal (4 Credit Hours, minimum)
  • Class Piano OR Applied Secondary (2 Credit Hours, minimum) Continuous piano study required until the piano proficiency exam is passed.
  • Ensemble Students pursuing the Music Theory and Literature track may use major ensemble as general electives once the required number of major ensemble credits have been completed. (4 Credit Hours, minimum).
Note:

**Additional courses in Music History, Literature or Theory will be offered from time to time and may be taken to meet this requirement.

Additional Required Credit Hours - 29 Credit Hours


This program must include a minor or an additional major.