Santa Clara University

Music

Requirements for the Major in Music

A student earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music, in addition to completing the University and College requirements must complete the following courses in the Music Department.

The Music Major comprises a Lower Division Core with three Upper Division Emphases.
Students must choose an emphasis after they have completed the Lower Division requirements.

Lower Division Core (all students) (41 units)

MUSC 1 - Theory 1 (4 units) MUSC 1A - Aural Skills I (4 units)
MUSC 2 - Theory 2 (4 units) MUSC 2A - Aural Skills II (4 units)
MUSC 3 - Theory 3 (4 units) MUSC 3A - Aural Skills III (4 units)
MUSC 8 - Intro to Listening (4 units) MUSC 9 - Intro to Electronic Music (4 units)
Private Instruction (min 3 qtrs) (3 units) Performance Ensemble (min 3 qtrs) (6 units)

 

Upper Division Emphases

Theory/Composition Emphasis (37 units)

MUSC 104 - Theory IV (5 units)
MUSC 104A - Aural Skills IV (5 units)
MUSC 105 - Theory/Aural Skills Capstone (5 units)
Two Cultures & Context Courses (10 units)*
One Elective Course (5 units)
Private Instruction in Composition (min 3 qtrs) (3 units)
MUSC 156 - Improvisation (5 units) (or another department approved ensemble)

Performance Emphasis (37 units)

MUSC 104 - Theory IV (5 units)
MUSC 104A - Aural Skills IV (5 units)
Two Cultures & Context Courses (10 units)*
One Elective Course (5 units)
Private Instruction (min 6 qtrs) (6 units)
Performance Ensemble (min 3 qtrs) (6 units)

Culture & Context Emphasis (36 units)

MUSC 130 Anthropology of Music (5 units)            
MUSC 131 Music Writing and Research (5 units) 
Two Culture & Context Survey Courses (10 units)*           
One Culture & Context Topical Elective Course (5 units)
One Upper Division Elective (5 units) 
Performance Ensemble (min. 3 quarters) (6 units) 

*Note - All upper division Culture & Context courses also satisfy the Elective requirement for music majors and minors

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