Bachelor of Music

Music with Teacher Certification

The Bachelor of Music degree with Teacher Certification prepares students to work as instrumental, vocal and general music educators in public and private school settings. Students also have the potential to participate in other areas of music, such as performing, composing, or maintaining a private studio. Students who complete this program may also pursue graduate degrees in all areas of music.

Music Performance

Graduates in the music performance degree develop expertise in the performance of music, music pedagogy, music history, music theory, and entrepreneurship.  Most graduates go on to pursue careers performing with professional orchestras, opera companies, choirs, and bands,  freelance work, and developing a private teaching studio.  Most graduates will go on to pursue a graduate degree in music performance or related field.  

Music Theory and Composition

The Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition prepares students for graduate study (M.M., D.M.A./Ph.D.) in theory and composition.  Students who pursue these advanced degrees are credentialed for academic positions in higher education.  They may also pursue work as free-lance composers/arrangers, public school teachers, or as performing musicians or ensemble directors.  The intellectual rigor of the degree also prepares students for careers in a variety of non-music disciplines.

Marketable Skills

Music with Teacher Certification

Students will develop the following skills:

  1. Confidence: Be self-assured through appreciating your own talents, abilities, skills, and qualities.
  2. Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task.
  3. Organization: Use resources effectively and efficiently in order to stay focused on different tasks.
  4. Pedagogy: Co-create knowledge and skills with students of different backgrounds.
  5. Social skills: Effectively use body language, verbal and non-verbal communication skills and personal appearance to communicate and interact with others.
  6. Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal.

Future music educators have the opportunity to inspire young students in music musical expression and creativity.

Music Performance

Students will develop the following skills:

  1. Entrepreneurship: Examples of entrepreneurship in the field of music performance include marketing, creating digital portfolios, and interacting with potential clients on social media.  
  2. Listening: In the field of music performance, listen is one of the core essential skills.  Whether it is listening carefully to a conductor to perform music exactly as instructed or listening across an ensemble to match volume, rhythm, and style, music performance graduates must have excellent listening skills.

  3. Pedagogy: Music performance graduates are well-trained in pedagogy and often will maintain an active studio of students.

  4. Social skills: Music performance graduates must posses excellent social skills to be able to attract new audiences, maintain a good rapport with contractors, and to ensure that they work well with others in chamber music and larger music organizations.  

  5. Teamwork: Music performance graduates have to have the ability to work well with others in chamber and large group settings.  These situations often have a variety of dynamics requiring graduates to be able to serve as a group leader or be prepared to follow the lead of a section leader on any given performance.  

Graduates of the Music Performance degree at UTEP have the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently through verbal, written, and musical means.  

Graduates of the Music Performance degree at UTEP are highly adaptable and able to work in a variety of environments and situations.  Graduates are trained to work on their own or as part of team, and are ready to work in a variety of mediums.

Graduates of the Music Performance degree are highly trained in problem solving skills and are ready take on large scale projects on their own or as part of a team.  

Graduates in the Music Performance degree are well-trained as critical thinkers which enables them to maintain a private studio or work as a consultant in public/private schools.

Music Theory and Composition

Students will develop the following skills:

  1. Critical thinking: Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
  2. Leadership: Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
  3. Problem-solving: Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
  4. Social skills: Effectively use body language, verbal and non-verbal communication skills and personal appearance to communicate and interact with others
  5. Teamwork: Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal
  6. Time management: Prioritize goals and organize time to be more productive and efficient

The study of music theory involves the perception and understanding of complex structures. and thus helps students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The composition component of the degree hones creativity and the ability to express ideas in an abstract language.

Degree Plan

Concentration in All-Levels Ed-Instrumental

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society ( Required for Creative Arts component)3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
Instrumental Track Music
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses: 1
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete two semesters)1
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters) 21
MUSA 2033Instrumental Conducting Lab0
MUSA 3295Individual Instruction (Complete three semesters) 22
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
MUSA 3333Instrumental Conducting II3
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
Ensemble I:
Select three semesters of the following:3
Marching Band
Orchestra-Strings 3
Ensemble II:
Select four semesters of the following: (This will be either 4 or 8 hours)4
Symphonic Band
Marching Band
Wind Symphony
Orchestra-Strings 3
Ensemble III:
Select one additional semester of ensemble of the following: (This will be either 1 or 2 hours)1
Special Focus Ensembles
Symphonic Band
Marching Band
Wind Symphony
Orchestra-Strings 3
Pedagogy:
Select three semesters of the following:6
Secondary Instruct-Woodwinds I
Secondary Instruction-Brass I
Secondary Instruc.-Low Strings
Secondary Instruc-Woodwinds II
Secondary Instruct.-Percussion
Piano Proficiency:
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV 42
Senior Recital:
Complete senior recital
Education Minor (Music)
Required Courses:
BED 4317Tch & Empwr ELLs in Sec Schls3
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
MUSE 3336Tch Music Elementary Schools3
MUSE 4333Tch Music Secondary School3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
TED 4697Stud't Teach: All-Levels Music6
Total Hours120

Concentration in All-Levels Ed-Vocal

Required Credits: 120

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society (Required for Creative Arts component)3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Vocal Track Music Core
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters)1
MUSA 2263Diction I2
MUSA 2264Diction II2
MUSA 3295Individual Instruction (Complete three semesters)2
MUSA 3337Choral Conducting I3
MUSA 3338Choral Conducting II3
MUSA 4293Pedagogy Of Voice2
MUSA 4294Song Literature2
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
Choir:
Select a combination of seven semesters from the following:8
University Chorus
University Chorale
Piano Proficiency:
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV 12
Senior Recital:
Complete senior recital
Education Minor (Music)
Required Courses:
BED 4317Tch & Empwr ELLs in Sec Schls3
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
MUSE 3336Tch Music Elementary Schools3
MUSE 4333Tch Music Secondary School3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
TED 4697Stud't Teach: All-Levels Music6
Total Hours117

Music Performance: Keyboard Pedagogy

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society (Required for Creative Arts component)3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Foreign Language
Select six credit of Foreign Language. All six credits must be in the same language sequence.6
Keyboard Pedagogy
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters )1
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters )1
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters )3
MUSA 4395Piano Repertory (Complete two semesters )3
All courses listed below are required:
MUSE 4394Piano Pedagogy I3
MUSE 4395Piano Pedagogy II3
MUSE 4396Piano Pedagogy III3
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Conducting
Please Choose a Course Below:
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
or MUSA 3337 Choral Conducting I
Ensemble
Select a combination of four semesters from the list below; only one ensemble per semester is accepted
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Wind Symphony
University Chorale
Orchestra-Strings
Junior Recital
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital
Complete senior recital
Electives
Select four additional hours of music electives from:
Dance Theatre Lab
Dance Performance
Dance Appreciation
Ballet I
Ballet II
Improvisation
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Dance Performance
Dance Theory and Composition
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Music for Dancers
World Dance
Dance Internship
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Intermediate Contempor Dance 1
Intermediate Contempor Dance 2
Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Dances of Mexico and Spain
Performance Activism
Somatics
DANC 3371
Choreography
Choreography II: Group Forms
Selected Topics in Dance
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
DANC 4371
Seminar
Performance Studies
Dance Pedagogy
Individual Instruction
Beginning Guitar Class
Individual Instruction
Improvisation I
Intermediate Guitar Class
Music Technology I
16th Century Counterpoint
18th-Century Counterpoint
Theory Seminar
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp I
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp II
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp III
Twentieth-Century Techniques
Voice for Musical Theatre
Voice and Speech I
Movement I
Introduction to Theatre
Keyboard Skills for Actors I
Keyboard Skills for Actors II
Theatre Practicum I
Principles of Scenery
Rendering for Theatre Design
Acting Fundamentals
Theatre Graphics & Technology
Voice/Mvmt for Stage II
Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf
Theatre Practicum II
Sound Design Lab
Musical Theatre Workshop I
Acting for Majors I
Lighting and Sound Principles
Scene Design
Voice and Speech II
Movement II
Performing Arts Management
Acting for Majors II
Acting for the Camera
Audition Techniques
Voice and Speech III
Playwriting I
Advanced Technical Solns
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stage Combat
Directing I
Stage Makeup
Theatre Internship
Lighting Programming
Contemp Hispanic Thea & Drama
Welding for the Arts
History of Costume Design
Principles of Costuming
Lighting Design
Scenic Painting
Costume Design
Creative Drama
Theatre Hist and Literature I
Theatre Hist and Literature II
Costume Construction
Broadway Musicals-A History
Women in Drama
Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.
Portfolio Development
Theatre Practicum III
Theatre Practicum IV
Theatre Practicum V
Theatre Practicum VI
THEA 4119
Musical Theatre Workshop II
Musical Theatre Workshop III
Directing II
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Arts Entrepreneurship
Acting for Majors III
Costume Patterning
Advanced Lighting Design
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Costume Design
Acting Shakespeare II
Acting Genres
Dialects for the Stage
Special Topics in Directing
Special Topics in Acting
Advanced Scene Design
Collaboration & Industry Std
Adv Study LX, Sound, Proj.
Sel Topics in Drama/Theatre
Management Capstone
Production Capstone
Performance Capstone
Total Hours 120

Music Performance: Wind/String/Percussion 

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society (Required for Creative Arts component)3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Foreign Language
Select six credit of Foreign Language. All six credits must be in the same language sequence.6
Wind/String/Percussion
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters )1
All courses listed below are required:
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Applied Music
Complete the following; all courses must be in the same instrument:
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Take four semesters)1
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Take four semesters)3
If brass, percussion or wind, complete eight semesters of ensemble:
MUSA 1137Special Focus Ensembles (Up to two semesters)1
MUSA 1241Marching Band (A minimum of two, and up to four, semesters)2
MUSA 1244
MUSA 1143
Wind Symphony
and Symphonic Band (A minimum of four, and up to six, semesters)
3
If orchestral string, complete eight semesters of ensemble
MUSA 1261Orchestra-Strings2
Only one ensemble course per semester is accepted
Please Choose a Course Below:
MUSA 1137Special Focus Ensembles1
MUSA 1143Symphonic Band1
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction1
MUSA 1241Marching Band2
MUSA 1244Wind Symphony2
MUSA 1261Orchestra-Strings2
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction3
Piano proficiency
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV (or fulfill piano proficiency)2
Junior Recital
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital
Complete senior recital
Electives
Select four additional hours of music electives from:
Dance Theatre Lab
Dance Performance
Dance Appreciation
Ballet I
Ballet II
Improvisation
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Dance Performance
Dance Theory and Composition
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Music for Dancers
World Dance
Dance Internship
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Intermediate Contempor Dance 1
Intermediate Contempor Dance 2
Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Dances of Mexico and Spain
Performance Activism
Somatics
DANC 3371
Choreography
Choreography II: Group Forms
Selected Topics in Dance
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
DANC 4371
Seminar
Performance Studies
Dance Pedagogy
Individual Instruction
Beginning Guitar Class
Individual Instruction
Improvisation I
Intermediate Guitar Class
Music Technology I
16th Century Counterpoint
18th-Century Counterpoint
Theory Seminar
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp I
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp II
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp III
Twentieth-Century Techniques
Voice for Musical Theatre
Voice and Speech I
Movement I
Introduction to Theatre
Keyboard Skills for Actors I
Keyboard Skills for Actors II
Theatre Practicum I
Principles of Scenery
Rendering for Theatre Design
Acting Fundamentals
Theatre Graphics & Technology
Voice/Mvmt for Stage II
Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf
Theatre Practicum II
Sound Design Lab
Musical Theatre Workshop I
Acting for Majors I
Lighting and Sound Principles
Scene Design
Voice and Speech II
Movement II
Performing Arts Management
Acting for Majors II
Acting for the Camera
Audition Techniques
Voice and Speech III
Playwriting I
Advanced Technical Solns
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stage Combat
Directing I
Stage Makeup
Theatre Internship
Lighting Programming
Contemp Hispanic Thea & Drama
Welding for the Arts
History of Costume Design
Principles of Costuming
Lighting Design
Scenic Painting
Costume Design
Creative Drama
Theatre Hist and Literature I
Theatre Hist and Literature II
Costume Construction
Broadway Musicals-A History
Women in Drama
Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.
Portfolio Development
Theatre Practicum III
Theatre Practicum IV
Theatre Practicum V
Theatre Practicum VI
THEA 4119
Musical Theatre Workshop II
Musical Theatre Workshop III
Directing II
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Arts Entrepreneurship
Acting for Majors III
Costume Patterning
Advanced Lighting Design
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Costume Design
Acting Shakespeare II
Acting Genres
Dialects for the Stage
Special Topics in Directing
Special Topics in Acting
Advanced Scene Design
Collaboration & Industry Std
Adv Study LX, Sound, Proj.
Sel Topics in Drama/Theatre
Management Capstone
Production Capstone
Performance Capstone
Total Hours 120

Music Performance: Guitar

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society (Required for Creative Arts component)3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Foreign Language
Select six credit of Foreign Language. All six credits must be in the same language sequence.6
Music Performance: Guitar
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters )1
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters )1
MUSA 1285Individual Instruction (Complete two semesters)2
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters)3
All courses listed below are required:
MUSE 4297Guitar Pedagogy2
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Conducting
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
or MUSA 3337 Choral Conducting I
Ensemble
Select a combination of four semesters from the list below; only one ensemble per semester is accepted
MUSA 1143Symphonic Band1
MUSA 1151University Chorus1
MUSA 1244Wind Symphony2
MUSA 1250University Chorale2
MUSA 1261Orchestra-Strings2
Piano proficiency
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV (or fulfill piano proficiency)2
Junior Recital
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital
Complete senior recital
Electives
Select eleven additional hours of music electives from:
Dance Theatre Lab
Dance Performance
Dance Appreciation
Ballet I
Ballet II
Improvisation
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Dance Performance
Dance Theory and Composition
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Music for Dancers
World Dance
Dance Internship
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Intermediate Contempor Dance 1
Intermediate Contempor Dance 2
Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Dances of Mexico and Spain
Performance Activism
Somatics
DANC 3371
Choreography
Choreography II: Group Forms
Selected Topics in Dance
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
DANC 4371
Seminar
Performance Studies
Dance Pedagogy
Individual Instruction
Beginning Guitar Class
Individual Instruction
Improvisation I
Intermediate Guitar Class
Music Technology I
16th Century Counterpoint
18th-Century Counterpoint
Theory Seminar
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp I
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp II
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp III
Twentieth-Century Techniques
Voice for Musical Theatre
Voice and Speech I
Movement I
Introduction to Theatre
Keyboard Skills for Actors I
Keyboard Skills for Actors II
Theatre Practicum I
Principles of Scenery
Rendering for Theatre Design
Acting Fundamentals
Theatre Graphics & Technology
Voice/Mvmt for Stage II
Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf
Theatre Practicum II
Sound Design Lab
Musical Theatre Workshop I
Acting for Majors I
Lighting and Sound Principles
Scene Design
Voice and Speech II
Movement II
Performing Arts Management
Acting for Majors II
Acting for the Camera
Audition Techniques
Voice and Speech III
Playwriting I
Advanced Technical Solns
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stage Combat
Directing I
Stage Makeup
Theatre Internship
Lighting Programming
Contemp Hispanic Thea & Drama
Welding for the Arts
History of Costume Design
Principles of Costuming
Lighting Design
Scenic Painting
Costume Design
Creative Drama
Theatre Hist and Literature I
Theatre Hist and Literature II
Costume Construction
Broadway Musicals-A History
Women in Drama
Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.
Portfolio Development
Theatre Practicum III
Theatre Practicum IV
Theatre Practicum V
Theatre Practicum VI
THEA 4119
Musical Theatre Workshop II
Musical Theatre Workshop III
Directing II
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Arts Entrepreneurship
Acting for Majors III
Costume Patterning
Advanced Lighting Design
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Costume Design
Acting Shakespeare II
Acting Genres
Dialects for the Stage
Special Topics in Directing
Special Topics in Acting
Advanced Scene Design
Collaboration & Industry Std
Adv Study LX, Sound, Proj.
Sel Topics in Drama/Theatre
Management Capstone
Production Capstone
Performance Capstone
Total Hours 120

Music Performance: Keyboard 

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society (Required for Creative Arts component)3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Foreign Language
Select six credit of Foreign Language. All six credits must be in the same language sequence.6
Keyboard Performance
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1165Chamber Music/Accompanying (Complete four semesters )1
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters )1
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Piano)3
MUSA 4395Piano Repertory (Complete two semesters)3
MUSE 4297Guitar Pedagogy2
MUSE 4394Piano Pedagogy I3
MUSE 4395Piano Pedagogy II3
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
Conducting
MUSA 3331Instrumental Conducting I3
or MUSA 3337 Choral Conducting I
Ensemble
Select a combination of four semesters from the list below; only one ensemble per semester is accepted
MUSA 1143Symphonic Band1
MUSA 1151University Chorus1
MUSA 1244Wind Symphony2
MUSA 1250University Chorale2
MUSA 1261Orchestra-Strings2
Piano proficiency
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV (or fulfill piano proficiency)2
Junior Recital
Complete junior recital
Senior Recital
Complete senior recital
Electives
Select four additional hours of music electives from:
Dance Theatre Lab
Dance Performance
Dance Appreciation
Ballet I
Ballet II
Improvisation
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Dance Performance
Dance Theory and Composition
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Music for Dancers
World Dance
Dance Internship
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Intermediate Contempor Dance 1
Intermediate Contempor Dance 2
Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Dances of Mexico and Spain
Performance Activism
Somatics
DANC 3371
Choreography
Choreography II: Group Forms
Selected Topics in Dance
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
DANC 4371
Seminar
Performance Studies
Dance Pedagogy
Individual Instruction
Beginning Guitar Class
Individual Instruction
Improvisation I
Intermediate Guitar Class
Music Technology I
16th Century Counterpoint
18th-Century Counterpoint
Theory Seminar
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp I
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp II
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp III
Twentieth-Century Techniques
Voice for Musical Theatre
Voice and Speech I
Movement I
Introduction to Theatre
Keyboard Skills for Actors I
Keyboard Skills for Actors II
Theatre Practicum I
Principles of Scenery
Rendering for Theatre Design
Acting Fundamentals
Theatre Graphics & Technology
Voice/Mvmt for Stage II
Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf
Theatre Practicum II
Sound Design Lab
Musical Theatre Workshop I
Acting for Majors I
Lighting and Sound Principles
Scene Design
Voice and Speech II
Movement II
Performing Arts Management
Acting for Majors II
Acting for the Camera
Audition Techniques
Voice and Speech III
Playwriting I
Advanced Technical Solns
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stage Combat
Directing I
Stage Makeup
Theatre Internship
Lighting Programming
Contemp Hispanic Thea & Drama
Welding for the Arts
History of Costume Design
Principles of Costuming
Lighting Design
Scenic Painting
Costume Design
Creative Drama
Theatre Hist and Literature I
Theatre Hist and Literature II
Costume Construction
Broadway Musicals-A History
Women in Drama
Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.
Portfolio Development
Theatre Practicum III
Theatre Practicum IV
Theatre Practicum V
Theatre Practicum VI
THEA 4119
Musical Theatre Workshop II
Musical Theatre Workshop III
Directing II
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Arts Entrepreneurship
Acting for Majors III
Costume Patterning
Advanced Lighting Design
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Costume Design
Acting Shakespeare II
Acting Genres
Dialects for the Stage
Special Topics in Directing
Special Topics in Acting
Advanced Scene Design
Collaboration & Industry Std
Adv Study LX, Sound, Proj.
Sel Topics in Drama/Theatre
Management Capstone
Production Capstone
Performance Capstone
Total Hours 120

Music Performance: Vocal 

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society (Required for Creative Arts component)3
PSYC 1301Introduction to Psychology3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Foreign Language
Select six credit of Foreign Language. All six credits must be in the same language sequence.6
Music Performance: Vocal
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Voice)1
MUSA 2253Opera Workshop (Complete two semesters in Voice )2
MUSA 2263Diction I2
MUSA 2264Diction II2
MUSA 3337Choral Conducting I3
MUSA 3391Individual Instruction (Complete four semesters in Voice )3
MUSA 4293Pedagogy Of Voice2
MUSA 4294Song Literature2
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
Choir
Select a combination of eight semesters
MUSA 1151University Chorus1
MUSA 1250University Chorale2
Piano
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV (or fulfill piano proficiency)2
Electives
Select four additional hours of music electives from:
Dance Theatre Lab
Dance Performance
Dance Appreciation
Ballet I
Ballet II
Improvisation
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Dance Performance
Dance Theory and Composition
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Music for Dancers
World Dance
Dance Internship
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Intermediate Contempor Dance 1
Intermediate Contempor Dance 2
Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Dances of Mexico and Spain
Performance Activism
Somatics
DANC 3371
Choreography
Choreography II: Group Forms
Selected Topics in Dance
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
DANC 4371
Seminar
Performance Studies
Dance Pedagogy
Individual Instruction
Beginning Guitar Class
Individual Instruction
Improvisation I
Intermediate Guitar Class
Music Technology I
16th Century Counterpoint
18th-Century Counterpoint
Theory Seminar
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp I
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp II
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp III
Twentieth-Century Techniques
Voice for Musical Theatre
Voice and Speech I
Movement I
Introduction to Theatre
Keyboard Skills for Actors I
Keyboard Skills for Actors II
Theatre Practicum I
Principles of Scenery
Rendering for Theatre Design
Acting Fundamentals
Theatre Graphics & Technology
Voice/Mvmt for Stage II
Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf
Theatre Practicum II
Sound Design Lab
Musical Theatre Workshop I
Acting for Majors I
Lighting and Sound Principles
Scene Design
Voice and Speech II
Movement II
Performing Arts Management
Acting for Majors II
Acting for the Camera
Audition Techniques
Voice and Speech III
Playwriting I
Advanced Technical Solns
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stage Combat
Directing I
Stage Makeup
Theatre Internship
Lighting Programming
Contemp Hispanic Thea & Drama
Welding for the Arts
History of Costume Design
Principles of Costuming
Lighting Design
Scenic Painting
Costume Design
Creative Drama
Theatre Hist and Literature I
Theatre Hist and Literature II
Costume Construction
Broadway Musicals-A History
Women in Drama
Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.
Portfolio Development
Theatre Practicum III
Theatre Practicum IV
Theatre Practicum V
Theatre Practicum VI
THEA 4119
Musical Theatre Workshop II
Musical Theatre Workshop III
Directing II
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Arts Entrepreneurship
Acting for Majors III
Costume Patterning
Advanced Lighting Design
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Costume Design
Acting Shakespeare II
Acting Genres
Dialects for the Stage
Special Topics in Directing
Special Topics in Acting
Advanced Scene Design
Collaboration & Industry Std
Adv Study LX, Sound, Proj.
Sel Topics in Drama/Theatre
Management Capstone
Production Capstone
Performance Capstone
Total Hours 120

Music Theory and Composition 

Designated Core
MUSL 2321Music, Culture, and Society (Required for Creative Arts component)3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Music Theory and Composition
Theory Advancement Test required for all Bachelor of Music degrees
Required Courses:
MUSA 2217Improvisation I2
MUSL 3321Music History Survey I3
MUSL 3322Music History Survey II3
MUST 1111Aural Skills I1
MUST 1112Aural Skills II1
MUST 1215Music Technology I2
MUST 1313Music Theory I3
MUST 1314Music Theory II3
MUST 2111Aural Skills III1
MUST 2112Aural Skills IV1
MUST 2219Introduction to Composition (Complete two semesters)2
MUST 2313Music Theory III3
MUST 2314Music Theory IV3
MUST 321116th Century Counterpoint2
MUST 321218th-Century Counterpoint2
MUST 3215Music Theory V2
MUST 3216Theory Seminar (Complete two semesters)2
MUST 3218Music Theory VI2
MUST 3315Music Technology II3
MUST 3319Advanced Composition (Complete three semesters)3
MUST 4211Twentieth-Century Techniques2
Ensemble
Complete the following; all courses must be in the same instrument:
MUSA 1195Individual Instruction (Four semesters)1
MUSA 3295Individual Instruction (Two semesters)2
If brass, percussion or wind, complete eight semesters of ensemble:
MUSA 1137Special Focus Ensembles (Up to two semesters)1
MUSA 1241Marching Band (A minimum of two, and up to four, semesters )2
MUSA 1244/1143Wind Symphony (A minimum of four, and up to six, semesters)2
If vocal, complete eight semesters of ensemble:
MUSA 1137Special Focus Ensembles (Up to two semesters )1
MUSA 1151/1250University Chorus (A minimum of six, and up to eight, semesters )1
If guitar or piano, complete eight semesters of ensemble:
Up to eight semesters from the following:
MUSA 1143Symphonic Band1
MUSA 1151University Chorus1
MUSA 1244Wind Symphony2
MUSA 1250University Chorale2
MUSA 1261Orchestra-Strings2
If orchestral string, complete eight semesters of ensemble:
Up to eight semesters from the following:
MUSA 1261Orchestra-Strings2
Only one ensemble course per semester is accepted
Please choose a course from:
Electives
Special Focus Ensembles
Symphonic Band
University Chorus
Individual Instruction
Marching Band
Wind Symphony
University Chorale
Orchestra-Strings
Individual Instruction
Piano
MUSA 2272Piano Class IV (or fulfill piano proficiency)2
Select four additional hours of music electives from:
Dance Theatre Lab
Dance Performance
Dance Appreciation
Ballet I
Ballet II
Improvisation
Ballet Foundations I
Ballet Foundations II
Contemporary Foundation 1
Contemporary Foundation 2
Dance Performance
Dance Theory and Composition
History of Dance as a Perf Art
Dance Production
Music for Dancers
World Dance
Dance Internship
Intermediate Ballet I
Intermediate Ballet II
Intermediate Contempor Dance 1
Intermediate Contempor Dance 2
Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I
American Dance Forms - Jazz
American Dance Forms Hip Hop
Dances of Mexico and Spain
Performance Activism
Somatics
DANC 3371
Choreography
Choreography II: Group Forms
Selected Topics in Dance
Advanced Ballet I
Advanced Ballet II
Advanced Contemporary Dance 1
Advanced Contemporary Dance 2
DANC 4371
Seminar
Performance Studies
Dance Pedagogy
Individual Instruction
Beginning Guitar Class
Individual Instruction
Improvisation I
Intermediate Guitar Class
Music Technology I
16th Century Counterpoint
18th-Century Counterpoint
Theory Seminar
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp I
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp II
Comm Arr/Anal/Comp III
Twentieth-Century Techniques
Voice for Musical Theatre
Voice and Speech I
Movement I
Introduction to Theatre
Keyboard Skills for Actors I
Keyboard Skills for Actors II
Theatre Practicum I
Principles of Scenery
Rendering for Theatre Design
Acting Fundamentals
Theatre Graphics & Technology
Voice/Mvmt for Stage II
Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf
Theatre Practicum II
Sound Design Lab
Musical Theatre Workshop I
Acting for Majors I
Lighting and Sound Principles
Scene Design
Voice and Speech II
Movement II
Performing Arts Management
Acting for Majors II
Acting for the Camera
Audition Techniques
Voice and Speech III
Playwriting I
Advanced Technical Solns
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stage Combat
Directing I
Stage Makeup
Theatre Internship
Lighting Programming
Contemp Hispanic Thea & Drama
Welding for the Arts
History of Costume Design
Principles of Costuming
Lighting Design
Scenic Painting
Costume Design
Creative Drama
Theatre Hist and Literature I
Theatre Hist and Literature II
Costume Construction
Broadway Musicals-A History
Women in Drama
Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.
Portfolio Development
Theatre Practicum III
Theatre Practicum IV
Theatre Practicum V
Theatre Practicum VI
THEA 4119
Musical Theatre Workshop II
Musical Theatre Workshop III
Directing II
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Arts Entrepreneurship
Acting for Majors III
Costume Patterning
Advanced Lighting Design
Acting Shakespeare
Advanced Costume Design
Acting Shakespeare II
Acting Genres
Dialects for the Stage
Special Topics in Directing
Special Topics in Acting
Advanced Scene Design
Collaboration & Industry Std
Adv Study LX, Sound, Proj.
Sel Topics in Drama/Theatre
Management Capstone
Production Capstone
Performance Capstone
Total Hours 120

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication (six hours)

The objective of the communication component is to enable the student to communicate effectively in clear and correct prose or orally in a style appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.
Select six hours of the following: 6
For students whose secondary education was in English:
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
For students whose secondary education was not in English:
ESOL 1311Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl3
ESOL 1312Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl3
Total Hours12

American History (six hours)

The objectives of the history component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and history of the U.S., their comprehension of the past and current role of the U.S. in the world, and their ability to critically evaluate and analyze historical evidence. U.S. history courses (three hours must be Texas history) include:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture  (three hours)

The objective of the humanities component is to expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature and philosophy, students engage in critical analysis and develop an appreciation of the humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Latina/o Presence in the U.S.
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics  (three hours)

The objective of the mathematics component is to develop a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems.
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Trigonometry and Conics
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Precalculus 1,2
Math for Social Sciences II
Statistical Literacy
Elementary Statistical Methods
1 A higher-level course in the calculus sequence can be substituted.
2 TCCN MATH 1314 will also satisfy this requirement.
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences  (six hours)

The objective of the study of the natural sciences is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand the bases for building and testing theories. The courses listed are for non-majors; the major courses in the discipline can be substituted for the non-major sequence. A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.):
Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Intro General Chemistry Lab
Intro Organic & Biochem Lab
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Intro to General Chemistry
Intro Organic & Biochemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environment Science 2
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Political Science  (six hours)

The objectives of the political science component are to expand students’ knowledge of the origin and evolution of the U.S. and Texas political systems, focusing on the growth of political institutions, and on the constitutions of Texas and the United States; and to enhance their understanding of federalism, states rights, and individual civil liberties, rights, and responsibilities.
Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences  (three hours)

The objective of the social and behavioral science component is to increase students' knowledge of how social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.
Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts (three hours)

The objective of the visual and performing arts component is to expand students' knowledge and appreciation of the human imagination as expressed through works of visual art, dance, music, theatre and film. Through study in these disciplines, students will form aesthetic judgments and develop an appreciation of the arts as fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option (six hours)

The objective of the institutionally designated option component is to develop the critical thinking skills and academic tools required to be an effective learner. Special emphasis is placed on the use of technology in problem-solving, communications, and knowledge acquisition.
Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Eng Innovation and Leadership
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6