Bachelor of Music (Composition)

The Desautels Faculty of Music is home to Studio FLAT, a state-of-the-art electro-acoustic lab, and award-winning composition professors whose works are regularly performed and broadcast in over 20 countries. Our students are afforded exceptional opportunities to develop their compositional skills. At the conclusion of second year and on the written recommendation of composition faculty, students who have maintained satisfactory standing may apply to move into the Composition concentration. Minimum grades of "B" are required in MUSC 1404, 1414, 2400 (Composition in years 1 and 2), as well as MUSC 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120, 1384, 1394, 2384, and 2394.

First Year  
MUSC 1004 Intro to Music in History 1 3
MUSC 1014 Intro to Music in History 2 3
MUSC 1110 Music Theory 1 3
MUSC 1120 Music Theory 2 3
MUSC 1180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 1190 Second Ensemble 2
MUSC 1384 Musicianship 1 2
MUSC 1394 Musicianship 2 2
MUSC 1404 Introduction to Composition 1
MUSC 1414 Introduction to Composition 2
3
3
*MUSC 3230 Acoustics of Music (Math Req'mt) 3
** Written English Requirement 3
Total Credit Hours
32

* a 3 credit hour MATH 1xxx or STAT 1xxx may be taken in place of MUSC 3230, Acoustics of Music

** any 3 credit hour course that meets the written English requirement; consult with an advisor prior to selection

 
Second Year  
MUSC Core Music History Elective 3
MUSC Core Music History Elective 3
MUSC 2110 Music Theory 3 3
MUSC 2120 Music Theory 4 3
MUSC 2180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 2190 Second Ensemble 2
MUSC 2384 Musicianship 3 2
MUSC 2394 Musicianship 4 2
MUSC 2400 Major Practical Study 6
Non-Music Electives 6
Total Credit Hours
32
Third Year  
MUSC 2460 Conducting 3
MUSC 3470 Major Practical Study 3
MUSC 3180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 3190 Second Ensemble 2
Music or Non-Music Elective 3
MUSC 3650 Electroacoustic Music 3
MUSC 3964 History of Western Art Music After 1900 3
MUSC 3974 Music Theory After 1900 3
Non-Music Electives 6
 Total Credit Hours 31
Fourth Year  
MUSC 3550 Recital 1 3
MUSC 4180 Large Ensemble 2
MUSC 4190 Second Ensemble 2
MUSC 4470 Major Practical Study 6
MUSC 4650 Interactive Computer Music 3
MUSC 4660 Computer Assisted Composition 3
MUSC Core Music History Elective 3
MUSC Music Theory Elective 3
Non-Music Electives 6
Total Credit Hours 31