The Music, Dance, and Theatre Department offers several different options for the Bachelor of Arts degree:
Completion of this major prepares one to assume the responsibilities of a public school music teacher or a private music instructor. Continued study may include a master’s degree in music education or music supervision.
The requirements for admission to this degree track are the passing of an instrumental or vocal audition, the taking of theory, ear-training, and keyboard placement exams.
Prospective students must also apply and be admitted to the education certification program; please review the program admission requirements for the College of Education.
(Minimum 83.5 credit hours)
Survey of Music
Music of the World’s People
MDT 122, 123MDT 222, 223MDT 322, 324MDT 422
Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII
Music Major Seminar(7 semesters, 0.5 credits / semeser)
MDT 131, 133MDT 231, 233
MDT 132, 134MDT 232, 234
Ear Training I-II-III-IV
MDT 135, 136MDT 235, 236
Keyboard Methods I-II-III-IV
Vocal Methods I
Chamber Ensembles(4 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)
Computer Music I
Music History Before 1750
Music History After 1750
Form and Analysis
Instrumental and Vocal Arranging
Music Methods & Materials in Elementary School
Music Methods & Materials in Secondary Education
Required General Studies Program Courses
BIOL 103 orBIOL 104
Human Sexual Biology orThe Human Body
CHEM 105 orGEOS 111 orPHYS 101
General Chemistry I orPrinciples of Earth Science orBasic Concepts in Physics
PSYC 150 orPSYC 152
Sociology of the Family
Human and Intercultural Relations
Additional General Studies Program Courses (other than Music)
Required Education Courses
Challenges in Urban Education
Focus: Development, Behavior & Learning
Field Experience II
Focus: Reading, Language & Literacy
*View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.
** For each of seven semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit.
Most music students have strong creative and analytical skills, abilities that are also found in successful business people. Students with a strong desire to work in and around the music industry should consider the music business major. The bachelor of arts degree program includes the University’s core courses as well as music, business, and music business courses.
In addition to providing SAT scores and transcripts, all students applying for the music business program must audition as a vocalist or instrumentalist. Auditions are held each spring and students applying for any music major must perform several musical selections before a faculty committee.
(Minimum 82 credit hours)
MDT 122, 123MDT 222, 223
Applied Music I-II-III-IV
Music Major Seminar (4 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)
MDT 131, 133
MDT 132, 134
Ear Training I-II
MDT 135, 136
Keyboard Methods I-II
Survey of the Music Business
MDT 384, 385
Arts Management I-II
History of Popular Music
Writing for Business
Introduction to Economics
Principles of Economics: Micro
Introduction to Media
Foundations of Media Design
Contemporary Moral Issues
Basic Concepts of Physics
Introduction to Business
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Accounting I
Business Law I
Seminar in Cooperative Education
International Business orOrganization Theory and Practice orHuman Resource Management orConsumer Behavior orMarketing Communication
** For each of four semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit.
Completion of this major prepares one for a career in areas such as music theater performer, music theater director, and music theater voice teacher. Continued study may include a master’s degree in music theater performance, music theater directing, or music theater production.
The requirements for admission to this degree track are the passing of a vocal, dance and acting auditions, and the taking of theory, ear-training, keyboard and history placement exams.
( Minimum 86 credit hours)
MDT 113, 313, 370
MDT 117 orMDT 118
Design for Performance orStagecraft
MDT 119, 319
Production of Musical Theater I-II
Music Major Seminar(8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)
MDT 122, 123,MDT 222, 223,MDT 322, 324,MDT 422, 424
Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VII
Chamber Ensembles(2 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)
Concert Chorale(8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)
Musical Theatre Workshop(8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)
Movement for Actors
The Musical: Theater and Film
Speech for Performance I
Costume and Makeup
View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.
Completion of this major prepares one for a career as a private instrumental teacher, private voice teacher, piano accompanist, private theory teacher, solo and ensemble performer, and for some jobs in the non-profit and commercial music industries. Continued study may include a master’s degree in music education or performance.
The requirements for admission to this degree track are the passing of an instrumental or vocal audition, and the taking of theory, ear-training, and keyboard placement exams.
(Minimum 65 credit hours)
MDT 122, 123MDT 222, 223MDT 322, 324MDT 422, 424
Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VIII
* View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.
** For each of eight semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit.