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B.A. Music

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  • The Music, Dance, and Theatre Department offers several different options for the Bachelor of Arts degree:


     B.A. in Music Education

    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.

    Curriculum Requirements

    (Minimum 83.5 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 122, 123
    MDT 222, 223
    MDT 322, 324
    MDT 422

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII

    10.5

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar
    (7 semesters, 0.5 credits / semeser)

    3.5

    MDT 131, 133
    MDT 231, 233

    Harmony I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 132, 134
    MDT 232, 234

    Ear Training I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 135, 136
    MDT 235, 236

    Keyboard Methods I-II-III-IV

    4

    MDT 146

    Vocal Methods I

    1

    MDT 148

    Percussion Methods

    1

    MDT 149

    String Methods

    1

    MDT 183

    Chamber Ensembles
    (4 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    2

    MDT 248

    Woodwind Methods

    1

    MDT 249

    Brass Methods

    1

    MDT 348

    Guitar Methods

    1

    MDT 259

    Musical Composition

    2

    MDT 268

    Computer Music I

    3

    MDT 329

    Music History Before 1750

    3

    MDT 330

    Music History After 1750

    3

    MDT 337

    Form and Analysis

    2

    MDT 338

    Instrumental and Vocal Arranging

    2

    MDT 345

    Instrumental Conducting

    1

    MDT 346

    Choral Conducting

    1

    MDT 351

    Music Methods & Materials in Elementary School

    3

    MDT 451

    Music Methods & Materials in Secondary Education

    4

    MDT 452

    Student Internship

    8

     

    Restricted Electives**

    3.5-7

    Required General Studies Program Courses 

    BIOL 103 or
    BIOL 104

    Human Sexual Biology or
    The Human Body

    3

    CHEM 105 or
    GEOS 111 or
    PHYS 101

    General Chemistry I or
    Principles of Earth Science or
    Basic Concepts in Physics

    3

    PSYC 150 or
    PSYC 152

    Developmental: Adolescence through Adulthood or
    Developmental: Adolescence through Adulthood

    3

    SOCI 114

    Sociology of the Family

    3

    INTD 149

    Human and Intercultural Relations

    2

     

    Additional General Studies Program Courses
    (other than Music)

    6

    Required Education Courses 

    EDU 301

    Challenges in Urban Education

    3

    EDU 330

    Focus: Development, Behavior & Learning

    3

    EDU 331

    Field Experience II

    1

    LTED 330

    Focus: Reading, Language & Literacy

    3

     

    Total Credits 

    83.5-87.5 

    *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. 

    • MDT 153/154  Concert Chorale
    • MDT 159/160  NJCU Orchestra
    • MDT 161/162  Symphony of Winds and Percussion

     


    B.A. in Music Business

    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.

    Curriculum Requirements

     (Minimum 82 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 122, 123
    MDT 222, 223

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV

    6

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar 
    (4 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    2

    MDT 131, 133

    Harmony I-II

    4

    MDT 132, 134

    Ear Training I-II

    4

    MDT 135, 136

    Keyboard Methods I-II

    2

    MDT 268

    Computer Music I

    3

    MDT 353

    Survey of the Music Business

    3

    MDT 384, 385

    Arts Management I-II

    6

    MDT XXX

    History of Popular Music

    3

    ENGL 200

    Writing for Business

    3

    ECON 101

    Introduction to Economics

    3

    ECON 208

    Principles of Economics: Micro

    3

    MEDI 100

    Introduction to Media

    3

    MEDI 110

    Foundations of Media Design

    3

    PHIL 103

    Contemporary Moral Issues

    3

    PHYS 101

    Basic Concepts of Physics

    3

    BUSI 201

    Introduction to Business

    3

    BUSI 211

    Principles of Management

    3

    BUSI 231

    Principles of Marketing

    3

    BUSI 251

    Principles of Accounting I

    3

    BUSI 281

    Business Law I

    3

    SPFD 1320

    Seminar in Cooperative Education

    2

    BUSI 241 or
    BUSI 311 or
    BUSI 312 or
    BUSI 331 or
    BUSI 332

    International Business or
    Organization Theory and Practice or
    Human Resource Management or
    Consumer Behavior or
    Marketing Communication

    3

     

    Restricted Electives**

    2-4

     

    Total Credits 

    82-84

    *View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

    ** For each of four semesters, students must select one of the courses below. Each course may be taken several times for credit. 

    • MDT 153/154  Concert Chorale
    • MDT 159/160  NJCU Orchestra
    • MDT 161/162  Symphony of Winds and Percussion

     


    B.A. in Music Theatre

    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.

    Curriculum Requirements

    ( Minimum 86 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 113, 313,
    370

    Acting I-II-III

    9

    MDT 114

    Dance Technique—Ballet

    3

    MDT 115

    Dance Technique—Modern

    3

    MDT 116

    Dance Technique¬—Jazz

    3

    MDT 117 or
    MDT 118

    Design for Performance or
    Stagecraft

    3

    MDT 119, 319

    Production of Musical Theater I-II

    6

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    4

    MDT 131, 133

    Harmony I-II

    4

    MDT 132, 134

    Ear Training I-II

    4

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 122, 123,
    MDT 222, 223,
    MDT 322, 324,
    MDT 422, 424

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-VII

    12

    MDT 183

    Chamber Ensembles
    (2 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    1

    MDT 135, 136

    Keyboard Methods I-II

    2

    MDT 153

    Concert Chorale
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    4

    MDT 177

    Musical Theatre Workshop
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    4

    MDT 218

    Movement for Actors

    3

    MDT 275

    The Musical: Theater and Film

    3

    MDT 279

    Speech for Performance I

    3

    MDT 280

    Costume and Makeup

    3

    MDT 291

    Tap Dance

    3

     

    Electives

    3

     

    Total Credits 

    82 

    View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

     


    B.A. in Music (no specialization)

    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.

    Curriculum Requirements

    (Minimum 65 credit hours)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 

    MDT 101

    Survey of Music

    3

    MDT 104

    Music of the World’s People

    3

    MDT 122, 123
    MDT 222, 223
    MDT 322, 324
    MDT 422, 424

    Applied Music I-II-III-IV-
    V-VI-VII-VIII

    12

    MDT 121

    Music Major Seminar
    (8 semesters, 0.5 credits / semester)

    4

    MDT 131, 133
    MDT 231, 233

    Harmony I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 132, 134
    MDT 232, 234

    Ear Training I-II-III-IV

    8

    MDT 135, 136
    MDT 235, 236

    Keyboard Methods I-II-III-IV

    4

    MDT 329

    Music History Before 1750

    3

    MDT 330

    Music History After 1750

    3

    MDT 337

    Form and Analysis

    2

     

    Restricted Electives**

    4-8

     

    Music Electives

    11

     

    Total Credits 

    65-69 

    * 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. 

    • MDT 153/154  Concert Chorale
    • MDT 159/160  NJCU Orchestra
    • MDT 161/162  Symphony of Winds and Percussion