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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.14 DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

13.14.6 BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BMUS)

In addition to the normal entrance requirements, an interview and an audition in the applicant's major applied area are required, as well as a theory entrance test. Further tests will determine the granting of advanced standing in music theory. Dates of the test are available on request from the head of the Music Department. Those desiring consideration for music entrance scholarships should complete the audition and entrance test by April 1.

All first-year students are classified as majoring in Comprehensive. The other majors (Composition, History or Performance) begin in year 2, semester 1. First-year students should consult a music department instructor in the area (the composition professor, their music history teacher or their applied music teacher) concerning the level of achievement required to qualify for a major other than Comprehensive in years two through four. Potential performance majors must indicate to the department head, as well as to their applied music instructor, during year 1, semester 2, that they wish their next jury also to serve as an audition for the major in Performance.

Study in one performance medium (the applied major) is required for a varying number of semesters, which may include one or more required recitals, depending upon the program major. No more than 9 credit hours of directed study courses may count toward graduation requirements.

Except with the special permission of the head of the Music Department, all degree requirements must be completed within seven calendar years from the date that the program commenced.

Non-keyboard majors may be required to enrol in class piano. Failure to meet the proficiency level required by the department will mean additional study.

To qualify for the BMus degree students must complete at least 120 credit hours (75 credit hours of core courses and 45 credit hours in one of the areas of comprehensive, composition, music history or performance). The PGPA required for graduation is 65%.

13.14.6.1 Bachelor of Music, Common First Year

BACHELOR OF MUSIC PROGRAMS, COMMON FIRST YEAR
(30 credit hours of core requirements)

SEMESTER 1- 15 credit hours
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices
3.0 Comm in Writing - One of ACAD 100 or ENGL 100
3.0 History & Literature- MUHI 202
6.0 Theory & Analysis- MUTH 211, 221
2.0 Applied music lesson MUxx131
1.0 Core Ensembles- Two of MUEN 101, 103, 107, 131, 135 and 171. Sec. 001 of one (1.0), Sec. 003 of another (0)

SEMESTER 2-15 credit hours
FA 001 Continued.
3.0 Comm in Writing- One of ACAD 100, ENGL 100 or ENGL 110
3.0 History & Literature- MUHI 203
6.0 Theory and Analysis - MUTH 212, 222
2.0 Applied music lesson MUxx 132
1.0 Core Ensembles – Two of MUEN 101, 103, 107, 131, 135 and 171 sec.001 of one (001), sec. 003 of another (0)



13.14.6.2 Bachelor of Music, Years Two through Four: ALL MAJORS (A further 45 credit hours of core requirements.)
Credit hours Required – Years 2 through 4 Student's record of courses completed
Critical Competencies – 12 credit hours
6.0 Culture and Society:
FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts; and
One of the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic):
ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100 level, HIST, HUM, INDG, IDS, IS, JS, Language other than English, Literature in translation, PHIL, LING, RLST, WGST
 
6.0 Natural and Social Sciences & Research and Methodology:
Any two courses in the following areas :
ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, STS, SOC, SOST, any Science courses (including MATH): PHIL 150, CS (any course, Stats (any course.)
ARTH 301 Art Theory and Art Criticism, CTCH 203 Introduction to Media and Communication, CTCH 303 Technology & Culture, and THST 250 Script Analysis may be counted in this area if not already counted in another area of the program - see 13.7.1 Additional Regulations.
Statistics courses offered through Faculties other than Arts and Science may be used with approval by the Dean or designate.
 
Fine Arts – 9 credit hours
3.0

3 Fine Arts (chosen from CTCH, FA, Film, Art, ARTH, INA, INAH, Theatre)

 
3.0  
3.0  
Music History & Literature – 12 credit hours
3.0

Must include MUHI 305 and one MUHI course at the 400 level.
May include studies courses with a music component that is cross-listed with another Fine Arts department.

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
Music Theory & Analysis – 9 credit hours
3.0 MUTH 321  
3.0 MUTH 322  
3.0 MUTH 422  
Conducting – 3 credit hours
3.0 MUPE 283 or 342  
Core Ensembles – 0.0 credit hours
0.0 Two ensembles in each of semesters 3 through 8 chosen from:
MUEN 101, 103, 107, 131, 135 and 171
A maximum of four of these required twelve ensembles may be taken for 1.0 credit hours each in the category Open Electives.
 
0.0 Test of Keyboard Proficiency  
45.0  


13.14.6.3 Bachelor of Music, Composition Major Specific Requirements – 45 Credit hours

Credit hours BMus Composition Major - Specific Requirements - 45 credit hours Student's record of courses completed
Music Composition – 24 credit hours
1.5 MUCO 317  
1.5 MUCO 318  
1.5 MUCO 326  
3.0 MUCO 327  
3.0 MUCO 340  
3.0 MUCO 417  
3.0 MUCO 418  
3.0 MUCO 419  
3.0 MUCO 420  
3.0 MUCO 440  
2.0

Applied music lessons 4.0 credit hours
2 credit hours x 2 additional semesters

(must be taken in semesters 3 & 4)

 
2.0  
14.0 Open Electives - 14.0
Courses in any category applicable to BMus programs, including FA 499AA-ZZ Professional Placement and non-core ensembles.
May include: up to 9.0 cr. hr. of applied music beyond the required 8.0 cr. hrs (4.0 in first year + 4.0 in second year); up to 4.0 cr. hr. of core ensembles beyond the first-year requirement of 2.0. Total program credit hours from all MUEN courses may not exceed 12.0.
 
45.0 Total  


13.14.6.4 Bachelor of Music, Comprehensive Major Specific Requirements – 45 Credit hours
Credit hours BMus Comprehensive – Specific Requirements – 45 credit hours Student's record of courses completed
3.0 Music– 15.0 credit hours
Chosen from FA 499AA-ZZ, MUCO, MUHI, MUPE or MUTH
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.0

Applied music lessons- 6.0 credit hours
2 credit hours X 3 additional semesters (semesters 3 through 5)

 
2.0  
2.0  
3.0 Open Electives – 24 credit hours
Courses in any category applicable to BMus programs, including Professional Placement FA 499AA-ZZ and non-core ensembles. May include: up to 7.0 cr. hr. of applied music beyond the total requirement of 10 credit hours; up to 4.0 cr. hrs. of core ensembles beyond the first-year requirement of 2.0. Total program credit hours from all MUEN courses may not exceed 12.0.
18.0 cr. hrs may be used to earn the Fine Arts Minor in Arts Administration.
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
45.0 Total  


13.14.6.5 Bachelor of Music History Major – Specific Requirements – 45 Credit Hours
Credit hours BMUS History Major – Specific Requirements - 45 Student's record of courses completed
3.0 German or French – 3.0
Chosen in consultation with an academic advisor, beyond the requirement under Culture and Society.
 
3.0 Music History and Literature - 15.0
Must include the following: at least one MUHI course at the 400 -level beyond the core requirement; MUHI 494AA; MUHI 495AA-ZZ. May include studies courses with music component that are cross-listed with other FA depts.
 
2.0

Applied Music Lessons- 6.0 credit hours
(semesters 3 through 5)

 
2.0  
2.0  
3.0 Open Electives – 21 credit hours
Courses in any category applicable to BMus programs, including Professional Placement FA 499AA-ZZ and non-core ensembles. May include: up to 7.0 cr. hr. of applied music beyond the total requirement of 10 credit hours; up to 4.0 cr. hrs. of core ensembles beyond the first-year requirement of 2.0.
Total program credit hours from all MUEN courses may not exceed 12.0.
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
45.0 Total  


13.14.6.6 Bachelor of Music in Performance – Specific Major Requirements – 45 Credit hours.
BMUS Performance Major Requirements – 45 credit hours

BMUS Performance Requirements – 45 credit hours

Note: Progress is reviewed periodically during the first two years to determine whether the student shall remain in the program. A minimum of 70% is required in each and every applied music course in order to continue in, or graduate from, the program. A minimum average of 75% in the applied music major is required for graduation.

 
3.0 Applied music lessons -21.0 credit hours
Four x 3.0 credit hours in semesters 3, 4, 5 and 7.
Two recital courses: MUxx 349 (3.0 cr) and MUxx 449 (6.0) in semesters 6 and 8.
 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
6.0  
 
Performance Requirements – 9.0
9.0 May include: Professional Placement FA 499AA-ZZ ; up to 6.0 cr. hr. of non-core ensembles;
MUPE courses beyond the core requirement.
Voice majors must include MUPE 270 (2.0).
 
Open electives - 15.0
15.0 Courses in any category applicable to BMus programs, including Professional Placement FA 499AA-ZZ and non-core ensembles.
May include: up to 4.0 cr. hrs. of core ensembles beyond the first-year requirement of 2.0. Total program credit hours from all MUEN courses may not exceed 12.0.
 
45.0 Total