Recommended Academic Plan for the Bachelor of Musical Arts (Voice Emphasis) (MUBMA at University Park Only) (120 min. credits)

Effective Summer 2010 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
MUSIC 129S First-Year Performance SeminarNotes for: MUSIC 129S

MUSIC 129S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 121 Basic Musicianship INotes for: MUSIC 121

MUSIC 121

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 131 Music Theory I Notes for: MUSIC 131

MUSIC 131

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 387 Language Diction for Singers: Italian and EnglishNotes for: MUSIC 387

MUSIC 387

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
General Education outside secondary areaNotes for: Gen Ed secondary

Gen Ed secondary

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
General Education outside secondary areaNotes for: Gen Ed secondary area

Gen Ed secondary area

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music 18x JNotes for: Applied Music 18x J

Applied Music 18x J

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 122 Basic Musicianship IINotes for: MUSIC 122

MUSIC 122

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 132 Music Theory IINotes for: MUSIC 132

MUSIC 132

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 162 (IL) Introduction to Music HistoryNotes for: MUSIC 162 (IL)

MUSIC 162 (IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
3
General Education outside secondary areaNotes for: Gen Ed secondary area

Gen Ed secondary area

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music 23x JNotes for: Applied Music 23x J

Applied Music 23x J

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 221 Basic Musicianship IIINotes for: MUSIC 221

MUSIC 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 231 Music Theory IIINotes for: MUSIC 231

MUSIC 231

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
*MUSIC 261 (GA;IL) Survey of Music History INotes for: MUSIC 261

MUSIC 261

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 389 Language Diction for Singers: GermanNotes for: MUSIC 389

MUSIC 389

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
INART 258A Fundamentals of Digital Audio (3)Notes for: INART 258A

INART 258A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or INART 258B Fundamentals of Digital Audio (1)Notes for: INART 258B

INART 258B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1 or 3
Secondary area/General EducationNotes for: Secondary area/Gen Ed

Secondary area/Gen Ed

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16.5-18.5

Semester 4 (submit application for admission to B.M.A.)

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music 28x JNotes for: Applied Music 28x J

Applied Music 28x J

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 222 Basic MusicianshipNotes for: MUSIC 222

MUSIC 222

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
*MUSIC 262 (GA;IL) Survey of Music History IINotes for: MUSIC 262

MUSIC 262

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 331 Tonal AnalysisNotes for: MUSIC 331

MUSIC 331

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
MUSIC 388 Language Diction for Singers: FrenchNotes for: MUSIC 388

MUSIC 388

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
*Secondary area/General EducationNotes for: Secondary Education/General Ed

Secondary Education/General Ed

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
*General Education

Gen Ed

3
Total credits 17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music 33x JNotes for: Applied Music 33x J

Applied Music 33x J

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 332 Analysis of Twentieth Century MusicNotes for: MUSIC 332

MUSIC 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
++Secondary area/General EducationNotes for: Secondary area/Gen Ed

Secondary area/Gen Ed

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
++Secondary area/General EducationNotes for: Secondary area/Gen Ed

Secondary area/Gen Ed

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music 38x JNotes for: Applied Music 38x J

Applied Music 38x J

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 266 Basic ConductingNotes for: MUSIC 266

MUSIC 266

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
++400-level Secondary areaNotes for: 400-level

400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
++400-level Secondary areaNotes for: 400-level

400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
ENGL 202 A-D (GWS) Effective Writing

ENGL 202 A-D (GWS)

3
Total credits 14

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music 43x JNotes for: Applied Music 43x J

Applied Music 43x J

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
++400-level Secondary areaNotes for: 400-level

400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
MUSIC 461W Studies in Music History: Antiquity to 1600Notes for: Music History Selection (W)

Music History Selection (W)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 462W Studies in Music History: 1550-1750Notes for: Music History Selection (W)

Music History Selection (W)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 463W Studies in Music History: 1700-1900Notes for: Music History Selection (W)

Music History Selection (W)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MUSIC 464W Studies in Music History: 1850-PresentNotes for: Music History Selection (W)

Music History Selection (W)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
*General Education

Gen Ed

3
Total credits 13

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Applied Music 48x JNotes for: Applied Music 48x J

Applied Music 48x J

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MUSIC 101 Music Common HourNotes for: MUSIC 101

MUSIC 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
++400-level Secondary areaNotes for: 400 level Secondary area

400 level Secondary area

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Music ensemble from approved listNotes for: Music ensemble

Music ensemble

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
*General Education

Gen Ed

3
*General Education

Gen Ed

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 15.5

Additional Notes

Total minimum credits required:  120

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes: 

Piano proficiency:  All students must enroll in appropriate piano courses (class piano or private instruction), beginning with the first semester and continuing until the piano proficiency is passed.

*General Education Arts credits by petition.  Counting these credits as GA does not reduce the minimum credits required for the degree.

++Of the 24 credits in the secondary area, 12 must be at the 400-level and 12 may be double-counted with general education courses.

^Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

Note: Voice emphasis students must enroll for three credits of diction, preferably in this order:  Music 387 (Semester I), Music 389 (Semester III), and Music 388 (Semester IV)

Change of Major Requirements:  A minimum grade point average of 2.0 and an audition are required.

Audition Requirements:  www.music.psu.edu/prospective/ugapply.html. Additional credits may be required in piano until a student passes the required piano proficiency. For advising information, go to the School of Music Web site and download the handbook www.music.psu.edu/current/handbooks.html.

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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