B.A. in Music (Commercial)

A Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Music is a liberal arts degree that gives the student musician a holistic approach to higher education with several career and service opportunities.  Graduates with a B.A. in Commercial Music have engaged in engineering aspects of the music industry, worship leading, and performed in commercial recording studios, and various live performance venues.

120-123 Hours
General Education Core (52-57 Hours)

Music Core (24 Hours)
MCM  1600  Class Piano I (1)
MCM  1610  Class Piano II (1)
MCM  2600  Class Piano III (1)
MCM  2620  Class Piano IV (1)
MCM  2780 The Working Musician (2)
MUS  1060  Music Technology  (2)
MUS  2010 Theory I (3)
MUS  2020 Theory II (2)
MUS  2060 Aural Theory I (2)
MUS  2070 Aural Theory II (2)
Music History (Student Choice) (6)
      MUS  2410 Music History I (2)
      MUS  2420 Music History II (2)
      MUS  3410 Music History III (2)
      MUS  3420 Music History IV (2)
      MCM  2150 Commercial Music History (2)
      MCM  2410 Jazz History I (2)
      MCM  2420 Jazz History II (2)
MUS  3100 Elementary Conducting (2)
*Waive Fine Arts (MUS 1500) & add Art for the Music Major (MUS 1515) if at least 4 hours of traditional Music is taken.

Applied Study (19 Hours)
MUS  1200  Recital Attendance  (0) (Six Satisfactory Semesters Required)

Lower Division:
MUS  27--  Applied, Lower Division (Vocal 4)
or
MUS  27--  Applied, LD (Instrumental 4)
MCM  27--  Applied, LD (Instrumental 4)

MUS  2900  Applied proficiency (0)

Upper Division
MCM 47--  Applied, Upper Division (Vocal 8 )
or
MCM  47--  Applied, UD (Instrumental 4)

MUS  18--  Choral Union/Wind Ensemble/TSO (7)
MCM  4015 Senior Project (0)
or
MCM  4600 Senior Performance (0)


General Electives (3)

Elective Areas of Study (6 Hours)
**One hour of class instruction may count towards applied requirements

Graduate Track Electives
MUS  2410-3420 Music History Cycle (if not already taken) (8)
MUS  3010 Theory III (2)
MUS  3020 Theory IV (2)
MUS  3060 Aural Theory III (2)
MUS  3070 Aural Theory IV (2)
MUS  3110  Advanced Conducting (2)
MUS  4010  Orchestration (3)

Elective Area of Study in Performance
MUS/MCM  27--/47--  Additional Applied Lessons (Up to 6)
MUS/MCM  18--  Additional Ensembles (Up to 6)
MCM  1500 Keyboard Technique (1)

Elective Area of Study in Songwriting
MCM  1650 Guitar for Songwriters (1)
MCM  3100 Introduction to Songwriting (2)
MCM  3300 Songwriting (2)
MCM  4780 Songwriting Lessons* (1-2)
MUB  2220 Music Publishing (2)

Elective Area of Study in Jazz Studies
MUS  1835 Jazz Combo (1)
MCM  2080 Improvisation I (2)
MCM  2090 Improvisation II (2)
MCM  2420 Jazz History I (2)
MCM  2430 Jazz History II (2)
MCM  4300 Jazz Pedegogy (2)

Elective Area of Study in Music Technology
MCM  2050 Recording Techniques (3)
MCM  3910 Advanced Recording (2)
MCM  4210 Recording Sound For Video and Film (2)
MCM  4220 Editing and Mixing Sound For Video and Film (2)
MCM  4230 Advanced Mixing Techniques (2)
MCM  4050 Mastering (2)
MCM  4510 Internship* (Up to 4)
*Each hour successfully completed can be substituted for one hour of upper division applied study.

Elective Area of Study in Music Therapy
MUS  3510 Music Therapy I (3)
MUS  3520 Music Therapy II (3)