Bachelor of Arts in Music
Requirements (96-97 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180
Any student accepted for admission to CSUSB can declare music as major and pursue the BA in Music degree. Examinations and auditions are available for advanced placement only, not as an entrance requirement.
Applied instruction is available only to declared music majors. Students interested in applied composition (MUS 246) will be required to complete one year of applied vocal or instrumental music instruction (MUS 140-MUS 145) as a prerequisite. Students in applied music technology (MUS 348) will be required to complete two years of applied vocal or instrumental music instruction. (MUS 140-MUS 145 and MUS 240-MUS 245) as a prerequisite.
Students may enroll in a maximum of six quarter units at any one collegiate level of applied instruction (MUS 140- MUS 145, MUS 240-MUS 246, MUS 340-MUS 348, or MUS 440-MUS 448). After six quarters at one level, students unable to satisfy completion requirements for that level will be counseled to select a major in a different discipline and will be denied enrollment in any higher level of applied instruction.
All students enrolled as full-time music majors in the BA in Music are required to participate each quarter until graduation in a major performing ensemble most appropriate to a student's applied emphasis.
Placement in the B.A. in Music is based on:
- a theory placement examination (proficiency in music fundamentals equal to that of MUS 100 and MUS 101),
- a piano proficiency audition, and
- an applied music audition (performance proficiency equal to collegiate applied music at the 140-145 level.
Requirements for the B.A. in Music (Program Code: MUS_)
|Music Theory (24)|
|MUS 120||Theory I||3|
|MUS 121||Musicianship I||1|
|MUS 122||Theory II||3|
|MUS 123||Musicianship II||1|
|MUS 124||Theory III||3|
|MUS 125||Musicianship III||1|
|MUS 250||Theory IV||3|
|MUS 251||Musicianship IV||1|
|MUS 252||Theory V||3|
|MUS 253||Musicianship V||1|
|MUS 254||Theory VI||3|
|MUS 255||Musicianship VI||1|
|Music History (20)|
|MUS 304||History of Music I||4|
|MUS 305||History of Music II||4|
|MUS 306||History of Music III||4|
|MUS 307||Music of 20th and 21st Centuries||4|
|MUS 350||Music of World Cultures||4|
|Additional Requirements (52)|
|Piano proficiency must be demonstrated by completing one of the following:||1|
|Class Piano III (with a grade of "B" or better)|
Or successful completion of credit by examination administered by the department.
|MUS 270||Introduction to Music Technology||2|
|Nine units chosen from the student's area of study:||9|
|Twelve units chosen from:||12|
|Large Music Ensemble|
Participation in one of the major performance organizations most appropriate to the student's applied emphasis is required each quarter in residence with a maximum of twelve units being applied to the major.
|Six quarters of MUS 998 - Concert Attendance (0). At least eight Music Department concerts, recitals and related programs must be attended per quarter.|
|MUS 475||Internship in Music||1|
|or MUS 598||Senior Project|
|MUS 990||Music Comprehensive Assessment||0|
|Electives: 27 units in Music of the student's choice, of which 12 units must be upper-division. Units from other disciplines may be substituted with prior approval of student's academic advisor.||27|