Major in Composition

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BM with a Major in Composition (.pdf)

BM with a Major in Composition

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

MUCP 1190, Beginning Composition 1

MUMH 1600, Music in Human Imagination2 3

MUTH 1380, Aural Skills I 2

MUTH 1480, Theory I 2

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

MUCP 2180, Composition 3

MUTH 2380, Aural Skills III 1

MUTH 2480, Theory III 2

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865 3

MUCP 3180, Composition 3

MUCP 3430, Orchestration 3

MUTH 3410, Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint 3

MUAC, Applied Concentration (3000 level)1 2

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
MUCP 4180, Composition 3

MUCP 4510, Contemporary Music 3

MUCP 4810, Electro-Acoustic Music I 3

MUMH 3510, Music History and Literature Since 1750 3

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

Understanding of Ideas and Values4 3

Total 16

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

MUCP 1190, Beginning Composition 1

MUTH 1390, Aural Skills II 2

MUTH 1490, Theory II 2

PHYS 1250, Science and Technology of Musical Sound 4

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

Wellness29 2

Total 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

MUCP 2190, Composition 3

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

MUTH 2390, Aural Skills IV 1

MUTH 2490, Theory IV 2

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

MUAC, Applied Concentration (1000 level)1 2

MUAG, Applied General, Secondary (1000 level)16 1

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865 3

MUCP 3190, Composition 3

MUMH 3500, Music History and Literature to 1750 3

MUTH 3420, Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint 3

MUAC, Applied Concentration (3000 level)1 2

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
MUAG 3800, Fundamentals of Conducting 2

MUCP 4190, Composition 3

MUCP 4430, Orchestration 3

MUTH 3510, Form Analysis 3

MULB, Music Laboratory (1000 level)28 1

Free Elective 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Laboratory Science 4

Total 7

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS
MATH 1100, College Algebra 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values4 3

Total 6

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.Some courses may require prerequisites not listed in the above plan.See Music notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Compostion (21 advanced): 29

Minor: Theory (12 advanced): 26

Other Music Requirements (15 advanced): 38

Core:

English 12

History 6

Political Science 6

Wellness 2

Economics 3

Mathematics 3

Laboratory Science 8

Understanding of Ideas and Values 6

Visual and Performing Arts (included in Other Music Requirements) 3

Note:

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of the 42 must be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

See "Bachelor of Music, Degree Requirements ".

Supplemental Information for the BM with a Major in Composition

Students majoring in composition must enroll in MUCP 1190 each long semester they are enrolled in MUTH 1380-1480 and 1390-1490.

Students may not enroll in more than one composition course each semester.

Students who have not fulfilled the following requirements at the end of the semester they are enrolled in MUCP 2190 are not allowed to major in composition:

1. Completion of MUCP 1190 and 2180-2190, and MUTH 1380, 1390, 1480, 1490, 2380, 2390, 2480 and 2490 with at least a B average.

2. Composition faculty recommendation, after jury review, for election of junior composition.

Graduation Requirements

1. Composition degree candidates must arrange performances and keep records of works completed and performed, including a major recital during the senior year. Senior recital and records are reviewed by composition faculty, who may recommend additional work.

2. Completion of laboratory requirements of eight semesters, four of which must be in band, orchestra or choir. Any deviation must be approved by the music dean.

3. Candidates must complete 12 hours and the Concentration Proficiency Examination in the principal instrument or voice.

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