Rhode Island College

2014-2015 Catalog


Music B.A.

Course Requirements

Music Theory

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 230Music Theory I

3

Fall.
MUS 232Music Theory II

3

Spring.
MUS 234Music Theory III

3

Fall.
MUS 236Music Theory IV

3

Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 305Form and Analysis

3

Fall (odd years).
MUS 307Composition

3

Fall (even years).
MUS 321Orchestration

3

Spring (odd years).
MUS 323Counterpoint

3

Spring (even years).
MUS 458Twentieth-Century Theory

3

As needed.

Sight Singing and Ear Training

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 113Basic Rhythm

1

Fall, Spring.
MUS 231Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

Fall.
MUS 233Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

Spring.
MUS 235Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1

Fall.
MUS 237Sight Singing and Ear Training IV

1

Spring.

Music History and Literature

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 205Music History and Literature I

3

Fall.
MUS 206Music History and Literature II

3

Spring.

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 310Medieval and Renaissance Music

3

Spring (even years).
MUS 311Music of the Baroque

3

Fall (even years).
MUS 312Music of the Classical Era

3

Spring (odd years).
MUS 313Music of the Romantic Period

3

Fall (odd years).
MUS 314Twentieth-Century Music

3

Spring (even years).

Performance

SIX SEMESTERS of

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 091Student Recital Series

0

Fall, Spring.

SIX SEMESTERS of

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 161–163Large Ensembles (in one major ensemble)

3

choose one major ensemble

SIX SEMESTERS of

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 270-286Applied Music

MUS 288Harp

2

Fall, Spring, Summer
MUS 289Harpsichord

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

(choose one instrument)

TWO SEMESTERS of

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 164-166Chamber Ensembles

1

Fall, Spring.
Or

MUS 268Opera Workshop

1

Fall, Spring.

Note: Students must pass Freshman Applied Music Proficiency upon completion of the second semester of Applied Music.

Capstone Course

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PFA 461Senior Seminar

3

Spring.

CHOOSE concentration A, B, C, or D below

A. General Music

NINE CREDIT HOURS of music courses at the 300- or 400-level, chosen with advisor’s consent

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
Music courses at the 300- or 400-level

9

Total Credit Hours:61

B. Music Composition

THREE COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 305Form and Analysis

3

Fall (odd years).
MUS 307Composition

3

Fall (even years).
MUS 314Twentieth-Century Music

3

Spring (even years).
MUS 321Orchestration

3

Spring (odd years).
MUS 323Counterpoint

3

Spring (even years).
MUS 360Seminar in Music Literature

2

Spring (odd years).
MUS 390Independent Study

3

As needed.
MUS 458Twentieth-Century Theory

3

As needed.
MUS 490Independent Study

3

As needed.
MUS 491Directed Study

3

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:60-61

C. Music History

THREE COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 305Form and Analysis

3

Fall (odd years).
MUS 310Medieval and Renaissance Music

3

Spring (even years).
MUS 311Music of the Baroque

3

Fall (even years).
MUS 312Music of the Classical Era

3

Spring (odd years).
MUS 313Music of the Romantic Period

3

Fall (odd years).
MUS 314Twentieth-Century Music

3

Spring (even years).
MUS 360Seminar in Music Literature

2

Spring (odd years).
MUS 390Independent Study

3

As needed.
MUS 458Twentieth-Century Theory

3

As needed.
MUS 490Independent Study

3

As needed.
MUS 491Directed Study

3

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:60-61

D. Music Theory

THREE COURSES from concentration B above

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THREE COURSES from concentration B above

8-9

Total Credit Hours:60-61