Bachelor’s in Music Curriculum

Prepare to meet the high expectations in the very competitive music industry. As a music major, you’ll move center stage with confidence in music fundamentals and the understanding of artistic, industry, and cultural forces. Become a refined producer, performer, or composer the world is waiting to hear.

 

Bachelor's in Music Requirements

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours as part of the General Education Program.

Music Major Requirements Students are required to complete 49 credit hours as part of the Music Program. See the curriculum below for details. 
Core Courses (40 credits)
Credits
MUSC 1000
Music Through History (MUSC 1000 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 1250
Piano II (MUSC 1250 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 1960
Commercial Music Theory (MUSC 1960 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 2050
Beginning Applied Instruction (MUSC 2050 / Credits: 2 )
2
MUSC 2600
Music Production I (MUSC 2600 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 2900
Introduction to Commercial Music (MUSC 2900 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 2960
Creating Commercial Music (MUSC 2960 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 3050
Intermediate Applied Instruction (MUSC 3050 / Credits: 2 )
2
MUSC 3301
Ensemble I (MUSC 3301 / Credits: 1 )
1
MUSC 3302
Ensemble II (MUSC 3302 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 3303
Ensemble III (MUSC 3303 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 3304
Ensemble IV (MUSC 3304 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 3600
Music of World Cultures (MUSC 3600 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 3900
Popular Music in Western Culture (MUSC 3900 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 4050
Advanced Applied Instruction (MUSC 4050 / Credits: 2 )
2
MUSC 4100
Composition/MIDI (MUSC 4100 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 4200
Advanced Music Production (MUSC 4200 / Credits: 3 )
3
Electives Courses (9 credits)
Credits
ARTS 2410
Graphic Design I (ARTS 2410 / Credits: 3 )
3
ARTS 2450
Graphic Design II (ARTS 2450 / Credits: 3 )
3
ARTS 3450
Graphic Design III (ARTS 3450 / Credits: 3 )
3
COMM 2500
Introduction to Video Editing (COMM 2500 / Credits: 3 )
3
COMM 3500
Media Regulation (COMM 3500 / Credits: 3 )
3
COMM 3710
Audio/Radio Production (COMM 3710 / Credits: 3 )
3
COMM 3720
Advanced Video Editing (COMM 3720 / Credits: 3 )
3
COMM 3900
Web, Mobile, and Interactive Design for Communication (COMM 3900 / Credits: 3 )
3
COMM 4200
Public Relations Campaigns (COMM 4200 / Credits: 3 )
3
COMM 4300
Social Media Theory and Practice (COMM 4300 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 4910
Special Topics in Music (MUSC 4910 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 4950
Internship in Music (MUSC 4950 / Credits: 3 )
3
MUSC 4990
Independent Study in Music (MUSC 4990 / Credits: 3 )
3

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 24 credits of coursework from the following disciplines: ARTS, DANC, FILM, HIST, HUMN, LITR, MUSC, PHIL, and THEA, as well as an intermediate degree of competency in a foreign language (generally, a minimum of 6 credits or another demonstration of competency).

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.