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Music Major with Arts Administration Concentration (BA)

School of Music, 175 Moody Music Building
www.as.ua.edu/music
music@as.ua.edu

Degree requirements. Students earning the bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in music with an arts administration concentration must complete all University, college (see p. 50-52), and departmental degree requirements. This includes the general education requirements; the following major requirements; all requirements for an approved minor in business administration, entrepreneurship, management, or world business; and sufficient other credits to total a minimum of 120 applicable semester hours.

Admission into the major. Students are expected to formally declare a major no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). With the assistance of an advisor in the major department, students should complete the “Declaration of Major” form.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree. The major GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the major that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the major throughout the entire higher education career.

Major courses. The major in music with the arts administration concentration requires successful completion of the following 36 semester hours:

CoursesHours
MUS 1154
MUS 1174
MUS 2154
MUS 2503
MUS 2513
MUS 2523
MUS 3233
MUS 3403
MUS electives 300 or 400 level13
MUA applied 100 level (four semesters)24
MUA 121, MUA 122, MUA 123,
MUA 124, or MUA 271 (two semesters)
2
MUA 010 (five semesters)0
MUA 2990
MUS 4970
Total36

1MUS 351 and MUS 461 are recommended
2Students must earn a minimum of 4 hours and four semesters in a single instrument or voice chosen from: MUA 170, MUA 171, MUA 172, MUA 174, MUA 175, MUA 176, MUA 177, MUA 178, MUA 179, MUA 180, MUA 181, MUA 182, MUA 183, MUA 184, MUA 185, MUA 186, MUA 187, MUA 188, or MUA 189.

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 12 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the major GPA. The major in music with the arts administration concentration requires the successful completion of the following courses outside the major:

CoursesHours
TH 1143
TH 4723
MUS 3152
MUS 3162
MUS 4902
DN 1102
ARH 252, ARH 253, ARH 254, ARH 365,
    ARH 375, ARH 376, or ARH 3853

Required minor. This major requires the completion of a minor in business administration, entrepreneurship, management, or world business.

Additional major requirements. MUS 121 does not satisfy the fine arts (FA) general education requirement for music majors. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester.

Special opportunities: The School of Music offers opportunities for students of all majors to perform with the bands, orchestras, choirs, and jazz and chamber groups. Over 200 student performances annually are sponsored by the school. In addition to performance opportunities, a variety of lectures, forums, and conferences addressing music as an art form are sponsored each year.

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