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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 pp. 52-53), and departmental degree requirements. This includes the general education requirements; the following major requirements; all requirements for an approved minor in general business, 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 declare a major formally 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.

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

Courses Hours
MUS 115 4
MUS 117 4
MUS 215 4
MUS 250 3
MUS 251 3
MUS 252 3
MUS 323 3
MUS 340 3
MUS 497 1
MUS electives 300 or 400 level¹ 5
MUA 010 (five semesters) 0
MUA applied 100 level (four semesters)³ 4
MUA 121–124, or MUA 271 (two semesters) 2
Total 39
   
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:

Courses Hours
TH 114 3
MUS 315 2
MUS 316 2
MUS 365 3
MUS 490 2
ART 218, ART 224, PHIL 217, OR UH 210 OR a fine arts (FA) elective (except MUS 121) 3
ARH 252, ARH 253, ARH 254, ARH 365,
ARH 375, ARH 376, or ARH 385
3
NEW 490 (Museum Management) 3

Required minor. This major requires the completion of a minor in general business, 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. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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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