Musical Arts Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Musical Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

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B.M.A.
Developing A Christian Mind        3
  DCM 2301    
English
9
 

ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302

Foundations for Excellence
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)
History
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics
3-4
 

MATH 1301, 1303, 1307, or 1405

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite.]

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
  One laboratory science from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
 
 9
  RELI 1301, RELI 1302 and RELI/MUSI 4342

Social Science

 

3

 

POLS 2301

Total General Studies Hours
36-41
Bachelor of Musical Arts Major:
Required Music Courses
29

MUSI 1111Aural Skills I
MUSI 1112Aural Skills II
MUSI 1311Music Theory I
MUSI 1312Music Theory II
MUSI 2111Aural Skills III
MUSI 2112Aural Skills IV
MUSI 2305Introduction to Music Literature and Fine
Arts
MUSI 2311Music Theory III
MUSI 2312Music Theory IV
MUSI 3204Music History and Literature I
MUSI 3205Music History and Literature II
MUSI 3206Music History and Literature III
MUSI 3207Basic Conducting

MUSI 3208Advanced Choral Conducting
or
MUSI 4201Orchestration

MUSI 4089Senior Performance Project (Recital)

Select an additional 13 credit hours of Music courses to complete the 42 hours in Music:*
13
MUSI 2207Introduction to Church Music and Worship (Philosophy)
MUSI 3201Analysis of Musical Structure
MUSI 3217Jazz Improvisation
MUSI 3270Church Music and Worship Administration (Practice)
MUSI 3271Contemporary Worship and Technology
MUSI 3316Jazz Theory
MUSI 4203Eighteen Century Counterpoint

MUSI 4204Choral Arranging
MUSI 4211Vocal Pedagogy
MUSI 4212Vocal Literature and Performance Practice
MUSI 4305Congregational Song (Hymnology/Contemporary Song)
MUSI 4308Internship in Church Music and Worship (S-L)
*Other music courses may be considered upon approval from the advisor.
Applied Study
14
 

The student in the B.M.A. degree program must complete a minimum of 14 credit hours of applied study.

The student selecting a Vocal Primary Concentration must complete at least Vocal Proficiency Level II (ten credit hours in voice) and Piano Proficiency Level IV (usually 4 semesters of applied study).

The student selecting a Piano Primary Concentration must complete Piano Proficiency Level VIIb (ten credit hours in piano) and Vocal Proficiency Level 2 (usually four semesters).

Ensembles
8
  All B.M.A. majors must enroll in an ensemble every semester until graduation, including at least 4 semesters of Grand Chorus, and at least 4 semesters of Legacy, University Chorale, Piano Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, University Ringers, or any combination thereof.
Seminar/Performance Lab
8 semesters (noncredit-hour requirement)
8 sem.
  MUSI 1000/1001 (S-L)
Total Music Requirements
64
Required Secondary Discipline/Area of Study (15 hours)
  The student will work with his/her advisor in developing a carefully guided 15-credit hour program of study (like a minor) from another University discipline(s) relative to the student's career interests and goals.
Total Secondary Discipline
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120

Additional Elective Hours may be needed to achieve total hours required, including at least 42 upper-level hours.

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required in the major field (music), with a letter grade of C- or better in each course.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours).

 

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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