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Theory Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Music Degree In Theory

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Semester Hours
General Studies Requirements
B.M.
Computer Science
3
  COSC 1301
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 and 1302
Kinesiology
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 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405

[eMAT Advising Tool 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 American National Government required for all students.

Speech
3
  COMA 1302
Total General Studies
44-47
   
Music Major:
Required Music Courses
44
 

MUSI 1111 Aural Skills I
MUSI 1112 Aural Skills II
MUSI 1311 Theory I
MUSI 1312 Theory II
MUSI 2111 Aural Skills III
MUSI 2112 Aural Skills IV
MUSI 2305 Intro to Music Literature and Fine Arts
MUSI 2311 Theory III
MUSI 2312 Theory IV
MUSI 3201 Analysis of Musical Structure
MUSI 3202 Advanced Analysis

MUSI 3203    Keyboard Skills
MUSI 3204 Music History and Literature I
MUSI 3205 Music History and Literature II
MUSI 3206 Music History and Literature III
MUSI 3207 Basic Conducting
MUSI 3208 Advanced Choral Conducting

MUSI 3216 Jazz Theory

MUSI 3217 Jazz Improvisation
MUSI 4109 Senior Capstone Project
MUSI 4201 Orchestration

MUSI 4202 Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint
MUSI 4203 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

MUSI 4204 Choral Arranging
MUSI 4205 Twentieth-Century Analytical Techniques

MUSI 4208 Pedagogy of Music Theory

MUSI 4214    Choral Literature and Advanced Choral Techniques

Applied Music
18
 

Applied Piano (12 credit hours: 6 lower-level, 6 upper-level)

Applied Composition (4 lower-level)

 
Piano Proficiency
 

MUSI 2023A: Piano Proficiency Level III

MUSI 2023B: Piano Proficiency Level IV

Grand Chorus
8
 

MUSI 1135 and MUSI 1136 Grand Chorus

MUSI 2135 and MUSI 2136 Grand Chorus

MUSI 3135 and MUSI 3136 Grand Chorus

MUSI 4135 and MUSI 4136 Grand Chorus

Performance Experience
8 sem.
 

MUSI 1000 Music Lab (S-L)

MUSI 1001 Music Lab

Total Music Core Requirement
78
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
122-126

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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College of Fine Arts Majors:

ART:

BA/BS Art
   
COMMUNICATION:
BA/BS Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media
BA/BS Communication: Communication Theory
BA/BS Communication: Graphic Design
   
MUSIC:
BA/BS Music

BM Church Music

BM Vocal Performance
BM Piano Performance
BM Theory
BME EC-12 Choral Music with Teacher Certification
   
MUSIC BUSINESS:
BA/BS Music Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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