BA in Popular Music Culture Degree Requirements

Department Requirements (27 credits)

  • MUS 106 Music History II (3)
  • MUS 204 Jazz History (3)
  • MUS 205 A History of Pop and Rock, Part I (3)
  • MUS 206 A History of Pop and Rock, Part II (3)
  • MUS 213 The Digital Composition of Popular Music I    (3)
  • MUS 214 Writing About Music (3)
  • MUS 216 The Digital Composition of Popular Music II (3)
  • MUS 308 World Music (3)
  • MUS 498 Senior Capstone (3)

Department Electives: Culture/History (12 credits)

Choose two MUS and two non-MUS courses:

  • MUS 105 Music History I (3)
  • MUS 208 Music of the Theater (3)
  • MUS 209 Great Composers (3)
  • MUS 212 Cartoon/Anime Culture (3)
  • MUS 215 Music and Technology in a Mobile Society
  • MUS 217 Black Music in America (3)
  • MUS 218 Postmodernism & Popular Culture (3)
  • MUS 304 Music of the Beatles (3)
  • MUS 307 The Music of Radiohead (3)
  • MUS 309 Film Music (3)
  • MUS 493 Special Topics (3)
  • AMS 213 American Myth in Literature, Landscape and Music (3)
  • AMS 225 American Folklore (3)
  • AMS 226 New South in Literature, Music and Film (3)
  • AMS 229 American Popular Culture (3)
  • AMS 309 Hip Hop and American Culture (3)
  • AMS 310 American Identity in the Arts (3)
  • AMS 338 Social Impact of Rock and Roll (3)
  • SOC 252 Media Culture and Society (3)
  • POL 280 Sex and Politics (3)
  • COM 391 Communication Criticism (3)

Department Electives: Applied/Media (9 credits)

Choose six credits of MUS courses and 3 credits of non-MUS courses from this section (9):

  • Applied Lessons (1)
    Applied Lessons require an audition.  Up to three half-hour, 1 credit lessons may be taken under full-time tuition. More than three lessons are allowed. Credits above three will tally under "free electives."  Credits above three and full-hour, 2 credit lessons incur a fee.
  • Band/Choir (1)
    More than three semesters of ensemble will not be allowed. Credits above three will tally under "free electives."
  • MUS 111 Music Theory II (3)
  • CIS 255 Game Design (3)
  • COM 131 Fundamentals of Video Production
  • COM 234 Audio Production
  • COM 331 Television Production
  • COM 337 Music Production
  • COM 434 Advanced Radio Production

Electives (9 credits)

Choose nine credits from Department Electives courses.
See note above about applied lessons.

General Education Requirements (33 credits)

See School of Fine and Performing Arts General Education Requirements checklist.

Free Electives (30 credits)

A minimum of twelve elective credits at or above the 300 level.