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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.A.

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The bachelor of arts degree in music is intended to serve students combining a music degree with interests in one or more of the following:

  • A broad liberal arts education.
  • Exploration of the interdisciplinary relationship of music coursework to coursework in other areas of the Meadows School and the University as a whole.
  • An additional major, a minor or preparation for medical school or law school.
  • Preparation for graduate study in music.
  • Participation in the SMU Honors Program.
  • A term or summer of study abroad.

Requirements for the Major (50-51 Credit Hours)

University-wide Requirements (Varies)

Private Instrumental, Vocal, or Composition Studies (6 Credit Hours)

Private Studies 3200 or 3100, or composition in combination with private studies (14 credits maximum).

PERE Ensemble (5 Credit Hours)

4 large ensembles and one chamber.

Music/AMAE Electives (12 Credit Hours)

May include senior project.

Free Electives

Hours vary as needed to meet University residency and degree requirements.

Total: 122 Credit Hours


  • Vocalists are required to take two diction courses among PERB 2106 , PERB 2107 , PERB 2108 , and PERB 2109 , and need only take 10 hours Music/AMAE electives.
  • Multiple one- or two-credit electives may be taken in place of a three-credit elective.

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