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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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.

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major

Core Courses

Music Theory Elective or Musicology Elective (3 Credit Hours)

  • MUTH Elective (3000 level or above)
  • MUHI Elective (4000 level)

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

Private Studies 3100, PIAN 3101  concurrently with PIAN 5101 , or composition in combination with private studies

PERE Large Ensemble (4 Enrollments)

PERE Chamber Ensemble (1 Enrollment)

Music/AMAE Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Vocalists are required to take two diction courses from among PERB 2106 , PERB 2107 , PERB 2108 , and PERB 2209 , and need only take 10 hours Music/AMAE electives

Total for the Major Only: 50 Credit Hours

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