Bachelor of Arts - Music: Program Goals
- Music literacy:
Read and notate complex scores, identify and analyze the structural functions of melody, rhythm, harmony and textures, demonstrate keyboard competency and sight singing abilities, write simple to complex compositions.
- Historical perspective:
Display understanding of music as a manifestation of western and non-western civilizations and cultures, demonstrate ability to uncover, observe and collect data, ability to think and write critically, and display enhanced awareness of intercultural perspectives; ability to apply technology towards chosen career path in music (indicating understanding of the uses of technology to promote knowledge of all aspects of music.
- Performance competence:
If concentrating in performance: Display advanced proficiency in performing on one or more instrument, or conducting, or composition. If in a non-performance concentration: Display basic skills in sight singing and keyboard proficiency. Demonstrate awareness, through performance, or conducting a diverse representation of western and non-western composers from all musical periods.
- Specialized Expertise
- Intercultural awareness
- Interdisciplinary experience
- Creative / aesthetic sensibility
- Self initiative
- Personal enrichment
- Technological competence / global internet outreach
General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
- Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
- Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
- Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
- Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
- Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
- Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
- Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
- Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
- Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.
Link to Curriculum Map (Courses mapped to Program Goals)