Total credits: 120
|Quantitative Reasoning (mathematics)||3|
|ENGH 101||Composition (Mason Core) 1||3|
|ENGH 302||Advanced Composition (Mason Core) 1||3|
|Oral Communication 2||3|
|Natural Science 3,4||7|
|Western Civilization/World History||3|
|Social or Behavioral Sciences 3||3|
|Global Understanding 5||3|
Nonnative speakers of English with limited proficiency in the language may substitute ENGH 100 Composition for Multilingual Writers (Mason Core) for ENGH 101 Composition (Mason Core). Students must attain a minimum grade of C in ENGH 100 Composition for Multilingual Writers (Mason Core) or ENGH 101 Composition (Mason Core), as well as in ENGH 302 Advanced Composition (Mason Core), to fulfill degree requirements.
All students excluding Music Technology students must take MUSI 251 Musical/Oral Communication
Also have significant elective choices as per Mason Core listing.
Remaining Mason Core requirements are fulfilled with major coursework.
Additional Non-Major coursework
|One of the following:||0-18|
Intermediate-level language proficiency 1
Double Major 2
Double Degree 2
See CVPA Requirements and Policies for details regarding foreign language requirement.
In a discipline other than music.
|MUSI 113||Aural Skills I||1|
|One credit of||1|
|Aural Skills II|
|MUSI 115||Theory I||3|
|MUSI 116||Theory II||3|
|MUSI 171||Keyboard Skills I 1||1|
|MUSI 172||Keyboard Skills II 2||1|
|Music History Courses|
|Music Technology concentration students only:||9|
|Music History in Society A|
|Music History in Society B 3|
|Music History in Society C|
|All other students:||6|
|Music History in Society I|
or MUSI 432
|Music History in Society IV|
|Music History in Society II 4|
|Performance and Music Electives|
|Five semesters of||0|
|MUSI 490||RS: Musical Communication in Context (Mason Core)||3|
|Select one from the following:||3-5|
Music Technology concentration students only:
|Introduction to Computer Programming (Mason Core)|
and Ethics and the Cybersociety (Mason Core)
All other students:
|Music in Computer Technology (Mason Core)|
|All students excluding Music Technology students:||12-13|
|Applied Music Options (list follows) 5||6-8|
|Music Ensemble (list follows)||3|
Meets Writing Intensive requirement in the BA in Music with a concentration in Music Technology.
Meets Writing Intensive requirement in the BA in Music (all concentrations except Music Technology).
Students in the Music Technology concentration should take 8 credits of Applied Music. All others should take 6 credits.
Applied Music Options
|See Music advisor for registration permission and options.|
|MUSI 242||Applied Music in Keyboard||2|
|MUSI 243||Applied Music in Voice||2|
|MUSI 244||Applied Music in Woodwind||2|
|MUSI 245||Applied Music in Brass||2|
|MUSI 246||Applied Music in String||2|
|MUSI 247||Applied Music in Percussion||2|
|MUSI 248||Applied Music in Composition||2|
|MUSI 442||Applied Music in Keyboard||2-3|
|MUSI 443||Applied Music in Voice||2-3|
|MUSI 444||Applied Music in Woodwind||2-3|
|MUSI 445||Applied Music in Brass||2-3|
|MUSI 446||Applied Music in String||2-3|
|MUSI 447||Applied Music in Percussion||2-3|
|MUSI 448||Applied Music in Composition||2-3|
Music Ensemble Options
|MUSI 380||Wind Symphony (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 381||University Chorale (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 382||Piano Ensemble (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 383||Symphonic Band (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 384||Symphonic Chorus (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 385||Chamber Singers (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 387||Symphony Orchestra (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 389||Jazz Ensemble (Mason Core)||1|
|MUSI 485||Chamber Ensembles (Mason Core)||1|
All students (except for Music Technology students) must register for a pedagogy and literature class appropriate to their major instrument or register for a teaching internship.
|Select one from the following:||0-3|
|Teaching Internship (2 credits)|
|Keyboard Pedagogy 1|
|Vocal Pedagogy and Lab 2|
|Instrumental Pedagogy and Literature 3|
Required for keyboard students.
Required for vocal students.
Topic varies; students must register for the topic corresponding with their major instrument. Required for strings and guitar students; recommended for wind, brass, or percussion students.
Concentration in Music Technology (MTEC)
Students pursuing this concentration may not also pursue the Music and Technology minor. Students who wish to complete a concentration in music technology must also complete the following:
|MUSI 252||Popular Music Arranging||3|
|MUSI 254||Music and Technology||3|
|MUSI 354||Electronic Composition||3|
|MUSI 355||Recording Techniques||3|
|MUSI 359||Topics in Music Technology||3|
|Select the amount of elective credit corresponding with degree path: 1|
|Music Technology students||20-38|
|All other students||23-41|
Electives may not include additional music courses.
Music, BA/Arts Management, Accelerated MA
Students choosing the accelerated option must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. The regular designed timeframe would be a start in the Fall and completion of all coursework in the Summer five years later with the exception of Capstone, which is only offered in Fall and Spring. Students may need a longer timeframe to complete all requirements.
This accelerated option is offered through joint cooperation between the School of Music and the Arts Management Program.
For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.
Applicants to accelerated master's programs must have completed at least 75 credits that apply to their undergraduate degree (with at least 24 credits at Mason) and no more than 100 credits. Applicants should submit an Accelerated Master's Program Application, available from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Graduate Studies. It includes the proposed conferral date for the undergraduate degree and the two graduate courses that are to be applied to the undergraduate degree.
Interested students should contact the Arts Management Program Office for more details about the application process.
Accelerated Option Requirements
As an undergraduate, the accelerated master's student is to complete the two graduate courses indicated on their Accelerated Option Requirements.
As an undergraduate, the accelerated master's student is to complete the two graduate courses indicated on their Accelerated Master's Program application with a minimum grade of 3.00 in each course. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all coursework and in coursework applied to their major. On completion and conferral of the undergraduate degree in the semester indicated in the application, they submit the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition Form (which shall incorporate all of the Graduate Admission requirements of the university) and are admitted to graduate status.
As graduate students, accelerated master's students have an advanced standing. They must meet all master's degree requirements except for the two courses (6 credits) they completed as undergraduates. Students will begin their master's program in the semester immediately following conferral of the undergraduate degree, and they may also begin in the summer term.
Reserve Graduate Credits
Students may take up to 6 additional graduate credits as reserve graduate credit. These credits do not apply to the undergraduate degree. The ability to take courses for reserve graduate credit is available to all high achieving undergraduates with permission of the School of Music. Permission to take a graduate course for reserve graduate credit is normally granted only to Mason seniors within 15 hours of graduation and must be approved by the Dean's Office.
To apply these credits to the master's degree, students must request that the credits be moved from the undergraduate degree to the graduate degree using the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transition Form.