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Music Majors

Lower Division Curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in Music

The College of Communication and Fine Arts offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Music in the following concentrations:
  • Choral Conducting concentration (Instrumental or Vocal)
  • Instrumental Conducting concentration
  • Instrumental Studies concentration
  • Music History/Literature concentration (Instrumental or Vocal)
  • Theory/Composition concentration (Instrumental or Vocal)
  • Vocal Studies concentration
  • World Music/Ethnomusicology concentration (Instrumental or Vocal)

Lower Division Major Requirements
Students are required to complete General Theory requirements, Applied Music requirements and a two-semester Foreign Language requirement.


General Theory requirement
LMU COURSE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE
MUSC 121: Music Theory and Form I MUSIC 6: Diatonic Harmony
MUSC 122: Music Theory and Form II MUSIC 7: Chromatic Harmony
MUSC 221: Music Theory and Form III No course equivalency
MUSC 222: Music Theory and Form IV No course equivalency
MUSC 133: Aural Skills I MUSIC 2: Musicianship
MUSC 134: Aural Skills II MUSIC 3: Musicianship
MUSC 235: Instrumentation No course equivalency




Applied Music requirement
LMU COURSE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE
MUSC 101: Studio Class (taken for 4 semesters) No course equivalency
MUSC 180: Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction
MUSC 181: Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction*
MUSIC 92: Applied Music Instruction
MUSC 280: Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction*
MUSC 281: Applied Emphasis Individual Instruction*
MUSIC 92: Applied Music Instruction


*A grade of B [3.0] or better is required in this course.


Foreign Language requirement
Students are required to take one of the following foreign language sequences:

Sequence 1:
LMU COURSE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE
ITAL 1101: Italian 1 ITAL 1: Elementary Italian I
ITAL 1102: Italian 2 ITAL 2: Elementary Italian II



Sequence 2:
LMU COURSE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE
GRMN 1101: German 1 GERMAN 1: Elementary German I
GRMN 1102: German 2 GERMAN 2: Elementary German II



Sequence 3:
LMU COURSE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE COURSE
FREN 1101: French 1 FRENCH 1: Elementary French I
FREN 1102: French 2 FRENCH 2: Elementary French Ii