Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Music

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. All majors in the School of Music require admission to the university and admission to the program.  For audition guidelines and requirements, prospective undergraduate students should visit:  http://www.music.txstate.edu/prospectivestudents/BecomingaMusicMajor.html
  2. Students wanting to enter the music program as a music major (B.A., B.M., B.S. degrees) must submit an online application and audition on their principal instrument or voice the semester before their desired entrance.
  3. Admission to the School of Music is contingent upon admission to Texas State, successful completion of the audition process, and available space in each studio. Moreover, a successful audition does not automatically ensure acceptance to the School of Music. Transfer students' transcripts will be evaluated by an academic advisor prior to an acceptance decision to ensure that acceptance and successful degree plan completion are possible here at Texas State.  Prospective music majors will not be permitted to enroll in applied music and other music major classes until they have been accepted based on their audition and met with an academic advisor. Auditions are held periodically throughout the year for enrollment the following academic year. Those prospective music students unable to audition in person due to geographic distance from campus may submit an audio or video recording representative of their performing abilities that meet the audition guidelines for their instrument or voice. The deadline to submit a recorded audition is March 1 (for Fall admission) or November 1 (for Spring admission). Audition requirements are available on the School of Music website.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  4. Piano Proficiency (Level II)
  5. Theory Proficiency
  6. Upper Level Competency Review (ULCR)

Course Requirements 

Freshman
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 10000MU 10000
MU 12102MU 12122
MU 12112MU 12132
MUSP 11xx/MUSP 31xx2MUSP 11xx/MUSP 31xx2
MUSE 31xx1MUSE 31xx1
MUSP 11351MUSP 11361
US 11001ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203 
 15 14
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 20000MU 20000
MU 22602MU 22622
MU 22612MU 22632
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3MU 33153
MUSP 21xx/MUSP 31xx2MUSP 21xx/MUSP 31xx2
MUSE 31xx1MUSE 31xx1
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Minor3
 16 16
Junior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
MU 30000MU 30000
MU 33163MU 33173
Modern Language 23103Advanced Music Elective3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Modern Language 23203
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Minor 3Minor3
 15 15
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
Advanced Music Elective3Advanced Music Elective2
BA ENG Literature3Minor6
BA Computer Science. Logic, Mathematics or science3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
Minor3 
 15 14
Total Hours: 120