Department of Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree designed to prepare students for graduate school and/or careers in the field of music or other fields. In order to graduate, degree candidates will fulfill the broad requirements for the liberal arts degree. For more information on this program, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at

Degree Sequence for Bachelor of Arts in Music

We offer the following degree sequence (four-year degree plan) to assist students and advisors.

Following this sequence increases the likelihood of completing this degree in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from this suggested sequence. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.

Program of Study (Requirements for a BA in Music)

A. 35-39 credit hours of Musicianship:

    • MUSI 1100 Introduction to Aural Skills (subject to Aural Skills Diagnostic Test results)
    • MUSI 1300 Introduction to Music Theory (subject to Theory Diagnostic Test results)
    • MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I (1)
    • MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II (1)
    • MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III (1)
    • MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV (1)
    • MUSI 1321 Music Theory I (3)
    • MUSI 1322 Music Theory II (3)
    • MUSI 2323 Music Theory III (3)
    • MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV (3)
    • MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I (1)
    • MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II (1)
    • MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III (1)
    • MUSI 2120 Keyboard Skills IV (1): includes Keyboard Proficiency Exam
    • MUSI 3341 Music History I (3)
    • MUSI 3342 Music History II (3)
    • MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music OR MUSI 3351 Music in Asian Theater (3)
    • MUSI 4341 Research and Writing in Music (3)
    • MUSI 4344 Conducting (3)

B. 19 credit hours of Applied Music and other required upper level:

    • 10 credit hours of voice or principal instrument in either Voice or one focused instrument
    • Vocal track: MUAP 1176, 1177, 2276, 2277, 3276, 3277;
    • Instrumental track: MUAP 1154, 1155, 2254, 2255, 3254, 3255)
    • 6 semester hours of major ensembles: Chorale, Orchestra, Band, Wind Ensemble, or Jazz Ensemble
    • MUSI 4323 Form and Analysis (3)

C. Free Electives: 25-27 credit hours - Note: MUAP 1144, MUSI 1311, MUSI 1100, MUSI 1300, or any other music course prescribed as remedial, will not be counted as a free elective

D. CORE COURSES: 43 required credit hours of General Studies (see university CORE as specified in the applicable catalogue) or visit:

MUAP NOTE: Students who, at the time of their entrance audition, are deemed unprepared for freshman-level MUAP lessons, will be placed in appropriate preparation courses (MUAP 1144 or MUSI 1311), which will not count toward their degree plan as either Music courses or Free Electives.

Audition Requirements - Audition Requirements and Dates

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation, with no less than 36 upper division
(3000-4000 level) courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements
for the degree are fulfilled as stated in the undergraduate catalog.

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