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Film Music Scoring: Cert Comp | Film Music Scoring - Recommended Support: Cert Comp | Film Music Scoring - Support: Cert Comp | Film Music Scoring Concentration: Bach Mus
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Film Music Scoring: Cert Comp    
   Certificate Requirements (16 cr. to be chosen)    
      Applied Piano (4 cr. to be chosen)    
         MUAP1210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         MUAP1220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         MUAP2210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         MUAP2220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         MUAP3210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         MUAP3220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         MUAP4210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         MUAP4220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
      MUAP4100   Applied Composition 2 cr.  Study of music composition for acoustic and electronic media: methods; forms; orchestration; and performance techniques. Private lesson format. Prerequisites: MUS 2130, MUS 2140, MUS 2330, MUS 2340, and MUAP 4010; or permission of instructor. Does not replace the applied instrument/voice requirement of any concentration. 
      MUAP4770   Film Scoring I 2 cr.  First semester of a three-term sequence, beginning with study and utilization of computer software and hardware for composition for film and video. Prerequisites: MUS 1800, MUS 1130, MUS 1140, MUS 1330, MUS 1340, and basic keyboard skills demonstrated by proficiency examination. Some experience in musical composition is recommended. 
      MUAP4780   Film Scoring II 2 cr.  Continued study of methods of composing, arranging, and orchestrating music for film and video, using music technology. Prerequisite: MUAP 4770 or permission of instructor. 
      MUAP4790   Film Scoring III 2 cr.  Studies leading to composition of a feature-length film score, in collaboration with Broadcast and Cinema Arts senior seminar students. Prerequisites: MUAP 4770 and MUAP 4780, or permission of instructor. 
      MUS 1800   Introduction to Music Technology 2 cr.  Includes basic computer operations, study of hardware (including MIDI) and software for aural skill study, music notation and scoring, and music instruction. Basic knowledge of music fundamentals, piano keyboard, and personal computers is recommended. 
      MUS 4030   Form and Analysis 2 cr.  Structural elements of musical composition as applied to form, from the simple song forms to the sonata-allegro form; melodic, harmonic, and structural analysis of representative works. 
Film Music Scoring - Recommended Support: Cert Comp    
   Recommended Support (2 cr. to be chosen)    
      MUS 4040   Conducting and Performing Techniques 2 cr.  Integrated course with emphasis on baton technique, score reading, and arranging. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours. 
Film Music Scoring - Support: Cert Comp    
   Support Courses (18 cr. to be chosen)    
      MUAP4010   Orchestration 2 cr.  Fundamentals of orchestration and arranging for instruments and voices, with an emphasis on the application of 18th to 21st century techniques. Prerequisite: four semesters of theory or departmental approval. 
      MUS 1130   Theory I 3 cr.  Fundamental harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, including major and minor keys, intervals, cadences, primary triads in root and inverted positions, through an integrated visual/aural/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1140, Sight-singing and Ear Training I. 
      MUS 1140   Sight-singing and Ear Training I 1 cr.  Basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight: includes major and minor scalar and diatonic chordal outlines, rhythms in simple meter, and major and minor triads. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1130, Theory I. 
      MUS 1330   Theory II 3 cr.  Continuation of Theory I, including secondary, diminished, and augmented triads, non-chord tones, melodic composition, and secondary dominants, through an integrated visual/aural/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1340, Sight-singing and Ear Training II. 
      MUS 1340   Sight-singing and Ear Training II 1 cr.  Continuation of basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight; includes melodies constructed of primary triads, rhythms in compound meter, and major, minor, and diminished triads in inversion. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1330, Theory II. 
      MUS 2130   Theory III 3 cr.  Continuation of Theory II, including fundamental harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, including secondary chords, modulation, mode mixture, through an aural/visual/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2140, Sight-singing and Ear Training III. 
      MUS 2140   Sight-singing and Ear Training III 1 cr.  A continuation of aural, visual, and vocal experiences in sight singing and dictation; includes modulations to closely related keys, compound intervals, rhythmic sub-divisions, chromatic chords. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2130, Theory III. 
      MUS 2330   Theory IV 3 cr.  Continuation of Theory III, including fundamental harmonic and melodic practices of the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries through an integrated visual/aural/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2340, Sight-singing and Ear Training IV. 
      MUS 2340   Sight-singing and Ear Training IV 1 cr.  A continuation of Sight-Singing and Ear Training III; includes the study of unusual and mixed meters, syncopation, chromatic inflection, remote modulation, and modal scales. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2330, Theory IV. 
Film Music Scoring Concentration: Bach Mus    
   Major Courses (58 cr. to be chosen)    
      Music Core Courses (26 cr. to be chosen)    
         Theoretical Studies    
            MUS 1130   Theory I 3 cr.  Fundamental harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, including major and minor keys, intervals, cadences, primary triads in root and inverted positions, through an integrated visual/aural/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1140, Sight-singing and Ear Training I. 
            MUS 1140   Sight-singing and Ear Training I 1 cr.  Basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight: includes major and minor scalar and diatonic chordal outlines, rhythms in simple meter, and major and minor triads. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1130, Theory I. 
            MUS 1330   Theory II 3 cr.  Continuation of Theory I, including secondary, diminished, and augmented triads, non-chord tones, melodic composition, and secondary dominants, through an integrated visual/aural/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1340, Sight-singing and Ear Training II. 
            MUS 1340   Sight-singing and Ear Training II 1 cr.  Continuation of basic aural, visual, and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight; includes melodies constructed of primary triads, rhythms in compound meter, and major, minor, and diminished triads in inversion. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 1330, Theory II. 
            MUS 1800   Introduction to Music Technology 2 cr.  Includes basic computer operations, study of hardware (including MIDI) and software for aural skill study, music notation and scoring, and music instruction. Basic knowledge of music fundamentals, piano keyboard, and personal computers is recommended. 
            MUS 2130   Theory III 3 cr.  Continuation of Theory II, including fundamental harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic practices of the 18th and 19th centuries, including secondary chords, modulation, mode mixture, through an aural/visual/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2140, Sight-singing and Ear Training III. 
            MUS 2140   Sight-singing and Ear Training III 1 cr.  A continuation of aural, visual, and vocal experiences in sight singing and dictation; includes modulations to closely related keys, compound intervals, rhythmic sub-divisions, chromatic chords. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2130, Theory III. 
            MUS 2330   Theory IV 3 cr.  Continuation of Theory III, including fundamental harmonic and melodic practices of the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries through an integrated visual/aural/compositional approach. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2340, Sight-singing and Ear Training IV. 
            MUS 2340   Sight-singing and Ear Training IV 1 cr.  A continuation of Sight-Singing and Ear Training III; includes the study of unusual and mixed meters, syncopation, chromatic inflection, remote modulation, and modal scales. Must be taken concurrently with MUS 2330, Theory IV. 
            MUS 4020   Contrapuntal Techniques 2 cr.  Aural and visual acquaintance with contrapuntal music of the 17th and 18th centuries; writing of music involving techniques characteristic of the period. 
         Historical Analysis    
            MUS 3330   History of Music Literature I 3 cr.  Development of music from pre-Christian beginnings through the Baroque period with emphasis on music form, style, literature, and composers. 
            MUS 3340   History of Music Literature II 3 cr.  Development of music from the Classical period to the present with emphasis on musical form, style, literature, and composers. 
      Concentration Courses (36 cr. to be chosen)    
         BCA 2020   Cinema Studies (BCA*/COM) 3 cr.  Introduction to the language, art, and culture of film including the study of classic and contemporary films and their aesthetic, cultural, and social significance. 
         MUAP4010   Orchestration 2 cr.  Fundamentals of orchestration and arranging for instruments and voices, with an emphasis on the application of 18th to 21st century techniques. Prerequisite: four semesters of theory or departmental approval. 
         MUAP4100   Applied Composition 2 cr.  Study of music composition for acoustic and electronic media: methods; forms; orchestration; and performance techniques. Private lesson format. Prerequisites: MUS 2130, MUS 2140, MUS 2330, MUS 2340, and MUAP 4010; or permission of instructor. Does not replace the applied instrument/voice requirement of any concentration. 
         MUAP4770   Film Scoring I 2 cr.  First semester of a three-term sequence, beginning with study and utilization of computer software and hardware for composition for film and video. Prerequisites: MUS 1800, MUS 1130, MUS 1140, MUS 1330, MUS 1340, and basic keyboard skills demonstrated by proficiency examination. Some experience in musical composition is recommended. 
         MUAP4780   Film Scoring II 2 cr.  Continued study of methods of composing, arranging, and orchestrating music for film and video, using music technology. Prerequisite: MUAP 4770 or permission of instructor. 
         MUAP4790   Film Scoring III 2 cr.  Studies leading to composition of a feature-length film score, in collaboration with Broadcast and Cinema Arts senior seminar students. Prerequisites: MUAP 4770 and MUAP 4780, or permission of instructor. 
         Applied Piano electives (8 cr. to be chosen)    
            MUAP1210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
            MUAP1220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
            MUAP2210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
            MUAP2220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
            MUAP3210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
            MUAP3220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
            MUAP4210   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
            MUAP4220   Piano 2 cr.  Study of keyboard theory, techniques and repertoire designed to meet needs of individual students. 
         Group Performance (4 cr. to be chosen)    
            MUAP1080   Chorale 1 cr.  Study and performance of sacred and secular choral literature; development of a discriminatory taste in music through experience in actual participation. 
            MUAP2610   Lyric Theater 1 cr.  The study and public performance of staged productions from the operatic, light opera, and Broadway genres. Open to all students and community members. 
            MUAP3620   Ensemble: Instrumental Chamber Music 1 cr.  Study and performance of duos, trios, quartets and other combinations; open to all students by audition. 
            MUAP3720   Ensemble: Orchestra/Band 1 cr.  Rehearsal, membership, and performance in an orchestra, band, or jazz ensemble; open to all students by audition. 
         MUS 4030   Form and Analysis 2 cr.  Structural elements of musical composition as applied to form, from the simple song forms to the sonata-allegro form; melodic, harmonic, and structural analysis of representative works. 
         MUS 4040   Conducting and Performing Techniques 2 cr.  Integrated course with emphasis on baton technique, score reading, and arranging. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours. 
         MUS 4960   Senior Seminar in Music 1 cr.  Capstone course for all music concentrations. In-depth consideration of issues related to the senior music major's concentration. To be taken in the student's senior year. 
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