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Music, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music degree differs from a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in that it is a liberal arts degree designed for students who want both intensive training in music and the opportunity to explore other areas of academic study.  The curriculum consists of 34 credit hours of General Education as well as a Foreign Language proficiency; 55 credit hours in the Core Music Curriculum, including private lessons, ensembles, music theory, aural skills, piano and music history; 18 credit hours of a designated minor or second major; and 13 credit hours of elective courses and additional music classes.  The culminating experience for this degree is an academic Senior Project.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (34 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 

Foreign Language Courses (4-8 credit hours)

Select foreign language courses at level 1202 or above.

Major Courses (55 credit hours)

Foundation Course (1 credit hour)

Ensembles Courses (10 credit hours)

  • MUPF 11xx - Primary Ensembles (8)
  • MUPF 11xx - Secondary Ensembles (2)

Applied Music Courses (16 credit hours)

  • MUPF 12xx and MUPF 32xx - Applied Music and Advanced Applied Music (16)

Senior Project (3 credit hours)

Secondary Area of Study (18 credit hours)

Select a Minor or Second Major.

Unrestricted Elective Courses (13 credit hours)

As needed. 

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Most music courses require grades of C or above to progress to subsequent levels of study; all required music courses must be passed with grades of C or above to graduate.  For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook

Honors Program

For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.

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