​The following represents​ typical course enrollments for new BFA1-1 students. These are offered as guidelines, and all students are advised to review and finalize their course enrollments with their faculty Mentor during Orientation Week.

Starred (*) items denote courses eligible for online class signup.

Typical BFA1-1 Core Curriculum Course Enrollments for All Programs except Jazz

Students will either be pre-enrolled in these Core Curriculum courses or be placed into them by examination during Orientation week.  Students cannot enroll in these Core courses online. Jazz majors should refer to their Individual Program guidelines below.

  • CCIS100 Introduction to Critical Studies (pre-enrolled)
  • MAIC100 Survey of 20th & 21st C. Music (pre-enrolled)
  • Music Theory & Skills Classes (depending on placement by exam during Orientation Week)
    • either
      • MTHY001 Fundamental Musicianship
    • or all four of
      • MTHY101 Musicianship Skills A
      • MTHY104 Global Rhythm & Notation
      • MTHY111 Tonal Theory A
      • MLSN003 Class Piano

Typical Additional BFA1-1 Course Enrollments for Individual Programs

Unless otherwise noted, students can enroll online in the following courses.

  • Composition
    • MLSN101 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
    • MFOR101 Undergraduate Composers’ Forum*
    • MCMP120 Instrumental Composition I*
  • InstrumentalArts
    • Brass
      • MLSN111/117–119 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
      • chamber/conducted ensemble (assigned by Mentor, not online)
      • MBLE120 Brass Ensemble*
      • MPRF132 Brass Workshop*
      • MFOR100 Musician’s Toolkit*
    • Guitar
      • MLSN123/136 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
      • coached ensemble (assigned by Mentor, not online)
      • MPRF120 Guitar Workshop*
      • ONE of MFOR102/104/106/107/305 Forum*
    • Harp
      • MLSN111/117–119 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
      • coached ensemble (assigned by Mentor, not online)
      • MPRF123 Harp Studio*
      • MFOR100 Musician’s Toolkit*
    • Percussion
      • MLSN115 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
      • MBLE122 Percussion Ensemble*
      • MPRF129 Percussion Workshop*
      • MFOR100 Musician’s Toolkit*
      • MBLE… world music ensemble elective (see listing under Core Curriculum in the Course Catalog)*
    • Piano/Keyboard
      • MLSN113/116 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
      • coached ensemble (assigned by Mentor, not online)
      • MPRF119 Piano Workshop*
      • MFOR100 Musician’s Toolkit*
    • Strings
      • MLSN106/109/120/121 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
      • coached ensemble (assigned by Mentor, not online)
      • MPRF128 String Workshop*
      • MFOR100 Musician’s Toolkit*
    • Winds
      • MLSN104/105/107/110/114 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week)
      • coached ensemble (assigned by Mentor, not online)
      • ONE of MPRF122/124/130/131 Studio Class, as appropriate to instrument*
      • MFOR100 Musician’s Toolkit*
  • Jazz
    • CCIS110 Critical Writing and the Arts (pre-enrolled)
    • MLSN131–139 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
    • MBLE118 Faculty Ensemble (submit Ensemble Request form to jazz faculty, not online)
    • MBLE117 Student Ensemble (submit Ensemble Request form to jazz faculty, not online)
    • MTHY104 Global Rhythm & Notation (if placed by exam during Orientation Week, not online)
    • MTHY111 Tonal Theory A (if placed by exam during Orientation Week, not online)
    • MTHY108 Transcription Skills*
    • MFOR107 Jazz Forum*
    • MAIC100 Survey of 20th & 21st C. Music
    • MBLE201 Beginning African Ensemble (optional)*
  • Musical Arts
    • MFOR104 Forum for Musical Arts*
    • MBLE… world music ensemble elective (see listing under Core Curriculum in the Course Catalog)*
    • TWO of the following THREE options
      • ICOM101 Media & Web Development*
      • ICOM111 Intro to Sound Production*
      • MTEC100 Intro to Concert Production*
  • Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence & Design
    • ICOM111 Intro to Sound Production*
    • MFOR106 Music Technology Forum*
    • MTEC150 Sound Synthesis*
  • VoiceArts
    • MLSN122 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
    • Vocal Ensemble (assigned by Mentor, not online)
    • MPRF115 VoiceArts Foundation*
    • MFOR103 VoiceArts Forum*
  • World Music Performance
    • MLSN140-178 Major Lesson (request at Music Office during Orientation Week, not online)
    • ONE world music ensemble chosen from
      • MBLE201 Beginning African Ensemble*
      • MBLE210 Beginning Javanese Gamelan*
      • MBLE220 Beginning Balinese Gamelan*
      • MBLE240 Beginning Persian Ensemble*
    • ONE world music theory class chosen from
      • MTHY222 North Indian Theory*
      • MTHY224 Java/Bali: Music-Dance-Theory*
      • MTHY226 Forms of African Music*
      • MTHY228 Persian Music Theory*
    • ONE Vocal Elective (see listing under Core Curriculum in the catalog)*