Sep 25, 2020  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Jazz Studies: Composition - Bachelor of Music

Program Total Credits: 126

The University of the Arts four-year Composition Program is designed as a creative launching pad for a career as a composer. The curriculum provides a foundation in jazz, pop, commercial and contemporary classical genres with a focus on emerging technologies. Instrumental and vocal ensembles perform and record student compositions and arrangements. In addition to composing for University of the Arts ensembles, there is an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. Students have the opportunity to write for film, animation, theater, dance and multimedia projects.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Composition will
  • demonstrate outstanding aural musicianship;
  • demonstrate outstanding cognitive musicianship and theoretical knowledge;
  • understand music in its historical and sociological context;
  • express understanding of music in verbal and written form;
  • be musically literate and technically proficient performers and composers;
  • possess knowledge and experience in a diversity of musical styles and cultures;
  • acquire the skills to use and integrate current technology in support of their musicianship;
  • use all of the above as the basis for creative output.

Freshman Year Credits: 30

Sophomore Year Credits: 33

Junior Year Credits: 32

Senior Year Credits: 31

  may be completed in either term.

Liberal Arts Distribution

Note all liberal arts courses are 3 credits.

*LAPI courses may be taken in any term, but are recommended for Juniors and Seniors.