B.Mus. students may register for a maximum of 37.5 units per academic year; permission to exceed this maximum may be requested from the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in special circumstances such as when a student is registered for the "double credit" applied study (MUSC x20/x25).
See the Faculty of Arts & Science calendar for further information.
Of the minimum 126 units required for the B.Mus. degree, at least 36 units must be at the 300 level or above. These 36 units may include core, music option and non-music elective courses, excluding ensembles.
Most of the required core courses - in musicology, theory, musicianship and applied study - should be completed in the first two years of the program, as outlined above. In addition, students must take one ensemble in each of the first two years.
Other B.Mus. core requirements should be completed as follows:
A minimum of 60 units in music options and non-music electives are needed to complete the 126 units required for the program.
No more than 108 units of the 126 required for the degree may be in music core and music option courses. Through their selection of music option courses students may specialize in one or more of the main areas of study: musicology/ethnomusicology, theory/composition, education, or applied study (performance). Students of exceptional performing ability may audition for the "double credit" applied study performance option, MUSC x20/x25. Students enrolled in this option are required to present a public recital at the end of the year, and receive 12 units per year of applied study.
An additional four ensembles beyond the four required core ensembles may count towards the music option credits.
Students must take at least 18 elective units in non-music subjects; a maximum of 36 elective units in non-music subjects may count towards the 126 units required for the B.Mus. degree.