Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jan 23, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Music Composition Major

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition degree is tailored to help the individual composer develop their career within the context of the professional marketplace. Areas of focus include modern scoring and arranging technology, contemporary sensibilities with a strong foundation in time-tested compositional methodology, music for media, and scoring for the concert hall and the symphony orchestra. 

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (48 credit hours)
Music Core (53 credit hours)
Electives Core (19 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Music Major Core (53 credit hours)

Electives Core (19 credit hours)

General Electives - 19 credit hours

Additional Information

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Music Composition to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Music major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Completion of eight semesters of MUA 175 Music Convocation .  
  6. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  7. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  8. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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