Sep 29, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Songwriting, B.A./B.S.

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The SNG program is focused on the artistic craft and business aspects of professional songwriting. Students in the songwriting program complete either the B.S. or B.A. curriculum with a major in Songwriting and a minor in a career related discipline. The objective of the Songwriting program is to help the student develop his or her artistic craft while gaining a practical understanding of the business aspects of a songwriting career.

BELL Core Requirements: 53 Hours (minimum)

Technical Requirement:

(Hours Counted in BELL Core)

Songwriting Major: 43 Hours

Music Requirements: 13 Hours

Music Electives: 6 Hours

(choose from)

  • 3 Hours 2
  • 3 Hours 2
  • 3 Hours 2
  • MUH _____, (other MUH courses for which pre-requisites are met) 3 Hours
  • 3 Hours
  • MUN Music Ensembles 1 Hours

    All MUN ensemble courses are one (1) credit hour. Students may choose up to three (3) credit hours of ensembles to count as music electives.


    MA_ (Classical) or MB_ (Commercial) Private Music Lessons (1):
    Students may choose a one (1) credit hour private music lesson as available through the School of Music. Students may choose up to three (3) credit hours of private music lessons to count as music electives.


    MUT Music Theory:
    Students may choose any MUT course for which prerequisites are met.
    Note: Theory Placement Test must be taken before registering for Theory I and Aural Skills I. All advanced levels of Music Theory and Aural Skills are sequential.

Minor: 18 Hours

General Electives: 14 Hours (minimum)

Total Required for the Program: 128 Hours

1 Theory placement test may determine placement into higher-level theory (e.g. MUT 1310 /MUT 1320 , Harmony I/II) where substitution will occur.

2 Although courses are options listed for the B.S. or B.A. General Education Fine Arts requirement, they do not fulfill the General Education and SNG music elective requirement simultaneously.

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