First-Year Students

Students who are starting their undergraduate music degree at UNF should take MUT 1111 (Theory I) and MUT 1241 (Theory I, Aural) during the fall semester of their first year.

If you would like to try to place out of Theory I, a placement test will be given at the start of the fall semester. Theory placement tests for the Fall 2023 semester will be given on Saturday, August 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the recital hall (room 1200) of the Fine Arts Center (building 45).

Below is a practice test (plus answer key) that you may use to prepare for the test.

If you would like to try to place out of Theory I, Aural, you will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gosden during the first week of the semester.

If you took AP Music Theory in high school, you may already have credit for Theory I and/or Theory I, Aural. It is your responsibility to check with your academic adviser to make sure that your credits for these courses have transferred to UNF. Even if you took AP Music Theory, you may still wish to take Theory I and/or Theory I, Aural, at UNF to ensure you are fully prepared for Theory II and Theory II, Aural, in the spring. You are strongly encouraged to do a placement test (see above) before you decide whether to skip Theory I and/or Theory I, Aural. (Students who skip Theory I or Theory I, Aural, sometimes struggle in their subsequent music theory courses.)