Theory Requirements

All undergraduate music majors must take the following lower-level courses:

  • MUT 1111 – Theory I (3 credits)
  • MUT 1241 – Theory I, Aural (1 credit)
  • MUT 1112 – Theory II (3 credits)
  • MUT 1242 – Theory II, Aural (1 credit)
  • MUT 2116 – Theory III (3 credits)
  • MUT 2246 – Advanced Aural Theory (1 credit)
  • MUT 2117 – Theory IV (3 credits)
  • MUT 2247 – Advanced Aural Theory (1 credit)

Students in the Bachelor of Music – Performance degree (except those in the Music Technology and Production concentration) must take the following upper-level courses:

  • MUT 3611 – Form and Analysis (3 credits)
  • MUT 4650 – Composition and Improvisation (2 credits)
  • any two (2) of the following:
    • MUT 4311 – Orchestration (3 credits)
    • MUT 4421 – 18th-Century Counterpoint (3 credits)
    • MUT 4564 – 19th-Century Chromatic Harmony (3 credits)
    • MUT 4626 – 20th-Century Music Theory (3 credits)

Students in the Bachelor of Music – Performance degree with a concentration in Music Technology and Production must take the following upper-level course:

  • MUT 4311 – Orchestration (3 credits)

Students in the Bachelor of Music – Jazz Studies degree must take the following lower- and upper-level courses (in addition to the lower-level courses listed above):

  • MUT 1361 – Jazz Fundamentals I (2 credits)
  • MUT 1362 – Jazz Fundamentals II (2 credits)
  • MUT 2641 – Jazz Improvisation I (2 credits)
  • MUT 2642 – Jazz Improvisation II (2 credits)
  • MUT 3643 – Jazz Improvisation III (2 credits)
  • MUT 3644 – Jazz Improvisation IV (2 credits)
  • MUT 4365 – Jazz Arranging I (3 credits)
  • MUT 4366 – Jazz Arranging II (3 credits)
  • MUT 4663 – Jazz Styles and Analysis I (2 credits)
  • MUT 4664 – Jazz Styles and Analysis II (2 credits)

Students in the Bachelor of Music Education degree are not required to take any upper-level music theory courses.

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