2018-19 Degree Plan

Music (Jazz Studies Concentration), BM

College of Fine Arts: Department of Music
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Term 1 Hours Towards Degree: 15 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
Cc MUS 150: Music Theory I 2 C
Cc MUS 150L: Aural Lab I 2 C
Cc APMS 119: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 111: Group Piano I 1 C
Cc Major Ensemble (see UNM Catalog) 1 C
MUS 236: Intro to Improvisation 1 C
ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition or ENGL 111: Composition I and ENGL 112: Composition II or ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition 3 C
MATH Core Course 3 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 2 Hours Towards Degree: 30 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
Cc MUS 152: Music Theory II 2 C
Cc MUS 152L: Aural Lab II 2 C
MUS 172: Jazz History 3 C
Cc APMS 120: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 112: Group Piano II 1 C
Cc Major Ensemble 1 C
ENGL 120: Composition III 3 C
MUS 237: Jazz Improvisation I 1 C
Term Hours: 15
Term 3 Hours Towards Degree: 46 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
Cc MUS 250: Music Theory III 2 C
Cc MUS 250L: Aural Lab III 2 C
Cc APMS 219: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 211: Group Piano III 1 C
Cc Major Ensemble 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 336: Jazz Improvisation II 1 C
Humanities 3 C
Foreign Language 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 4 Hours Towards Degree: 63 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
Cc MUS 252: Music Theory IV 2 C
Cc MUS 252L: Aural Lab IV 2 C
Cc APMS 220: Principal Instrument 2 C
MUS 212: Group Piano IV 1 CR
Cc MUS 214: Piano Proficiency 0 C
Cc Major Ensemble 1 C
MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 337: Jazz Improvisation III 1 C
Humanities 3 C
Physical & Natural Science 4 C
Term Hours: 17
Term 5 Hours Towards Degree: 79 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
Cc APMS 319: Principal Instrument 2 C
Cc MUS 231: Jazz Combo 1 C
Cc MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 238: Jazz Theory/Keyboard II 2 C
MUS 361: History of Music I 3 C
MUSE 317: Jazz Methods 1 C
ENGL 220: Expository Writing 3 C
Physical and Natural Science 3 C
Term Hours: 16
Term 6 Hours Towards Degree: 94 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 101: Concert Music 0 CR
Cc APMS 320: Principal Instrument 2 C
Cc APMS 391: Junior Recital 0 CR
Cc MUS 231: Jazz Combo 1 C
Cc MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 338: Jazz Arranging 2 C
MUS 362: History of Music II 3 C
Social & Behavioral Science 3 C
Fine Arts outside the major 3 D-
Term Hours: 15
Term 7 Hours Towards Degree: 111 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
MUS 343: Selected Topics in Jazz Studies 3 C
Cc APMS 419: Principal Instrument 2 C
Cc MUS 231: Jazz Combo 1 C
Cc MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 309 or MUS 325 or MUS 405 or MUS 406 or MUS 439 or MUS 453 2 C
Music Technology Requirement 2 C
Social & Behavioral Science 3 C
Fine Arts outside the major 3 D-
Term Hours: 17
Term 8 Hours Towards Degree: 128 Crucial course: Cc Hours Minimum Grade Notes
Cc APMS 420: Principal Instrument 2 C
Cc APMS 491: Senior Recital 0 CR
Cc MUS 231: Jazz Combo 1 C
Cc MUS 234: Jazz Band 1 C
MUS 309 or MUS 325 or MUS 405 or MUS 406 or MUS 439 or MUS 453 2 C
Ethnomusicology Requirement 3 C
Elective outside the major department 3 D-
Elective outside the major department 3 D-
Elective outside the major department 2 D-
Term Hours: 17
Degree Plan Notes
  • Students must earn C or better in all their major courses provided that their cumulative grade point average in the major is 2.75 or higher. Additionally, students may need to earn a C or better to meet prerequisite requirements.

  • Students may choose to satisfy the 42 hour upper division with courses in the major, electives, and fine arts outside the major.

  • MUS 309 or MUS 325 or MUS 405 or MUS 406 or MUS 439 or MUS 453s
    MUS 309: Form and Analysis
    MUS 325: Post-Tonal Theory
    MUS 405: 16th-Century Counterpoint
    MUS 406: 18th-Century Counterpoint
    MUS 439: ST:Music Theory
    MUS 453: Orchestration