Commercial Music 4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your BS in Commercial Music degree in a timely manner. The plan below is one of several possible ways for you to complete the Commercial Music degree. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

PDF version of the BS in Commercial Music Roadmap

  • Program: Bachelor of Science: Commercial Music
  • Total Credits: 120
  • Catalog: 2021-2022

First Year: Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2021 (1st Fall)
Core Requirement: MUS 150A Class Piano I 1
Core Requirement: MUS 107A Music Theory I 3
Core Requirement: MUS 328 University Choir 1
Core Requirement: MUS 328 Ensemble 1
Core Requirement: MUS 15X Private Lessons 1
First Year Experience FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
LASC Goal 1B ENGL 101 English Composition 3
Related Requirement: EIT 160, 161 or 181 Intro to Ent=1, Copyright=3, Audio Tech=3 3
Total Credits: 14
Spring 2022 (1st Spring)
Core Requirement: MUS 150B Class Piano II 1
Core Requirement: MUS 108A Music Theory II 3
Core Requirement: MUS 107B Aural Skills I 1
Core Requirement: MUS 15X Lessons 1
Core Requirement: MUS 328 Ensemble 1
LASC Goal 1A COMM 100 Speech Communication 3
Related Requirement: EIT ***   3
LASC/WI     3
Total Credits: 16

 

Second Year: Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2022 (2nd Fall)
Core Requirement: MUS 150C Class Piano III 1
Core Requirement: MUS 207A Music Theory III 3
Core Requirement: MUS 108B Aural Skills II 1
Core Requirement: MUS 287 Commercial/Jazz Theory 2
Core Requirement: MUS 328 Ensemble 1
Core Requirement: MUS 15X Private Lessons 1
Related Requirement: EIT ***   3
LASC Goal     3
Total Credits: 15
Spring 2023 (2nd Spring)
Core Requirement: MUS 151 Commercial Keyboard 1
Core Requirement: MUS 208 Music Theory IV 2
Core Requirement: MUS 207B Aural Skills III/td> 1
Core Requirement: MUS 372 Commercial/Jazz Arranging I 2
Core Requirement: MUS 387 Commercial/Jazz Improvisation I 2
Core Requirement: MUS 328 Ensemble 1
Core Requirement: MUS 1** Private Lessons 1
LASC Goal     3
LASC/WI     3
Total Credits: 16

 

Third Year: Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2023 (3rd Fall)
Core Requirement: MUS 303 History of Music to 1750 3
Core Requirement: MUS 374 Instrumental/Choral Arranging 2
Core Requirement: MUS 472 Commercial/Jazz Arranging II 2
Core Requirement: MUS 487 Commercia/Jazz Improvisation II 2
Core Requirement: MUS 2** Private Lessons 1
Core Requirement: MUS 328 Ensemble 1
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
LASC Goal     3
Total Credits: 17
Spring 2024 (3rd Spring)
Core Requirement: WI for major MUS 304 History of Music since 1750 3
Core Requirement: MUS 300 Basic Conducting 2
Core Requirement: MUS 25X Private Lessons 1
Core Requirement: MUS 328 Ensemble 1
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
LASC Goal     3
Total Credits: 16

 

Fourth: Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Fall 2024 (4th Fall)
Core Requirement: MUS 25X Private Lessons 1
Core Requirement: MUS 328 Ensemble 1
Related Requirement: MUS 316 World Music Survey 3
Restricted Elective: LASC Goal MUS 215/217/240 MUS 215/217 Goal 5 - MUS 240 Goal 5 and 7 3
LASC Goal     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 14
Spring 2025 (4th Spring)
Core Requirement: MUS 492 Capstone Project 1
Core Requirement MUS 3** Private Lessons 1
Core Requirement MUS 328 Ensemble 1
LASC Goal     3
LASC Goal     3
General Elective/Minor Course:     3
Total Credits: 12