Liberal Arts Requirements for School of Music

BM — Instrumental and Composition

The typical course load for UNCSA college students pursuing the Bachelor of Music is two academic courses each semester. Depending on your academic background your first year you will be assigned a section of ENG 1101: Composition I for the Fall Semester that fits your Filmmaking schedule. In addition, you need to select another DLA requirement. In spring you will complete the Composition sequence with ENG 1102: Composition II AND choose an elective that fulfills a remaining DLA requirement. If you come in with transfer credit for ENG 1101: Composition I you may choose to take ENG 1102: Composition II or the ENG 1200: Writing About, which may be taken to fulfill the Composition II requirement. Outside of these courses, your Liberal Arts advisor will help you to choose appropriate classes that meet the requirements for your degree program.

Summary of the Liberal Arts courses required for a Bachelor of Music (For all instrument and composition concentrations, excluding voice. Voice students see below.) 

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ENG 1101  Composition I 3
ENG 1102 Composition II 3
DLA elective academic elective of choice 3
MAT or SCI Math or Science 3
HUM 2101 Self, Society, and Cosmos 3
HUM 2102-2112 Paths to the Present (select one course) 3
PHI or PSY Philosophy or Psychology 3
HUM or HIS Humanities or History 3
LIT or WRI Literature or Writing 3
In addition to the core requirements, students must take the following courses:
DLA elective academic elective of choice 3
DLA elective academic elective of choice  3
DLA elective academic elective of choice 3
Division of Liberal Arts Credit Hours = 36


BM — Voice

The typical course load for UNCSA college students pursuing the Bachelor of Music is two academic courses each semester. Depending on your academic background your first year yon will be assigned a section of ENG 1101: Composition I for the Fall Semester that fits your music schedule. In addition, you need to select ITA 1101: Elementary Italian I. In spring you will complete the Composition sequence with ENG 1102: Composition II AND ITA 1102: Elementary Italian II. If you come in with transfer credit for ENG 1101: Composition I you may choose to take ENG 1102: Composition II or the ENG 1200: Writing About, which may be taken to fulfill the Composition II requirement. Outside of these courses, your Liberal Arts advisor will help you to choose appropriate classes that meet the requirements for your degree program.

Summary of the Liberal Arts courses required for a Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Voice

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ENG 1101  Composition I 3
ENG 1102 Composition II 3
DLA elective academic elective of choice 3
MAT or SCI Math or Science 3
HUM 2101 Self, Society, and Cosmos 3
HUM 2102-2112 Paths to the Present (select one course) 3
PHI or PSY Philosophy or Psychology 3
HUM or HIS ITA 1101 Elementary Italian I 3
LIT or WRI ITA 1102 Elementary Italian II 3
In addition to the core requirements, students must take the following courses:
GER 1101 Elementary German I 3
GER 1102 Elementary German II  3
FRE 1101 Elementary French 1 3
FRE 1102 Elementary French II 3
Division of Liberal Arts Credit Hours = 39