School of Music and Theatre Arts

Within the College of Music & Media, the School of Music & Theatre Arts is an academic community made up of artists, scholars, practitioners and students who believe in the transformative power of the arts and who are dedicated to the education of the whole person in the Ignatian tradition. A list of faculty and staff can be found on the School of Music & Theatre Arts website. Each undergraduate academic program listed below outlines what courses and requirements students need for successful completion of the program. 

Academic Programs

Music Program Regulations

Jury Examinations: All BA, BM, BME and BMT students must stand jury examination each semester that they are enrolled in applied study except in the terms in which they are subject to recital juries. 

Music Reading Proficiency: All BA, BM, BME, and BMT students are required to pass a music reading proficiency examination which consists of singing at sight samples of music in compound and simple meters and modulations to closely related keys. Ordinarily this examination is an integral part of the second semester sophomore theory course. 

Piano Proficiency: Every candidate for a BA, BM, BME, and BMT degree must display a minimum proficiency in piano. An examination to determine such a proficiency is ordinarily given at the end of the sophomore year. Students who do not meet this requirement must continue to study piano until the required standards are met. 

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Music & Music Performance

For students who intend to focus on Music and Music Performance, the School of Music & Theatre Arts offers Bachelor of Music degrees in a chosen area of performance, a Bachelor of Arts in Music program, and academic minors. Admission to these programs require auditions as specified by the College of Music & Media. 

Academic Programs in Music & Music Performance include: 

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Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Music courses, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 48 crs total
    • General electives: 33 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
     
  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 48 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPR M121 - M150 Applied Study (1 cr): take 4 courses for 4 crs total 
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 4 courses for 4 crs total
       
    • MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students (0 cr) 
       
    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 cr)
       
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • Music Electives for 14 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • General electives: complete 33 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Arts program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • BA in Music Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule. 

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Bachelor of Music - Composition

The Bachelor of Music - Composition (MUCP) major is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Music courses; there are no general electives in this program. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 81 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
     
  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 81 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
      • Students whose principal instrument is piano or organ must substitute 2 crs of String, Woodwind, or Brass & Percussion in consultation with their advisor
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting
    • MUPR M121 - M150 Applied Study (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M321-M350 Applied Study (2 cr): take 2 courses for 4 crs total
    • MUPR M400 Senior Recital (0 crs) 
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
    • MUGN M103 Tech for Music Students (0 cr) 
    • MUGN M115 Intro to Music Tech
    • Music Tech elective for 3 crs selected in consultation with an advisor
    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 cr)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUHL M406 Topics in Music History 1850-Present (2 cr)
    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • MUTH M302 Counterpoint 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M303 Counterpoint 2 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M210 Composition 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M211 Composition 2 (2 crs) 
      • Junior level standing in the degree program will be based on a portfolio evaluation of student compositions after completion of Composition 2
    • MUTH M306 Orchestration 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M307 Orchestration 2 (2 crs) 
    • MUTH M310 Composition 3 (2 crs) 
    • MUTH M311 Composition 4 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M402 Form & Analysis 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M403 Form & Analysis 2 (2 crs) 
    • MUTH M410 Composition 5 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M411 Composition 6 (2 crs) 
    • Music Electives for 3 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • MUCP Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Bachelor of Music - Elective Studies

The Bachelor of Music - Elective Studies (MUSC) is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Music courses, Music Cognate courses, a required academic minor or second major outside the School of Music, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music Courses: 50 crs
    • Music Cognate: 10 crs
    • Minor: 18 crs
    • General Electives: 3 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 50 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M210 Piano Class 3 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 crs)
    • MUPR M121 - M150 Applied Study (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M321-M350 Applied Study (2 cr): take 2 courses for 4 crs total
    • MUPR M300 Junior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital, BM Elective Studies students are required to make at least one appearance in a recital during their period of study, which will show up on their transcript as Junior Recital
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
       
    • MUGN M103 Tech for Music Students (0 cr) 
    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 cr)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • Music Electives for 3 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • Music Cognate courses for 10 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
     
  • Minor - students select an academic Minor outside the School of Music for at least 18 crs. Students who choose a second academic major may increase the total number of credit hours required to complete the degree. 
     
  • General Electives - complete 3 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Music program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • MUSC Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule

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Bachelor of Music - Guitar

The Bachelor of Music - Guitar is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Music courses; there are no general electives in this program. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 81 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 81 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M210 Piano Class 3 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 cr)
    • MUPC M402 Guitar Concepts (1 cr): take 2 courses for 2 crs total
    • MUPD M309 Guitar Pedagogy
       
    • MUPR M129 Major Instrument (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M329 Major Instrument: take 4 courses for 12 crs total
    • MUPR M300 Junior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • MUPR M400 Senior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • Crossover Semester for Guitar Majors: Usually in the Junior year. Take one credit of jazz guitar (one semester of one-half hour lessons) as part of their applied studies in classical guitar. Take two credit hours (one semester of hour lessons) in classical guitar during the crossover semester. 
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 4 courses for 4 crs total
    • MUEN M305 Guitar Ensemble (1 cr): take 4 courses for 4 crs total
       
    • MUGN M103 Tech for Music Students (0 cr) 
    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 cr)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • MUTH M302 Counterpoint 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M306 Orchestration 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M402 Form & Analysis 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M403 Form & Analysis 2 (2 crs) 
    • Music Electives for 13 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • BM Guitar Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule

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Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies

The Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies (JAZZ) is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Music courses; there are no general electives in this program. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 81 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 81 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 cr)
    • MUPR M121-150 Major Instrument (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M321 - 350 Major Instrument: take 4 courses for 12 crs total
    • MUPR M300 Junior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • MUPR M400 Senior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • Crossover Semester for Jazz Studies using Guitar as their instrument: Usually in the Junior year. Take one credit of classical guitar as part of their applied studies in jazz guitar. Take two credit hours (one semester of hour lessons) of jazz guitar during the crossover semester. 
    • MUEN M105 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
    • MUEN M304 Jazz Combo (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
    • MUGN M103 Tech for Music Students (0 cr) 
    • MUGN M110 Intro to Music Industry Studies 
    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 crs)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz (2 crs) 
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    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • Choose one of the following courses for 2 crs: 
      • MUTH M304 Jazz Composition (Fall)
      • MUTH M309 Modern Arranging (Spring)
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    • MUJZ M107 Jazz & Piano Theory (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M108 Improvisation 1 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M109 Improvisation 2 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M208 Improvisation 3 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M209 Improvisation 4 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M308 Improvisation 5 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M309 Improvisation 6 (2 crs) 
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    • Jazz piano principals must replace Piano Classes 1 & 2 and Jazz & Piano Theory with four hours of music electives selected in consultation with an advisor 
       
  • BM Jazz Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule

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Bachelor of Music - Keyboard

The Bachelor of Music - Keyboard is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Music courses; there are no general electives in this program. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 81 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
     
  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 81 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 cr)
       
    • MUPR M133, M136 Applied Study (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M333, M336 Applied Study: take 4 courses for 12 crs total
    • MUPR M300 Junior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • MUPR M400 Senior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
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    • MUEN M100 - M106, or M306 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
    • MUEN M200-312 Minor Ensemble (1 cr): take 4 courses for 4 crs total
    • MUEN M400 Accompanying (1 cr): take 2 courses for 2 crs total
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    • MUGN M103 Tech for Music Students (0 cr) 
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    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 crs)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUHL M308 Piano Lit 1
    • MUHL M309 Piano Lit 2 
    • MUHL M406 Topics in Musical Hist 1850 - Present (2 crs)
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    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • MUTH M302 Counterpoint 1 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M306 Orchestration 1 (2 crs)
    • Choose one of the following courses for 2 crs:
      • MUTH M402 Form & Analysis 1 (2 crs)
      • MUTH M403 Form & Analysis 2 (2 crs) 
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    • MUPD M110 Piano Pedagogy 1 (2 crs)
    • MUPD M111 Piano Pedagogy 2 (2 crs)
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    • Music Electives for 5 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • BM Keyboard Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule

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Bachelor of Music - Music Industry Studies

The Bachelor of Music - Music Industry Studies (MUIM) is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Music courses; there are no general electives in this program. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 44 crs
    • Music Industry courses: 22 crs
    • Music Technology courses: 9 crs
    • Music/Tech Electives: 6 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
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  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 44 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 cr)
       
    • MUPR M121-M150 Applied Study (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M321-M350 Applied Study (2 crs): take 2 courses for 4 crs total
    • MUPR M300 Junior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
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    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
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    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 cr)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
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    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • Music Theory Elective for 2 crs
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    • Music Electives for 13 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • Music Industry - complete the following courses for 22 crs: 
    • MUIN M100 Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum (1 cr): taken over 4 semesters for a total of 4 crs
    • MUIN M110 Introduction to Music Industry Studies
    • MUIN M201 Arts & Entertainment Legal Issues 1
    • MUIN M215 Arts & Entertainment Management
    • MUIN M310 Arts & Entertainment Finance
    • MUIN M315 Arts & Entertainment Marketing
    • MUIN M400 Arts & Entertainment Entrepreneurship 
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  • Music Technology - take the following courses for 9 crs: 
    • MUGN M115 Introduction to Music Tech
    • MUGN M225 Digital Audio Production
    • MUGN M260 Internet Technologies 1
       
  • Music/Tech Electives - take 6 crs of elective credit selected in consultation with an advisor. 
     
  • MUIM Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule

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Bachelor of Music - Orchestral Instruments

The Bachelor of Music - Orchestral Instruments is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements and Music courses; there are no general electives in this program. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 81 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
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  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 81 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M210 Piano Class 3 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 cr)
       
    • MUPR M121-M150 Major Instrument (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M321-350 Major Instrument: take 4 courses for 12 crs total
    • MUPR M300 Junior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • MUPR M400 Senior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
         
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 8 courses for 8 crs total
       
    • MUGN M103 Tech for Music Students (0 cr) 
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    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 crs)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUHL M406 Topics in Music History 1850-Present (2 crs)
    • MUHL M406-M410 Music History Elective for 2 crs
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    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • Choose one of the following courses: 
      • MUTH M302 Counterpoint 1 (2 crs)
      • MUTH M303 Counterpoint 2 (2 crs)
    • MUTH M306 Orchestration 1 (2 crs)
    • Choose one of the following courses: 
      • MUTH M402 Form & Analysis 1 (2 crs)
      • MUTH M403 Form & Analysis 2 (2 crs) 
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    • Music Electives for 14 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • BM Orchestra Instrument Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule

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Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance

The Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Music courses, and general electives in this program. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Music courses: 79 crs
    • General Electives: 3 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the Music curriculum.
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  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 81 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 8 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M210 Piano Class 3 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 cr)
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    • MUPR Freshman Voice Lab (0 crs)
    • MUPR M148 Major Instrument - Voice (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M348 Major Instrument - Voice: take 4 courses for 12 crs total
    • MUPR M300 Junior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
    • MUPR M400 Senior Recital (0 crs)
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study in the same term as their recital
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    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 8 courses for 8 crs total
    • MUEN M201 Opera Workshop (1 cr): take 4 courses for 4 crs total
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    • MUGN M100 Italian Diction & Rep 1 (1 cr)
    • MUGN M103 Tech for Music Students (0 cr)
    • MUGN M200 French Diction & Rep 1 (1 cr)
    • MUGN M201 French Diction & Rep 2 (1 cr)
    • MUGN M300 German Diction & Rep 1 (1 cr)
    • MUGN M301 German Diction & Rep 2 (1 cr)  
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    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 crs)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • MUHL M407 Topics in Operatic Lit (2 crs)
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    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • MUTH M302 Counterpoint 1 (2 crs)
    • Choose one of the following courses: 
      • MUTH M402 Form & Analysis 1 (2 crs)
      • MUTH M403 Form & Analysis 2 (2 crs) 
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    • Music Electives for 6 crs - Selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • General Electives: complete 3 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Music program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums.
     
  • BM Vocal Performance Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule

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Jazz Studies Minor

  • Students complete the following courses for 18 crs: 
    • MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M108 Improvization 1 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M109 Improvization 2 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M208 Improvization 3 (2 crs)
    • MUJZ M209 Improvization 4 (2 crs) 
    • MUEN M105 Jazz Band (1 cr) take 4 courses for 4 crs total
    • MUEN M121-150 Applied Study (1 cr) take 4 courses for 4 crs total
  • Students must successfully complete the sophomore jazz board exam
  • Music Education Majors with a Jazz Studies minor may substitute MUHL M400 elective for MUHL M310 
     
  • JZST Minor Tracking Sheet. The tracking sheet serves as a helpful checklist of courses for the minor. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to help schedule your coursework.

 

Music Minor

  • Students complete the following courses for 24 crs: 
    • MUHL M106 Intro to Music Literature (2 crs) 
    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs) 
    • MUPR M121-M150 Applied Study (Individual) - select 2 courses for 2 crs total: 
    • Applied Study (Class) for 2 crs:
      • MUPC M115 or M130 for 1 cr
      • MUPC M116 or M131 for 1 cr 
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Ensemble - select 2 courses for 2 crs total: 
    • Music Electives for 8 crs, selected in consultation with an advisor. MUGN T121 can be applied towards electives. 
       
  • MUSC Minor Tracking Sheet. The tracking sheet serves as a helpful checklist of courses for the minor. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to help schedule your coursework.

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Music Education

For students who intend to focus on Music Education, the School of Music & Theatre Arts offers Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degrees. Admission to these programs require auditions as specified by the College of Music & Media. 

Music Education students have academic progression requirements (portals), a student teaching internship requirement, and must meet these requirements to be recommended by Loyola University New Orleans faculty for Louisiana state teacher certification.

Academic Programs in Music Education include: 

Minimum GPA Requirements
BME students must earn the minimum grade of C in all music courses and education courses that count towards the degree. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to complete the Loyola degree. 

Portals
Music education candidate progress is determined by assessment measures employed at transition portals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  • Portal 1- (Freshman)
    • Acceptance to College of Music and Media (Freshman)
    • Passing scores on Praxis I in reading, writing, and mathematics
    • Achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in Prelude to Music Education and Foundations of Multicultural Education
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  • Portal 2- (Sophomore — Junior)
    • Methods courses and field components: M200, M250, M308, M306 or M307
    • Praxis II in Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Exam and Praxis II Music Content Area Exam
    • Junior Recital
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  • Portal 3- (Senior)
    • Remaining coursework
    • Completion of all other program requirements
    • Intern Teaching/Student Teaching Seminar
    • Application for certification
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  • Portal 4– Licensed Practice
    • Follow-up graduate surveys
    • COMPASS (Charlotte Danielson Framework as the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching)
    • To be eligible for graduation, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and the grade of a C (2.0) or better in all music and professional education courses, pass Praxis II PLT and Music Content Area exams, and complete other programs requirements to be eligible for state teacher certification.

State Certification in Music Education
To be recommended by Loyola University New Orleans for teacher certification as a K — 12 instrumental music teacher, vocal teacher, or general music teacher in Louisiana, the teacher candidate must fulfill all the requirements specified by the department for the degree program in music education. The degree program incorporates all the requirements for certification by the State of Louisiana for teaching in grades K – 12. Certification requirements for Louisiana including reciprocity with other states are established by the Louisiana State Department of Education and are subject to change. Any such changes will be incorporated into the teacher preparation programs.

Student Teaching Internship
The culminating experience in music teacher education is teaching internship. Internship teaching is a full-time, off-campus, school-based experience comprising a full semester. During internship teaching, the teacher candidate is expected to assume all responsibilities of a certified teacher. Intern teaching is clinical practice supervised by one or more faculty members in the music education department and a mentor teacher in the school.

Upon successful completion of the internship and certification by the state of Louisiana Department of Education, teacher candidates qualify for application for the bachelor of music degree. Faculty review may require probation or removal of teacher candidate for a given period. The services of the university counseling center are available for the purpose of career counseling to assist student teacher candidates.

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BME - Instrumental Music

The Bachelor of Music Education - Instrumental Music track is a 128 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Music courses, Music Education courses, Teacher Education courses, and a math elective. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, Music Education progression requirements, and BME GPA requirements.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 128 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 30 crs
    • Music courses: 53 crs
    • Music Education courses: 36 crs
    • Teacher Education courses: 6 crs
    • Math electives: 3 crs
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  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete a modified Loyola Core with 30 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include: 
    • Creative Arts & Cultures requirement is satisfied by MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1 in the Music curriculum
    • Social Sciences requirement is satisfied by TEAC A100 Multicultural Education in the Teacher Education curriculum
    • BME students complete either the Christian Traditions requirement or the World Religions requirement, but not both.
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  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 53 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 6 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M210 Piano Class 3 (1 cr) 
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 crs)
    • MUPC M301 Music Education Recital (2 crs) 
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study the same term as their recital
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    • MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students (0 crs) 
       
    • MUPR M301 Music Education Recital (0 crs) 
    • MUPR M121 - M150 Applied Study (1 cr): take 6 courses for 12 crs total 
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
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    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 crs)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
    • Choose one of the following for 2 crs: 
      • MUHL M310 Evolution of Jazz Styles (2 crs)
      • MUTH M309 Modern Arranging (2 crs) 
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    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • MUTH M306 Orchestration 1 (2 crs)
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  • Music Education - complete the following courses for 36 crs.
    • MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education (1 cr)
    • MUED M110 Strings Methods 1 (1 cr)
    • MUED M120 Seminar in Music Education (0 crs) 
      • Students take Seminar for 0 crs for 6 semesters
    • MUED M210 Brass Methods 1 (1 cr)
    • MUED M212 Percussion Methods 1 (1 cr) 
    • MUED M252 Music for Special Learners
    • MUED M305 Vocal Pedagogy (2 crs)
    • MUED M306 Instrumental Music Education Methods
    • MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
    • MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music
    • MUED M310 Woodwinds 1 (1 cr)
    • MUED M320 Teaching Music (2 crs)
    • MUED M321 Contemporary Teaching Methods (2 crs)
    • MUED M399 Intro to Teaching Residency 
    • MUPR M320 Voice Class for Instrumentalists (1 cr) 
    • MUED M400 Teaching Residency (6 crs)
    • MUED M452 Teaching Residency Seminar
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  • Teacher Education - complete the following courses for 6 crs. 
    • TEAC A100 Foundations of Multicultural Education
    • TEAC A310 Teaching Reading in Secondary Education
       
  • Mathematics Elective - complete a college level Math course for 3 crs. 
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  • BME Instrumental Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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BME - Vocal Music

The Bachelor of Music Education - Vocal Music track is a 128 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Music courses, Music Education courses, Teacher Education courses, and a math elective. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, Music Education progression requirements, a BME GPA requirements.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 128 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 30 crs
    • Music courses: 57 crs
    • Music Education courses: 32 crs
    • Teacher Education courses: 6 crs
    • Math electives: 3 crs
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  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete a modified Loyola Core with 30 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include: 
    • Creative Arts & Cultures requirement is satisfied by MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1 in the Music curriculum
    • Social Sciences requirement is satisfied by TEAC A100 Multicultural Education in the Teacher Education curriculum
    • BME students complete either the Christian Traditions requirement or the World Religions requirement, but not both.
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  • Music major courses - complete the following courses for 57 crs: 
    • MUPC M100 Recital Hour 0 crs
      • Students take Recital Hour for 0 crs every semester for 6 semesters
    • MUPC M110 Piano Class 1 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M111 Piano Class 2 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M210 Piano Class 3 (1 cr) 
    • MUPC M211 Piano Class 4 (1 cr)
    • MUPC M300 Essentials of Conducting (2 crs)
    • MUPC M302 Choral Conducting (2 crs)
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    • MUGN M100 Italian Diction & Rep 1 (1 cr)
    • MUGN M103 Technology for Music Students (0 crs) 
    • MUGN M200 French Diction & Rep 1 (1 cr)
    • MUGN M300 German Diction & Rep 1 (1 cr) 
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    • MUPR M148 Applied Study Voice (2 cr): take 4 courses for 8 crs total 
    • MUPR M301 Music Education Recital (0 crs) 
      • Students must be enrolled in private applied study the same term as their recital
    • MUPR M310 Score Reading for Music Education (1 cr): take 2 courses for a total of 2 crs
       
    • MUEN M100 - M106 Major Ensemble (1 cr): take 6 courses for 6 crs total
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    • MUHL M106 Introduction to Music Literature (2 crs)
    • MUHL M306 History of Western Art Music 1
    • MUHL M307 History of Western Art Music 2
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    • MUTH M102 Theory 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M103 Theory 2 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M202 Theory 3 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M203 Theory 4 (4 crs) 
    • MUTH M306 Orchestration 1 (2 crs)
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  • Music Education - complete the following courses for 32 crs.
    • MUED M100 Prelude to Music Education (1 cr)
    • MUED M120 Seminar in Music Education (0 crs) 
      • Students take Seminar for 0 crs for 6 semesters
    • MUED M220 Intro to Teaching Instrumental Music  (1 cr) 
    • MUED M252 Music for Special Learners
    • MUED M305 Vocal Pedagogy (2 crs)
    • MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods
    • MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
    • MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music
    • MUED M320 Teaching Music (2 crs)
    • MUED M321 Contemporary Teaching Methods (2 crs)
    • MUED M399 Intro to Teaching Residency 
    • MUED M400 Teaching Residency (6 crs)
    • MUED M452 Teaching Residency Seminar
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  • Teacher Education - complete the following courses for 6 crs. 
    • TEAC A100 Foundations of Multicultural Education
    • TEAC A310 Teaching Reading in Secondary Education
       
  • Mathematics Elective - complete a college level Math course for 3 crs. 
     
  • BME Vocal Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Alternative Music Teacher Certification 

Music Education Certification-Only Programs are available for students who already have a bachelor's degree in music. Both programs are 33 credit hours designed to prepare students for certification as a Music Teacher. 

Alternative Music Teacher Certification - Instrumental Music

  • Students take the following courses for 33 credit hours: 
    • MUED M111 String Methods (1 cr)
    • TEAC A100 Foundations of Multicultural Education
       
    • MUED M211 Brass Methods (1 cr) 
    • MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education (0 crs)
      • 50 hours, with course contact hour requirements of 35 hours. 
    • MUED M252 Music for the Special Learner
       
    • MUED M306 Instrumental Music Education Methods
    • MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
    • MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music
    • MUED M311 Woodwind Methods (1 cr) 
    • MUED M399 Intro to Teaching Residency
    • TEAC A310 Teach Reading in Secondary
       
    • MUED M400 Teaching Residency (6 crs)
    • MUED M452 Teaching Residency Seminar 
       
  • Alternative Music Teacher Certification - Instrumental Tracking Sheet: The tracking sheet serves as a helpful checklist of courses for the minor. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to help schedule your coursework.


Alternative Music Teacher Certification - Vocal Music

  • Students take the following courses for 33 credit hours: 
    • TEAC A100 Foundations of Multicultural Education
       
    • MUED M250 Practicum in Music Education (0 crs)
      • 50 hours, with course contact hour requirements of 35 hours. 
    • MUED M252 Music for the Special Learner
    • MUPC M210 Class Piano (1 cr)
    • MUPC M211 Class Piano for Music Education Majors (1 cr) 
       
    • MUED M307 Choral Music Education Methods
    • MUED M308 General Music Education Methods
    • MUED M309 Psychology of Teaching Music
    • MUED M399 Intro to Teaching Residency
    • TEAC A310 Teach Reading in Secondary
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    • MUED M400 Teaching Residency (6 crs)
    • MUED M452 Teaching Residency Seminar 
    • MUPC M400 Guitar Concepts
       
  • AMTC Vocal Tracking Sheet: The tracking sheet serves as a helpful checklist of courses for the minor. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to help schedule your coursework.

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Music Therapy

For students who intend to focus on Music Therapy, the School of Music & Theatre Arts offers Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT) degrees. Admission to these programs require auditions as specified by the College of Music & Media.

Academic Programs in Music Therapy include: 

Bachelor of Music Therapy - Instrumental
Bachelor of Music Therapy - Piano Primary
Bachelor of Music Therapy - Vocal Primary
Bachelor of Music Therapy - Jazz Concentration
Bachelor of Music Therapy - Jazz Concentration Piano
Bachelor of Music Therapy - Jazz Concentration Voice

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Theatre Arts & Dance

For students who intend to focus on Theatre, the School of Music & Theatre Arts offers the following academic programs. Admission to these programs require auditions as specified by the College of Music & Media.

Academic Programs in Theatre Arts & Dance include:

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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts (THEA) is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Theatre major courses, adjunct courses in Dramatic Literature and Fine Arts, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Theatre major courses: 43 crs total
    • Dramatic Lit & Fine Arts adjunct courses: 15 crs
    • General electives: 23 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the adjunct curriculum.
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  • Theatre Major - students complete the following courses for 43 crs:
    • THEA M100 Freshman Roundtable (1 cr)
    • THEA M103 Stagecraft 1 (2 crs) & THEA M105 Stagecraft 1 Lab (1 cr)
    • THEA M104 Stagecraft 2 (2 crs) & THEA M106 Stagecraft 2 Lab (1 cr)
    • THEA M107 Dramatic Imagination
    • THEA M110 Voice & Movement Workshop 1
    • THEA M112 Voice & Movement Workshop 2 
    • THEA M220 Acting 1
    • THEA M240 Theatre History
    • THEA M300 Play Production (1 cr), take 4 courses for 4 crs total
    • THEA M410 Directing
    • THEA M480 Senior Colloquium (1 cr)
    • THEA M490 Senor Project (1 cr) 
    • Choose Theatre electives from Sequence 1 for 6 crs total: THEA M215 Musical Theatre Performance
      • THEA M221 Acting 2
      • THEA M239 Advanced Movement Drama Workshop
      • THEA M311 Acting 4: Advanced Scene Study
      • THEA M314 Shakespeare in Performance
      • THEA M364 Audition Techniques
      • THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
    • Choose Theatre electives from Sequence 2 for 6 crs total: 
      • THEA M217 Make-up for Stage & TV (2 crs)
      • THEA M255 Theatre Management
      • THEA M325 Lighting Design
      • THEA M326 Audio for the Theatre
      • THEA M331 Costume Design
      • THEA M430 Scene Design
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  • Dramatic Literature & Fine Arts adjunct - students complete the following courses for 15 crs: 
    • THEA O230 World Theatre 1
    • THEA O232 World Theatre 2
    • Shakespeare Course: choose one of the following courses for 3 crs: 
      • ENGL A324 Early Shakespeare
      • ENGL A325 Late Shakespeare
    • Dramatic Literature course: choose one of the following courses for 3 crs: 
      • CLHU A242 Development of Greek Tragedy
      • CLHU A263 Greek & Roman Comedy
      • FREN A355 Introduction to French Theatre
      • SPAN A457 Spanish Golden Age Literature
      • THEA O243 Black Theatre: 1940 - Present
      • THEA O244 American Myth & Drama
      • THEA O250 American Musical Theatre
      • Or any additional Shakespeare course
    • Fine Arts course: choose any Music, Dance, or Visual Arts course from any level for 3 crs. 
       
  • General Electives. Complete 23 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Arts program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • THEA Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Musical Theatre Concentration (THMT) is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Theatre major courses, Musical Theatre courses,  Dance courses, Foundations & Theory courses, Applied studies in Music Performance, Ensemble courses, and electives. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.5 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. Must have a 2.0 GPA in all program-required courses. 

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Theatre major courses: 40 crs total
    • Musical Theatre courses: 15 crs
    • Dance courses: 6 crs
    • Foundations & Theory courses: 9 crs
    • Applied Studies courses: 5 crs
    • Ensemble courses: 2 crs
    • Electives: 4 crs
       
  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the major curriculum.
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  • Theatre Major - students complete the following courses for 43 crs:
    • THEA M100 Freshman Roundtable (1 cr)
    • THEA M103 Stagecraft 1 (2 crs) & THEA M105 Stagecraft 1 Lab (1 cr)
    • THEA M104 Stagecraft 2 (2 crs) & THEA M106 Stagecraft 2 Lab (1 cr)
    • THEA M107 Dramatic Imagination
    • THEA M110 Voice & Movement Workshop 1
    • THEA M220 Acting 1
    • THEA M240 Theatre History
    • THEA M300 Play Production (1 cr), take 4 courses for 4 crs total
    • THEA M410 Directing
    • THEA M480 Senior Colloquium (1 cr)
    • THEA M490 Senor Project (1 cr) 
    • Choose Theatre electives from Sequence 1 non-musical Theatre for 6 crs total:
      • THEA M112 Voice & Movement Workshop 1
      • THEA M215 Musical Theatre Performance
      • THEA M221 Acting 2
      • THEA M239 Advanced Movement Drama Workshop
      • THEA O230 World Theatre 1
      • THEA O232 World Theatre 2
      • THEA M309 Acting 3: Acting for the Camera
      • THEA M311 Acting 4: Advanced Scene Study
      • THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
      • THEA M420 Advanced Directing
      • Repeatable courses: No more than 6 additional hours from THEA M300, M321, M496, and/or M497 may be used for degree. 
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    • Choose Theatre electives from Sequence 2 for 6 crs total: 
      • Sequence of Makeup courses (take both): 
        • THEA M217 Make-up for Stage & TV (2 crs) & 
        • THEA M342 Advanced Makeup for Stage & TV ( 2 crs)
      • THEA M235 Prop Design: Stage & Screen
      • THEA M250 Stage Management
      • THEA M255 Theatre Management
      • THEA M325 Lighting Design
      • THEA M326 Sound Design for the Theatre
      • THEA M331 Costume Design
      • THEA M430 Scene Design
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  • Musical Theatre - students take the following courses for 15 crs: 
    • THEA M215 Musical Theatre Performance
    • THEA O250 American Musical Theatre
    • THEA M314 Shakespeare in Performance
    • THEA M315 Musical Theatre 2
    • THEA M364 Audition Techniques  (2 crs)
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  • Dance courses - students take the following courses for 6 crs: 
    • Take one of the following courses based on placement for 2 crs:
      • DANC M111 - BALLET I
      • DANC M211 - BALLET II
      • DANC M311 - INTERMEDIATE BALLET
    • DANC M250 Jazz Dance for Musicals (2 crs)
    • DANC Elective for 2 crs 
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  • Foundations & Theory - students take the following courses for 9 crs:
    • Take one of the following courses based on placement for 1 cr: 
      • MUPC M110 Piano 1
      • MUPC M111 Piano 2 
      • MUPC M200 Piano for Popular Music
      • MUPC M210 Piano 3
    • MUTH M150 Theory of Popular Music 1 (4 crs)
    • MUTH M151 Theory of Popular Music 2 (4 crs) 
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  • Applied Studies - students take the following courses for 5 crs: 
    • MUPC M101 Vocal Lab (0 crs) 
    • MUPR M149 M294 Experimental Course (1 cr) take 4 for 4 crs total
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  • Ensemble - students take 2 crs and may select from: 
    • MUEN M104 Ensemble (1 cr)
    • MUEN M210 Contemporary Ensemble (1 cr)
       
  • General Electives. Complete 4 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Arts program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • THMT Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each progr am. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with Business Minor

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Business Minor (THTR) is a 120 credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Theatre major courses, adjunct courses in Dramatic Literature, the Business minor, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires completion of all School of Music & Theatre Arts proficiency requirements, a 2.5 GPA in the major curriculum, and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum.

  • Overview of curriculum requirements - 120 crs required for completion: 
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Theatre major courses: 33 crs total
    • Dramatic Lit adjunct courses: 9 crs
    • Business minor: 21 crs
    • General electives: 18 crs
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  • Loyola Core requirements - majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include satisfying the Creative Arts & Cultures requirement in the adjunct curriculum.
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  • Theatre Major - students complete the following courses for 33 crs:
    • THEA M100 Freshman Roundtable (1 cr)
    • THEA M103 Stagecraft 1 (2 crs) & THEA M105 Stagecraft 1 Lab (1 cr)
    • THEA M104 Stagecraft 2 (2 crs) & THEA M106 Stagecraft 2 Lab (1 cr)
    • THEA M107 Dramatic Imagination
    • THEA M110 Voice & Movement Workshop 1
    • THEA M112 Voice & Movement Workshop 2 
    • THEA M225 Theatre Management
    • THEA M300 Play Production (1 cr), take 3 courses for 3 crs total
    • THEA M410 Directing
    • THEA M480 Senior Colloquium (1 cr)
    • THEA M490 Senor Project (1 cr) 
    • Choose Theatre electives from the following courses for 3 crs total:
      • Sequence: 
        • THEA M217 Make-up for Stage & TV (2 crs) & 
        • THEA M342 Advanced Makeup for Stage & TV (2 crs)
      • THEA M235 Prop Design: Stage & Screen
      • THEA M250 Stage Management
      • THEA M325 Lighting Design
      • THEA M326 Sound Design for the Theatre
      • THEA M331 Costume Design
      • THEA M430 Scene Design
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    • Choose Theatre major elective 3 crs total: 
      • May not be SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech
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    • Repeatable courses: No more than 6 additional hours from THEA M300, M321, M496, and/or M497 may be used for degree. 
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  • Dramatic Literature adjunct - students complete the following courses for 9 crs: 
    • THEA O230 World Theatre 1
    • THEA O232 World Theatre 2
    • Shakespeare Course: choose one of the following courses for 3 crs: 
      • ENGL A324 Early Shakespeare
      • ENGL A325 Late Shakespeare
    • Adjunct course may not count in Loyola Core
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  • Business Minor - students complete the following courses for 21 crs: 
    • BA B100 Introduction to Business
    • ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics
    • ACCT B202 Financial Accounting
    • FIN B200 Personal Finance
    • LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
    • MGT B245 Management & Organizational Behavior
    • MKT B280 Basic Marketing
    • Students may select an alternative Business-related minor in Accounting, Economics, or Marketing with permission of the Music & Theatre Arts & Dance Chair. 
       
  • General Electives. Complete 18 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Arts program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • THTR Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Theatre Arts Minor

  • Students must complete a satisfactory placement audition. 
  • Students complete the following courses for 21 crs: 
    • THEA M103 Stagecraft 1 (2 crs) & THEA M105 Stagecraft 1 Lab (1 cr)
    • THEA M107 Dramatic Imagination
    • THEA M110 Voice & Movement Workshop 1
    • THEA M220 Acting 1
    • THEA M300 Play Production (1 cr), take 3 courses for 3 crs total
    • Play Production credits are for Loyola Theatre/Dance productions only. 
    • Theatre electives (THEA) for 6 crs, selected in consultation with an advisor. 
      • Cannot be SPCH A100 Fundamentals of Speech
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  • THEA Minor Tracking Sheet. The tracking sheet serves as a helpful checklist of courses for the minor. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to help schedule your coursework.

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Music & Theatre Arts - University Honors Program

Participation in the University Honors Program is available to any eligible student pursuing a Music & Theatre Arts major. Students who meet Honors Program admission requirements can complete their program with the Honors Curriculum taking the place of the Loyola Core and completing the Honors Thesis requirement as part of their curriculum. Completion of the Honors Program academic program requires a 3.3 GPA in the major curriculum, any minor programs, and a student’s Loyola cumulative curriculum.


The following Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL) serve as helpful checklists of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor and the Honors Program Director to plan your schedule. 

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