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Academic Program Guide

Music (Commercial)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Admission to this program of study requires a successful audition on an appropriate instrument or voice. To be formally accepted into the BA-Commercial Music major students must meet additional requirements, including submission of an essay (mission statement, musical philosophy, career goals), lead sheets for 2 original songs, recordings of those 2 songs, and recommendation of the Coordinator of the Commercial Music Program.

SIP = Scholarship in Practice, OCCR = Oral Communication Competency (speech); Div = Diversity course

Mapping Coordinator: Dr. Joanna Hunt

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
MUN2XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT1111 Basic Theory I3
MUT1241L Sight Singing I1
MV_131X Applied Music Principal2
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT1112 Basic Theory II3
MUT1242L Sight Singing II1
MV_131X Applied Music Principal2
MUN2XXX Ensemble course1
GE Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
Foreign Language (1120)4
MUL2110 Survey of Music Literature or MUH2512 Music Cultures of the World2
MUS3320 Survey of the Music Industry 3
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT2116 Basic Theory III3
MUT2246L Sight Singing III1
MV_232X Applied Music Principal2
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MUT1111
Complete MUT1241L
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
Foreign Language (1121)4
MUL2110 Survey of Music Literature or MUH2512 Music Cultures of the World2
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT2117 Basic Theory IV3
MUT2247L Sight Singing IV1
MV_232X Applied Music Principal2
MUS3340 Music Instrument Digital Interface 3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MUT1112
Complete MUT1241L
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language (2000 level)4
MUH3211 Survey of Music History I3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
GE Requirement (Writing/E-Series/SIP/Div)3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete MUL2110
Complete MUS3320
Complete MUS3340
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
MUH3212 Survey of Music History II3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUS3341 Audio Production I 2
Digital Literacy3
MUS4905 Directed Individual Study or Commercial Music Elective2/3
GE Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Request progress check in the College of Music
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
GE Natural Science3
MUS3347 Audio Production II2
Business/Entrepreneurship minor coursework6
Elective (non-music)3
Required Milestones: Term 7
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Business/Entrepreneurship minor coursework6
Electives (non-music)6
GE Requirement (SIP/OCCR)3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Teacher, Performer/Artist, Author, Music Business Executive, Publication Editor, Music Law/Copyright Lawyer, Music Engineer/Recorder, Conductor, Researcher, Composer, Freelancer, Music Administrator

Representative Employers: Junior Colleges, Conservatories, Colleges, Entertainment Centers, Universities, Recording Studios, Publishers, Record/Music Companies, Law Practice, Private Clubs

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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