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Academic Program Guide

Music Composition

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.

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

Mapping Coordinator: Dr. Joanna Hunt

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
MVK1111A Class Piano 1
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
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
MVK1111B Class Piano 1
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
MUC2221 Composition2
MUL2110 Survey of Music Literature or MUH2512 Music Cultures of the World2
MUN2XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT2116 Basic Theory III3
MUT2246L Sight Singing III1
MV_232X Applied Music Principal2
MVK2121A Class Piano 1
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MUT1111
Complete MUT1241L
Term 4 hrs
MUC2221 Composition2
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
MUS2360 Introduction to Technology in Music1
MVK2121B Class Piano 1
GE Social Science (Writing/E-Series/SIP/Div)3
Milestones 4
Complete MUT1112
Complete MUT1242L
Term 5 hrs
MUC3231 Composition3
MUH3211 Survey of Music History I3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT3421 Eighteenth Century Counterpoint2
MVK3131A Class Piano 1
MV_333X Applied Music Principal 2
MUS3541 Digital Music Synthesis3
MUG3104 Conducting1
Milestones 5
Complete MUL2110
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
MUC3231 Composition3
MUH3212 Survey of Music History II3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MUS1010 Student Recital Attendance0
MUT3280 Post Tonal Aural Skills2
MVK3131B Class Piano 1
MV_333X Applied Music Principal 2
Milestones 6
Request progress check in the College of Music
Term 7 hrs
GE Natural Science w/Lab4
MUC4241 Composition3
MUN4XXX Ensemble course1
MV_434X Applied Music Principal 2
Milestones 7
(no milestones)
Term 8 hrs
GE Natural Science3
MUC4241 Composition3
MUC4950 Composition Senior Recital 0
MV_434X Applied Music Principal 2
GE Requirements (SIP/OCCR)6
Milestones 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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