BA Music Course Plan

This is a sample course plan based on the 2021-2022 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree audit tool in the Banner Self-Service section.

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • MUS 103 Music Theory I
  • MUS 171 Freshman Applied BA
  • MUS 100A Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
  • MUS 014X Colloquia in Music
  • Ensemble
  • Gateway Colloquium
  • 2 General Education Courses 

Spring Semester

  • MUS 104 Music Theory II
  • MUS 124 Life Soundtracks
  • MUS 173 Freshman Applied BA
  • MUS 100B Keyboard Basics (or proficiency)
  • MUS 015X Experiencing the Live Performance of Concert Repertoire
  • Ensemble
  • 2 General Education Courses 
Year 2

Fall Semester

  • MUS 203 Music theory III
  • MUS 271 Sophomore applied BA
  • MUS 015X Experiencing the Live Performance of Concert Repertoire
  • Ensemble
  • 3 General Education Courses OR 2 GenEds + MUS 201 Survey of Western Art Music I*

*Note: although BA students are welcome and encouraged to take both halves of the Survey of Western Art Music, they are required to take only one: MUS 201 (Middle Ages through the Baroque) OR MUS 202 (Classical to the present).  If taking 201, students must do so in the Fall semester of their sophomore year; if taking 202, students must do so in the Spring semester of their sophomore year.  

 

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