Program: Bachelor of Science in Music
School of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714
Students in this program become competent in another field outside music by completing 26-29 credit hours of intensive study in that discipline. Possible outside fields include music technology, business, theatre, or another discipline, with the course sequence determined in collaboration with an advisor in that field. Several of the outside fields offer internship experiences that prepare students with valuable real-world experience.
Student learning outcomes common to all music degrees are as follows:
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles; to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound.
- Students will demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of western and non-western music, with an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts which shaped music history.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of their professional degrees.
Student learning outcomes specific to the Bachelor of Science in Music and all Outside Field concentrations are as follows:
- Students in this program will demonstrate competence in another field outside music by completing 26-29 credit hours of intensive study in that discipline. Possible outside fields include music technology, business, theatre, or another discipline, with the course sequence determined in collaboration with an advisor in that field.
- To earn the B.S. in Music with a Concentration in Music Technology or another Outside Field, one must satisfy the requirements of Purdue University Fort Wayne (Regulations) and the music core, and complete the courses prescribed for the concentration with a grade of C- or better in each music and concentration course.
Students Pursuing Music Technology:
- Students in this program must complete a minimum of 29 credits in Music Technology Courses
- The MUSC 40500 Final Project must be completed as part of this field of study but can have variable credits (1-4 cr. hours).
- MUSC 40400 Internship is optional and can be taken at the discretion of the Director of Music Technology.
- Students who do not take MUSC 40400 Internship must complete 8 semesters of major ensemble credit and performance class (MUSC 09500).
- Students enrolled in MUSC 40400 must complete 7 semesters of major ensemble and performance class (MUSC 09500).
- BSM Music Technology students are expected to own a computer-based digital audio workstation that is compatible with the School of Music high-end system, and that will allow students to work in their own space on their own time. The Director of Music Technology shall maintain the list of current equipment and capability BSM-Music Technology students are expected to own. Since such equipment is considered to be “tools of the trade”, this equipment expenditure can be included in Financial Aid loan calculations.
Want to continue music and pair it with study in another area of the university? This flexible program allows you to create your own outside field of 26-29 credit hours of intensive study in areas like music technology, business, theatre, or any another discipline. You can do this and also explore your musical talent through a core of rich experiences in music performance, history and theory.
With the help of our great faculty advisors, you can choose what additional area you would like to explore as you consider you future and how you can combine music with other interests. Several of these “outside fields” also offer internship experiences that will prepare you for a career with valuable real-world experiences.
- Programs offered by the school are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.
- This program is available on campus though some courses may be available as distance learning.
Declaring this Major:
Students who choose to major in music must be accepted by both Purdue Fort Wayne and the School of Music. For information regarding admission to the university, see the Office of Admissions web page: Purdue Fort Wayne Portal/admissions.
Acceptance into the School of Music is not automatic upon acceptance by the university. All accepted students who indicate music as their major are placed into the Pre-Music category by the Admissions Office. Full acceptance as a music major is contingent upon a successful audition.
Auditions. Information about audition requirements are found on the school web site: Purdue Fort Wayne Portal/music.
Students in this degree are subject to the policies for all music degrees found on the School of Music page.
- Degree Requirements
- General Education Requirements
- Overlapping Content
- Academic Regulations