Program: Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field
Department of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~ ipfw.edu/vpa/music
The student learning outcomes for the degree 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 an Outside Field 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 and an Outside Field, one must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8) and the music core, and complete the courses prescribed for the outside field with a grade of C or better in each music and outside field course.