Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies.
Language and Rationality: minimum of 12 semester-units or 18 quarter-units in:
- English Composition: at least 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units
- Communication and Analytical Thinking: at least 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units:
Natural Sciences: minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in:
- Physical Universe (Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Oceanography, Physical Science, Physics)
- Life Forms (Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Microbiology, Physiology)
Humanities: minimum of 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units* in:
- The Arts (Architecture, Cinema, Photography, Theater)
- The Humanities (Foreign Language, Humanities, Linguistics, Speech, Literature, Philosophy)
Social and Behavioral Sciences: minimum of 9 semester-units or 13.5 quarter-units, including:
- Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in American Institutions and Government
- Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in:
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Family & Consumer Studies, Geography, History, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology
- Economics and Politics (Business, Economics, Journalism, Law, Political Science)
Additional options for study include:
BM-Performance (Minor in Music Industry Studies)
The Minor in Music Industry Studies provides an opportunity for Performance Majors to include concentrated studies in record company management and independent artist management and promotion. Minor Area studies replace some Supportive Music requirements and additional credits allow for greater depth in the Minor Area while retaining the comprehensive scope of the Performance Degree. Click Here for overall credit requirements.
BM-Performance (Minor in Audio Production)
The Minor in Audio Production provides an opportunity for Performance Majors to include concentrated studies in audio recording technology and techniques. Minor Area studies replace some Supportive Music requirements and additional credits allow for greater depth in the Minor Area while retaining the comprehensive scope of the Performance Degree.
You must complete the Major Area and Supportive Music requirements described below (for students taking Minor Studies described above, some requirements are replaced by alternate courses in the minor area). For instrument-specific requirements, click on the appropriate link. Click Here to download overall credit requirements.
MAJOR AREA: ALL INSTRUMENTS
All non-keyboard major degree students must demonstrate keyboard proficiency by the end of their freshman year through examination or a passing grade of C- or better in Keyboard Proficiency III.
- Private Lesson 1-12
- Bachelor Ensembles 1-12
- Performance 1-8
- Sophomore Jury Prep
- Sophomore Jury
- Senior Jury Prep
- Senior Jury
SUPPORTIVE MUSIC: ALL INSTRUMENTS
- Theory 1
- Theory 2
- Theory 3
- Theory 4
- Theory 5
- Theory 6
- Theory 7
- Theory 8
- Ear Training 1
- Ear Training 2
- Ear Training 3
- Ear Training 4
- Ear Training 5
- Ear Training 6
- Music History I: Roots of Rock and Roll
- Music History II: World Music
- Music History III – Western Art Music I: 600-1820
- Music History IV – Western Art Music II: 1820-21st Century
- Contemporary Arranging 1
- Contemporary Arranging 2
- Contemporary Arranging 3
- Contemporary Arranging 4
- Contemporary Arranging 5
- Directing and Conducting
- Music Industry Studies
- Studio Recording 1
- Studio Recording 2
- Computer Music Applications – Sibelius
- Computer Music Applications – Apple Logic 1
- Computer Music Applications – Apple Logic 2
- Styles Survey
- Contemporary Music Instruction
- Keyboard Proficiency 1
- Keyboard Proficiency 2
- Keyboard Proficiency 3
The two main components of the Bachelor of Music Degree are the music coursework and the general education requirements.
Note: To fulfill the general education degree requirements, you must complete 45 quarter units or 30 semester units in liberal arts subjects.
For this purpose, Musicians Institute has entered into a partnership with Los Angeles City College (LACC). All required general education courses, including a wide selection of subjects in English, mathematics, natural science, social science and humanities are offered on the nearby LACC campus. You may register for appropriate general education classes in consultation with LACC advisors with support and coordination from Musicians Institute. LACC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). See Bachelor of Music Degree requirements in this catalog for a summary of required general education credit distribution.
You may also transfer up to the maximum number of required general education units from institutions other than LACC pending review and approval by the Dean. Acceptance of coursework will be based on standards set by the National Association of Schools of Music and Musicians Institute, as well as comparisons to offerings from LACC.
Mi Programs are fast paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your program. If you meet entry requirements and are accepted, a one-on-one performance evaluation and placement testing will be held during registration to determine whether you qualify for advanced placement in any area of course work. You are evaluated based on the content of your submission. The sound quality of your recording is not a factor. (Recordings will not be returned) Note: Recording Requirements (see page 5 of application for Admission for specifics) – Music Business, Audio Engineering, and Bachelor Degree applicants DO NOT need to submit the recordings.
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Last updated October 23, 2017