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MUCP 183
Prereqs:
Admission to the Bachelor of Music degree program with Composition Emphasis.
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 184
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
MUCP 184
Prereqs:
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 283
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
Student must have some musical background which should include rudimentary knowledge of musical notation, and the ability to perform on an instrument (piano or guitar).
Designed for the self-motivated student interested in the composition and notation of original vocal and instrumental music.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
Student must have some musical background which should include rudimentary knowledge of musical notation, and the ability to perform on an instrument (piano or guitar).
Designed for the self-motivated student interested in the composition and notation of original vocal and instrumental music.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
MUCP 283
Prereqs:
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 284
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
MUCP 284
Prereqs:
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 383
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
Prereqs:
Not intended for composition majors.
Short composition exercises to review tonal musical materials and to bridge the gap to exercises in twentieth-century compositional techniques. Assignments on tonal harmony, chromaticism, the developmental process, microforms and macroforms, Common Practice Period and expanded chord vocabulary, new scale resources, serial techniques, and indeterminate procedures in the twentieth century.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
MUCP 383
Prereqs:
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 384
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
MUCP 384
Prereqs:
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 483
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
Prereqs:
Major in Music
Fundamentals of music composition for visual media will be addressed, including technical and creative aspects for the preparation of distribution-ready music for use in motion pictures. Students will collaborate with producers of original films with no pre-existing music.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Exploration of powerful synthesis, interface, and control capabilities of various software programs with a focus on generating and manipulating audio.  This is a hands-on, practical and technical overview of practices relating to the creative use of working with digital audio useful for software-based step-sequencers, synth bass/pads, musical interfaces, and many other tools for digital media.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MUCP 483
Prereqs:
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 484
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
MUCP 484
Prereqs:
Applied studio instruction in music composition.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Composition (MUCP)
MUCP 485/885
Prereqs:
For MUCP 485: MUSC 266. For MUCP 885: MUSC  848 or proficiency.
MUCP 485/885 is "Letter Grade only."
Exploration of instrumental color and orchestral style, covering idiomatic writing for individual and groups of instruments, traditional and contemporary notational practices, and modern digital applications for score production.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 485
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Fluency in basic jazz theory is strongly recommended.
Development of basic professional competency in the areas of scoring and music preparation for small jazz ensembles of varying instrumentations.
This course is a prerequisite for: MUCP 487
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MUCP 486/886, or by permission of instructor.
Development of basic professional competency in the areas of scoring and music preparation for large jazz ensembles of varying instrumentations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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Course Delivery: Classroom