Fine & Performing Arts Music

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College: Fine & Performing Arts
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Jacqueline Mattingly
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Music

COLLEGE: Fine & Performing Arts

MAJOR: Music

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Jacqueline Mattingly

DESCRIPTION

Director: John Richmond, 120 Westbrook Music Building

Professors: Anderson, Bailey, Barber, Barger, Barnes, Becker, Clinton, Eklund, Harler-Smith, Lefferts, A. Mattingly, McMullen, Neely, Nierman, Potter, Richmond, Shomos, Starr, T. White, Woody

Associate Professors: Bushard, Butler, Foley, Fuelberth, Haar, Hanrahan, Kleppinger, Marks, McCray, Moore, Sturm, D. White, Wristen

Assistant Professors: Hall, Larson, Reimer

Associate Professors of Research/Creative Activity: Beaver, Fischer, Sirota, Yoon

Associate Professors of Practice: Bazan, Chang, Sheinberg

Senior Lecturers: Belflower, Falcone, Fuller

Lecturers: Bouffard, Bush, J. Mattingly

The music major is available in two degree programs. Both include the opportunity to take applied lessons with highly acclaimed faculty artists and scholars, as well as a compulsory foundation in music theory and history, keyboard skills, and ensemble participation.

Students choosing the bachelor of arts degree can expect a substantial amount of musical study encompassing about three years. This degree offers a choice between two options: a) a performance track, or b) a research track. The performance track will culminate with a recital normally given during the sixth (and last) semester of study. The research track will culminate in the presentation of a final research project or document. Both the research and the performance options require that a minor area of study be included in the program of studies.

Students wishing to take a course of study in music that will prepare them for graduate study and eventually a professional career in music theory, music history, composition, piano pedagogy, or performance, should take a bachelor of music degree. The bachelor of music degree is recommended for students who have the desire and capacity to reach high standards of achievement in performance study. Students with creative talent may pursue courses in composition and develop their abilities as composers. Music scholars will want to increase their understanding of the history and/or theory of music by pursuing an emphasis in music history or music theory. The performance emphases include eight successive semesters of applied lessons and culminate with a senior recital.

Bachelor of Arts Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements30

Languages-Classical/Modern0-6

All courses must be selected from the list found under “Additional Requirements” below.

Music Core Curriculum28

Performance/Research Track Requirements18-20

Minor(s)18-24

Electives12-26

Total Hours Required for Graduation120

Bachelor of Music Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements30

Languages: Classical and Modern0-6

All courses must be selected from the list found under “Additional Requirements” below.

Music Core Curriculum28

Emphasis Requirements51-55

Electives1-11

Total Hours Required for Graduation120

MAJOR DEPARTMENT ADMISSION

A performance audition is required for acceptance as a music major or minor. Auditions are generally held in January and February. The Glenn Korff School of Music should be contacted for audition dates and other details.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Core Requirements

A three-year sequence of courses called the Music Core Curriculum is at the heart of the Glenn Korff School of Music instructional program. Music Core Curriculum courses may not be taken for a Pass/No Pass grade.

The first year of study provides, within a comprehensive framework, a foundation for the successful study of music in an academic environment. These courses, which include an historical overview, concentrate on music fundamentals, keyboard and aural skills, and conducting.

BA Music Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum28

MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music0

MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I1

MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II1

MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline, & Profession3

MUSC 165 Musicianship I3

MUSC 165A Musicianship I Lab1

MUSC 166 Musicianship II3

MUSC 166A Musicianship II Lab1

MUSC 265 Musicianship III3

MUSC 265A Musicianship III Lab1

MUSC 266 Musicianship IV3

MUSC 266A Musicianship IV Lab1

MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting1

MUSC 365 Music History & Literature I3

MUSC 366 Music History & Literature II3

MUSR 68 Recital Attendance (6 semesters)0

Specific Major Requirements

  • BA Music students complete 18 credits from either the Performance Track or the Research Track.
  • All voice emphasis students are required to complete at least one course in diction and literature.

Performance Track Requirements18

MUAP Applied Area (2 cr each)12

MUDC Ensembles6

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

Research Track Requirements18

MUAP Applied Area10

MUDC Ensembles6

MUSC 384A Research Proposal Development1

MUSC 499 Undergraduate Thesis1

Diction and Literature (voice emphasis)2

Select one from:

MUSC 125 English & Italian Diction & Literature (2 cr)

MUSC 126 German Diction & Literature (2 cr)

MUSC 127 French Diction & Literature (2 cr)

Minor Requirements

Students are required to complete one Plan A or two or more Plan B minors

Music majors may elect to specialize in musical theatre through the minor in musical theatre. This option is open only to students with a major in theatre or music. To qualify for the required voice lessons, students must audition for the Glenn Korff School of Music voice faculty for acceptance as a musical theatre minor.

Plan A Minor in Musical Theatre (music majors)25

THEA 112G Introduction to Theatre3

THEA 114 Basic Acting Techniques I3

THEA 115 Basic Acting Techniques II3

THEA 234 Scripts in Production3

THEA 255 Stage Movement I3

THEA 285 & THEA 286 University Theatre I & II2

THEA 455 Musical Theatre Techniques (MUOP 455)3

Dance (movement) courses5

Bachelor of Music Degree

Core Requirements

A three-year sequence of courses called the Music Core Curriculum is at the heart of the School of Music instructional program. Music Core Curriculum courses may not be taken for a Pass/No Pass grade.

The first year of study provides, within a comprehensive framework, a foundation for the successful study of music in an academic environment. These courses, which include an historical overview, concentrate on music fundamentals, keyboard and aural skills, and conducting.

BM Music Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum28

MUSC 64 Senior Assessment in Music0

MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I1

MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II1

MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline, & Profession3

MUSC 165 Musicianship I3

MUSC 165A Musicianship I Lab1

MUSC 166 Musicianship II3

MUSC 166A Musicianship II Lab1

MUSC 265 Musicianship III3

MUSC 265A Musicianship III Lab1

MUSC 266 Musicianship IV3

MUSC 266A Musicianship IV Lab1

MUSC 274 Beginning Conducting1

MUSC 365 Music History & Literature I3

MUSC 366 Music History & Literature II3

MUSR 68 Recital Attendance (7 semesters)0

Emphasis Requirements

Students should follow the emphasis requirements outlined in the categories below. Only one emphasis may be pursued. All emphases include 51 credits, with the exception of the vocal emphasis, which includes an additional two credits for course work in diction.

Information regarding which ensembles are required for each emphasis is available below.

Composition Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance31-33

MUCP 183, MUCP 184, MUCP 283, MUCP 284, MUCP 383, MUCP 384, MUCP 483, MUCP 484 (2 cr each)16

MUAP Applied Lessons (four lower-level courses; 1 cr each)4

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music1-3

MUDC Ensembles8

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Pedagogy and Literature2

MUED 343 Music Composition Methods2

Theory/History/Literature Electives9

Music Electives6

Guitar Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance31-33

MUAP 124, MUAP 224, MUAP 324, MUAP 424 (lower-level 2 cr each; upper-level 3 cr each)20

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music1-3

MUDC Ensembles8

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Pedagogy and Literature2

MUSC 462Z Guitar Literature & Pedagogy2

Theory/History/Literature Electives6

Music Electives9

Instrumental Emphasis—Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion/Strings (BM)

Musical Performance31-33

MUAP Applied lessons (lower-level 2 cr each; upper-level 3 cr each)20

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music1-3

MUDC Ensembles8

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Pedagogy and Literature2

MUSC 462 Instrumental Literature & Pedagogy2

Theory/History/Literature Electives9

Music Electives6

Keyboard Instruments Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance31-33

Primary Instrument MUAP 1XX, MUAP 2XX, MUAP 3XX, MUAP 4XX14

Secondary Instrument6

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music1-3

MUDC Ensembles8

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Pedagogy and Literature6

MUSC 424 Piano Pedagogy I: Foundations, Philosophies & Theories3

MUSC 474 Organ Literature & Pedagogy or MUSC 475 Organ Literature Seminar3

Theory/History/Literature Electives6

MUSC 250 Introduction to Keyboard Studies2

Music Electives3

Organ Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance31-33

MUAP 103, MUAP 203, MUAP 303, MUAP 403 (lower-level 2 cr each; upper-level 3 cr each)20

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music1-3

MUDC Ensembles8

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Pedagogy and Literature6

MUSC 474 Organ Literature & Pedagogy3

MUSC 475 Organ Literature Seminar3

Theory/History/Literature Electives6

Music Electives5

Piano Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance31-33

MUAP 102, MUAP 202, MUAP 302, MUAP 402 (lower-level 2 cr each; upper-level 3 cr each)20

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music1-3

MUDC Ensembles8

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Pedagogy and Literature6

MUSC 424 Piano Pedagogy I: Foundations, Philosophies & Theories3

MUSC 476 Piano Literature3

Theory/History/Literature Electives6

Music Electives5

Vocal Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance31-33

MUAP 101, MUAP 201, MUAP 301, MUAP 401 (lower-level 2 cr each; upper-level 3 cr each)20

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUSR 90 Sophomore or Junior Recital in Applied Music0

MUSR 490 Recital in Applied Music1-3

MUDC Ensembles8

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Pedagogy and Literature9

MUSC 125 English & Italian Diction & Literature2

MUSC 126 German Diction & Literature2

MUSC 127 French Diction & Literature2

MUSC 470 Introduction to Vocal Pedagogy3

Theory/History/Literature Electives6

Music Electives4

Music History Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance18

MUAP Applied lessons (2 cr each)10

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUDC Ensembles6

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Research3

MUSC 384B Research Proposal Development1

MUSC 499 Undergraduate Thesis2

Music History Electives15

(Select five 400-level MUSC courses from the music history group)

Music Theory Electives6

(Select two 400-level MUSC courses from the music theory group)

Music Electives6

Music Theory Emphasis (BM)

Musical Performance18

MUAP Applied lessons (2 cr each)10

Piano Proficiency (MUAP 231 & MUAP 232)2

MUDC Ensembles6

Capstone Course3

MUSC 445 Analysis for Performance3

Research3

MUSC 384E Research Proposal Development1

MUSC 499 Undergraduate Thesis2

Music Theory12

MUSC 455 Techniques of Counterpoint3

MUSC 460 Musical Form3

Electives6

(Select two from MUCP 382, MUSC 457, MUSC 465, MUSC 480)

Music History Electives6

Music Electives9

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for Continuing Study Toward a Music Degree

Music majors are required to demonstrate adequate skills in applied music, functional keyboard, theory and sight singing before they may continue toward the completion of a degree in music. The following prerequisites are in place to secure this requirement.

Applied Music–Upper Divisional Qualifying Jury

Music majors must pass the Upper Divisional Qualifying Jury (UDQJ) to be admitted into 300-level applied music. The UDQJ is usually taken in the fourth semester of applied study.

Part I – Basic Skills

Faculty evaluate the student’s minimal capabilities, including the ability to sight read and perform scales and arpeggios, to determine if the student may continue as a music major.

Part II - Musicianship

Faculty evaluate the student’s performance to determine if the student may continue as a music major.

Evaluation

The UDQJ is judged Pass/No Pass, with pass meaning that the student’s basic musical skills and musicianship are judged to be at least minimal for his/her instrument. The jury members in each area will use a general consensus approach in determining Pass/No Pass. A no pass on the UDQJ will indicate an interpretation by the faculty that the student has not completed the requirements for the Upper Divisional Qualifying Jury, resulting in a formal grade of incomplete. The student then has two additional juries to remove the incomplete. The student may continue to register for applied study at the 200 level for a maximum of two semesters until the incomplete is removed. After one year, the incomplete will expire, causing the grade to revert to a D or F. If the student passes the re-take before the beginning of the 2nd week of classes, he/she will be permitted to register for 300-level applied music courses for that semester.

NOTE: A re-examination will be scheduled only during the first week of classes following a semester in which the UDQJ was failed or during regular scheduled jury times at the end of a semester.

The status of music major is provisional, pending a satisfactory completion of the UDQJ. The result of the UDQJ is validated on the UDQJ JURY form with faculty signatures, and filed in the music office.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Students must earn grades of C or better in these courses. Any course in which a student earns a grade of C- or below must be repeated in order to count toward the requirement.

Pass/No Pass Limits

All courses taken to fulfill music major or minor requirements must be taken for a grade (except those only offered as Pass/No Pass).

Extended Education, Independent Study Rules, Internship Credit Rules, Transfer Credit used in Major Requirements

The following will be used by advisors as guidelines for the evaluation of transfer credits that are less than five years old:

  • If a transfer student has successfully completed (grade C or above) approved transfer credits that are equivalent to NU area requirements in terms of number of credit hours and scope of content, that area will be considered completed at the discretion of the chief degree program advisor.
  • For approved transfer credits which are lacking equivalency in either number of credit hours, scope of content, or grade received to NU area requirements in applied music, music theory, sight singing/aural skills, and keyboard skills, the number of transfer credits accepted and placement in the NU area will be determined by audition/proficiency tests administered by designated area faculty.
  • For approved transfer credits that are lacking equivalency in other music areas (history and ensembles), the number of transfer credits accepted will be determined by the chief degree program advisor.

All music course work that is more than five years old must be validated by an audition or competency examination given by designated area faculty.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

Students must audition for Glenn Korff School of Music faculty for acceptance as a minor in music.

Plan A Minor in Music—18 credits

Two semesters of MUSR 68 Recital Attendance0

Applied music (MUAP) courses, 1 credit per semester4

(To be taken concurrently with ensemble)

MUDC ensemble courses, one per semester4

(See List of Approved Ensembles below)

MUSC 165 Musicianship I3

MUSC 165A Musicianship I Lab1

Music Electives6

Select from:

MUNM 168 Beginning Jazz Improvisation (MUSC 168) (2 cr)

MUNM 189H University Honors Seminar (3 cr)

MUNM 198 Special Topics in Music (3 cr)

MUNM 201 Contemporary Issues in Music & the Arts (3 cr)

MUNM 268 Intermediate Jazz Improvisation (MUSC 268) (2 cr)

MUNM 275 Music in Film (3 cr)

MUNM 276G The Music Experience (3 cr)

MUNM 277 Art Music in the Western World (MUSC 277) (3 cr)

MUNM 280 World Music (MUSC 280) (3 cr)

MUNM 287 The History of Rock Music (MUSC 287) (3 cr)

MUNM 301 Music & Sports: Performance & Perception (3 cr)

MUNM 302 Developing Artistry through Choral Singing (3 cr)

MUNM 386 History of Rock & Roll: Classic Artists (MUSC 386) (3 cr)

MUNM 387 History of American Jazz (3 cr)

MUNM 450 American Cultural Perspectives through Popular Music & Guitar (MUED 450/TEAC 450) (3 cr)

MUSC 189H University Honors Seminar (3 cr)

MUSC 131 Keyboard Skills I (1 cr)

MUSC 132 Keyboard Skills II (1 cr)

MUSC 160 Music as Art, Discipline, & Profession (3 cr)

MUSC 166 Musicianship II (3 cr)

MUSC 166A Musicianship II Lab (1 cr)

MUSC 265 Musicianship III (3 cr)

MUSC 265A Laboratory-Musicianship III (1 cr)

MUSC 266 Musicianship IV (3 cr)

MUSC 266A Laboratory-Musicianship IV (1 cr)

MUSC 282 Introduction to Music Composition & Digital Audio Production (3 cr)

MUAP 231 Keyboard Skills III (1 cr)

MUAP 232 Keyboard Skills IV (1 cr)

NOTE: All courses must be taken for a grade.

OTHER

Ensembles

MUDC/MUCO/MUNM

Music Ensembles for Degree Credit (MUDC) are exclusively for music majors and minors to fulfill music requirements. One, and only one, ensemble must be enrolled as MUDC each term in which the student is involved in major or minor courses. Additional ensembles taken in a given semester by music majors or minors should be registered as Music Ensembles for Elective Credit Only (MUCO).

Other students (without a major or minor in music) participating in an ensemble in a given semester must register for a minimum of one Music for Non-Majors (MUNM) credit. Students who are taking applied lessons and are participating in more than one ensemble during the same semester have the option to take the additional ensembles(s) for zero credit using a MUCO ensemble number. Zero-credit enrollment will not be allowed for students who are not taking applied lessons.

Ensemble registrations may be repeated for credit. Ensembles taken in excess of major requirements will only count as electives.

First Year/First Semester Student Ensemble Registration Policy

  • All string majors must register for Symphony Orchestra (MUDC 247).
  • All wind and percussion majors must register for Symphonic Band (MUDC 248B or MUCO 248B) or UNL Jazz Orchestra (MUDC 253A or MUCO 253A).
  • All voice majors and all piano, organ, guitar, harp, harpsichord, and composition majors must register for University Chorale (MUDC 246) or Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243).
  • All music minors (any applied emphasis) registered for applied music must register for an applied related ensemble (Group I, IA, or II) selected from the List of Approved Ensembles.

Requirements for Majors

Every full-time music major (12 credit hours or more) enrolled in applied music lessons must perform in an ensemble from the List of Approved Ensembles (BA/BM keyboard and guitar players may also use MUDC 440A, MUDC 440B, or MUDC 352) each semester. Students who have not fulfilled ensemble degree requirements should register for one (and only one) MUDC ensemble per semester. The ensembles listed under the MUDC listing are the only ensembles that will fulfill the degree requirements. Only 1 credit under the MUDC listing may be taken per semester. Students may register for additional ensembles using the MUCO listing. Students in the music education degree program are exempt from ensemble participation during the semester in which they student teach. After the student has completed the minimum ensemble requirement for a degree, the student may participate in any ensembles listed below in the List of Approved Ensembles (plus MUDC 440A, MUDC 440B, or MUDC 352 for keyboard, composition, or guitar students).

Bachelor of Music

(See following List of Approved Ensembles)

Vocal Emphasis
  • 2 credits Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243) or University Chorale (MUDC 246)
  • Option 1: 6 credits from Group I or IA or
  • Option 2: 4 credits from Group I or IA and 2 credits from Group II
Instrumental Emphasis (winds, strings, percussion)
  • 1 credit Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243) or University Chorale (MUDC 246)
  • 4 credits minimum from Group I or IA (wind & percussion majors: min 3 cr in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Symphony Orchestra; string majors: min 3 cr in Symphony Orchestra)
  • 3 credits from Group I, IA, or II
Keyboard Instruments Emphasis
  • 1 credit Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243) or University Chorale (MUDC 246)
  • 2 credits Group I or IA (from Instrumental or Vocal list)
  • 5 credits in Chamber Music Keyboard Ensemble (MUDC 352) and/or Accompanying (MUDC 440A and MUDC 440B)
Piano Emphasis
  • 1 credit Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243) or University Chorale (MUDC 246)
  • 2 credits Group I or IA (from Instrumental or Vocal list)
  • 5 credits in Chamber Music Keyboard Ensemble (MUDC 352) and/or Accompanying (MUDC 440A and MUDC 440B)
Organ Emphasis
History and Literature Emphasis
  • Students will select an applied emphasis (Vocal, Instrumental, Piano or Organ as listed above) and complete 6 credits from the List of Approved Ensembles.
Theory Emphasis
  • Students will select an applied emphasis (Vocal, Instrumental, Piano or Organ as listed above) and complete 6 credits from the List of Approved Ensembles.
Composition Emphasis
  • 1 credit Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243) or University Chorale (MUDC 246)
  • 7 credits selected from Group I, IA, or II on either the Instrumental or Vocal List of Approved Ensembles
Guitar Emphasis
  • 1 credit Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243) or University Chorale (MUDC 246)
  • 2 credits from Group I or IA Instrumental or Vocal List of Approved Ensembles
  • 5 credits from Vocal or Instrumental Group II or Chamber Music (MUDC 352)

Bachelor of Arts

(See following List of Approved Ensembles)

  • 1 credit Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243) or University Chorale (MUDC 246)
  • 4 credits from Group I or IA (in applied area) (wind & percussion majors: min 2 cr in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Symphony Orchestra; string majors: min 2 cr in Symphony Orchestra; keyboard, guitar or composition majors may also use MUDC 440A, 440B, or 352)
  • 1 credit from Group I, IA or II (in applied area)

Requirements for Music Minors

(See following List of Approved Ensembles)

Every music minor must perform in an ensemble from the List of Approved Ensembles during each semester enrolled in applied music lessons. A total of 4 credits from the List of Approved Ensembles from Group I, IA, or II in the student’s applied related area [piano, organ, guitar, harp, and harpsichord emphases may select from either vocal or instrumental group options or chamber music (MUDC 352)] fulfills the ensemble requirement for music minors. Music Theatre minors must perform in an ensemble from the Vocal Approved Ensemble list (two semesters of choir and two semesters of “productions”).

Requirements for Other Students Taking Applied Music

All students (with the exception of those in keyboard and guitar)taking applied music must perform in an ensemble related to their lessons unless their instructor determines they are not qualified to do so. Students audition and participate in an ensemble during each semester of applied study.

List of Approved Ensembles

Instrumental (MUDC)

Group I: Symphony Orchestra (MUDC 247 or MUDC 447), Wind Ensemble (MUDC 248A or MUDC 448A), UNL Jazz Orchestra (MUDC 253A or MUDC 453A)

Group IA: Symphonic Band (MUDC 248B or MUDC 448B), UNL Big Band (MUDC 253B or MUDC 453B)

Group II: Symphony Orchestra (MUDC 247 or MUDC 447) (vocal emphasis only), Symphonic Band (MUDC 248B or MUDC 448B) (string and vocal emphasis only), Campus Band (MUDC 248D or MUDC 448D) (secondary area only), Marching Band (MUDC 248E or MUDC 448E) (max 1 cr), UNL Big Band (MUDC 253B or MUDC 453B)

Vocal (MUDC)

Group I: University Singers (MUDC 245 or MUDC 445)

Group IA: Concert Choir (MUDC 242), All Collegiate Choir (MUDC 241 or MUDC 441), Chamber Singers (MUDC 249 or MUDC 449), Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243; max 2 cr), University Chorale (MUDC 246; max 2 cr)

Group II: Concert Choir (MUDC 242) (instrumental emphasis only), Varsity Chorus (MUDC 243 or MUDC 443), University Chorale (MUDC 246 or MUDC 446), Jazz Vocal Ensemble (MUDC 253E or MUDC 453E vocal section only), Big Red Singers (MUDC 251 or MUDC 451; max 2 cr)

NOTE: Students registering to fulfill Group I degree ensemble requirements must audition for and participate in a Group I ensemble. If it is not possible to accommodate the student in a Group I ensemble, the student must audition and participate in a Group IA ensemble to fulfill the Group IA requirement.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

College Admission

College Admission

Requirements for admission to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are consistent with general University admission requirements. These include:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics (4 units)
  • Social studies (3 units)
  • Natural sciences (3 units) and
  • Foreign language (2 units)

NOTE: One unit equals one year of high school credit.

One of the following performance standards must also be met:

New Freshmen: Minimum ACT 20 (composite), minimum SAT 950 (combined), or rank in top half of high school graduating class.

Transfer and Readmit Students: Completed twelve or more semester credits from a postsecondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 and GPA 2.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application. (Theatre majors with an emphasis in Film and New Media: minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 and GPA 3.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application.)

International Students: Minimum TOEFL 70 (Internet) or 523 (paper)

Individual departments may have higher standards for acceptance into the different degrees and emphases. Please check with the individual departments for these standards.

Auditions are required for admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music for music and dance majors and minors. Auditions are also required for admission to the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film for the BA Performance Emphasis. A separate application and portfolio review are required for acceptance into the BFA Film and New Media Emphasis, and the BA Directing and Management Emphasis.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are in this bulletin under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

Students with one deficiency, two deficiencies but not in the same category, or two deficiencies in foreign language who receive a Deferred Admission or Admission by Review, may be considered for admission to the college. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under Admission to the University, Removal of Deficiencies in this bulletin.

College Degree Requirements

College General Education Requirements

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

The languages requirement serves to help students gain a working familiarity with a language and a culture other than their own.

All students pursuing bachelor of arts or bachelor of music degrees are required to complete the intermediate level in one foreign language. Some or all of these courses may be completed while in high school. Courses approved to satisfy the languages requirement are offered by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. A student is required to successfully complete 202 to fulfill the languages requirement. (Exceptions: In Japanese, a student must complete JAPN 201 and one additional course from JAPN 202, JAPN 203, and JAPN 204; in Greek, the student must complete two 300-level courses; in Latin, a student must take LATN 301 and LATN 302.) Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Omaha Native Language, Russian, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

NOTE:

  • A student who has completed three years of one foreign language study in high school may fulfill the languages requirement by taking a fourth-semester-level course.
  • A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.
  • Any student who achieves a specified scaled score in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam in French, German, and Spanish, levels 1 and 2, will be exempt from the languages requirement and will also receive credit for the fourth semester course in the language.
  • A transfer student with 11 or 12 semester hours of accepted credit has two choices: 1) to complete 6 hours in the same language at the 200 level; or 2) with permission of the chair of the department to enroll in a fourth semester course.
  • A student from a foreign country who has demonstrated acceptable proficiency in his or her native language (other than English) is exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. American students who present acceptable evidence that their second language is English are exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. All such students should see the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building, for this exemption.

Approved Courses

ARAB 201 Second-Year Arabic I (3 cr)

ARAB 202 Second-Year Arabic II (3 cr)

CHIN 201 Second-Year Chinese I (3 cr)

CHIN 202 Second-Year Chinese II (3 cr)

CZEC 201 Second-Year Czech I (3 cr)

CZEC 202 Second-Year Czech II (3 cr)

FREN 201 Second-Year French I (3 cr)

FREN 202 Second-Year French II (3 cr)

FREN 203 Conversation & Composition I (3 cr)

FREN 210 Accelerated Second-Year French (6 cr)

GERM 201 Second-Year German I (3 cr)

GERM 202 Second-Year German II (3 cr)

GERM 203 Composition & Conversation I (3 cr)

GERM 210 Accelerated Second-Year German (6 cr)

GREK 301 Greek Prose I (3 cr)

GREK 302 Greek Poetry I (3 cr)

GREK 373 New Testament Greek (3 cr)

HEBR 301 Biblical Hebrew Prose (3 cr)

HEBR 302 Biblical Hebrew Poetry (3 cr)

JAPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I (3 cr)

JAPN 202 Intermediate Grammar & Reading I (3 cr)

JAPN 203 Second-Year Japanese II (3 cr)

JAPN 204 Intermediate Grammar & Reading II (3 cr)

LATN 301 Latin Prose I (3 cr)

LATN 302 Latin Poetry I (3 cr)

RUSS 201 Second-Year Russian I (3 cr)

RUSS 202 Second-Year Russian II (3 cr)

SLPA 201 Second Year American Sign Language I (4 cr)

SLPA 202 Second Year American Sign Language II (4 cr)

SPAN 201 Second-Year Spanish I (3 cr)

SPAN 202 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr)

SPAN 203 Intensive Conversation (3 cr)

SPAN 210 Accelerated Second-Year Spanish (6 cr)

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Students in the College are required to maintain a minimum current and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Individual departments may require a higher current and cumulative GPA.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools outside of the University of Nebraska system.

Grades lower than C earned at UNL or transferred from other schools cannot be applied toward requirements in a major, but may be applied toward total hours.

Pass/No Pass Limits

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass privilege state: The Pass/No Pass option is designed to be used by a student seeking to expand his/her intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where he/she may have minimum preparation without adversely affecting his/her grade point average.

1. Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to a student’s GPA

2. P is interpreted to mean C or above. Some professional education courses require a C+ or above.

3. A change to or from Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (1/2 of the course.) This date coincides with the final date to drop a course without the instructor’s approval.

4. The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing grading option.

5. Prior to the mid-term deadline, changing to or from the Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After the mid-term deadline, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with a professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing Pass/No Pass.

6. The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/no pass privileges in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:

1. Pass/no pass hours can count toward fulfillment of ACE requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.

2. Freshmen and sophomores may enroll for no more than 6 hours of Pass/No Pass work per semester.

3. Students may not elect to take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis to fulfill degree requirements in the major. Departments may allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass to be taken in the minor offered by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

4. Departments may specify that certain courses can be taken only on a Pass/No Pass basis.

5. The College will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of Pass/No Pass grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all “pass” grades earned at UNL and other schools.

Individual departments vary in their policies regarding Pass/No Pass hours as applied to the major and minor. Consult the individual departmental listings for these policies. Students who wish to apply Pass/No Pass hours to their major and minor(s) must obtain approval on a form that is available in the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building.

GPA Requirements

Students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average each semester. Some programs within the College may have higher GPA requirements to keep in good academic standing.

Transfer Credit Rules

Ordinarily, hours earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. The maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college is 60.

Normally credit is not given for pre-university work. In some instances, however, it may be possible to receive credit through satisfactory examination.

All transfer students must complete the Residency Requirement (see “Residency Requirement”), and at least 9 hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools other than UNO or UNK. All grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK. However, transfer courses within a student’s major or minor will be evaluated by that unit and held to the same minimum grade standards as courses taken at UNL.

Department of Art and Art History Transfer Credit Policy

A studio art or art history course presented for possible transfer to UNL is evaluated by the Department of Art and Art History using course descriptions and/or course syllabi to evaluate content, and course schedules to evaluate the hours of instruction.

Studio art courses that are eligible for transfer credit based on course content are awarded one credit hour for every 30 hours of instruction (with the assumption that the transfer course required 15 hours of work outside of class for every 30 hours spent in class with the instructor.) Credit is rounded to the nearest half-credit hour. If a course is presented for possible transfer, and the hours of instruction fall short of UNL’s NASAD-based standards, the course will receive a proportional reduction in credit.

BFA – At least 36 credit hours in studio art and 9 credit hours in art history of the required BFA courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.

BA in Studio Art – At least 12 credit hours in studio art and 9 credit hours in art history of the required BA courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.

BA in Art History – At least 18 credit hours of the required art history courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.

Glenn Korff School of Music Transfer Credit Policy

The following will be used by advisors as guidelines for the evaluation of transfer credits which are less than five years old:

  • If a transfer student has successfully completed (grade C or above) approved transfer credits which are equivalent to music major/minor requirements in terms of number of credit hours and scope of content, that area will be considered completed at the discretion of the chief degree program advisor.
  • For approved transfer credits which are lacking equivalency in either number of credit hours, scope of content, or grade received to music major/minor requirements in applied music, music theory, sight singing/aural skills, and keyboard skills, the number of transfer credits accepted and placement will be determined by audition/proficiency tests administered by designated area faculty.
  • For approved transfer credits which are lacking equivalency in other music areas (history and ensembles), the number of transfer credits accepted will be determined by the chief degree program advisor.

All music course work which is more than five years old must be validated by an audition or competency examination given by designated area faculty.

Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Transfer Credit Policy

There are no additional restrictions regarding transfer credit.

Transfer Credit from Foreign Institutions

Credit for courses taken at foreign universities and colleges will be transferred only after validation by the appropriate department. This evaluation may include examination of the student over subject matter studied at the foreign institution.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Students who have studied art, music, or theatre within the International Baccalaureate Program will be given credit for courses at UNL according to the guidelines established by each academic unit. Contact the department office for specific course information.

Course Level Requirements

Upper-Level Requirement: Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.

Residency

Students must meet either of the following residency qualifications:

  • At least 30 of the last 36 hours of credit must be registered for and completed while enrolled at UNL.
  • A total of 90 credits must be registered for and completed while enrolled at UNL.

Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward degree requirements if students participate in prior approved programs and register through UNL. Credit awarded from an institution other than UNL will be subject to transfer credit and residency rules.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.

Bulletin Rule

Students who first enroll at Nebraska under the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin must fulfill the requirements stated in this bulletin or in any other bulletin which is published while they are enrolled in the College provided the bulletin they follow is no more than ten years old at the time of graduation. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one bulletin only rather than choosing a portion from one bulletin and the remainder from another.

Exception: Students pursuing any degree in the Glenn Korff School of Music who fail to take at least one course that will fulfill their degree requirements during a 12-month period must apply for re-admission. They are then required to move to the new bulletin and fulfill the requirements in effect at the time of readmission.