Requirements for a Major in Music: Jazz Studies Emphasis

Basic music courses: MUSC 101, 102, 105, 110, 201, 202, 205, 206, 211 or 330, 409 and 410; seven credits of jazz related courses: MUSC 312, 343 and 344; sixteen credits (two per semester) in applied jazz major ordinarily taken in sequence; four credits of an approved ensemble or equivalency; Piano Proficiency Exam and Sophomore Comprehensive Exam.  Music majors must also complete six credits of a foreign language or satisfy the Bellarmine College Bachelor of Arts foreign language proficiency requirement.  Students are highly encouraged to take two semesters of Music Technology.

Suggested Program of Study

Music: Jazz Studies Emphasis

Freshman Year

Applied Major I

2

MUSC 101

3

MUSC 110

2

ENGL 101

3

IDC. 100

1

IDC. 101

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 17

Applied Major II

2

MUSC 102

3

MUSC 105

1

Gen Ed HIST 116 or 117

3

Gen Ed Fine Arts (ART. or THEA.)

3

Gen Ed PHIL 160

3
TOTAL 15

Sophomore Year

Applied Major III

2

MUSC 201

3

MUSC 205

1

Gen Ed THEO 200

3

Foreign Language Requirement 101

3

Gen Ed ENGL 200

3
TOTAL 15

*Applied Major IV

2

MUSC 312

3

MUSC 206

1

MUSC 202

3

Foreign Language Requirement 102

3

Gen Ed IDC. 200

3
TOTAL 15

Junior Year

*Applied Major V

2

MUSC 343

2

MUSC 211 or 330

3

Jazz Ensemble

1

Gen Ed PHIL 301

3

Gen Ed Social Science

3

Gen Ed Natural Science

3
TOTAL 17

*Applied Major VI

2

MUSC 344

2

Jazz Ensemble

1

Gen Ed Mathematics

3

Gen Ed IDC. 301

3

Gen Ed Natural Science

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 17

Senior Year

*Applied Major VII

2

MUSC 409

3

Jazz Ensemble

1

Gen Ed Theology Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 15

Applied VIII

2

MUSC 410

1

Jazz Ensemble

1

Gen Ed IDC. 401

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Elective

3
TOTAL 16

*Students studying a jazz instrument in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh semesters must register for a Jazz Improvisation Lab. Each Jazz Improvisation Lab is a study of jazz improvisation techniques, focusing on the interpretation of both traditional and contemporary jazz performance.