Songwriting

Curriculum

MM in Music Theory and Composition with Concentration in SONGWRITING: 39 pts.
Semester-by-Semester Schedule

YEAR 1

Fall

12 points

MPATC-GE.2095/UE.1095

Songwriting History & Criticism: 14 SONGS

3

MPATC-GE.2321

Private Composition (Songwriting)

3

 

Composer’s Forum

0-2

 

Core Requirement 

3 (by advisement)

 

Guided Elective

2-3

 

** New International Student Colloquy

0

Spring

12 points

MPATC-GE.2321

Private Composition (Songwriting)

3

MPATC-GE.2555

Film Music Editing

3

 

Composer’s Forum

0-2

MPATC-GE.2028

Seminar in Composition

3

 

Guided Elective

2-3

Summer

Offerings: Seminar in Composition, Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Scoring for Film and Multimedia

YEAR 2

Fall

12 points

MPATC-GE.2321

Private Composition (Songwriting)

3

MPATC-GE.2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

3*

 

Composer’s Forum

0-2

 

Core Requirements

3 (by advisement)

 

Guided Elective

2-3

Spring

3 points

MPATC-GE.2026

Colloquy in Music (seminar and professional website) (optional recital)

3

* indicates classes may be repeated for credit

 

MM in Music Theory and Composition with Concentration in Songwriting
Total minimum points: 39
Degree Requirements by Type

Courses bolded and italic are existing courses added to the choices available for songwriting concentration students.

CORE

6 points

(Students must choose 2 courses from either Research or Music History/Literature for a total of 6 points)

Research

MPATC-GE.2021

Music Reference and Research Materials

3

MPAJZ-GE.2271

Reference and Research in Jazz

3

Music History/Literature

MPATC-GE.2151

Sonata in the 19th Century

3

MPATC-GE.2039

Contemporary Music

3

MPATC-GE.2046

Music Criticism

3

AREA OF CONCENTRATION: Songwriting

21 points

Songwriting

MPAJZ-GE.2273

Arranging Techniques I

3

MPATC-GE.2090

Songwriters’ Forum

3

Applied Instrument – Composition

MPATC-GE.2321

Private Composition – in Songwriting

9

Ensemble

MPATC-GE.2028

Seminar in Composition

3

MPAPS-GE.2034

Chamber Music: Traditional Ensembles for Winds, Piano, Strings, and Brass Instruments

3

GUIDED ELECTIVES
(students may choose from the following sample of courses by advisement)

9 points

**A “core” or “concentration” course that is not used to satisfy that category can be used as a guided elective

Music Technology & Business

MPATE-GE.2629

Advanced Audio Production

3

MPATC-GE.2555

Music Editing for Film and Multimedia

3

MPAMB-GE.2201

Graduate Artists & Repertoire Seminar in Music Business

3

MPAPAS.2130

Environment of Performing Arts Administration

3

MPAPAS.2101

Principles & Practice in the Music Industry

3

Music History/Literature

MPATC-GE.2440

Music Literature in the Baroque Period

3

MPATC-GE.2073

Music Literature in the Classical Era

3

MPATC-GE.2460

Music Literature in the Romantic Period

3

MPATC-GE.2069

Opera in the Twentieth Century

3

Music Theory & Composition

MPATC-GE.2203

Seminar in Music Theory: Song Form & Analysis

3

MPATC-GE.2123

Analysis of Contemporary Practices

3

MPATC-GE.2020

Advanced Orchestration

3

Related areas of interest

MPATC-GE.2042

Psychology of Music

3

MPATE-GE.2047

Advanced Computer Music: Synthesis and Composition

3

MPATC-GE.2048

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

3

MPAME-GE.2096

Advanced Instrumental Conducting

3

MPAMB-GE.2301

Music Business Graduate Internship

1-3

MPAVP-GE.2068

Music Theatre Workshop

3

MPAJZ-GE.2370

Jazz Piano/Arranging

2

MPATE-GE.2604

Audio for Games and Immersive Environment

3

MPATE-GE.2621

Audio for Video

3

MPATC-GE.2300

Independent Study

1-3

TERMINAL EXPERIENCE

3 points

MPATC-GE.2026

Colloquy in Music [seminar and professional website; optional recital]

3

* OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Baccalaureate in Music Composition or its academic equivalent

Successful completion of exams in Music Theory, Aural Training, and Music History and any required remedial classes resulting from those exams.