2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2024  
2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Commercial Music Major (B.A.)

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Important Notice: This program has been approved by Division of Music Faculty, School of the Arts Faculty, the University Curriculum Committee, the Samford University Board of Trustees, and the Division of Music’s accrediting body, the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.).

Samford University’s Division of Music offers a 128-hour bachelor of arts in commercial music degree with four concentrations. This program empowers students to become musicians with artistic, technological, and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the 21st century. Students choose from one of four unique concentrations within commercial music: business, music production, performance and songwriting. Each concentration aims to instill and foster a do-it-yourself attitude necessary for any entrepreneurial musician, while offering a unique approach to the commercial music industry.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 23 Credits

Commercial Music Major: 77-87 Credits

Music Core/Music Competencies: 36 Credits

Commercial Music Concentrations: 12-21 Credits

(choose a concentration below and complete all courses listed)

General Electives: 0-5 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128-132

*Language Requirement: A placement exam alone cannot satisfy this requirement. At least one course must be completed at Samford. Four (4) credits of language are required (102 or higher).
**Prereq for MUSC 1500  (Musicianship Assessment) administered by the Division of Music. If the assessment is passed, students may substitute 3 music credits with advisor permission.
*** If principal performance area is guitar, voice, or piano and if student does not place into the applied area, they may begin studies with the Class Guitar (MUSC 1910/1911), Class Piano (MUSC 1941/1942), or the Class Voice (MUSC 1920/1921) sequence.
NOTE 1: Class Piano study will accompany the traditional theory sequence beginning with Music Theory I.
NOTE 2: See catalog listing for music ensemble requirements.

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