Undergraduate Degree - Jazz Studies

Program:
Jazz Studies
Program Code:
7319 Jazz Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Music
Start Term:
FS07


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Jazz Studies

The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies is a professional degree program. It includes the common core courses of all other Bachelor of Music degree programs and the shared objectives of musical literacy, development of aural skills, understanding of a broad repertoire, and attainment of analytical skills. Uniquely, this program seeks to develop a high level of competency in jazz performance, and in compositional, scoring, and arranging skills. It also strives to prepare individuals to understand the literature and historical and cultural context of jazz.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Jazz Studies major is met by completing Music 381. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Music for the Bachelor of Music degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                   
    a. All of the core courses that are listed above under the heading General Requirements for All of the Bachelor’s Degree Programs in the College of Music (26 credits)  
    b. Music activity requirement (8 credits)  
      All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program in jazz studies are required to participate in a major ensemble as designated by the College of Music during each fall and spring semester of enrollment in the program. A minimum of 8 credits in courses approved by the College of Music is required. Students who are enrolled in the jazz studies major for more than eight semesters are required to complete more than 8 credits to satisfy this requirement.  
    c. Complete the requirements for one of the following five performance areas (16 credits):  
      (1) Piano (16 credits)  
        (a) Private instruction in piano. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 150J and 8 credits of Music 350J.  
      (2) Stringed Instruments: Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass (16 credits)  
        (a) Private instruction in harp, violin, viola, cello or double bass. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 152J and 8 credits of Music 352J.    
      (3) Wind Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba (16 credits)  
        (a) Private instruction in flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 153J and 8 credits of Music 353J or 8 credits of Music 154J and 8 credits of Music 354J.  
      (4) Percussion Instruments (16 credits)  
        (a) Private instruction in percussion instruments. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 155J and 8 credits of Music 355J.  
      (5) Voice (16 credits)  
        (a) Private instruction in voice. This requirement must be met by completing 8 credits of Music 151J and 8 credits of Music 351J.  
    d. All of the following courses (26 credits):  
      MUS 131 Jazz Combo 2
      MUS 185 Jazz Styles and Analysis I 2
      MUS 186 Jazz Styles and Analysis II 2
      MUS 301 Advanced Jazz Musicianship I 3
      MUS 302 Advanced Jazz Musicianship II 3
      MUS 303 Advanced Jazz Musicianship III 3
      MUS 304 Advanced Jazz Musicianship IV 3
      MUS 400 Jazz Arranging and Composition I 2
      MUS 401 Jazz Arranging and Composition II 2
      MUS 410 Jazz History 2
      MUS 438 Jazz Pedagogy I 2
      MUS 439 Jazz Pedagogy II 2
    e. Complete 6 additional credits of jazz electives as approved by the student’s academic advisor.  



Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Jazz Studies, BMUS (7319)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 12: College - Music - Core
College - Music - Core: 11 courses from MUS180, MUS181, MUS182, MUS183, MUS211, MUS212, MUS280, MUS281, MUS282, MUS283, MUS381

Requirement 13: College - Music - Ethnomusicology
College - Music - Ethnomusicology: 1 course from MUS409, MUS425, MUS426, MUS429, MUS430, MUS436, MUS443

Requirement 14: Major - Jazz Studies - Capstone Experience
Major - Jazz Studies - Capstone Experience: 1 course from Perform a senior recital that is satisfactory to the appropriate faculty.

Requirement 15: Major - Jazz Studies - Music Activity
Major - Jazz Studies - Music Activity: 8 credits from Music Activity requirement. See your academic advisor for further information.

Requirement 16: Major - Jazz Studies - Performance Area
Major - Jazz Studies - Performance Area: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Voice: 16 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS151J
At least 8 credits from MUS351J
Percussion Instruments: 16 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS155J
At least 8 credits from MUS355J
Stringed Instruments: 16 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS352J
At least 8 credits from MUS152J
Piano: 16 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS150J
At least 8 credits from MUS350J
Wind Instruments: 16 credits
At least 8 credits from MUS153J, MUS154J
At least 8 credits from MUS353J, MUS354J

Requirement 17: Major - Jazz Studies - Core
Major - Jazz Studies - Core: 6 credits from MUS131, MUS185, MUS186

Requirement 18: Major - Jazz Studies - Advanced Jazz Musicianship I, II, III, and IV
Major - Jazz Studies - Advanced Jazz Musicianship I, II, III, and IV: 4 courses from MUS301, MUS302, MUS303, MUS304

Requirement 19: Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz Arranging and Composition I & II
Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz Arranging and Composition I & II: 2 courses from MUS400, MUS401

Requirement 20: Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz History
Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz History: 1 course from MUS410

Requirement 21: Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz Pedagogy I & II
Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz Pedagogy I & II: 2 courses from MUS438, MUS439

Requirement 22: Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz Electives
Major - Jazz Studies - Jazz Electives: 6 credits from jazz electives as approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 23: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 24: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.