The Bachelor of Music degrees provide education and training for those who seek careers in music performance, in jazz, or in music history. Each curricular emphasis presents a variety of courses, performances and presentations that each student must complete during their undergraduate career at our university. Students in these courses try new things, test their creative limits, engage with the current state of knowledge in their field, and encounter topics they have never explored before. Experiences such as these help to develop the skills our students will need to compete in their chosen specializations while they also encourage our students to keep their curiosity alive and to practice lifelong learning. Our Bachelor of Music degrees are fully certified by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The curriculum in music history and literature is planned for those who intend ultimately to teach musicology at the college level or for those who desire careers in music librarianship, music journalism, music publishing or the recording industry — fields in which a wide and comprehensive knowledge of music history and literature is essential.
The student in music history and literature will receive a strong foundation not only in his or her chosen field but also in theory and in academic subjects that will enrich the student's cultural background.
During the final semesters of matriculation, the student must enroll in MUS 491 - Senior Thesis/Research Project (three hours) for an independent study that culminates in a senior thesis. The exact nature of the thesis will be decided by the student and the musicology faculty of the School of Music. The thesis project should reflect significant individual effort that involves library or field research. The project must conform to scholarly procedures accepted within the discipline. A prospectus acceptable to the thesis advisor must be submitted no later than one semester prior to graduation.
Music (History and Literature) BM Degree Requirements (124 hours)
Music (History and Literature) BM Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus
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