Music with Concentration in Music Composition and Technology, BS

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath 1-8 attributes EI and IC are met through the major course requirements.  Students must satisfy FQ, AD, DD, SI, ND and ER through electives.

General Music Requirements

Introduction to College
MUSC 1000Music at Northeastern1
Music Theory and Musicianship
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
MUSC 1202Music Theory 24
MUSC 2303Tonal Form4
MUSC 2304Music Theory 44
MUSC 3541Music Analysis Seminar4
Music in Context
A grade of C or higher is required in Music in Context courses.
Introductory Class
MUSC 1001Music in Everyday Life (Music In Everyday Life)4
Traditional
MUSC 2312Historical Traditions: Classical4
Ethnomusicology
Complete one of the following:4
Music as a Social Expression
Survey of African-American Music
Music of Africa
Music of the Middle East
Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
Music of the Jewish People
Music in Culture
Black Popular Music
Music of Asia
Principles of Music Literature
Historical Traditions: World
Historical Traditions: Special Topics
Contemporary
Historical Traditions: Music since 1900
Composition
MUST 1301Introduction to Composition4
MUSC 1250Instrumentation and Orchestration4
MUSC 2420Music Composition Seminar 14
Composition Lessons
Complete the following three times:3
Composition Lessons
Ensemble
Complete two music ensembles:2-5
Chorus
Band
Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Rock Ensemble
Blues/Rock Ensemble
Create Your Own Music
Chamber Ensemble
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Jazz Choir and Combo
World Music Ensemble
Fusion Ensemble
Pep Band
World Fusion Ensemble

Music Technology Requirements

MUST 1220Introduction to Music Technology4
MUST 2101 (Pending Approval: Music/Audio Computing)4
MUST 3421Digital Audio Processing4

Music Electives

Complete two of the following:8
MUSC 5101
(Composing With Image and Sound)
MUST 3101
(Pending Approval: MIDI Orchestration)
Music Composition Seminar 2
Special Topics in Music Technology
Interactive Real-Time Performance
Composition for Electronic Instruments

Capstone

MUST 4611Music Technology Capstone/Senior Recital4

Music Composition and Technology Credit Requirement

Complete 77 semester hours in the major.

A minimum 2.667 GPA is required in the major courses.

Program Requirement

129 total semester hours required

Sample Four Years, No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 1001 (Music in Everyday Life)4MUSC 12024VacationVacation
MUSC 12014MUST 13014  
MUST 12204MUST 34214  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
MUSC 10001Music Ensemble1  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 23034MUSC 12504VacationVacation
MUSC 24204MUSC 23044  
MUST 2101 (Music Audio Computing)4MUSC 23124  
Elective4Elective4  
Music Ensemble1MUSC 19031  
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 35414Ethnomusicology elective4VacationVacation
MUSC 35604Elective4  
Music Tech Elective4Elective4  
ENGW 33144Elective4  
MUSC 19031MUSC 19031  
 17 17 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Music Tech Elective4MUST 46114  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134

Sample Four Years, One Co-op in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 1001 (Music in Everyday Life)4MUSC 12024VacationVacation
MUSC 12014MUST 13014  
MUST 12204MUST 34214  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
MUSC 10001Music ensemble1  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 23034MUSC 12504VacationElective4
MUSC 24204MUSC 23044 Elective4
Elective4MUSC 23124  
MUST 21014Elective4  
Music ensemble1MUSC 19031  
 17 17 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 35414Co-opCo-opElective4
MUSC 35604  Elective4
Music Tech Elective4   
ENGW 33144   
MUSC 19031   
EEAM 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Ethnomusicology elective4MUST 46114  
Music Tech Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
MUSC 19031   
 17 16  
Total Hours: 135

Sample Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 1001 (Music in Everyday Life)4MUSC 12024Elective4Vacation
MUSC 12014MUSC 12504Elective4 
MUST 12204MUST 13014  
ENGW 11114MUST 34214  
MUSC 10001Music ensemble1  
 17 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUST 2101 (Music/Audio Computing)4Co-opCo-opElective4
MUSC 23034Elective4 Elective4
MUSC 35604  MUSC 19031
MUSC 24204   
Music ensemble1   
EEAM 20001   
 18 4 0 9
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 23124ENGW 33144Co-op 2Elective4
Elective4Co-op 2 Elective4
Music Tech Elective4   
MUSC 19031   
MUSC 35414   
 17 4 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Ethnomusicology elective4MUSC 23044  
Music Tech Elective4MUST 46114  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
MUSC 19031   
 17 16  
Total Hours: 135

Sample Five Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 1001 (Music in Everyday Life)4MUSC 12024VacationVacation
MUSC 12014MUST 13014  
MUST 12204MUST 34214  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
MUSC 10001Music ensemble1  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 23034MUSC 12504VacationVacation
MUSC 35604MUSC 23124  
MUSC 24204MUSC 23044  
MUST 2101 (Music/Audio Computing)4Elective4  
Music ensemble1MUSC 19031  
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUSC 35414Co-op 1Co-op 1Vacation
Elective4   
Elective4   
Elective4   
MUSC 19031   
EEAM 20001   
 18 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Ethnomusicology elective4Co-op 2Co-op 2Vacation
Music Tech Elective4   
Elective4   
MUSC 19031   
ENGW 33144   
 17 0 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Music Tech Elective4MUST 46114  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 135