As a music major, students choose a concentration from Music Performance, Commercial Music and Jazz, and Music General Studies.
The Music General Studies curriculum gives you a broad program of general music education rather than intense specialization. After completing the music foundation sequence, you round out your undergraduate curriculum from a wide and increasing range of upper-level music electives such as Recording Technology, Composition, Contemporary Commercial Arranging, and Improvisation/Jazz and Popular Theory.
BA General Studies -- Music
For students in the Communication Studies concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.
Jazz After Hours
Wheelwright Recording Studio
Edwards Recital Hall
Ensemble (4 semesters)
MUS 100 - Recital Class (7 semesters)
MUS 119 - Introduction to Music Technology
MUS 115 - Concepts and Elements of Music Theory
MUS 116 - Principles of Harmony and Voice Leading
MUS 215 - Chromatic Harmony and Modulation
MUS 216 - Musical Structures
MUS 117-218 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I-IV
MUS 172-273 - Class Piano I-IV
MUS 253-254 - History of Western Music I-II
Applied Music (6 semesters)
9 credits of Music Electives at the 300-400 level
12 cognate hours in another discipline or a minor
MUS 497 - Senior Project Preparation
MUS 498 - Senior Project
Minor in Music
The music minor at Coastal Carolina University is designed for you if you want to learn about music while pursuing another major. Within the 20 credit curriculum, you will study music theory, piano, music history, and music technology. Students working toward a minor in music will also have the opportunity to work one on one with our accomplished music faculty and perform in a variety of music ensembles, including marching band, concert band, concert choir, jazz band, and string ensemble.
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