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Music (Contemporary and Integrative Performance) Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

This program focuses on contemporary music performance within an integrative curriculum that includes electives from arts, theatre, dance, industry and philosophy.

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 161 Aural Theory 1 Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 162 Written Theory 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 130 Piano Class Level 0
    1
  • MUSC 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • MUSC 121-127 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Major Ensemble
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
13
Spring
  • MUSC 163 Aural Theory 2 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 164 Written Theory 2 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • MUSC 131 Piano Class Level 1/2
    1
  • MUSC 177 Introduction to Music Listening Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 121-127 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Major Ensemble
    1
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Download the Guide application
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Take a language course

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 261 Aural Theory 3 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 262 Written Theory 3 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 132 Piano Class Level 1
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 270 History of Western Musical Traditions 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • MUSC 221-227 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Major Ensemble
    1
  • ICP Ensemble
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • MUSC 263 Aural Theory 4 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 264 Written Theory 4 Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 133 Piano Class Level 1 1/2
    1
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 271 History of Western Musical Traditions 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • MUSC 221-227 Applied Lesson
    2
  • Major Ensemble
    1
  • ICP Ensemble
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Spend a day without technology
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 360 Composition Exclamation Point
    2
  • MUSC 321-327 Applied Lesson
    2
  • ICP Ensemble
    1
  • ICP Elective
    3
  • ICP Elective
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • Elective
    3
17
Spring
  • MUSC 189 Music Convocation An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    0
  • MUSC 495 Independent Study
    1-6
  • MUSC 321-327 Applied Lesson
    2
  • ICP Ensemble
    1
  • ICP Elective
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school

Academics

Fall
  • MUSC 421-427 Applied Lesson
    2
  • ICP Ensemble
    1
  • ICP Elective
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    2
14
Spring
  • MUSC 495 Portfolio
    1
  • MUSC 495 Independent Study
    1-6
  • ICP Elective
    4
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    2
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview

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