Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory includes a strong core of analysis, counterpoint and musicianship courses, but also emphasizes performance skills in an instrument or voice, and encourages the student to explore interests such as composition and computer music/music technology. The BA course of study culminates in a senior thesis, which is written with the supervision and assistance of a faculty advisor and one other faculty reader. Some senior theses involve an oral presentation component, while others are conceived as lecture-recitals. 

Music core requirements
credits of UO Core Education
terms of ensembles

Undergraduates pursuing a BA in Music Theory will take courses which focus in the following areas: 

Music Theory
Aural Skills
Keyboard Skills
Music In World Cultures
Music History
Music Performance
Music Composition
Scoring for Voices and Instruments
Computer Music Application
Digital Audio SoundDesign
Music of the Americas 
Music Literature

Sample Schedules

Sample schedules give undergraduates a look at study plans for the year specific to their degree path. 

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