Music Major—BA

Minimum of 41 semester course credits and general BA requirements

Required
MUS 003Musicianship I–IV2
MUS 005Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint I4
MUS 006Diatonic Harmony and Counterpoint II4
MUS 149Creativity Seminar: conception, collaboration, realization.4
MUS 150Music History and Culture Seminar3
Students choose additional music courses totaling 20 credits in consultation with their advisor. Suggested course selections for areas of study are listed below:20
Music and Culture
Musics of the World: Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan
Musics of the World: Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Americas
20th-Century Musical Modernism and Its Aftermath
Experimental Music: From 1952 to the Present
Women, Gender, and Music
Studies in European Music and Culture to 1750
Classical and Romantic Music
American Music
Film Music: Mood and Meaning
Seminar in Music Literature and Criticism
The Music of India: Brahma to Bhangra
Practicum
The World of Opera
African American Music: The Meaning and the Message
Electronic Music
Introduction to Electronic Music
Introduction to Computer Music
Practicum
Sound Techniques of Recording
Advanced Audio Recording
Composition
Contemporary Instrumentation and Orchestration
Music Instrument Building
Seminar in Musical Performance, Composition, and Improvisation
Practicum
Music Theory
Listening to Music
Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis
Advanced Chromatic Harmony and Post-Tonal Theory
Tonal Analysis
Practicum
Performance
Individual Instruction
MUS 009/059/109
Mills College Choir
Music Improvisation Ensemble I
Contemporary Performance Ensemble
Gamelan Ensemble
Haitian Drumming
Vocal Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
Performance Collective
The Technique and Mystery of Singing
Mills College Percussion Group
Improvisation Workshop
Seminar in Musical Performance, Composition, and Improvisation
Practicum