Music Production and Recording Arts B.S.

An audition or portfolio submission is required for acceptance into this program.

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Music Production and Recording Arts requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Music Core: 13 sh

MUS 102ELON CHORALE

1 sh

MUS 111THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC I

3 sh

MUS 112THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC II

3 sh

MUS 113AURAL SKILLS I

1 sh

MUS 114AURAL SKILLS II

1 sh

MUS 211THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC III

3 sh

MUS 213AURAL SKILLS III

1 sh

Choose one course from the following: 4 sh

MUS 314WORLD MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 316CLASSIC AND ROMANTIC MUSIC

4 sh

MUS 317MUSIC HISTORY FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS STUDENT

4 sh

MUS 318HISTORY OF JAZZ

4 sh

MUS 319HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC

4 sh

In addition, each Music Production and Recording Arts major must complete:

(a) two semesters of applied music lessons 4 sh

(b) two Music Department ensembles 2 sh

(c) MUS 010 Departmental Recital each semester of residency as a Music Production and Recording Arts major

Technology Core: 23 sh

PHY 105THE PHYSICS OF SOUND

4 sh

MUS 210INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

4 sh

MUS 215CRITICAL LISTENING

1 sh

MUS 305STUDIO TECHNIQUES I

4 sh

MUS 309SURVEY OF MUSIC BUSINESS

4 sh

MUS 356MUSIC POSTPRODUCTION

4 sh

MUS 495SENIOR SEMINAR

2 sh

Choose a Concentration

Recording Arts

Required courses: 9-12 sh

MUS 310LIVE SOUND PRODUCTION AND RECORDING

4 sh

MUS 405STUDIO TECHNIQUES II

4 sh

MUS 481MUSIC TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP

1-4 sh

Choose one course from the following: 4 sh

ART 114TIME ARTS

4 sh

ART 260INTRODUCTION TO INTERMEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

4 sh

COM 326CINEMA PRODUCTION

4 sh

COM 365EDITING THE MOVING IMAGE

4 sh

Music Production

Required courses: 12 sh

MUS 212THE MATERIALS OF MUSIC IV

3 sh

MUS 214AURAL SKILLS IV

1 sh

MUS 216INTRODUCTION TO COMPOSITION AND ORCHESTRATION

4 sh

MUS 355THE ART OF SONGCRAFT

4 sh

In addition, each major with a Music Production concentration must complete:

(a) Four additional semester hours from applied composition lessons, applied instrumental or voice lessons, or Music Department ensembles 4 sh

(b) Keyboard proficiency

Total Credit Hours: 59-62

Elon Core Curriculum:

First Year Foundations

COR 110THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

4 sh

ENG 110WRITING: ARGUMENT AND INQUIRY

4 sh

Select one of the following: 

STS 110INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING

4 sh

MTH 151CALCULUS I

4 sh

STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

Experiential Learning Requirement (2 Units required)

Included in experiential learning are study abroad, research, service-learning, leadership, internships, (including co-ops, teaching, and practicum), or other courses or experiences with ELR designation.

World Language Requirement

Students must meet one of the following: (a)complete a language course numbered 122 or higher at Elon, or receive transfer or study abroad credit for the same; (b) place into a language course numbered 200 or above upon arriving at Elon, using a department of world languages approved placement instrument; (c) score a 4 or 5 on an AP language exam or similar exam. Each student must take the language placement test by October 1 of his or her first full year at Elon. Students are allowed two tries; the higher score is counted. That score stands and may not be repeated by later testing. Consideration for Phi Beta Kappa membership requires the completion of a 222-level world language course or placement beyond that level.

Studies in the Arts and Sciences

Students must fulfill the requirements in each of the following categories.

Transfer students with at least 18 s.h. of transfer credit must complete 32 hours total in Studies in the Arts & Sciences, but may have as few as 7 hours in one or more of the four Studies in the Arts & Sciences areas.

Expression (8 s.h.) __MUS 111, MUS 113__   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: literature (in English or world languages), philosophy, and fine arts (art, dance, music, music theatre, and theatre). At least one course must be literature.

Civilization (8 s.h.)_______________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: historyworld languages, art history and religious studies.

Society (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, sociology/anthropology, and PHS 201 or PHS 202.

Science/Analysis (Lab:___) (8 s.h.) __________________    __________________

Eight hours chosen from one or more of the following: mathematics/statistics, science, and computer science. At least one course must be a physical or biological laboratory science.

Advanced Studies (8 s.h.) __________________   __________________

Eight hours of 300-400 level coursework outside the major field and chosen from areas under Studies in the Arts and Sciences.

COR Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar (4 s.h.) __________________

300-400 level COR course; requires junior/senior status.


Society (8 s.h.) __ECO 111__  __________

Eight hours chosen from at least two of the following: economics, geography, human service studies, political science, psychology, & sociology/anthropology, and public health studies 201 or 202.


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