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Music

School for Studies in Art and Culture
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
A917 Loeb Bldg.
613-520-5770
carleton.ca/ssac/music

This section presents the requirements for:

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations, including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. in the case of B.A. programs, the common regulations applying to all B.A. students including those relating to First-Year Seminars and Breadth Requirements (see the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree ).

Students should consult the School when planning their program and selecting courses.

Course Categories for Music Programs

  • Music History and Musicology

MUSI 1000, MUSI 1001, MUSI 1002, MUSI 2005, MUSI 2006, MUSI 2007, MUSI 2008, MUSI 2009, MUSI 2100, MUSI 2101, MUSI 2102, MUSI 2103, MUSI 2104, MUSI 2105, MUSI 2106, MUSI 3102, MUSI 3103, MUSI 3104, MUSI 3106, MUSI 3302, MUSI 3400, MUSI 3401, MUSI 3402, MUSI 3403, MUSI 3404, MUSI 4006, MUSI 4103, MUSI 4104, MUSI 4303, MUSI 4703, MUSI 4908 [1.0]

  • Theory and Composition

MUSI 1106, MUSI 1107, MUSI 1701, MUSI 1702, MUSI 2601, MUSI 2602, MUSI 2700, MUSI 2701, MUSI 2702, MUSI 2703, MUSI 3600 [1.0], MUSI 3700, MUSI 3701, MUSI 4300, MUSI 4600 [1.0], MUSI 4700, MUSI 4701, MUSI 4906 [1.0]

  • Performance

MUSI 1900, MUSI 1901, MUSI 2900, MUSI 2901, MUSI 3900, MUSI 3901, MUSI 4900 [1.0], MUSI 4907 [1.0]

  • Ensemble

These courses are graded Sat/Uns.

MUSI 1912 [0.0], MUSI 1913 [0.0], MUSI 1914 [0.0], MUSI 1915 [0.0] MUSI 2912 [0.0], MUSI 2913 [0.0], MUSI 2914 [0.0], MUSI 2915 [0.0], MUSI 3912 [0.0], MUSI 3913 [0.0], MUSI 3914 [0.0], MUSI 3915 [0.0] MUSI 4912 [0.0], MUSI 4913 [0.0], MUSI 4914 [0.0], MUSI 4915 [0.0]

  • Practicum Courses

MUSI 4800, MUSI 4801

  • Special Topics

MUSI 4109 [1.0], MUSI 4200, MUSI 4201, MUSI 4205, MUSI 4206, MUSI 4209 [1.0]

  • Sonic Design

MUSI 4909 [1.0], MUSI 3603, MUSI 3604

  • Prohibited and Restricted Courses

Performance courses are open only to students in the B.Mus. program. All ensemble (choir, jazz, early music, Indian classical music, chamber music, etc.) courses are open (without credit) to members of the public.

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Academic Performance Evaluation

Academic Performance Evaluation for students in the B.Mus. degree is applied as follows:

  1. The minimum requirements for Good Standing are:
    1. If at most 15.0 credits are included in the Overall CGPA, the Major CGPA must be at least 6.00 and the Overall CGPA must be at least 5.00.
    2. If more than 15.0 credits are included in the Overall CGPA, the Major CGPA must be at least 6.50 and the Overall CGPA must be at least 5.00.
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Program Requirements

Music
B.Mus. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (13.0 credits):
  1. Performance: 3.0 credits in MUSI 1900, MUSI 1901, MUSI 2900, MUSI 2901, MUSI 3900, MUSI 3901;
  2. Music Theory:
    1. 2.5 credits in MUSI 1701, MUSI 1702, MUSI 2700, MUSI 2701, MUSI 2702;
    2. 0.5 credit from MUSI 3700, MUSI 3701, MUSI 4700 or MUSI 4701;
  3. Music History and Musicology:
    1. 1.5 credit in MUSI 1000, MUSI 1001, MUSI 1002;
    2. 1.0 credit in Music History and Musicology at the 2000-level;
    3. 0.5 credit from one of the following Canadian music courses: MUSI 3103, MUSI 3104, MUSI  4103, MUSI 4104;
    4. 0.5 credit in Music History and Musicology at the 3000-level;
  4. 3.5 credits in MUSI, satisfying:
    1. 1.0 credit in MUSI at the 2000-level;
    2. 1.0 credit in MUSI at the 3000-level;
    3. 1.5 credits in MUSI at the 4000-level;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in free electives;
  1. Additional Non-Credit Requirements:
  1. Satisfactory performance in eight Ensemble courses (see list in Course Categories, above). Note: For Item 7 above, it is strongly recommended that, as a minimum, B. Mus. students enroll in the same group (i.e. Choral Ensemble or Instrumental Ensemble) for at least three out of four years.
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Music
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from MUSI 1000, MUSI 1001, MUSI 1002;
  2. 1.0 credit in Music History and Musicology at the 2000-level;
  1. 1.0 credit in Music History and Musicology at the 3000-level;
  2. 2.0 credits in MUSI at the 2000-level;
  3. 2.0 credits in MUSI at the 3000-level;
  4. 2.0 credits in MUSI at the 4000-level;
  5. 1.0 credit in MUSI;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):
  1. 8.0 credits in electives not in MUSI;
  2. 2.0 credits in free electives.
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Music
B.A. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from MUSI 1000, MUSI 1001, MUSI 1002;
  2. 2.0 credits in MUSI at the 2000-level;
  3. 2.0 credits in MUSI at the 3000-level;
  4. 1.0 credit in MUSI at the 4000-level;
  5. 1.0 credit in Music;
  1. Additional Requirements:
  1. The requirements from the other discipline must be satisfied;
  2. 5.0 credits in electives not in MUSI or the other discipline;
  3. Sufficient free electives to make 20.0 credits total for the program.
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Music
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from MUSI 1000, MUSI 1001, MUSI 1002;
  2. 1.0 credit in Music History and Musicology at the 2000-level;
  3. 2.0 credits in MUSI at the 2000-level;
  4. 2.0 credits in MUSI at the 3000-level;
  5. 1.0 credit in Music;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in electives not in MUSI;
  2. 1.0 credit in free electives.

Minor in Music

Open to all undergraduate degree students not in Music programs.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in MUSI 1001, MUSI 1002;
  2. 1.0 credit in MUSI at the 2000-level;
  3. 1.0 credit in MUSI at the 3000-level;
  4. 1.0 credit in MUSI;
  5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
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