The following courses are required for all Doctor of Arts students. These courses constitute the "common body of knowledge" in the program. Students will place these courses differently in their curricular plans, depending on the areas of primary and secondary emphases. For example, a music education major might place Psychology of Music in the area of primary emphasis, while a piano performance major will likely place Psychology of Music in the college teaching and learning section of the curriculum. What is important is that these courses appear, not where they appear in the approved 90-hour plan. The credit hours for a course may not “double count,” but a single course may “function” to fulfill requirements in more than one way. For example, MUSED 668 may simultaneously fulfill the general research-class requirement and be a part of the Music Education Primary Area requirements.
Music History and Musicology
Theory and Composition
Internship and Externship
(to be located in the College Teaching and Learning section of the 90-hour plan; see further information below)
For complete information on program requirements, for new or prospective students please consult the Music Graduate Handbook 2014-2015. For current students please consult the Music Graduate Handbook 2013-2014 (PDF) and the Ball State University Graduate Catalog, or contact the Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Music.
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