Program: Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field
Department of Music
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Rhinehart Music Center 144 ~ 260-481-6714 ~ ipfw.edu/vpa/music
Student learning outcomes common to all music degrees are as follows:
• Students will demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles; to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound.
• Students will demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument.
• Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of western and non-western music, with an understanding of the social, political and cultural impacts which shaped music history.
• Students will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of their professional degrees.
Student learning outcomes specific to the Bachelor of Science in Music and all Outside Fields are as follows:
• Students in this program will demonstrate competence in another field outside music by completing 26-29 credit hours of intensive study in that discipline. Possible outside fields include music technology, business, theatre, or another discipline, with the course sequence determined in collaboration with an advisor in that field.
To earn the B.S. in Music and an Outside Field, one must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ) and the music core, and complete the courses prescribed for the outside field with a grade of C- or better in each music and outside field course.
Students in this degree are subject to the policies for all music degrees found on the Music department page.
Students Pursuing the Music Technology Outside Field
Students in this program must complete a minimum of 29 credits in Music Technology Courses
The MUS A405 Final Project must be completed as part of this field of study but can have variable credits (1-4 cr. hours).
MUS A404 Internship is optional and can be taken at the discretion of the Director of Music Technology.
Students who do not take MUS A404 Internship must complete 8 semesters of major ensemble credit and performance class (MUS X095).
Students enrolled in MUS A404 must complete 7 semesters of major ensemble and performance class (MUS X095).
BSM Outside Field Music Technology students are expected to own a computer-based digital audio workstation that is compatible with the Music Department’s high-end system, and that will allow students to work in their own space on their own time. The Director of Music Technology shall maintain the list of current equipment and capability BSM-Outside Field Music Technology students are expected to own. Since such equipment is considered to be “tools of the trade”, this equipment expenditure can be included in Financial Aid loan calculations.