Music Technology

Freshman Roadmap

(based on 2008-09 CSUSB catalog) For new Freshmen music majors

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 100 Basic Mus (3) 1 MUS 120 Theory I (3) MUS 122 Theory II (3)
MUS 101 Basic Mus Lab (1)1 MUS 121 Theory I Lab (1) MUS 123 Theory II Lab (1)
MUS 220 Class Piano I (1) 2 MUS 221 Class Piano II (1) MUS 222 Class Piano III (1)
100-level applied (1) 3 100-level applied (1) 100-level applied (1)
Major ensemble (1) 4 Major ensemble (1) Major ensemble (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)

1 All freshmen should take a Theory Placement Exam. Contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu for details.

2 All freshmen with prior piano experience should take a Piano Placement Exam. Contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu for details.

3 All freshmen must perform an Applied Music Placement Audition. Students not placed at the  100-level must enroll in prep-level (080-level) lessons. Contact musicadmissions@csusb.edufor details.

4 All full-time music majors must enroll every quarter in a major ensemble  (MUS 380, 381, 385, or 386) most appropriate to their applied area of study.

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 320 Theory III (3) MUS 322 Theory IV (3) MUS 324 Theory V (3)
MUS 321 Theory III Lab (1) MUS 323 Theory IV Lab (1) MUS 325 Theory V Lab (1)
MUS 267 (4) MUS 427 Adv Studio Rec Tech (4) 200-level applied (1)
200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1) Major ensem (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
MUS 210 Conducting (2)

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 429 Topics in Mus Tech (4)
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus (4) MUS 416 (4)

Year 4

Fall Winter Spring
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1)
MUS electives (4)5 MUS 575 Intern in Mus Tech (4) 6 MUS 598 Snr Proj (1)


MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

5 Electives offered within the College of Arts and Letters

6 Advisor must approve internship placement one quarter prior to enrollment

Lower Division Transfer

(based on 2008-09 CSUSB catalog) For Lower-Division Transfer music majors

Note: These roadmaps are constructed for a lower-division transfer student based on the following assumptions:

1) LD transfer music majors will need all CSUSB music theory courses except MUS 100 and 101, will need all three piano courses (MUS 220, 221, and 222), and will place into 100-level applied lessons. For more information regarding placement tests in those subjects, contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu.

2) All transfer music majors, regardless of coursework completed at other institutions, are required to complete at least 6 units in authorized major ensembles (MUS 380, 381, 385, and 386) and earn 3 quarters of credit in MUS 998 Concert Attendance. They must also enroll in a major ensemble in any quarter they are full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more units).

3) LD transfer students selecting a Performance/Composition, Music Technology, or Music Theater emphasis normally must spend four years at CSUSB. Only by placing immediately into 200-level applied lessons or completing each level of applied lessons in less than three quarters can a LD transfer complete one of those emphases in less than four years. LD transfers staying for four years are encouraged to complete an additional music degree emphasis or a minor in another field of study.

3-Year plan

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 220 Class Piano I (1) MUS 120 (3) MUS 122 (3)
200-level applied (1) MUS 121 (1) MUS 123 (1)
Major ensemble (1) MUS 221 Class Piano II (1) MUS 222 Class Piano III (1)
MUS 998 (0) 200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1)
General Ed (4) Major ensemble (1) Major ensemble (1)
MUS 267 Intro to Studio Rec (4) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
MUS electives (1) MUS 427 Adv Studio Rec Tech (4) General Ed (4)

MUS electives (1) MUS electives (1)

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 320 Theory III (3) MUS 322 Theory IV (3) MUS 324 Theory V (3)
MUS 321 Theory III Lab (1) MUS 323 Theory IV Lab (1) MUS 325 Theory V Lab (1)
General Ed (4) MUS 416 Adv Comp/Elec Mus (4) MUS 429 Topics in Mus Tech  (4)
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus (4) General Ed (4) MUS electives (1)

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1)
Major ensem (1) 7 Major ensem (1) 7 Major ensem (1) 7
MUS 210 Conducting (2) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 598 Snr Proj(1)
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 575 (4) 8 MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

7 Required if enrolled full-time for quarter

8 Advisor must approve internship placement one quarter prior to enrollment

4-Year plan

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 220 Class Piano I (1) MUS 120 Theory I (3) MUS 122 Theory II (3)
100-level applied (1) MUS 121 Theory I Lab (1) MUS 123 Theory II Lab (1)
Major ensemble (1) MUS 221 Class Piano II (1) MUS 222 Class Piano III (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) 100-level applied (1) 100-level applied (1)
General Ed (4) Major ensemble (1) Major ensemble (1)
General Ed (4) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
General Ed (4) Additional courses 9 General Ed (4)
    Additional courses 9

9 Toward second music emphasis or minor in another field of study

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 320 Theory III (3) MUS 322 Theory IV (3) MUS 324 Theory V (3)
MUS 321 Theory III Lab (1) MUS 323 Theory IV Lab (1) MUS 325 Theory V Lab (1)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 267 Intro to Studio Rec (4) MUS 427 (4) 200-level applied (1)
200-level applied (1) 200-level applied (1) Major ensem (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Additional courses 10

10 Toward second music emphasis or minor in another field of study

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1)
Major ensem (1) 12 Major ensem (1) 12 Major ensem (1) 12
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 429 Topics in Mus Tech (4)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) MUS 416 (4) Additional courses 11
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus (4) Additional courses 11

11 Toward second music emphasis or minor in another field of study

12 Required if enrolled full-time for quarter

Year 4

Fall Winter Spring
Major ensem (1) 14 Major ensem (1) 14 Major ensem (1) 14
MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1)
MUS electives (4) MUS 575 (4) 15 MUS 598 Snr Proj (1)
Additional courses 13 Additional courses 13 MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)
    Additional courses 13

13 Toward second music emphasis or minor in another field of study

14 Required if enrolled full-time for quarter

15 Advisor must approve internship placement one quarter prior to enrollment

Upper Division Transfer

(based on 2008-09 CSUSB catalog) For Upper-Division Transfer music majors

Note: These roadmaps are constructed for an upper-division transfer student based on the following assumptions:

1) UD transfer music majors will place out of all music theory courses except for MUS 542, place out of MUS 222 Piano III, and place into 200-level applied lessons. For more information regarding placement tests in those subjects, contact musicadmissions@csusb.edu.

2) All transfer music majors, regardless of coursework completed at other institutions, are required to complete at least 6 units in authorized major ensembles (MUS 380, 381, 385, and 386) and earn 3 quarters of credit in MUS 998 Concert Attendance.

3) UD transfer students selecting a Performance/Composition, Music Technology, or Music Theater emphasis normally must spend three years at CSUSB. Only by placing immediately into 300-level applied lessons or completing each level of applied lessons in less than three quarters can a UD transfer complete one of those emphases in less than three years. UD transfers staying for three years are encouraged to complete an additional music degree emphasis or a minor in another field of study.

2-Year plan

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
MUS 267 Intro to Studio Rec Tech (4) MUS 427 Adv Studio Rec Tech (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 429 Topics in Mus Tech (4)
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus (4) MUS 416 Adv Comp/Elec Mus (4)

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS electives (4) MUS 575 Intern in Mus Tech (4) 16 MUS 598 Snr Proj (1)
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)
MUS 210 Conducting (2)

16 Advisor must approve internship placement one quarter prior to enrollment

3-Year plan

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
200-level applied (1)17 200-level applied (1)17 200-level applied (1)17
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
MUS 267 Intro to Studio Rec Tech (4) MUS 427 Adv Studio Rec Tech (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4)

17 Instrumental or vocal study

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1) MUS 347 (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 429 Topics in Mus Tech (4)
MUS 266 Intro to Comp/Elec Mus (4) MUS 416 Adv Comp/Elec Mus (4)

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
Major ensem (1)19 Major ensem (1)19 Major ensem (1)19
MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1) MUS 447 (1)
MUS electives (4) MUS 575 Intern in Mus Tech (4) 18 MUS 598 Concert Attend (1)


MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

18 Advisor must approve internship placement one quarter prior to enrollment

19 Required only for full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more units in a quarter)