Music Theater

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 240 Low Div Voice (1) MUS 240 Low Div Voice (1) MUS 240 Low Div Voice (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)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) DAN elective (2) DAN elective (2)

MUS 387 Opera Theater (1)

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1)6 Major ensem (1)6 Major ensem (1)6
TA 251 Act I: Games/Exer (3) TA 252 Act II: Creat a Role (3) DAN elective (2)
TA 131 Makeup for Stage/Screen (3)7 MUS 387 Opera Theater (1) MUS 302 Mus Thea Prod /
TA 320A Perf Prac: Main Stage (2)5
MUS 542 (4) MUS 350 (4)

5 TA 320A must be a musical theater production

6Substitutions may be necessary to avoid time conflicts with TA courses

7 Offered on 2-year rotation. Take in Year 3 or Year 4

Year 4

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1)10 Major ensem (1)10 Major ensem (1)10
MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)8
MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)8
MUS 375 Mus Thea Intern (2)9
MUS/TA/DAN elective (3)   MUS 598 Snr Proj /
599 Snr Recital (1)
    MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

8 Content of TA 320 varies, and is not always a musical theater production

9 May be completed in Year 3 to accommodate TA 320 offerings

10 Substitutions may be necessary to avoid time conflicts with TA courses

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 Theory I (3) MUS 122 Theory II (3)
MUS 240 Low Div Voice (1) MUS 121 Theory I Lab (1) MUS 123 Theory II Lab (1)
Major ensemble (1) MUS 240 Low Div Voice (1) MUS 240 Low Div Voice (1)
MUS 998 (0) MUS 221 Class Piano II (1) MUS 222 Class Piano III (1)
General Ed (4) Major ensemble (1) Major ensemble (1)
General Ed (4) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
DAN elective (2) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) General Ed (4)

MUS 387 Opera Thea (1) MUS 387 Opera Thea (1)

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (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)
MUS 304  Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) General Ed (4) MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)11

11 Content of TA 320 varies, and is not always a musical theater production

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1)14 Major ensem (1)14 Major ensem (1)14
TA 251 Act I: Games/Exer (3) TA 252 Act II: Creat a Role (3) DAN elective (2)
TA 131 Makeup for Stage/Screen (3)16 DAN elective (2) MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)13
MUS 210 Conducting (2) MUS/TA/DAN elective (3) MUS 598 Snr Proj/
599 Snr Proj (1)
MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)13
MUS 375 Mus Thea Intern (2) 15 MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

12 TA 320A must be a musical theater production

13 Content of TA 320 varies, and is not always a musical theater production

14 Required if enrolled full-time for quarter

15 May be completed in other quarters to accommodate TA 320 offerings

16 Offered on 2-year rotation. Take in Year 2 or Year 3

4-Year plan

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 220 Class Piano I (1) MUS 120 Theory I (3) MUS 122 Theory II (3)
MUS 140 Low Div Voice(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) MUS 140 Low Div Voice (1) MUS 140 Low Div Voice (1)
General Ed (4) Major ensemble (1) Major ensemble (1)
General Ed (4) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0) MUS 998 Concert Attend (0)
Additional courses 17 General Ed (4) General Ed (4)

Additional courses 17 Additional courses 17

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

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 240 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 240 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 240 Up Div Voice (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)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) DAN elective (2) DAN elective (2)

MUS 387 Opera Thea (1)

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1)21 Major ensem (1)21 Major ensem (1)21
TA 251 Act I: Games/Exer (3) TA 252 Act II: Creat a Role (3) DAN elective (2)
TA 131 Makeup for Stage/Screen (3)20 MUS 387 Opera Thea (1) MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)18
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) Additional courses 19

Additional courses 19

18 TA 320A must be a musical theater production

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

20 Offered on 2-year rotation. Take in Year 3 or Year 4

21 Required if enrolled full-time for quarter

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 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus I (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus II (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus III (4)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) DAN elective (2) DAN elective (2)
TA 131 Makeup for Stage/Screen (3)22 TA 252 Act II: Creat a Role (3) DAN elective (2)
TA 251 Act I: Games/Exer (3) MUS 387 Opera Thea (1) MUS 387 Opera Thea (1)
MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)23


22 Offered on 2-year rotation. Must be taken in Year 1 if offered.

23 Content of TA 320 varies, and is not always a musical theater production

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1)24 Major ensem (1)24 Major ensem (1)25
MUS/TA/DAN elective (3) MUS 375 Mus Thea Intern (2)26 MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)24
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4) MUS 598 Snr Proj /
599 Snr Recital (1)
MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)27

MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

24 TA 320A must be a musical theater production

25 Substitutions may be necessary to avoid time conflicts with TA courses

26 May be swapped with for another quarter's MUS 302/TA 320 if necessary

27 Content of TA 320 varies, and is not always a musical theater production

3-Year plan

Year 1

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 240 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 240 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 240 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1) Major ensem (1)
MUS 304 Hist of Mus (4) MUS 305 Hist of Mus (4) MUS 306 Hist of Mus (4)
MUS 210 Conducting (2) DAN elective (2) DAN elective (2)
TA 251 Act I: Games/Exer (3) TA 252 Act II: Creat a Role (3) DAN elective (2)

MUS 387 Opera Thea (1)

Year 2

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 340 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1)29 Major ensem (1)29 Major ensem (1)29
TA 131 Makeup for Stage/Screen (3)30 MUS 387 Opera Thea (1) MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)28
MUS/TA/DAN elective (3) MUS 350 Mus of Wrld Cult (4)
MUS 542 Studies in Mus Org (4)

28 Content of TA 320 varies, and is not always a musical theater production

29 Substitutions may be necessary to avoid time conflicts with TA courses

30 Offered on 2-year rotation. Take in Fall of Year 2 or 3

Year 3

Fall Winter Spring
MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1) MUS 440 Up Div Voice (1)
Major ensem (1)33 Major ensem (1)33 Major ensem (1)33
MUS 375 Mus Thea Intern (2)34 MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)31
MUS 302 Opera Theater/
TA 320 Perf Pract: Main Stage (2)32
    MUS 598 Snr Proj/
599 Snr Recital (1)
    MUS 990 Mus Comp Assess (0)

31 Content of TA 320 varies, and is not always a musical theater production

32 TA 320A must be a musical theater production

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

34 May be swapped with for another quarter's MUS 302/TA 320 if necessary