College Catalog: 2010-2011

School of Contemporary Arts (CA): Music (B.A.)

Four Year Plan

Website: School of Contemporary Arts



Concentrations: Music Industry, Music Performance,
Music Production, Music Studies.

About the Major

The Music Major has a distinctly contemporary focus.  There are concentrations offered in Music Studies, Music Performance, Music Production, and Music Industry.  Courses are offered in popular, traditional, contemporary, African-American and world musics, vocal and instrumental performance, musical theater, digital recording, electronic music, film music, song writing and music industry.

There are active music ensembles, including the Ramapo Chorale, Gospel Chorus, a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles, a number of student-run bands, and opportunities for private instruction.  Public performances range from campus showcases and concerts to major venues in the region, including New York City and international choral tours and competitions.  Music students can also take advantage of the digital music lab and opportunities provided in radio, film, video, new media, web design, communication, business, theater, dance and musical theater.  Numerous exciting internship opportunities are available, many with major studios and entertainment companies in New York City, as well as other valuable experiential resources.

Students completing this program will receive a B.A. degree. A minor in Music is available.

Requirements of the Major and Concentrations
  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a (W) below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.

There are four concentrations in the Music Major:


Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

Requirements of the Minor

Note: A school core is NOT required for completion of the minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.