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Four Year Plan

CA: Music (B.A.)


Convener: Faculty:
Lisa Lutter Mack Brandon
Roger O. Johnson
Arnold Jones
Benjamin Neill

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 music, African-American, traditional, contemporary 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, CantaNova, a number of student-run bands, and opportunities for private instruction and public performance.  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.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
SELECT ONE  
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY OR
SOSC 101 [W] SOCIAL ISSUES
SELECT ONE GE-MATHEMATICS CATEGORY: MATH 101-121
SELECT ONE GE-SCIENCE WITH EXPERIENTIAL COMPONENT CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS REQUIREMENTS
CNTP 101 [W] FIRST YEAR TOPICS (satisfies first year seminar requirement)
SELECT TWO CA Interdisciplinary courses (only one can double-count in major)
ARHT 301 AMERICAN ART AFTER 1940
ARHT 310 WOMEN AND ART HISTORY
ARHT 320 NORTH AMERICAN ART AND VISUAL CULTURE 1700-1900
ARHT 325 AMERICAN ART II: 1865 TO 1945
ARHT 335 19TH CENTURY ART AND CULTURE
ARHT 338 EUROPEAN AVANT GARDE ART: 1900 TO 1940
ARHT 341 IMPRESSIONISM AND AFTER
ARTS 331 ART AS THERAPY
CNTP 310 BLACK EXPERIENCE/MEDIA
CNTP 312 CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM: FILM
CNTP 315 ART AND TECHNOLOGY
CNTP 323 SEXUAL POLITICS,GENDER AND FILM REPRESENTATION
CNTP 325 MEDIA SPORTS AND SOCIETY
CNTP 327 GLOBAL MULTICULTURAL MEDIA ISSUES
CNTP 347 AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA
CNTP 348 LATINO IMAGES AND HOLLYWOOD
CNTP 350 DIGITAL CULTURE
CNTP 363 MEDIA AND CULTURE-LATIN AMERICA
CNTP 404 THE DRAMATIC ELEMENT
CNTP 411 MEDIA IN SOCIETY
CNTP 414 FROM FICTION TO FILM
CNTP 415 JAZZ AND AMERICAN CULTURE
CNTP 444 ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN CINEMA
CNTP 466 ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY THEATER
CNTP 468 ART AND EXILE
CNTP 487 FILM HISTORY CULTURE AND MYTH
COMM 310 APOCALYP VISIONS: ANIME MEDIA FILM
COMM 317 MEDIA AND PERSUASION
COMM 334 HISTORY AND AESTHETICS: FILM EDITING
COMM 347 THE NEW TV CRITICISM
COMM 356 MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
COMM 410 GLOBAL MEDIA, LOCAL CHANGE
INTD 305 THE MYTHS OF VENICE
MUSI 309 MUSIC AND GENDER
MUSI 325 WRITING ABOUT MUSIC
MUSI 328 SOUNDTRACKS
MUSI 335 AVANT GARDE AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
MUSI 345 DJ CULTURE
MUSI 365 CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON MUSIC
MUSI 462 MUSIC AND IDENTITY
THEA 323 EXPERIMENTAL THEATER 1950-PRESENT
THEA 328 CONTEMPORARY WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS
THEA 331 THEATER AND SOCIETY I
THEA 334 THEATER AND SOCIETY II
MUSIC MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
 

There are four concentrations in the Music Major:

  1. MUSIC STUDIES
  2. MUSIC PERFORMANCE
  3. MUSIC PRODUCTION
  4. MUSIC INDUSTRY
 
REQUIRED OF ALL MUSIC MAJORS
MUSI 123 MUSICIANSHIP I
MUSI 210 MUSICIANSHIP II
MUSI 216 MUSIC,TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA
MUSI 255 MUSIC IN CULTURE
Choose one lower level "Music and Culture" course
MUSI 201 MUSIC IN OUR TIME
MUSI 202 BLACK EXPERIENCE THROUGH MUSIC
MUSI 204 MUSIC AND DANCE IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
MUSI 205 MUSIC AND DANCE IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: NORTH AMERICA
MUSI 222 MUSIC IN THE THEATER
MUSI 224 FILM MUSIC
MUSI 232 HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL
MUSI 233 HISTORY OF HIP-HOP AND RAP MUSIC
MUSI 237 HISTORY OF JAZZ
MUSI 249 AMERICAN MUSICAL TRADITIONS
Choose two upper level "Music and Culture" courses
MUSI 309 MUSIC AND GENDER
MUSI 313 MUSIC ONLINE
MUSI 325 WRITING ABOUT MUSIC
MUSI 328 SOUNDTRACKS
MUSI 345 DJ CULTURE
MUSI 365 CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON MUSIC
MUSI 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC
MUSI 462 MUSIC AND IDENTITY
Choose one of the following:
CNTP 388 CO-OP IN CONTEMPORARY ARTS
CNTP 422 INTERNSHIP
MUSI 400 INDEPENDENT STUDY
 
MUSIC STUDIES CONCENTRATION
Choose 1 of the following:
MUSI 220 BASIC MUSIC RECORDING
MUSI 251 SONG WRITING
MUSI 263 THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC
MUSI 360 MUSICIANSHIP III
Choose 4 credits in performance:
MUSI 126 RAMAPO CHORALE (2 credits)
MUSI 130 APPLIED MUSIC I (1 credit)
MUSI 206 TECHNIQUE FOR SINGERS (4 credits)
MUSI 227 GOSPEL CHORUS (2 credits)
MUSI 230 APPLIED MUSIC II (1 credits)
MUSI 253 MUSIC PERFORMANCE (4 credits)
MUSI 320 MUSIC THEATER WORKSHOP (4 credits)
MUSI 327 MUSICAL IMPROVISATION
MUSI 340 APPLIED MUSIC III (1 credit)
MUSI 364 INTERMEDIATE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
Choose 1 of the following:
  ADDITIONAL LOWER LEVEL "MUSIC AND CULTURE" COURSE (ABOVE)
Choose 1 of the following:
  ONE ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE COURSES (4 CREDITS) IN MUSIC
Choose 2 of the following:
  TWO ADDITIONAL UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE IN MUSIC (8 CREDITS)
 
MUSIC PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION
Choose 1 of the following:
MUSI 220 BASIC MUSIC RECORDING
MUSI 251 SONG WRITING
MUSI 263 THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC
MUSI 360 MUSICIANSHIP III
Choose 1 of the following:
  ADDITIONAL LOWER LEVEL "MUSIC AND CULTURE" COURSE
Choose 12 credits in performance:
MUSI 126 RAMAPO CHORALE (2 credits)
MUSI 130 APPLIED MUSIC I (1 credit)
MUSI 206 TECHNIQUE FOR SINGERS (4 credits)
MUSI 227 GOSPEL CHORUS (2 credits)
MUSI 230 APPLIED MUSIC II (1 credits)
MUSI 253 MUSIC PERFORMANCE (4 credits)
MUSI 320 MUSIC THEATER WORKSHOP (4 credits)
MUSI 327 MUSICAL IMPROVISATION
MUSI 340 APPLIED MUSIC III (1 credit)
MUSI 364 INTERMEDIATE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
Choose 1 of the following:
  ADDITIONAL UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVE (4 CREDITS) IN MUSIC
 
MUSIC PRODUCTION CONCENTRATION
MUSI 220 BASIC MUSIC RECORDING
MUSI 322 ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC
Choose 2 of the following:
MUSI 323 INTERMEDIATE ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC
MUSI 324 ADVANCED ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC
MUSI 390 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC: INTERM, MUSIC RECORDING
COMM 315 SURROUND SOUND AND 3D AUDIO PRODUCTION
COMM 330 AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION
COMM 338 SOUND DESIGN FOR DIGITAL MEDIA
Choose 2 of the following:
MUSI 251 SONG WRITING
MUSI 263 THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC
MUSI 313 MUSIC ONLINE
MUSI 327 MUSICAL IMPROVISATION
MUSI 333 HISTORY OF HIP HOP
MUSI 345 DJ CULTURE
MUSI 360 MUSICIANSHIP III
 
MUSIC INDUSTRY CONCENTRATION
MUSI 263 BUSINESS OF MUSIC
MUSI 301 ADVANCED BUSINESS OF MUSIC
MUSI 313 MUSIC ONLINE
MUSI 350 MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT IN MUSIC INDUSTRY
Choose 2 of the following:
COMM 202 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA
INFO 224 PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MUSI 220 BASIC MUSIC RECORDING
MUSI 322 ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC
MGMT 303 CONTEMPORARY ARTS MANAGEMENT
MGMT 310 MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE
MKTG 290 MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
MKTG 350 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

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

Requirements of the Minor


Subject & Course # Title & Course Description

Required Courses:

MUSI 123 MUSICIANSHIP I

Choose 2 music in culture electives 200 level from the following:

MUSI 201 MUSIC IN OUR TIME
MUSI 202 BLACK EXPERIENCE THROUGH MUSIC
MUSI 204 MUSIC AND DANCE IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
MUSI 205 MUSIC AND DANCE IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: NORTH AMERICA
MUSI 216 MUSIC,TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA
MUSI 222 MUSIC IN THE THEATER
MUSI 224 FILM MUSIC
MUSI 232 HISTORY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL
MUSI 233 HISTORY OF HIP-HOP AND RAP MUSIC
MUSI 237 HISTORY OF JAZZ
MUSI 249 AMERICAN MUSICAL TRADITIONS
MUSI 255 MUSIC IN CULTURE
Choose 2 music electives, at least one of which is 300/400 level (8 credits)

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



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