Academics | Faculties | RAMEZ G. CHAGOURY FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, ARTS & DESIGN | Department of Music | Bachelor of Arts in Music & Musicology - Musicology | NDU

Mission

The mission of the Department of Music and Musicology at NDU, a pioneer Catholic Institution in Lebanon, is to prepare students to the graduate and undergraduate degrees in Music. It offers the students comprehensive quality education that fosters excellence in scholarship and the opportunity to develop competence and expertise in the areas of music, history, theory, analysis, and composition. Students will be able to acquire additional skills such as critical thinking, performance, interpretation, improvisation and creativity. Its curriculum follows the American model of liberal arts education.

Total Credits
99
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August 2021
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Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the B.A. in Music and Musicology program are tailored to the needs of students who wish to make a successful career in the music industry, in particular to::

  1. 1.Understand the historical musical styles, compositional techniques, and performance practices of various style periods;
  2. 2.Recognize the scales and modes of the music literature;
  3. 3.Understand the language of different instruments of the orchestra;
  4. 4.Implement original musical ideas to imagination; and
  5. 5.Use new technologies when writing music.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation with a B.A. in Music and Musicology, students will:

  1. 1.Demonstrate the ability to prepare, compose, arrange in both classic and Jazz music;
  2. 2.Perform a recital by applying specialized skills and techniques of music performance on each student’s major instrument or voice;
  3. 3.Relate music to different sisters’ disciplines;
  4. 4.Demonstrate strong skills in improvisation, performance of various styles of jazz, and a basic knowledge of jazz history;
  5. 5.Conclude using critical thinking on findings in musicology.

Admission Requirements

Prior to admission, applicants will be subject to a practical evaluation, which covers instrument, voice, and musical background. Students with no piano background will have to take Applied Instrumental and Vocal Piano MUS 211 and MUS 221, as a remedial with the option to add another instrument.

 

Graduation Requirements

To receive a B.A. in Music, a student must complete a total of 99 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 in all Core and Major Courses. Any major course with a grade of less than “C” must be repeated. The 99 credits necessary for graduation are divided as follows:

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Major Requirements (36cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Students interested in becoming entrepreneurs and growing their business ideas are advised to take as a free elective ENT 302 Entrepreneurship: Launching New Ventures. Students interested in pursuing an MBA are advised to take two of the following courses as free electives: MGT620, MGT630, MRK620, PRM625, PRM635 or PRM645. Note that these courses will be counted towards obtaining the MBA degree.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (15cr.)

MUS

211

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal I

1 cr.

MUS

222

Theory of Music I

1 cr.

MUS

223

Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1 cr.

MUS

214

Introduction to Musicology

3 cr.

MUS

224

History and Analysis of Western Music: Medieval – Baroque Period

3 cr.

ENL

213

Sophomore Rhetoric (LAC)

3 cr.

 

 

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)

3 cr.

Spring Semester I (15cr.)

MUS

221

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal II

1 cr.

MUS

232

Theory of Music II

1 cr.

MUS

233

Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1 cr.

MUS

234

History and Analysis of Western Music: Classical Period

3 cr.

MUS

243

Lebanese Music

3 cr.

ENL

230

English in the Workplace (LAC)

3 cr.

 

 

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)

3 cr.

Summer Session I (6cr.)

MUA

222

Arabic Music (Theory, Maqamat, Rhythms and Forms)

3 cr.



Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)
3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)

MUS

331

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal III

1 cr.

MUS

342

Harmony I

1 cr.

MUS

343

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training III

1cr.

MUS

324

History and Analysis of Western Music: Romantic and Post-Romantic Period

3 cr.

MUM

244

Ethnomusicology

3 cr.

MUS

382

Methodology of Music

3 cr.

 

 

Free Elective

3 cr.

Spring Semester Year II (15cr.)

MUS

341

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal IV

1 cr.

MUS

352

Harmony II

1 cr.

MUS

353

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training IV

1 cr.

MUS

334

History and Analysis of Western Music: 20th Century and Contemporary Music

3 cr.

MUS

384

Research Seminar

3 cr.

 

 

Free Elective

3 cr.

 

 

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)

 

Summer Session II (3cr.)


Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)
3 cr.
Fall Semester III (15cr.)

MUS

441

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal V

1 cr.

MUS

452

Harmony III

1 cr.

MUS

453

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training V

1 cr.

MUM

354

Organology of Music

3 cr.

MUS

444

Philology of Music

3 cr.

MUS

475

Acoustics of Music

3 cr.

 

 

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)

3 cr.

Spring Semester Year III (18cr.)

MUS

451

Applied Music Instrumental or Vocal VI

1 cr.

MUS

462

Counterpoint and Fugue

1 cr.

MUS

463

Sight Singing, Rhythmic Chanting, and Ear Training VI

1 cr.

MUS

454

Instrumentation

3 cr.

MUS

455

Orchestration

3 cr.

 

 

Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)

6 cr.

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