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

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The Department of Music and Musicology at Notre Dame University-Louaize aims to prepare students to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music. It offers a 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 acquire additional skills such as critical thinking, performance, interpretation, improvisation, and creativity. Its curriculum follows the American model of liberal arts education.


Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Musicology program are tailored to the needs of students who wish to have 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.
  5. 5.Use new technologies when writing music.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Arts 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. All first-year applicants must complete the Admission Requirements.



Graduation Requirements

To receive a Bachelor of Arts 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:


Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)


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