2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Commercial Music, B.A.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the program in Commercial Music will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate essential competencies in musicianship skills in written theory, aural skills, and keyboard musicianship.
  2. Develop applied music skills in one primary performance area in both solo and ensemble settings.
  3. Become conversant with the essential outlines of music history, music literature, and an awareness of significant non-western musical styles.
  4. Develop and articulate a clear application of the concepts of calling, role, path, and purpose as they apply to the field of the music discipline.
  5. Through the medium of a live concert, demonstrate the development of a public persona whose musical style reflects the musical interests that play to the artists’ strengths and personality.
  6. Produce a demo showcasing at least five original works that demonstrate the artist’s ability to effectively collaborate with other artists, working from an initial concept to a finished product.

Core Curriculum

(Required of all Music majors)

Applied Music and Ensembles

Total Core: 31 Units


In addition to the Core Curriculum above, students in the Commercial Music Program must choose from one of two concentrations:

  • Performance Concentration
  • Production Concentration

Performance Concentration Requirements

Applied Music and Ensembles

Total Performance Concentration: 29 Units

Production Concentration Requirements

Total Program: 60 Units


Transfer students and PLNU students changing their major to Commercial Music must complete one ensemble and one unit of applied music each semester.​

A minor from the following list is recommended:

Theatre, Media Communication, Graphic Design, Business Administration, Marketing, or Accounting

Total Degree (with FE): 119 Units

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