Learning Outcomes: Music Composition, BMUS

Learning outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Music Major in Music Composition

Bachelor of Music graduates will:

  1. Understand, apply, and integrate foundational concepts of musical study in theory, aural skills, history, composition, improvisation, and keyboard competency, and do so independently and cooperatively.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to learn independently, make inquiries, think critically, discover solutions, and integrate knowledge across both similar and varied areas of musical study.
  3. Develop and demonstrate effective performance skills (technical and expressive) using critical thinking to inform historical and stylistic performance practices and artistic expression.
  4. Develop and demonstrate effective communication skills, including artistic self-expression, with diverse audiences through multiple media. 
  5. Acquire a basic understanding of diverse musical systems and traditions across the world, and develop a sensitivity to and awareness of cultural and societal differences, and their contribution to an interdependent global consciousness.
  6. Acquire an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as musicians and citizens, and demonstrate the ability to work professionally and effectively as leaders and collaborators.
  7. Acquire a basic understanding of technology and professional skills, along with knowledge of specific technological developments within area of specialization.
  8. Appreciate how music interacts with communities to enhance and engage social and cultural identities and enrich lifelong learning.