Commercial Music (B.S.) - Resident

Commercial Music (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Core Courses
Music Theory
CMUS 105Commercial Theory and Harmonic Practices I3
CMUS 106Commercial Theory and Harmonic Practices II3
CMUS 107Commercial Musicianship I1
CMUS 108Commercial Musicianship II1
Music Courses
CMUS 102Survey of Music Technology3
CMUS 213Survey of Commercial Music Literature3
CMUS 218Commercial Music Production and Audio3
CMUS 315Contemporary Music and Studio Direction3
CMUS 329Fundamentals of Sound Reinforcement3
CMUS 330Commercial Music Technology I: Notation and DAW3
CMUS 334Commercial Music Technology II: DAW Applications3
CMUS 360Commercial Improvisation Techniques3
CMUS 372Entrepreneurship in Commercial Music Community3
MUSC 312Music History: Since 17503
Seminar & Capstone
CMUS 436Christian Music Industry Seminar: Songwriting3
CMUS 496Commercial Music Project3
or CMUS 499 Commercial Music Apprenticeship
CMUS 151Commercial Applied Music I1
CMUS 152Commercial Applied Music II1
CMUS 251Commercial Applied Music III1
CMUS 252Commercial Applied Music IV1
CMUS 193Innovative Commercial Music Ensemble I1
CMUS 193Innovative Commercial Music Ensemble I1
CMUS 493Innovative Commercial Music Ensemble II1
CMUS 493Innovative Commercial Music Ensemble II1
Total Hours52
Free Electives
Choose 21-24 credit hours of Free Electives21-24
Total Hours21-24

Additional Major Requirement

  • Keyboard Proficiency Exam
  • Freshman Promotional Jury
  • Sophomore Performance Review
  • Attendance at 32 approved concerts and recitals

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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