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Music Theory/Composition Area

The program in Composition and Theory at the College of Charleston gives promising young composers a chance to study various courses with two practicing composers who will oversee their progress and help them to develop their creative and analytical skills.

Faculty

Recommended Course of Study

  • First Year:

    • Music Theory I, II (MUSC 246, 247)
    • Music Theory Labs I, II (MUSC 238, 239)
  • Second Year:

    • Music Theory III, IV (MUSC 481, 482)
    • Music Theory Labs III, IV (MUSC 338, 339)
    • Seminar in Music Composition (MUSC 351, 352)
    • Music History I, II (MUSC 381, 382)
  • Third and Fourth Years:

    • Independent Study in Music Composition (MUSC 460)*
      (one semester required; several recommended)
  • Anytime:

    • Applied Music (8 hours)
    • Ensembles (3 hours)