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Non-Major Opportunities

Classes
The Boyer College of Music and Dance offers courses for non-majors (including class credit for taking part in ensembles). To register for classes that require special authorization, please contact the Boyer Advising office at 215-204-2229 or Margo Jackson at margo@temple.edu.

MUSIC MINOR PROGRAM
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The Department of Music Studies at Temple University offers a music minor program, allowing any Temple undergraduate to pursue their interests in performance, ensembles, music history, jazz, or music theory. After taking 2 prerequisites (or testing out of these prerequisites), students work with an advisor from the Boyer College to devise a course of study. Students must take a total of 20 credit hours in music to fulfill the requirements for the music minor. Students interested in the music minor program should contact Professor Cynthia Folio: cfolio@temple.edu

Program Requirements

Course Name

Course Number

Credit Hours

Required Courses (5 total credits)

 

     Music Theory for Non Majors 1

MUST 1701

2

     Music Theory for Non Majors 2

MUST 1705

3

    

NOTE: Students MUST complete the required courses before taking electives in music. Students may test out of these courses if they have the requisite background.

Electives (15 total credits)

   A combination of courses in music theory, music history, jazz, and/or performance/ensembles. Course of study to be determined with a faculty advisor in the Music Studies Department. Possible courses include but are not limited to:

     Theory 1 (4 s.h.)

MUST 1711

4

     Theory 2 (4 s.h.)

MUST 1712

4

     Music in History 1 or 2 (3 s.h.)

MUST 2703/2704

3

     History of Jazz (3 s.h.)

MUST 2114

3

     History of Pop (3 s.h.)

MUST 2113

3

     American Popular Music (2 s.h.)

MUST 1763

2

     Music in American Society

MUST 1704

3

     Latin American Ensemble

MUST 4700

1

     Early Music Ensemble

MUST 4710

1

     Choral Ensemble

MUSC 3300

1

DANCE MINOR
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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details regarding Arts-related General Education Courses or view the full list here. 

Some General Education Courses offered by the Dance Department fill World/Society or Diversity/Race General Education requirements rather than the Arts requirement.  A full list of Dance General Education courses is available here.

 

Dance elective courses open to non-majors after the first two weeks of priority registration:

Dance 1807: Hatha Yoga
Dance 2822: Pilates: Body Conditioning
Dance 1804: Jazz Dance
DaNce 1805: Tap
Dance 20472: Hip hop
Dance 2853: African Dance I
Dance 0828: Embodying Pluralism
Dance 0831: Shall We Dance? Dance as Narrative in American Film
 

Music Ensembles
Boyer Music Ensembles are open to all Temple students, although all students must pass a departmental audition. These auditions occur at the beginning of each semester. Please contact the appropriate department in order to schedule an audition and for information regarding repertoire requirements: Choral Ensembles or Instrumental Ensembles.

Non-Major Dance Department Performance Opportunities
Non-majors are welcome to audition for most student dance concerts. Please contact the Dance Department for audition dates and other details.