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ADD EMPHASIS FOR MUSIC, MUSIC BUSINESS, AND RECORDING TECHNOLOGY TO BA IN MUSIC IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Douglas Dempster of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 17, 2011, and June 13, 2011, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on August 17, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by September 3, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on August 24, 2011.


ADD EMPHASIS FOR MUSIC, MUSIC BUSINESS, AND RECORDING TECHNOLOGY TO BA IN MUSIC IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Bachelor of Arts in Music

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 
  1. Update the catalog language describing the Butler School of Music and its facilities.
  2. Add three emphases to the Bachelor of Arts in Music. The first emphasis (Emphasis in Music) reflects current requirements for the BA in Music degree. The second and third emphases (Music Business and Recording Technology) are newly created emphases within the BA.
  3. Combine and move the already required 12-hour concentration and “three hours chosen from MUS 334, 337, 342, 343J, or 379K” to the Emphasis in Music.
  4. Specify the courses required for the Emphasis in Music Business. MBU is a newly proposed course prefix for Music Business, and all courses under this prefix are pending course inventory approval.  Courses for the Emphasis in Music Business consist of 3 hours of speech or writing chosen from CMS 306M, 310K, 331K, 355K, 359, 365K, or any course with a writing flag; and 15 hours for a concentration consisting of MBU 339M, 339N, 347M, 347N, and 377P.
  5. Specify the courses required for the Emphasis in Recording Technology. MRT is a newly proposed course prefix for Music Recording Technology, and all courses under this prefix are pending course inventory approval. Courses for the Emphasis in Recording Technology consist of M 408D; PHY 303K and 303L or PHY 317K and 317L; and 15 hours for a concentration consisting of MRT 316M, 316N, 335M, 335N or 336C or 345, and 377P.
  6. Adds the title “Emphasis in Music” to the minor requirements for this emphasis.
  7. Specifies the courses required for the minor in the Emphasis in Music Business and the Emphasis in Recording Technology, which are 12 hours outside the Butler School of Music chosen from one of the following three areas: Business Foundations courses, Bridging Disciplines courses, or other topics determined in consultation with the coordinator of the BA in Music program.
  8. Adds the title “Emphasis in Music” to the elective statement for this emphasis.
  9. The number of elective hours required has not changed for the Emphasis in Music, but an additional 3 hours from outside the Butler School of Music is now required within the elective hours.
  10. Specifies 3-5 hours of electives for the Emphasis in Music Business.
  11. Specifies 2-4 hours of electives for the Emphasis in Recording Technology.
  12. Move the ensemble requirement to be included within the performance requirement.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.

  Pages 250, 263

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
 
  1. The faculty believes that the Butler School of Music mission statement should be included in the catalog, as well as language that reflects changes to the school's facilities.
  1. New emphases within the BA in music will provide the means to educate students wishing to emphasize either the music business or recording technology fields. These emphases are designed to replace the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major) and Bachelor of Music (Music Business Major), which are in the process of being deleted from the catalog in separate proposals. The faculty feels the curriculum in both recording technology and music business would be better delivered through emphases within the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Additionally, the new emphases are in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); while the existing Bachelor of Music degree programs are not in accordance with the regulations.
  2. Since the requirement of MUS 334, 337, 342, 343J, or 379K will only be effective for the Emphasis in Music, these courses have been moved into that emphasis. The Emphasis in Music reflects the current Bachelor of Arts in Music curriculum.
  3. The faculty has created a series of courses that effectively educates students in the music business subject area. The prefix change from MUS to MBU more accurately identifies the content of these courses.
  4. The faculty has created a series of courses that effectively educates students in the recording technology subject area. The prefix change from MUS to MRT more accurately identifies the content of these courses.
  5. The current Bachelor of Arts in Music will have the subtitle “Emphasis in Music”. This change adds the title of the emphasis to current degree requirements for the minor.
  6. The faculty believes that students in the Emphasis in Music Business and the Emphasis in Recording Technology should choose a minor in consultation with the coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program that in most cases will fall within the Business Foundations or Bridging Disciplines program. The faculty also believes that students in these emphases should have the flexibility, with permission of the appropriate faculty, to choose courses in a relevant topic of their choice. These requirements are similar to the requirements in the current Bachelor of Music (Music Business Major) and the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major).  As the new emphases in the Bachelor of Arts in Music are designed to replace these two current majors, little or no additional faculty resources will be required.
  7. The current Bachelor of Arts in Music will have the subtitle “Emphasis in Music.” This change adds the title of the emphasis to the current elective statement.
  8. The Bachelor of Arts in Music (Emphasis in Music) needs to require three more hours in coursework outside of the Butler School of Music to be in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  9. 3-5 hours of electives are required in order for the Emphasis in Music Business to reach the 120-hour minimum requirement.
  10. 2-4 hours of electives are required in order for the Emphasis in Recording Technology to reach the 120-hour minimum requirement.
  11. The ensemble requirement naturally belongs within the performance requirement due to its nature.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

The proposal affects the McCombs School of Business, the College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Communication.

The effect on the McCombs School of Business is as follows:
The Emphasis in Music Business and the Emphasis in Recording Technology allow students to choose 12 hours for a minor in either Business Foundations, Bridging Disciplines, or other areas as approved by the BA in Music coordinator. Currently, the Bachelor of Music (Music Business Major) requires 12 hours of Business Foundations courses, and the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major) allows students to choose Business Foundations courses for approved electives. These degrees are proposed for deletion, and any students interested in Music Business or Recording Technology will be absorbed into the new emphases of the BA degree. Currently, 12 students are the enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Music Business Major) and 10 students are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major).

The effect on the College of Natural Sciences is as follows:
The Emphasis in Recording Technology requires M 408D and six hours of physics. However, the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major), which contains the same requirements, is proposed for deletion. Because of this deletion, any students interested in Recording Technology will be absorbed into the new emphasis within the BA degree and the net effect will be minimal. 10 students are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Recording Technology Major).

The effect on the College of Communication is as follows:
The Emphasis in Music Business requires 3 hours chosen from CMS 306M, 310K, 331K, 355K, 359, 365K, or any course with a writing flag. 12 students are currently the enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Music Business Major). However, it is estimated that only 2 to 4 of these 12 students would enroll in a CMS course since they may also fulfill the degree requirement with any writing flag course.


If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
 

Person communicated with:

  • McCombs School of Business: Paula Murray, Associate Dean
  • College of Natural Sciences: Sacha Kopp, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Programs
  • College of Communication: Mark Bernstein, Associate Dean

Date of communication:

  • McCombs School of Business: May 13, 2011
  • College of Natural Sciences: May 18, 2011
  • College of Communication: May 3, 2011

Response:

  • McCombs School of Business: We have no objections on this front.
  • College of Natural Sciences: It sounds indeed like this would be of minimal impact if a similar number of students would be in the new degree as in the old, and in any case this sounds like a relatively small number of students.
  • College of Communication: The College of Communication has no concerns regarding your plan to shift to a B.A. structure, as described below. The Communication courses involved are the same as those required in the current B.M. degree. We understand that the number of students is expected to be small, so the impact on our resources and programming will be minimal.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No

If yes, explain:
   

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  No


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: May 6, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: May 17, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: June 13, 2011

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.