This four year plan is a sample and only for planning purposes; this is not an official document. You are required to meet with an Academic Advisor each semester.

Note: All incoming VUSC students who are intending to declare a Music and Worship Arts Major and/or are interested in a music activity scholarship, are required to perform an entrance audition in their primary performing medium. It is the responsibility of the student to be in contact with the Music department regarding audition dates and deadlines.

Year One: Fall Semester (17-18 units)

Major Courses:
Intro to Formation/Discipleship (CFST 101)
Basic Musicianship I (MUSC101)
Class Piano I (MUSC105A)
Ensemble
Beginning Guitar (MUSC108)- (Guitar Majors Only)
Private Music Instruction (Voice-MUSI201, Piano-MUSI211, Guitar-MUSI221, Instrument-MUSI291)
Recital Attendance (MUSI200)
Optional Ensemble

Recommended Core Courses:
Cornerstone (CORE 100C)
New Testament Survey (NT 101C)
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (KINE 145C and 146C)
Intro. to Sociology (SOCI 100C)
Data Analysis (MATH 145C) or Intro. to Statistics (SOCS 265C)

*If student is placed into Basic Musicianship II or Theory I, take an additional Core Course.

Year One: Spring Semester (15-16 units)

Major Courses:
Basic Musicianship II (MUSC106)
Class Piano II (MUSC105B)
Ensemble
Private Music Instruction (Voice-MUSI201, Piano-MUSI211, Guitar-MUSI221, Instrument-MUSI291)
Recital Attendance (MUSI200)
Optional Ensemble

Recommended Core Courses:
Foundations of Christian Life (THEO 101C)
Persuasive Writing (ENGL 120C)
U.S. History (HIST 156C) or U.S. Government (POLS 155C)

Year Two: Fall Semester (19-20 units)

Major Courses:
Music Theory I (MUSC131)
Ensemble
Aural Theory I (MUSC132)
Class Piano III (MUSC145A)
Fretboard Techniques (MUSC208)- (Guitar Majors Only)
Private Music Instruction (Voice-MUSI201, Piano-MUSI211, Guitar-MUSI221, Instrument-MUSI291)
Recital Attendance (MUSI200)
Optional Ensemble

Recommended Core Courses:
Old Testament Survey (OT 201C)
World Civilization I (HIST 203C)
Speech Composition and Presentation (COMM 201C)
Into. to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 102C) or General Psychology (PSYC 103C)

Year Two: Spring Semester (18-19 units)

Major Courses:
Music Theory II (MUSC136)
Intro to Music Technology (MUSC228)
Ensemble
Aural Theory II (MUSC137)
Private Music Instruction (Voice-MUSI201, Piano-MUSI211, Guitar-MUSI221, Instrument-MUSI291)
Recital Attendance (MUSI200)
Optional Ensemble

Recommended Core Courses:
Intro to the Arts (FINA 215C)
Empirical World (NSCI 210C)
Research Writing (ENGL 220C)

Year Three: Fall Semester (17-18 units)

Major Courses:
Research Methods/Study of Scripture (BINT 270)
Intro to Christian Leadership (PLST 310)
Conducting (MUSC 331A)
Foundation of Worship (MUSC 309)
Ensemble
Theory III (MUSC231)
Aural Theory III (MUSC232)
Private Music Instruction (Voice-MUSI401, Piano-MUSI411, Guitar-MUSI421, Instrument-MUSI491)
Recital Attendance (MUSI400)
Optional Ensemble

Year Three: Spring Semester (12-13 units)

Major Courses:
History and Appreciation of Art (ART 252C)
Music History & Literature II(MUSC 326)
Art Practice (ART 290)
Ensemble
Private Music Instruction (Voice-MUSI401, Piano-MUSI411, Guitar-MUSI421, Instrument-MUSI491)
Recital Attendance (MUSI400)
Optional Ensemble

Recommended Core Course:
Developing a Christian Worldview (THEO 300C)

Year Four: Fall Semester (12-13 units)

Major Courses:
Intro to Preaching and Teaching
Church Music Administration (MUSC 408)
Visual Tech (COMM 273)
Church Music Internship (MUSC 450)
Optional Ensemble

Recommended Core Courses:
Christian Heritage (CHIS 400C)
Literary Perspectives (ENGL 300C)

Year Four: Spring Semester (13-14 units)

Major Courses:
Church Music Internship (MUSC 450)
Drawing and Painting or Drawing and Rendering (ART 256 or ART 275)
Creative Worship in the Contemporary Church (MUSC 411)
Photography (COMM 222)
Faith, Life, and Worship Arts (MUSC 499C)
Final Presentation (MUSC498)
Optional Ensemble