Feb 21, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Musical Arts, BMA

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The Bachelor of Musical Arts in Musical Arts requires 124 credits:

  • At least 62 credits must be in music.
  • At least 18 credits must be earned towards a minor in another field, a concentration, or an emphasis. The academic advisor will work with each student to oversee this degree requirement.
  • At least 40 credits must be at the 300-level or higher.
  • Music students must attend 16 performances/events per year; for students who are student teaching, studying abroad, or in full-time internships during the academic year, only 8 performances are required for that year.

Required Courses in Music (57 credits)

Core Curriculum (27 credits)

See the Core Curriculum   for more information.

  • First-Year Seminar (2 courses, 6 credits)
  • Global and Historical Studies (2 coures, 6 credits)
  • Text and Ideas (3 credits)
  • The Social World (3 credits)
  • The Natural World (5 credits)
  • Analytical Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Physical Well Being, may be Marching Band (1 credit)

Music Electives (5 credits)

May include AM 21  and AM 22  , if needed.

Free Electives (35 credits)

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