Texas Tech University

Undergraduate Degrees in Theory and Composition

Course Descriptions

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Degree Plans

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Please see the School of Music Undergraduate Handbook for detailed descriptions and timetables for these programs.

  • BM in Music Theory
  • BM in Music Composition

Placement Exam

All incoming undergraduate students are placed into MUTH 1303, which focuses on the solidifying students' grasp of music fundamentals and greatly improving the speed with which they recognize and create basic musical structures such as scales, intervals, and chords. Students with above-average prior experience in theory may obtain CLEP credit and test out of this semester of the music theory sequence. Information on preparing for the theory sequence:

Preparing for College Music Theory