Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Performing Arts, B.A.

Four-Year Academic Map 2020-2021

This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2020-2021 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

Year 1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
MUS 106 (Formerly MUS 160) (DA: Arts) 3
DNCE 160 , DNCE 180 or DNCE 190 3
DRAM 221 3
DRAM 101 3
FQ: Quantitative Reasoning 3
Credits 15

Year 1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
DH or DL: Humanities, Literature 3
DNCE 251 3
MUS 108 (Formerly MUS 180) 3
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
Credits 15

Year 2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
DRAM 280 3
DRAM 280L 1
MUS 121 (Formerly MUS 123) 1
WI Elective 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives II 3
GL: Language Arts 3
Credits 14

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PA Ensemble 3
MUS 122 (Formerly MUS 124) 1
PA Leadership I 3
PARTS Lower Elective (DNCE, DRAM, MUS) 3
DB: Biological Science or DP: Physical Science 3
GE HPP 3
Credits 16

Year 3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PA Leadership II 3
DRAM 364 3
PARTS Upper Elective (DNCE, DRAM, MUS) 3
DS: Social Science I 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PART 395 or PART 399 1
PARTS Upper Elective (DNCE, DRAM, MUS) 3
DB: Biological Science or DP: Physical Science 3
DY: Science Laboratory 1
WI Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Credits 14

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
PARTS Upper Elective (DNCE, DRAM, MUS) 3
GQR: Quantitative Reasoning 3
DS: Social Science II 3
GE GCC 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 1
Credits 16

Year 4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
PART 495 or PART 499 3
PARTS Upper Elective (DNCE, DRAM, MUS) 3
WI Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Notes

  • Senior Seminar:
    • PART 395 or PART 399
  • Required Senior Project:
    • PART 495 or PART 499
  • Ensemble Courses:
  • Leadership Courses (Choose 6 Credits):
    • DNCE 371
    • DNCE 419
    • DRAM 419
    • DRAM 430
    • MUS 324
    • MUS 419
  1. To earn the BA in Performing Arts, students must earn a C or higher in all required Performing Arts courses.
  2. Performing Arts Majors must complete at least 35 upper division credits (300-400 level).
  3. Applied music fees are in addition to regular tuition. For Applied music courses and fee structure, contact the Applied Music Coordinator, Mark Sheffield and consult the Instructor at the time of registration.
  4. Students enrolled in MUS 231 or MUS 331 are required to participate in student recitals and juries and to be co-enrollled in a MUS 130 .
  5. No more than 12 semester hours of Ensemble courses may be applied to the upper division total required for the major.
  6. Students enrolled in DRAM 350 who have no previous sewing experience also must enroll concurrently in DRAM 350L .
  7. Year 2 may include MUS 121 /MUS 122 or MUS 231 depending on their focus within the major.
  8. Year 3 may include MUS 231 for students seeking to emphasize music in their degree plan.
  9. In years 3 and 4, student focus on electives should be on further emphasizing their own area of focus, choosing courses that meet the university's elective requirements.
  10. One ensemble course is required for the program. These courses may be taken for credit as many times as desired, see Instructor for details)