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College of Music and Fine Arts

DEAN: Edward J. Kvet, D.M.E., OFFICE: 165 Communications/Music Complex
ASSOCIATE DEAN: Anthony A. DeCuir, Ph.D.

WEB PAGE: mfa.loyno.edu

MISSION STATEMENT

The College of Music serves as the preeminent center of music study among all Jesuit Colleges and Universities throughout the United States and recognizes the historical role of music in the Roman Catholic Church. The College of Music offers professional and liberal arts music programs in a rigorous academic environment. Students are prepared for music professions in a manner that reflects the Jesuit ideals of truth, service, and justice. The College of Music provides the campus, region, and nation with musical activities demonstrating the university’s commitment to the arts.

ACCREDITATION

The College of Music, founded in 1932, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The college also holds memberships in the Association of American Colleges, Jesuit Educational Association, National Catholic Educational Association, and the American Music Therapy Association. The music education curriculum is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for teacher certification in the State of Louisiana. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Music programs in the College of Music and Fine Arts requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance audition or music industry studies interview and portfolio submission, in addition to normal university admission. Candidates are required to complete the College of Music and Fine Arts application prior to scheduling their audition or interview on one of the published dates. Admission to the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance and/or portfolio audition, in addition to normal university admission. This audition also serves as a basis of consideration for awarding theatre arts scholarships. In the Visual Arts, an entry portfolio is required of students who are seeking scholarships or advanced placement, and of transfer students who wish to have course credit from other institutions applied to their Loyola transcripts. Freshman scholarship applicants must submit all materials by February 15 of the year that they intend to enter the university.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The College of Music and Fine Arts administers talent-based scholarships annually.  These awards vary according to the discipline of study.


Music scholarships depend on student’s potential for continued musical and academic progress, and the performance needs of the college. Retention of a music scholarship depends on satisfactory musical and academic progress and the student’s fulfillment of performance requirements as stipulated in the scholarship contract. Only students pursuing degrees in the following programs are eligible for music scholarship consideration: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts in Music.
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance administers talent-based scholarships annually for theatre arts majors. These awards vary according to the student’s theatrical skills, potential for continued development and academic progress, and the needs of the department. The theatre arts scholarship deadline is December 1. The priority deadline for academic scholarships is December 1.


The Department of Visual Arts offers two freshmen scholarships, which are open only to incoming freshmen. The Visual Arts Portfolio and Scholarship Review Committee recommends two outstanding incoming freshmen, one for studio and one for graphic design, to each receive up to $3,000 annually in the form of tuition reduction, renewable for the subsequent three years. Those wishing to be considered for these freshmen scholarships must have completed all university applications and must have submitted a portfolio of art work (see Portfolio link) BY FEBRUARY 15.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND PROFICIENCIES

Individual degree programs and departments stipulate a variety of specific proficiencies. Students must consult their advisers concerning these requirements.

MUSIC

All B.M., B.M.E., B.M.T., and B.A. students are required to pass a music reading proficiency examination which consists of singing at sight samples of music in compound and simple meters and modulations to closely related keys. Ordinarily this examination is an integral part of the second-semester sophomore theory course.
Every candidate for a music degree must display a minimum proficiency in piano. An examination to determine such proficiency is ordinarily given at the end of the sophomore year. Students not meeting requirements by this time must continue to study piano until the required standards are met.

A senior recital is required of all bachelor of music candidates except the B.M. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies and B.M. with Elective Studies. A junior recital is also required of all B.M. Performance candidates. Candidates for the degrees B.M.T., B.M. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies, and B.M. with Elective Studies are required to make at least one appearance in a recital during their period of study. This appearance must show on transcripts as Junior Recital. All students must stand jury examinations each semester that they are enrolled in applied study except for the terms in which they are subject to recital juries.

Theatre Arts and Dance

All students are expected to be involved in at least one production each semester. Completion of at least one production crew is required by the fall term of the sophomore year. A student placed on probation must cease all production activity until good standing is restored. Majors and minors are expected to participate in departmental forums and the annual spring meeting.

A senior project is required for graduation. For the theatre major, the directing of a short play and the compiling of a production book are the usual requirement. The drama/communications major may substitute the direction of a television play. The theatre arts/business administration major will propose a management project, such as the compiling of a complete log detailing all the managing aspects of one of the department’s major productions.

Individual degree programs and departments stipulate a variety of specific proficiencies. Students must consult their advisers concerning these requirements.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

In addition to satisfying the university graduation requirement of a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average, departments within the College of Music and Fine Arts adhere to certain grade point and course requirements.

The following departmental requirements apply to music students: Students majoring in music education must earn the minimum grade of C in all music and education courses. Additional requirements and requirement of last 30 hours of coursework at Loyola are listed in this bulletin under the Department of Music Education. Music therapy majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in all music therapy courses (MUTY).

 

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music

Guitar Performance Vocal Performance
Jazz Studies Music Industry Studies
Orchestral Instrumental Performance Elective Studies
Keyboard Performance  

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Music Therapy

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies

THEATER ARTS AND DANCE

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Business Administration
  • Minor Programs

     VISUAL ARTS

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

MINOR PROGRAMS

Jazz Studies Music Industry Studies
Music  

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Common Curriculum Requirements (Music)

A. Composition Cr. Hrs.  
English (ENGL T122)
3
 
B. Philosophy
 
  1. Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL T122)
3
 
  2. Philosophy elective (PHIL)
3
 
  3. Philosophy elective (PHIL)
3
 
C. Religious Studies
 
  1. Introduction to World Religions (RELS T122)
3
 
  2. Religious Studies elective (RELS)
3
 
  3. Religious Studies elective (RELS)
3
 
D. General Studies
 
  1. Social/Behavioral Sciences
 
    a. World Civilization I or II (HIST T122 or T124)
3
 
    b. One other course (history, economics, psychology, political science, communications, or sociology)
3
 
  2. Humanities/Arts
   
    a. The Emerging Self (ENGL T125)
3
    b. One other course (literature, drama, visual arts, classical humanities, or modern foreign languages)
3
  3. Natural Sciences
 
    a. One freshman-level natural science course (T122)
3
    b. One other course (biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, or physics)
3
     
TOTAL HOURS 39

 

Updated July 27, 2006