The program of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Music with a major in Music Theory is structured to give a strong foundation in the academic study of music theory as well as in music history, performance, and an introduction to composition. The course of study in music theory includes the areas of form and analysis, counterpoint, and compositional techniques, with opportunities for research in the field.
The rigor of coursework prepares students for graduate study in research-oriented music degrees.
Official Declaration of Major
Students are admitted to the program on the basis of an interview with the music composition and theory faculty at the end of their second year of study.
Additional Student Resources
- UGA Bulletin - Outlines BM Music Theory degree and university-wide requirements
- Franklin College Requirements - Music Theory students are required to fulfill all of the Franklin College requirements.
- Academic Advising - All Music Theory majors, including double majors, are required to meet with a music advisor each semester.
- Sample Degree Plan
- Composition & Theory Workshops
- UGA Student Handbook - Essential information for all UGA students
- DegreeWorks - Our degree audit portal for enrolled students
- Athena - UGA portal for the university-wide application, current course listings, and class registration
- SAGE - Allows students and advisors to schedule appointments
- UGAMail - Official UGA email system
- eLC - UGA online learning management system