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 with concentrations 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, and culminates in a research project which demonstrates the student's knowledge and abilities 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
- For details concerning the BMUS Music Theory degree, please see our UGA Bulletin, which outlines music major and university-wide requirements.
- For information concerning Franklin College requirements, please see here. Please note: Music Theory students are required to fulfill all of the Franklin College requirements. However, with the careful guidance of a music academic advisor, students can easily incorporate those additional requirements into their core curriculum efficiently.
- For a suggested matriculation summary, click here.
- Composition & Theory Workshops
- Study Music Abroad in Italy Program
- Music Admissions Process