Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Music at Adams State is an active and vital program, committed to musical excellence within a small college environment. Each year, more than 500 on-campus students participate in music through classes, lessons and performing ensembles. The Colorado Commission on Higher Education designated the Adams State Department of Music a Program of Excellence, one of three Adams State programs to have received this honor.
Adams State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in music education (K-12) and music with emphases in liberal arts, music business & recording, music performance, or music composition. Students in any area of emphasis will have the preparation and background necessary to succeed in their chosen fields.
MUS 106 – Careers in the Music Industry
The course provides a broad overview of the music industry, the career opportunities that are available, and effective methods of preparing for success in one’s chosen career path.
MUS 378 – Music Recording Seminar
This course is a project-based course with focus on discussion of projects, recording and mixing techniques, and critical listening to recordings. Students will work on semester-long recording projects in the Adams State recording studio and participate in class discussion on these projects.
MUS 381 – Comm Music Comp & Prod II
This course will provide seminar-like instruction in commercial music composition (pop, rock, R&B, etc…), music production techniques, and composing for film trailers and video games. Students will work individually or in groups in the Adams State recording studio on completing two film and video game projects and one individual composition and recording in a genre of the student’s choice.