• Name:

    Music Theory (MTHR100)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Music Theory


Music Theory is a progressive study in music elements, structure, and literacy. Students will discover musical notation, symbols, rhythms, pitches, counterpoint, composition, ear training, expressive tools, and musical forms. They will compose and harmonize a traditional melody.


Do you love listening to music? We attend concerts and buy digital downloads. Yet, despite having music all around us, we may not always consider the elements that combine to make music. In Music Theory, we will consider some of the basic elements of music, and you’ll even call yourself a composer when we’re finished.

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