SJSU’s Composition program, offered by the School of Music and Dance , provides a thorough and diverse exposure to the art of music composition and includes studies in electro-acoustics, recording technology and scoring for film. Private composition lessons are at the heart of this degree program, with many opportunities for students to hear their works performed by students, faculty, and professional musicians. Composition students also meet regularly as a group with faculty and guest composers to hear and discuss their compositions. Students in this program complete both junior and senior projects in addition to the regular course of study.
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University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the General Education (GE) section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
All courses in the preparation and major (all courses in preparation, and core) must be completed with a grade of “C or better”.
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .