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BM Concentrations

Starting Fall 2022, SFCM will offer optional Concentrations in three areas: Business, Teaching, and Technology. Concentrations are an opportunity to focus on an area of interest and build a larger skillset to take with you upon graduating. Once completed, your Concentration will be indicated on your transcript, so your efforts will be visible to future employers and graduate programs.

Each Concentration requires 12 credits, which may include those applied to your degree as PDV, TAC, and/or general electives. Students must submit a Concentration Declaration form to the Registrar by December 1 of their sophomore year, at the latest. Current SFCM students can retroactively apply completed coursework towards a Concentration, where applicable. Specific Concentration requirements are shown below (subject to change).

Contact Admissions (apply@sfcm.edu) for more information.

Concentration in Business
Classes - 6 credits from: Credits Prerequisites
PDV 204 Musical Startups 2 -
PDV 206 Business for the Media Composer 2 -
PDV 211 Hot Air Festival [limited availability] 2 -
PDV 220 Building Your Digital Presence 1 -
PDV 221 Expanding Your Digital Presence* 1 PDV 220
PDV 5XX Business Accounting* 2 -
Campus Activity
Professional Development Grant, Tier 1 - -
Independent Study (IND); 2 credits total
IND 162 Independent Study 2 -
Internships - At least two different orgs; 4 credits total
PDV 161-163 PDEC Undergraduate Internship2 1-3 -
PDV 161-163 Self-Proposed Undergraduate Internship3 1-3 -
Workshops
PDEC Workshop #1 - -
PDEC Workshop #2 - -

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*Indicates a new class

This only applies to RJAM undergraduates, who have required TAC electives. TAC majors pursuing a Concentration in Business or Teaching cannot substitute the courses required in those areas for TAC courses required for their BM. TAC majors are ineligible for the Technology Concentration.

Chosen from PDEC-approved list of available internships.

Students find an internship not currently available through PDEC and submit it for PDEC consideration.

 

Concentration in Teaching
Classes - Required (6 credits: Credits Prerequisites
PDV 432 Teaching Artistry I 2 -
PDV 433 Teaching Artistry II 2 PDV 432
PDV XXX Intro to Orff Schulwerk Teaching Method [module]* 1 -
PDV XXX Intro to Kodaly Teaching Method [module]* 1 -
Classes - Choose 3 credits from:
APP 260 Brass Methods (non-brass majors only) 2 -
PDV 208 Building a Private Teaching Studio (MOD 1) 1 -
PDV 220 Building Your Digital Presence (MOD 1) 1 -
PDV 310 Training the Musical Brain 2 -
PDV 320 Health and Wellness for the Musician (MOD 2 and 4) 1 -
PDV 502 Intro to Music Technology (MOD 4) 1 -
Teaching Internships - 3 credits total
PDV 161-163 Undergraduate Teaching Internship [limited availability] 1-3 -
PDV 161-163 Undergraduate Teaching Internship [limited availability] 1-3 -
PDV XXX Bridge to Arts and Music (BAM, through Pre-College) [limited availability]* 1-3 -

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Concentration in Technology
Classes - Choose 12 credits from: Credits Prerequisites
PDV 220 Building Your Digital Presence 1 -
PDV 221 Expanding Your Digital Presence* 1 PDV 2204
PDV 502 Intro to Music Technology (offered Module 4 only) 1 -
PDV 510 Intro to Sound Recording 2 -
PDV 512 Advanced Sound Recording 2 PDV 5104
TAC 120 Logic Pro (offered every semester) 2 PDV 5024
TAC 121 Ableton (offered every semester) 2 PDV 5024
TAC 300 Computer Science (Unity/C#) (offered fall only) 2 PDV 5024
TAC 412 Electronic Music Performance Practice (offered spring only) 2 PDV 5024

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*Indicates a new class

4May be waived, pending instructor permission.