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BA in Music – Student Learning Outcomes


Student Learning Outcome

Corresponding UNCW Learning Goals

Assessment Tool

The Bachelor of Arts in Music graduate demonstrates:

 

 

  1. Competency in fundamental musical knowledge and skills through analytical listening, sight-singing and functional piano playing.

Foundational Knowledge

MUSL 300 final exam
Piano proficiency exam

  1. Competency in the application of knowledge of music theory through analysis, arranging and orchestrating.

Foundational Knowledge
Critical Thinking

MUS 300 music theory project

  1. The ability to effectively communicate in writing on topics in the field of music history through the purposeful use of evidence, insightful reasoning, and supporting details.

Inquiry
Information Literacy
Critical Thinking
Diversity
Thoughtful Expression

MUS 352 research paper

  1. Skills in preparation for and performance of musical works that exhibit effective artistic expression.

Inquiry
Thoughtful Expression

Upper Level Qualifying Jury in Applied Music Lessons

  1. The ability to assess the need for, locate, evaluate and effectively use information to accomplish the goal of preparing written music for a performer.

Inquiry
Information Literacy

MUS 110 final project

  1. The ability to integrate skills and knowledge acquired over the course of an undergraduate education, particularly within the major, for a specific purpose that has value in the discipline.

Inquiry
Information Literacy
Critical Thinking
Diversity
Thoughtful Expression

MUS 493 Senior Recital Hearing for Performance or Jazz/Commercial Music Option.  (or)
MUS 496 Senior Seminar Project for General or Entrepreneurship Option.

 

BM in Music Education – Student Learning Outcomes


Student Learning Outcome

Corresponding UNCW Learning Goals

Assessment Tool

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education graduate demonstrates:

 

 

  1. Competency in fundamental musical knowledge and skills through analytical listening, sight-singing and functional piano playing.

Foundational Knowledge

MUSL 300 final exam
Piano proficiency exam

  1. Competency in the application of knowledge of music theory through analysis, arranging and orchestrating.

Foundational Knowledge
Critical Thinking

MUS 300 music theory project

  1. The ability to effectively communicate in writing on topics in the field of music history through the purposeful use of evidence, insightful reasoning, and supporting details.

Inquiry
Information Literacy
Critical Thinking
Diversity
Thoughtful Expression

MUS 352 research paper

  1. Skills in preparation for and performance of musical works that exhibit effective artistic expression.

Inquiry
Thoughtful Expression

Upper Level Qualifying Jury in Applied Music Lessons

  1. The ability to assess the need for, locate, evaluate and effectively use information to accomplish the goal of preparing written music for a performer.

Inquiry
Information Literacy

MUS 110 final project

  1. The ability to integrate skills and knowledge acquired over the course of an undergraduate education for the purpose of effectively teaching music to K-12 students in the public schools in compliance with the competencies established by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

Inquiry
Information Literacy
Critical Thinking
Diversity
Thoughtful Expression

EDN 409 Intern Performance Scale

BA in Music – Program Outcomes


Program Outcome

Corresponding UNCW Strategic Goal

Assessment

  1. Help students work efficiently toward graduation with the skills and desire to continue making a valuable contribution to society through quality music making and teaching.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Track time to degree and graduation rates

  1. Integrate varied educational opportunities to create distinctive musical experiences oriented to the student's specific needs and interests.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Senior survey
Current student survey

  1. Prepare students for a wide range of career options and/or graduate study in music or other academic areas.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Alumni survey

  1. Recruit music majors who enhance our programs through dedication to the development of musicianship and to excellence in academics.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Enrollment tracking report
Faculty Recruitment Activities report
Track acceptance rates for auditionees
Average performance scale score for auditionees

  1. Recruit and foster affiliations with non-music majors who have the skills to participate effectively in our student performing ensembles.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Track course enrollment numbers of non-majors

  1. Offer a diversity of musical performances to the community, working collaboratively when opportunities exist.

Strengthen the university’s regional engagement and outreach activities.
Embrace and enhance diversity.

Track number and genre of concerts and events annually
Attendance numbers

  1. Maintain a curriculum that serves to develop musicians through experiences in a diverse performance repertoire, and the study of the music of different centuries and peoples.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.
Embrace and enhance diversity.
Create an educational environment that prepares our students to become global citizens.

Senior survey
Current student survey
Departmental curriculum review

 

BM in Music Education – Program Outcomes


Program Outcome

Corresponding UNCW Strategic Goal

Assessment

  1. Help students work efficiently toward graduation with the skills and desire to continue making a valuable contribution to society through quality music making and teaching.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Track time to degree and graduation rates

  1. Integrate varied educational opportunities to create distinctive musical experiences oriented to the student's specific needs and interests.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Senior survey
Current student survey

  1. Prepare students for a wide range of career options and/or graduate study in music or other academic areas.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Alumni survey

  1. Recruit music majors who enhance our programs through dedication to the development of musicianship and to excellence in academics.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Enrollment tracking report
Faculty Recruitment Activities report
Track acceptance rates for auditionees
Average performance scale score for auditionees

  1. Recruit and foster affiliations with non-music majors who have the skills to participate effectively in our student performing ensembles.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.

Track course enrollment numbers of non-majors.

  1. Offer a diversity of musical performances to the community, working collaboratively when opportunities exist.

Strengthen the university’s regional engagement and outreach activities.
Embrace and enhance diversity.

Track number and genre of concerts and events annually
Attendance numbers

  1. Maintain a curriculum that serves to develop musicians through experiences in a diverse performance repertoire, and the study of the music of different centuries and peoples.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.
Embrace and enhance diversity.
Create an educational environment that prepares our students to become global citizens.

Senior survey
Current student survey
Departmental curriculum review

  1. Work in collaboration with K-12 music teachers to impart to students the requisite skills and knowledge and the foundational experience necessary to become highly competent and effective music teachers in the public schools.

Create the most powerful learning experience possible.
Strengthen the university’s regional engagement.
Embrace and enhance diversity.

Job placement statistics. 
Alumni survey.

 

 


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