2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Jazz Studies Track (B.M.)

College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Music,
Performing Arts Center - Music, Room: M203

Email: musicaud@ucf.edu

J. Rupert, JeffRupert@ucf.edu, 407-823-5411
Kirk Gay, Kirk.Gay@ucf.edu, 407-823-5968

Admission Requirements

Audition Requirements for Admission

  • Acceptance into the Department of Music is conditional upon completion of a successful audition. Go to http://music.cah.ucf.edu/admissions.php to learn more about specific audition requirements and recommended repertoire for each instrument and voice.
  • The audition will serve as a placement examination for accepted candidates.

Professional Sequence Entrance Review

  • During the fourth semester of applied study, each student will be required to pass the Professional Sequence Entrance Review, which will include:
  • An evaluation of performance skills
  • Completion of Performance I and II
  • Completion of MUS 2360C  
  • Completion of MUT 2127 - Music Theory and Musicianship IV  
  • Completion of Class Piano IV
  • Completion of Jazz Theory I & II
  • Overall GPA of at least 2.5, and a GPA for all music courses of at least 3.0
  • This review is a pre-requisite for Performance level III.

Degree Requirements

  • Prior to attending the first class as a music major at UCF, all students must take a keyboard placement examination to determine the appropriate level of class piano. Go to http://music.ucf.edu/ to see the class piano requirements.
  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • At least 65 hours of credit must be earned in music courses.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement; at least 30 hours must be taken from the UCF Music department.
  • Performance students must present two faculty-approved public recitals.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor for course selection.
  • Courses designated in General Education Program are usually completed throughout four years of study.
  • Students must complete a faculty-approved Senior BM web portfolio.
  • A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.00 based upon all courses required in the major as well as all courses taken in music is required. Failure to maintain this standard may result in program probation or dismissal. Please refer to the SPA Student Handbook (http://performingarts.cah.ucf.edu/music/resources) for details on program standards.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Take all of the following: (6 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Math: (3 Credit Hours)

Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (24 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (54 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Specialty Requirements (Choose one): (27 Credit Hours)

  • All courses are taken for two semesters each except restricted elective courses




Jazz Piano

Jazz Bass

Jazz Guitar

Jazz Drum Set

Restricted Electives

  • Any upper-level performance course not in area of major instrument or
  • Any MUC, MUE, MUG, MUH, MUL, MUM, MUN, MUO, MUS, MUT, MVX courses numbered 3000 or higher.

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • Select primarily from upper level courses. May be outside of the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Two years of foreign language in high school or one year of foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each Music course

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term 

Plan of Study

Program A: Jazz Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone

Freshman Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (17 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (17 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Program B: Jazz Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set

Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (17 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (17 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)