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Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Commercial Music
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering


 

Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Commercial Music

Department: Music
Program Contact: Barbara Dalene
Phone:
(435)283-7309
Email:
barbara.dalene@snow.edu

Department’s webpage: https://www.snow.edu/academics/fineart/music/index.html 
Department’s catalog page: https://www.snow.edu/catalog/division_finearts.html#cat_fa_musc 

Program Description & Outcomes:

In 2012 the Horne School of Music was awarded the first bachelor’s degree in the history of Snow College; a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in Commercial Music (BM). The primary goal for students who complete this degree is to be properly prepared to compete for work in the music industry. Along with their General Education courses, students in the BM degree program take a rigorous core of courses that prepare them to be professional musicians, along with coursework in business that prepares them to enter the music industry. In addition, through the Merrill Osmond Music Entrepreneurship Center, students are given the opportunity for internship and other pre-professional experiences while still in school.

Outcomes:

Upon graduation, students of the BM degree will have met the following competencies:

  • Students will have foundational capabilities in classical performing mediums, including the ability to work independently to prepare performances at the highest possible level. 
  • Students will have knowledge of a wide variety of solo and ensemble literature suitable for use in public performance, classroom teaching, and in the private studio. 
  • Students will know and be able to demonstrate basic pedagogical techniques related to their instrument.
  • Students will demonstrate performance capabilities in various idioms, including the ability to perform, improvise, compose, arrange, and score. Some students will be capable of doubling on secondary instruments.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of classical, jazz, and American popular music, including the cultural sources and influences of these musical genres. 
  • Students will possess the skills necessary to begin work as a performer and composer/arranger in a variety of jazz and commercial studio music idioms. This includes the ability to produce the appropriate expressive style of the music being produced. 
  • Students will know how to use various music technologies, including music notation software and music editing programs. Students will be trained in the recording and production aspects of the music industry. They will be able to work a sound board, set up microphones, monitors, speakers, and other technology used in the production of music events or recordings. 

Admission Requirements:

Students must apply for admission into this program. The Music Department admits students into this program by  audition only. The process of auditioning for the program differs slightly depending on whether or not a student is new to Snow College (an incoming freshman or transfer student) or a continuing student from the two-year program. The different procedures for auditioning are outlined below. If there is additional material that you would like to submit in support of your application (especially in the areas of songwriting or music production) please follow the instructions below.

Admissions/Audition Procedure – New Students
  1. All students must first be admitted to Snow College. This may be accomplished by filling out an application online at http://www.snow.edu/welcome/admissions/application.html
  2. All students must also apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music degree program. This may be accomplished by filling out an application online at www.snow.edu/music.
  3. All students must audition on their major instrument or voice. An audition would typically consist of performance of a solo piece of sophomore-level difficulty. The audition may also include the playing of scales, etudes or a sight-reading skill evaluation. You may audition by:
    1. Participating in annual scholarship auditions, which are typically held during the middle of February (check the website www.snow.edu/music for details), OR
    2. Audition by appointment with the coordinator of your area:
      • Brass and Percussion areas – Dr. Nate Seamons ( email address for this person)
      • Jazz area – Prof. Philip Keuhn ( email address for this person)
      • Music Production (see note below) – Ben Harris ( email address for this person)
      • Piano area – Dr. Michael Huff ( email address for this person)
      • Songwriting/Composition (see note below) – Dr. Trent Hanna ( email address for this person)
      • String area – Dr. Brent Smith ( email address for this person)
      • Vocal area – Prof. Brian Stucki ( email address for this person)
      • Woodwind area – Dr. Madeline LeBaron ( email address for this person)
    3. Video audition for out of state/country students may be arranged by contacting the coordinator of your area (see above).

Note: If you are interested primarily in the concentration areas of Songwriting/Composition or Music Production please also include: a typewritten resume outlining your experience in your area of interest and samples of your work. Samples might include: recordings (audio or video), notation samples (traditional or lead sheet) in pdf format, links to online samples, etc. Send these samples to the coordinator's email listed above.

Audition Procedure – Continuing Students

All students must audition on their major instrument or voice. An audition would typically consist of performance of a solo piece of sophomore-level. You may audition by: 

  1. Filling out your jury form and checking the box that indicates you are wishing to use your jury as an audition. If at all possible, use this process. OR,
  2. Audition by appointment with the coordinator of your area:
    • Brass and Percussion areas – Dr. Nate Seamons ( email address for this person)
    • Jazz area – Prof. Philip Keuhn ( email address for this person)
    • Music Production (see note below) – Ben Harris ( email address for this person)
    • Piano area – Dr. Michael Huff ( email address for this person)
    • Songwriting/Composition (see note below) – Dr. Vance Larsen ( email address for this person)
    • String area – Dr. Brent Smith ( email address for this person)
    • Vocal area – Prof. Brian Stucki ( email address for this person)
    • Woodwind area – Dr. Madeline LeBaron ( email address for this person)

Note: If you are interested primarily in the concentration areas of Songwriting/Composition or Music Production please also include: a typewritten resume outlining your experience in your area of interest and samples of your work. Samples might include: recordings (audio or video), notation samples (traditional or lead sheet) in pdf format, links to online samples, etc. Send these samples to the coordinator's email listed above.

Program Requirements:

Music majors can do either Associate of Science or Associate of Art requirements. Associates of Arts requires 4 credits of one language numbered 1020 or above.

General Education Requirements (36):

  • American Institutions (AI) (3)*
  • Mathematics (ACT placement) (3)*
  • English 1010 (3)*
  • English 2010 (3)*
  • Fine Arts (FA) (3)
  • Foundations (FND) (3)
  • Humanities (HU) (3)
  • ECON 2010 - Social and Behavioral Science (SS) (3)
  • Natural Science (7)
    • Physical Science (PS) (3)
    • Life Science (LS) (3)
    • 1 credit from LS, PS, or a science lab (LB) (1)
  • BUS 1270 Strategic Selling (IE) (3)
      or
    Foreign Language (FL) 1020 or above (4)

*C- grade or higher required.

Music Core Requirements:

  • MUSC 1006/2006 Concert Attendance (4 Semesters)
  • MUSC 1901 Music Arts Career Exploration (2)
  • MUSC 1110 Music Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 1120 Music Theory II (3)
  • MUSC 2110 Music Theory III (3)
  • MUSC 2120 Music Theory IV (3)
  • MUSC 1130 Sight Singing & Ear Training I (1)
  • MUSC 1140 Sight Singing & Ear Training II (1)
  • MUSC 2130 Sight Singing & Ear Training III (1)
  • MUSC 2140 Sight Singing & Ear Training IV (1)
  • MUSC 2150 Class Piano III (1)
    (Students must demonstrate competence to be placed into Class Piano III or will need to take Class Piano I and /or Class Piano II as a prerequisite.)
  • MUSC 2160 *Class Piano IV (1)
  • MUSC 3540 Form & Analysis (3)
  • MUSC 2350 Beginning Conducting (2)
  • Music History and Literature (6) (MUSC 3630, 3640)
  • MUSC 3030 Jazz & Amer. Pop. (3)
  • MUSC XXXX Private Instruction (8)
  • MUSC XXXX Ensembles (8)
  • MUSC 3560 Songwriting I (2)
  • MUSC 4110 Keyboard Harmony (3)
  • MUSC 4147 Commercial Music Ensemble (1)
  • MUSC 4405 World Music Studies (3)
  • MUSC 4901 Senior Capstone (2)
  • MUSC 4905 Senior Recital (1)

Associated Courses (32):

Required to take all of the following (24):

  • BUS 1060 QuickBooks for Small Business (3)
  • BUS 1270 Strategic Selling (IE) (3) 
    (Also fulfills the IE GE requirement)
  • BUS 2050 Business Law (3)
  • BUS 2650 Management Principles for Entrepreneurs (3)
  • MUSC 3750 Survey of Music Business (3)
  • ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics (SS) (3)
    (Also fulfills the SS GE requirement. ECON 2010 has a MATH 1010 pre-requisite.)
  • MUSC 3350 Audio Fundamentals I (2)
  • MUSC 3351 Audio Fundamentals I Lab (1)
  • MUSC 3352 Audio Fundamentals II (2)
  • MUSC 3353 Audio Fundamentals II Lab (1)

Complete 8 credits with the following courses (8): 

  • MUSC 2090 Piano Seminar (1) [IP]
  • MUSC 3040 Musical Theater for Musicians (2) [VP, IP]
  • MUSC 3250 Contemporary Vocal Styles (2) [VP]
  • MUSC 3306 Improvisation I (2) [IP, VP]
  • MUSC 3307 Improvisation II (2) [IP, VP]
  • MUSC 3570 Songwriting II (2) [SWC]
  • MUSC 3720 AV Post Production (2) [P]
  • MUSC 3920 Opera Workshop (1) [VP, IP]
  • MUSC 4130 Comm. Arranging (3) [SWC]
  • MUSC 4140 Contemporary Orchestration (2) [SWC]
  • MUSC 4150 Commercial Comp. (2) [SWC]
  • MUSC 4160 Advanced Mixing and Mastering (2) [P]
  • MUSC 4161 Audio for Gaming (2) [P]
  • MUSC 4162 Advanced Audio Production (2) [P]
  • MUSC 4350 Advanced Conducting (2) [IP, VP, E] (required for teaching licensure)
  • MUSC 4363 Film Scoring (2) [SWC]
  • MUSC 4450 Audio Production I (2) [P]
  • MUSC 4700 Audio Production II (2) [P]
  • MUSC 4750 Electronic Music (2) [SWC, P]
  • MUSC 4840 Live Sound Concert Production (2) [P, E]
  • MUSC 4841 Live Sound Lab (1) [P, E.]
  • Chamber Ensembles (2) [IP, VP]

Abbreviations in brackets mean:

  • VP= Vocal Performance Advisement Track
  • IP= Instrumental Performance Advisement Track
  • SWC= Songwriting/Composition Advisement Track
  • P= Production Advisement Track
  • E= Music Education Pathway

Required Credits: 122

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Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Department: Computer Science & Engineering
Program Contact: Garth Sorenson
Phone: (435) 283-7531
Email:  garth.sorenson@snow.edu 

Department’s webpage: https://www.snow.edu/academics/science_math/engineering/index.html 
Department’s catalog page: https://www.snow.edu/catalog/division_sciencemath.html#cat_nsm_ecs 

Program Description & Outcomes:  

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree prepares software engineers:  collaborative professionals working on a team to develop software products on time, within budget, and that meet customer requirements.  Graduates of this program will possess the practical knowledge and skill of a defined engineering approach for complex systems analysis, planning, design and construction. The coursework builds upon computer science fundamentals and mathematical principles to cover the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of software systems.

Students will have a choice of an emphasis in:

  • Entrepreneurship: The combination of computational and entrepreneurial thinking to identify, assess and implement ideas that will create new markets and technologies.
  • Digital Media Design: The use of integrated media to communicate messages through electronic mediums such as the Internet, film, television and mobile technologies.
  • Web Development: The use of tools including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create and maintain high quality, interactive websites.

The Snow College Software Engineering program provides students with an educational experience that builds upon traditional computer science and engineering principles and produces software engineers that create high-quality software in a systematic, controlled, and efficient manner. This is accomplished in the following ways:

  • The degree has a strong emphasis on mathematics and engineering methods in software design.
  • Courses place an emphasis on software processes and lifecycles and utilize a team approach to building software with active learning (“learning by doing”) which also provides leadership opportunities, such as software development team lead roles, for every student.
  • Courses include significant learning in management areas such as project planning, resource allocation, quality assurance, testing, metrics, maintenance and troubleshooting, configuration management and personnel management.
  • Courses incorporate student teams to work on activities specifically designed to guide students to collaboratively construct their own understanding of key concepts, and, at the same time develop key process skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving.

The software engineering curriculum culminates in a year-long capstone sequence where the students work in teams to build a software system reflective of current practices in the industry. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in internships prior to and during enrollment in these capstone courses in order to gain direct industry experience and insight before embarking upon their own projects. Snow College partners with businesses to develop these learning opportunities that will provide students with industry relevant experience.

Admission Requirements:

Students must apply for admission into this program.

Any student admitted to Snow College can begin the Software Engineering program and be classified as pre-major status.  Students must apply to be admitted as a Software Engineering full-major.  Full-major status is required to enroll in upper-division Software Engineering courses.  Applications for the Software Engineering full-major can be submitted anytime.  Candidates will only be considered for full-major status after completion of the pre-major coursework.  Selection of candidates for full-major status will be determined by the review committee and will take place after January 31st each year.  Students will be notified of their status by March 15th.  Selection will be based on the following criterion:

  • Evidence of ability to complete the academic program,
  • Evidence of potential to be successful as a Software Engineer,
  • Evidence of appropriate educational and career goals,
  • Evidence of ability to work in teams and leadership potential.

Candidates from underrepresented populations will be given special consideration. 

The procedure to be admitted as a Software Engineering full-major:

  1. Get admitted to Snow College (http://www.snow.edu/admissions).
  2. Declare your major as Software Engineering.
  3. Successfully complete the pre-major coursework:                           
    • CS 1410/1415
    • CS 2420
    • CS 2700
    • MATH 1210
  4. Apply for full-major status.

Requirements:

General Education Requirements (24):

The remaining GE credits are satisfied in the Required Courses.

  • American Institutions (AI) (3)*
  • Expository Writing (E1) (3)*
  • Intermediate Writing (E2) (3)*
  • Fine Arts (FA) (3)
  • Foundations (FND) (3)
  • Humanities (HU) (3)
  • Life Science (LS) (3)
  • COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication (SS) (3)

*Must be passed with a C- or higher.

Core Courses (92):

  • CS 1410 Object-oriented Programming (3)
  • CS 1415 Object-oriented Programming Lab (1)
  • CS 1430 User Experience Design (1)
  • CS 1810 Introduction to Web Development (3)
  • CS 2420 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
  • CS 2450 Introduction to Software Engineering (3)
  • CS 2700 Digital Circuits (3)
  • CS 2810 Computer Organization and Architecture (3)
  • CS 2860 Operating Systems Theory (3)
  • MATH 1210 Calculus I (5)
  • MATH 1220 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 2270 Linear Algebra (3)
  • MATH 3040 Statistics for Scientists and Engineers (3)
  • MATH 3310 Discrete Mathematics (3)
  • PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4)
  • PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab (1)
  • PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4)
  • PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1)
  • ENGL 3260 Technical Writing (3)
  • SE 3140 Ethics and Personal Software Process (3)
  • SE 3250 Survey of Languages (3)
  • SE 3520 Database Theory (3)
  • SE 4620 Distributed Internet Application Development (3)
  • SE 3630 Mobile Application Development (3)
  • SE 3820 Back-end Web Development (3)
  • SE 3830 Cloud Application Development (3)
  • SE 4230 Advanced Algorithms (3)
  • SE 4270 Software Maintenance Practices (3)
  • SE 4340 Secure Coding Practices (3)
  • SE 4400 Software Engineering Practicum I (4)
  • SE 4450 Software Engineering Practicum II (4)

Elective Courses (3):

  • BIOL 2060/2065 Microbiology/Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 2030/2035 Introductory Genetics/Lab (3/1)
  • CHEM 1210/1215 Principles of Chemistry I/Lab (4/1)
  • MATH 2210 Calculus III (3)
  • PHYS 2710 Modern Physics (3)

Pick One Emphasis (7-9):

Emphasis Option #1: Entrepreneurship (7)

  • BUS 1600 Entrepreneurship Seminars (1)
  • BUS 2222 Entrepreneurship (3)
  • BUS 2650 Management Principles for Entrepreneurs (3)

Emphasis Option #2: Digital Media Design (9)

This combination of ART classes satisfies the GE Fine Arts (FA) requirement.

  • ART 1120 2D Surface (3)
  • ART 1140 4D Time (3)
  • ART 2400 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)

Emphasis Option #3: Web Development (7)

  • SE 3840 Web Telemetry, Operations, and Reporting (3)
  • SE 4850 Advanced Front-end Development (4)

Emphasis Option #4: Data Science (9)

  • MATH 3080 Applied Linear Regression (3)
  • MATH 3280 Data Mining (3)
  • MATH 3480 Theory and Applications of Machine Learning (3)

Required Credits: 125-126

  • Required Credits with Emphasis 1: 126
  • Required Credits with Emphasis 2: 125
  • Required Credits with Emphasis 3: 126
  • Required Credits with Emphasis 4: 125

Notes:

  • To graduate, students must pass all courses for the Core, Elective, and Emphasis areas with a C- grade or higher. 

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