Advising

All students receive assistance of a faculty advisor. First-year freshmen and students who have not declared a major will receive advising from an assigned advisor in the Academic Advising Center in Harrin 100. Declared music majors in their sophomore year or higher will receive advising from Mrs. Carrie Martens, Music Advisor. Even though music majors are not advisees of Mrs. Martens until their second year, all music majors are welcome and encouraged to refer to her for assistance.

Mrs. Carrie Martens
cmartens@uca.edu
SFA Room 208
501-852-1212

 

Music Advising Resources

The Music Major Advising Center, SFA 208, houses advising resources and physical copies of the forms and documents located on this page. SFA 208 will always be open and accessible for music majors and minors any time the building is open.

Download and/or print a UCA Blank Class Schedule for your own use.

Click here to access forms for add/drop, late add, overload request, grade forgiveness, etc.

Click here for information on the Upper Division Qualifying Assessment (UDQA) for music majors.

Refer to the UCA Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Important Reminders for Music Majors

DO NOT enroll in a degree-required course if you did not earn a passing grade in one or more of its prerequisite courses.  For example, do not register and enroll in Music History I if you earned an “F” in Introduction to Music Literature. For music education majors, a “C” or better is required for all music and education courses. For example, music education majors who earn a “D” in Harmony II should not enroll in Theory III.

Beginning with your fifth semester of music study, always register for 4000-level applied lessons and ensembles if you have successfully passed the UDQA.

Music Degree Check Sheets

Below you will find a 2017-2018 advising check sheet for each music degree/concentration currently offered at the University of Central Arkansas. Please note that an advising check sheet is an advising tool. Students should refer to and be familiar with their specific degree requirements and university academic policies stated in the Undergraduate Bulletin, particularly the UCA Core including Lower-Division Core Requirements as well as Upper-Division Core Requirements.

Bachelor of Music, Music Education Concentrations:

Music Education-Woodwind    Music Education-Brass     Music Education-Percussion     Music Education-Strings

Music Education-Piano Instrumental     Music Education-Piano Vocal     Music Education-Vocal

Bachelor of Music, Performance Concentrations:

Instrumental Performance    Piano Performance     Vocal Performance

Bachelor of Music, Composition Concentration:

Composition

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Music Minor:

Bachelor of Arts in Music     Minor in Music

Creating Your Personal Degree Plan

Before your advising appointment during your fourth semester of music study, you must complete a personal degree plan that outlines a semester-by-semester plan for successfully completing all remaining degree requirements. You will review your plan with Mrs. Martens during your academic advising appointment. Carefully read and follow the instructions on the first page of the document to edit, save, and share your personal degree plan.

Personal Degree Plan Template

Applying for Graduation

Music majors should apply for graduation no later than three semesters/terms prior to your anticipated graduation term. The purpose of the graduation application is to verify all of your remaining graduation requirements to ensure they can successfully be completed prior to your proposed graduation term.

Click here to apply for graduation.

Once you apply, Mrs. Martens will complete the application and contact you when it is ready to review. Once you have reviewed and signed your completed application with Mrs. Martens, it will be sent to the UCA Registrar for review. You should then receive notification from the registrar’s office on the status of your application.

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