Classical guitar ensemble

Classical Guitar

Bachelor of Arts in Music – Classical Guitar

  • The program details described below are subject to change. Actual degree requirements for a given academic year may differ from what is listed here.
  • Refer to the 2017-2018 USC Catalogue for complete course descriptions and degree requirements.
  • See the Thornton Admission page for specific application information.
  • Current students should refer to the specific requirements list for their major, which is available through the Thornton Student Affairs office.


The BA in music is a four-year, 128-unit program.

Sample Summary of Program of Study

Lessons (6 units)

MP__ 301 Individual Instruction in primary instrument (lessons) (three 2-unit courses)

Music Ensembles (4 units)

MUEN 3__ 300 or 400- level ensemble electives (four 1-unit courses)

Core Thornton Academic Courses (38 units)

MUHL Music History and Literature (three 4-unit courses)
MUCO 132ab-232ab Aural Skills (four 2-unit courses)
MUCO 133ab-233ab Music Theory (four 3-unit courses)
MUCO 338 Elementary Orchestration (2 units)
MPKS 250ab Keyboard Instruction I (two 2-unit courses)

General Education (32 units)

GE Six 4-unit courses in various fields of study
(see for detailed requirements)
WRIT 150/340 Two 4-unit courses in Writing

Foreign Language (12 units)

Three courses in the same language (three 4-unit courses)

Electives (36 units)

Music courses at the 300 or 400- level (16 units)
Music or non-music courses (20 units)

All curricular requirements are evaluated on an annual basis and are subject to change. Students follow the curricular requirements as published in the USC Catalogue for their year of matriculation. A typical undergraduate credit load is 16-18 units per semester.