Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Many courses offered by the DFPA count towards Core Curriculum credit in Artistic Knowledge and Experience as well as the area of Engaged Learning

It’s important to note that while many courses are offered every semester, more advanced  classes are offered less frequently- often once a year, or even every two years. Rotations are subject to change. See your advisor or the director for more information.

Many DFPA classes have enrollment caps. These caps ensure that our majors and minors, including any declared incoming freshmen, are able to enroll in the classes they need to complete their degree. If you are a Fine Arts major or minor and are trying to register in a class that is full, contact the Director of Fine Arts who can register you. If you are a non-Fine Arts major or minor trying to enroll in order to complete your Core or elective requirements, please check LOCUS once all enrollment is complete for any spaces that may be left.

Make sure to check for prerequisites while enrolling. If you have not taken appropriate prerequisites, then do not enroll in the course. The department will remove you from it later, but meanwhile you’ll prevent others from enrolling. See your advisor if your schedule makes it necessary to take courses out of sequence.

With the exception of Studio Arts Majors and Minors:

  1. Students may not major and minor in the same discipline.
  2. Majors: No less than 21 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each major; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one major, not of more than one major.
  3. Minors and interdisciplinary minors: not less than 8 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each minor; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one minor, not of more than one minor or major.
  4. General exceptions to Rules 2 and 3 will be made if approved by the chairs/directors of the department(s)/program(s) housing each affected major and minor. A list of standing general exceptions will be maintained by the Dean's office.
  5. Individual student exceptions may be made in appropriate cases by department chairs and program directors.
  6. Departments and Programs may enforce stricter double-dipping policies than those stated above, which also should be provided to the Dean’s Office.

Click here for a suggested sequence of courses to complete a major or minor in Music.

Course #TitleCredits
MUSC 101 The Art of Listening 3
MUSC 102 Class Piano for Beginners 3
MUSC 103 Class Guitar for Beginners 3
MUSC 105 Orchestra 1
MUSC 106 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUSC 107 Chorus 1
MUSC 108 Liturgical Choir: Cantorum 1
MUSC 109 Jazz Band 1
MUSC 110 Wind Ensemble 1
MUSC 142 Class Voice for Beginners 3
MUSC 144 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 145 Musicianship Lab I 1
MUSC 154 Intro to Opera 3
MUSC 155 Intro to Symphonic Music 3
MUSC 156 Intro to Jazz 3
MUSC 157 American Popular Song 3
MUSC 161 Music in United States 3
MUSC 185 Jazz Improvisation 3
MUSC 201 Music Technology I 3
MUSC 202 Class Piano II 3
MUSC 207 Chamber Choir 1
MUSC 244 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 245 Musicianship Lab II 1
MUSC 246 Composition I 3
MUSC 247 Composition II 3
MUSC 252 Music History I 3
MUSC 280A-Y Applied Lessons (Various Instruments) 1
MUSC 280Z Applied Composition 1
MUSC 289 Chamber Ensemble 1
MUSC 344 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 345 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 353 Music History II 3
MUSC 354 Music History III 3
MUSC 374 Musical Theatre Repertoire 4
MUSC 380A-Y Advanced Applied Lessons (Various Instruments) 1
MUSC 380Z Advanced Applied Composition 1
MUSC 386 Orchestration 3
MUSC 387 Solo Recital: Music Capstone 1-4
MUSC 388 Music Capstone Project 3
MUSC 389 Topics in Music 1-9
MUSC 394 Internship in Music 1-6
MUSC 397 Fieldwork in Chicago 1-6
MUSC 399 Independent Study 1-6