Courses

100 Level
Identifier Course Name Course Syllabus Notes Credits
MUSIC 101 Fundamentals of Music PDF icon MUSIC 101 SP24
MUSIC 102 Intro to Music Listening I PDF icon MUSIC 102 SP24
MUSIC 102 Intro to Music Listening I: Section III PDF icon MUSIC 102 SP24 Section 3
MUSIC 105 Basic Musicianship - Not offered S2024
MUSIC 111 Wind Ensemble PDF icon MUSIC 111 SP24
MUSIC 112 Concert Band PDF icon MUSIC 112A SP24
MUSIC 113A Jazz Ensemble I PDF icon MUSIC 113A SP24
MUSIC 113B Jazz Ensemble II PDF icon MUSIC 113B SP24
MUSIC 113C Jazz Ensemble II PDF icon MUSIC 113C SP24
MUSIC 114A Marching Band PDF icon MUSIC 114A SP24
MUSIC 114B Cyclone Basketball Bands PDF icon MUSIC 114B SP24
MUSIC 114C Marching and Pep Bands: Per Band for Wrestling and Soccer PDF icon MUSIC 114C SP24
MUSIC 115 Symphonic Band PDF icon MUSIC 115 SP24
MUSIC 118A Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Voice PDF icon Sonka, PDF icon Rodgers
MUSIC 118B Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Piano PDF icon Huang (Piano)
MUSIC 118C Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Organ PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 118D Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Strings PDF icon Martinic (Violin/Viola), PDF icon Work (Cello)
MUSIC 118E Applied Music for Non-Majors - Carillon PDF icon Tam (Carillon)
MUSIC 118F Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Woodwinds PDF icon Oakes (Clarinet) , PDF icon Christensen (Oboe)
MUSIC 118G Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Brass PDF icon Bishop (Trumpet), PDF icon Johnson (French Horn), PDF icon Dishman (Trombone), PDF icon Carichner (Tuba/Euphonium)
MUSIC 118I Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Percussion PDF icon Sharp (Percussion)
MUSIC 118K Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Harpsichord PDF icon Zach (Organ/Hapsichord)
MUSIC 119 Applied Music for Majors
MUSIC 119A Applied Lessons for Majors - Voice PDF icon Sonka , PDF icon Creswell, PDF icon Rodgers
MUSIC 119B Applied Lessons for Majors - Piano PDF icon Huang (Piano)
MUSIC 119C Applied Lessons for Majors - Organ PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 119D Applied Lessons for Majors - Strings PDF icon Martinic (Violin/Viola), PDF icon Work (Cello)
MUSIC 119E Applied Lessons for Majors - Carillon PDF icon Tam (Carillon)
MUSIC 119F Applied Lessons for Majors - Woodwinds PDF icon S. Giles (Flute), PDF icon Oakes (Clarinet) , PDF icon M. Giles (Saxophone), PDF icon Christensen (Oboe)
MUSIC 119G Applied Lessons for Majors - Brass PDF icon Carichner (Tuba/Euphonium), PDF icon Dishman (Trombone), PDF icon Bishop (Trumpet), PDF icon Johnson (French Horn)
MUSIC 119I Percussion Studio PDF icon Sharp (Percussion)
MUSIC 119K Applied Lessons for Majors - Harpsichord PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 120 Intro to Music Literature and Styles PDF icon MUSIC 120 SP24
MUSIC 125X Class Voice PDF icon MUSIC 125X SP24
MUSIC 127 Class Study in Piano I PDF icon MUSIC 127 F23
MUSIC 128 Class Study in Piano II PDF icon MUSIC 128 SP24
MUSIC 141 Lyrica PDF icon MUSIC 141 SP24
MUSIC 151A Cantamus PDF icon MUSIC 151A SP24
MUSIC 151B Iowa State Statesmen PDF icon MUSIC 151B SP24
MUSIC 161 Iowa State Singers PDF icon MUSIC 161 SP24
MUSIC 181 Orchestra PDF icon Music 181 S2024
PERF 105 Issues in the Performing Arts PDF icon PERF 105 F23

Six semesters required

1
THTRE 106 Introduction to the Performing Arts PDF icon THTRE 106 S24 3
THTRE 110 Theatre and Society PDF icon THTRE 110 S24 3
THTRE 151 Actor's Voice and Movement PDF icon THTRE 151 S24 3
200 Level
Identifier Course Name Course Syllabus Notes Credits
MUSIC 219 Applied Music Lessons: Majors
MUSIC 219A Applied Lessons for Majors - Voice PDF icon Rodgers, PDF icon Creswell, PDF icon Sonka
MUSIC 219B Applied Lessons for Majors - Piano PDF icon Huang (Piano)
MUSIC 219C Applied Lessons for Majors - Organ PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 219D Applied Lessons for Majors - Strings PDF icon Martinic (Violin/Viola), PDF icon Work (Cello)
MUSIC 219E Applied Lessons for Majors - Carillon PDF icon Tam (Carillon)
MUSIC 219F Applied Lessons for Majors - Woodwinds PDF icon Oakes (Clarinet), PDF icon S. Giles (Flute) , PDF icon M. Giles (Saxophone), PDF icon Christensen (Oboe)
MUSIC 219G Applied Lessons for Majors - Brass PDF icon Bishop (Trumpet), PDF icon Carichner (Tuba/Euphonium), PDF icon Dishman (Trombone), PDF icon Johnson (French Horn)
MUSIC 219I Percussion Studio PDF icon Sharp (Percussion)
MUSIC 219K Applied Lessons for Majors - Harpsichord PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 224 Music Theory I PDF icon MUSIC 224 F23
MUSIC 225 Aural Theory I PDF icon MUSIC 225 F23
MUSIC 227 Class Study in Piano III PDF icon MUSIC 227 F23
MUSIC 228 Class Study in Piano IV PDF icon MUSIC 228 SP24
MUSIC 234 Music Theory II PDF icon MUSIC 234 SP24
MUSIC 235 Aural Theory II PDF icon MUSIC 235 SP24
MUSIC 246 Introduction to Creative Digital Music PDF icon Music 246 S2024
MUSIC 248 Technology in Music Instruction PDF icon Music 248 S2024
MUSIC 265 Music in Elementary Education PDF icon MUSIC 265 SP24
MUSIC 266 Introduction to Music Education PDF icon MUSIC 266 SP24
MUSIC 280K Pre-Student Teaching Experience I: Music PDF icon MUSIC 280K SP24
MUSIC 290 Voice Lessons
MUSIC 290A Special Problems: Education
MUSIC 290B Special Problems: Theory
MUSIC 290C Special Problems (Composition)
MUSIC 290D Special Problems: History
MUSIC 290E Special Problems: Literature
MUSIC 290F Special Problems: Applied Music
MUSIC 290G Special Problems: Conducting
MUSIC 290J Special Problems: Business
THTRE 224 Concert and Theatre Dance

Prereq: By audition only 

THTRE 250 Theatre Practicum PDF icon THTRE 250 S24 2
THTRE 251 Acting Foundations PDF icon THTRE 251 S24 3
THTRE 255 Introduction to Theatrical Production PDF icon THTRE 255 S24 4
THTRE 263 Script Analysis PDF icon THTRE 263 S24 3
THTRE 290 Special Projects
300 Level
Identifier Course Name Course Syllabus Notes Credits
MSUIC 318A Applied Music for Non Majors - Voice PDF icon Sonka
MUSIC 301 Opera Studio PDF icon MUSIC 301 SP24
MUSIC 301A Opera Studio: Opera/Operetta
MUSIC 301B Opera Studio: Music Theater
MUSIC 302 Advanced Music Listening
MUSIC 304 History of American Rock 'n' Roll PDF icon MUSIC 304 SP24
MUSIC 318 Applied Lessons for Non Majors
MUSIC 318B Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Piano PDF icon Huang (Piano)
MUSIC 318C Applied Lessons for Non Majors - Organ PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 318D Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Strings PDF icon Martinic (Violin/Viola), PDF icon Work (Cello)
MUSIC 318E Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Carillon PDF icon Tam (Carillon)
MUSIC 318F Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Woodwinds PDF icon Oakes (Clarinet) , PDF icon Christensen (Oboe)
MUSIC 318G Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Brass PDF icon Bishop (Trumpet), PDF icon Johnson (French Horn), PDF icon Dishman (Trombone), PDF icon Carichner (Tuba/Euphonium)
MUSIC 318I Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Percussion PDF icon Sharp (Perucssion)
MUSIC 318K Applied Lessons for Non-Majors - Harpsichord PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 319A Applied Lessons for Majors - Voice PDF icon Sonka, PDF icon Creswell, PDF icon Rodgers
MUSIC 319B Applied Lessons for Majors - Piano PDF icon Huang (Piano)
MUSIC 319C Applied Lessons for Majors - Organ PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 319D Applied Lessons for Majors - Strings PDF icon Martinic (Violin/Viola), PDF icon Work (Cello)
MUSIC 319E Applied Lessons for Majors - Carillon PDF icon Tam (Carillon)
MUSIC 319F Applied Lessons for Majors - Woodwinds PDF icon Oakes (Clarinet), PDF icon S. Giles (Flute), PDF icon M. Giles (Saxophone), PDF icon Christensen (Oboe)
MUSIC 319G Applied Lessons for Majors - Brass PDF icon Bishop (Trumpet), PDF icon Carichner (Tuba/Euphonium), PDF icon Dishman (Trombone), PDF icon Dishman (Trombone)
MUSIC 319I Percussion Studio PDF icon Sharp (Percussion)
MUSIC 319K Applied Lessons for Majors - Harpsichord PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 321 Advanced Ensemble
MUSIC 321A Advanced Ensemble: Voice
MUSIC 321B Advanced Ensemble: Piano
MUSIC 321C Advanced Ensemble: Organ
MUSIC 321D Advanced Ensemble: Strings
MUSIC 321f Woodwind Ensembles
MUSIC 321G Advanced Ensemble: Brass
MUSIC 321I Percussion Ensemble
MUSIC 321J Small Jazz Ensemble PDF icon MUSIC 321J SP24
MUSIC 324 English and Italian Diction for Singers PDF icon Music 324 F2022
MUSIC 325 German, Russian and French Diction for Singers PDF icon Music 325 S2023
MUSIC 327 Functional Piano PDF icon Music 327 S2024
MUSIC 327A Functional Piano: Keyboard Majors PDF icon Music 327 F2021
MUSIC 327B Functional Piano: Voice Majors PDF icon MUSIC 327B SP24
MUSIC 334 Music Theory III PDF icon MUSIC 334 F23
MUSIC 335 Aural Theory III PDF icon MUSIC 335 F23
MUSIC 344 Music Theory IV PDF icon MUSIC 344 Bryden SP24, PDF icon MUSIC 344 VanDusen SP24
MUSIC 345 Aural Theory IV PDF icon MUSIC 345 SP24
MUSIC 346 Computer Music Programming Design PDF icon Music 346 SP24
MUSIC 350 Low String Practicum
MUSIC 351 Woodwind Methods PDF icon MUSIC 351 SP24
MUSIC 352 Double Reed Techniques PDF icon Syllabus - Christensen, PDF icon Music 352 (Judge) F2023
MUSIC 353 Brass Methods
MUSIC 354 Instrumental Techniques: Trombone, Baritone, Tuba PDF icon Music 354 S2024
MUSIC 355 Instrumental Techniques: Percussion PDF icon Music 355 S2024
MUSIC 358 Lab Ensemble PDF icon Music 358 S2024
MUSIC 358a Lab Ensemble - Vocal PDF icon Music 358A F2023
MUSIC 358b Lab Ensemble - Instrumental PDF icon Music 358b S2024
MUSIC 360 Voice Pedagogy PDF icon MUSIC 360 SP24
MUSIC 361 Conducting I PDF icon MUSIC 361 F23
MUSIC 362 Conducting II PDF icon Music 362 S2024
MUSIC 362A Conducting II: Choral Conducting Techniques PDF icon MUSIC 362A SP23
MUSIC 362B Conducting II: Instrumental Conducting Techniques PDF icon Music 362 S2024
MUSIC 366 Methods of Music Education PDF icon MUSIC 366 F23
MUSIC 367 Choral Literature PDF icon Music 367 S2024
MUSIC 368 Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble Techniques PDF icon Music 368 S2023
MUSIC 374 Instrumental Methods for Vocalists PDF icon Music 374 F2023
MUSIC 375 Choral Methods for Instrumentalists PDF icon MUSIC 375 SP24
MUSIC 383 History of Music I PDF icon MUSIC 383 F23
MUSIC 384 History of Music II PDF icon MUSIC 384 SP24
PERF 310 Performing Arts Internship PDF icon PERF 310 S24

Repeatable 

Two required for graduation  

THTRE 316 Create Writing: Playwriting

Prereq: ENGL 250 

3
THTRE 351 Acting: Contemporary Scene Study PDF icon THTRE 351 S20 3
THTRE 352X Puppetry: Design and Performance PDF icon THTRE 352X F23 3
THTRE 353X Acting for the Camera PDF icon THTRE 353 S24 3
THTRE 354 Musical Theatre History and Performance PDF icon THTRE 354 F23

Prereq: THTRE 251 or Permission of Instructor

3
THTRE 355 Musical Theatre Auditions and Performance PDF icon THTRE 355 S24

Prereq: THTRE 354

3
THTRE 357 Stage Make-up PDF icon THTRE 357 S24 2
THTRE 358 Oral Interpretation PDF icon THTRE 358 F23 3
THTRE 360 Stagecraft PDF icon THTRE 360 S21 4
THTRE 365 Theatrical Design Principles 3
THTRE 366 Theatrical Design II

Prereq: THTRE 365

3
THTRE 393 Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop 3
THTRE 393A Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Costume Design PDF icon THTRE 393A S24
THTRE 393B Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Scenic Design PDF icon THTRE 393B S23
THTRE 393C Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Lighting Design PDF icon THTRE 393C S24
THTRE 393D Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Sound Design PDF icon THTRE 393D S21
THTRE 393E Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Stagecraft
THTRE 393F Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Costume Draping and Patterning PDF icon THTRE 393F F19
THTRE 393G Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Advanced Makeup
THTRE 393I Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Stage Management PDF icon THTRE 393I F22
THTRE 393J Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Technical Direction
THTRE 393K Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Arts Management
THTRE 393L Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Scenic Painting PDF icon THTRE 393L F23 3
THTRE 393M Studies in Theatre Design and Production Workshop: Costume Construction PDF icon THTRE 393M F23 3
400 Level
Identifier Course Name Course Syllabus Notes Credits
MUSIC 415 Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music
MUSIC 415A Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Voice PDF icon Music 415A S2024
MUSIC 415B Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Voice
MUSIC 415C Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Organ PDF icon Organ/Harpsichord (Zach) F2023
MUSIC 415D Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Strings PDF icon Violin/Viola (Martinic-Jercic) F2023
MUSIC 415E Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Carillon PDF icon Carillon (Tin-Shi) F2023
MUSIC 415F Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Woodwinds PDF icon S. Giles (Flute)
MUSIC 415G Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Brass PDF icon Syllabus - Music 415G - Horn
MUSIC 415I Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Percussion PDF icon Music 415I F2023
MUSIC 415J Literature and Pedagogy in Applied Music: Jazz Pedagogy and Performance
MUSIC 417 Elementary and Secondary Music Student Teaching PDF icon Music 417 S2024
MUSIC 417R Student Teaching: Music-Elementary PDF icon Music 417 S2024
MUSIC 417S Student Teaching: Music-Secondary PDF icon Music 417 S2024
MUSIC 419 Applied Lessons for Majors
MUSIC 419A Applied Lessons for Majors - Voice PDF icon Creswell, PDF icon Rodgers, PDF icon Sonka
MUSIC 419B Applied Lessons for Majors - Piano PDF icon Huang (Piano)
MUSIC 419C Applied Lessons for Majors - Organ PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 419D Applied Lessons for Majors - Strings PDF icon Martinic (Violin/Viola), PDF icon Work (Cello)
MUSIC 419E Applied Lessons for Majors - Carillon PDF icon Tam (Carillon)
MUSIC 419F Applied Lessons for Majors - Woodwinds PDF icon Oakes (Clarinet) , PDF icon S. Giles (Flute) , PDF icon M. Giles (Saxophone), PDF icon Christensen (Oboe)
MUSIC 419G Applied Lessons for Majors - Brass PDF icon Bishop (Trumpet), PDF icon Carichner (Tuba/Euphonium), PDF icon Dishman (Trombone), PDF icon Johnson (French Horn)
MUSIC 419I Percussion Studio PDF icon Sharp (Percussion)
MUSIC 419K Applied Lessons for Majors - Harpsichord PDF icon Zach (Organ/Harpsichord)
MUSIC 420 Junior/Senior Recital
MUSIC 434 Improvisation
MUSIC 440 Seminar in Music Theory PDF icon Music 440 F2022
MUSIC 446 Sound Synthesis Design for Electronic Music
MUSIC 464 Instrumental Administration, Materials, and Methods PDF icon Music 464 S2024
MUSIC 465 Choral Methods PDF icon MUSIC 465 F23
MUSIC 466 Development and Evaluation in Music Education PDF icon Music 466 S2024
MUSIC 472 History of American Music File Music 472 S2024
MUSIC 473 Music of the Baroque and Classical Eras
MUSIC 475 Music of the Romantic Era
MUSIC 476 Music of the Twentieth Century
MUSIC 480 Pre-Student Teaching Experience III
MUSIC 480K Practicum PDF icon Music 480 S2024
MUSIC 490 Independent Study
MUSIC 490A Independent Study: Education
MUSIC 490B Independent Study: Theory
MUSIC 490C Independent Study: Composition
MUSIC 490D Independent Study: History
MUSIC 490E Independent Study: Literature
MUSIC 490F Independent Study: Applied Music
MUSIC 490G Independent Study: Conducting
MUSIC 490I Independent Study in Electronic Music
PERF 401 Performing Arts Seminar PDF icon PERF 401 F23 2
THTRE 451 Acting: Period Styles PDF icon THTRE 451 F22

Prereq: THTRE 251 and THTRE 263 or permission of instructor.

3
THTRE 455 Directing for the Stage PDF icon THTRE 455 F23

Prereq: THTRE 255, THTRE 263, THTRE 251 recommended

3
THTRE 456 Advanced Directing PDF icon THTRE 456 S24

Prereq: THTRE 455

3
THTRE 461 Advanced Design 4
THTRE 465 Theatre History: Ancient to 19th Century PDF icon THTRE 465 F23

Prereq: HIST 201 or equivalent.

3
THTRE 466 Theatre History: 19th Century to Present PDF icon THTRE 466 S24

Prereq: HIST 201 or equivalent

3
THTRE 469 Advanced Theatre Practicum PDF icon THTRE 469 S21
THTRE 490 Independent Study
THTRE 499 Theatre Internship PDF icon THTRE 499 S24
500 Level
Identifier Course Name Course Syllabus Notes Credits
MUSIC 517R Student Teaching: Music-Elementary
MUSIC 517S Student Teaching: Music-Secondary
MUSIC 590 Special Topics
MUSIC 590A Special Topics: Education
MUSIC 590B Special Topics: Theory
MUSIC 590C Independent Study (Composition)
MUSIC 590D Special Topics: History
MUSIC 590E Special Topics: Literature
MUSIC 590F Special Topics: Applied Music
MUSIC 590G Special Topics: Conducting
MUSIC 590I Independent Study in Electronic Music
MUSIC 593I Workshop in Electronic Music
THTRE 504 Seminar
THTRE 504A Seminar: Musical Theatre PDF icon THTRE 504A S22
THTRE 504B Seminar: Acting Techniques
THTRE 504C Seminar: Acting Styles
THTRE 504D Seminar: Design and Technical Theatre PDF icon THTRE 504D S24

Prereq: 9 credits in theatre

THTRE 504E Seminar: Arts Management
THTRE 590 Special Topics

Prereq: approved written proposal 

Honors
Identifier Course Name Notes Credits
MUSIC 290H Special Problems: Honors
MUSIC 321N Evaluating Creative Imagery in Electronic and Visual Music
MUSIC 321S Music & Health
MUSIC 490H Independent Study: Honors