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Music, Associate in Fine Arts

Curriculum VPA.MUS.AFA (U250M)

(60 semester hours required)

Series of courses designed to offer all of the required freshman- and sophomore-level music course work for students planning to pursue a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree at senior institutions.

All incoming music students are strongly recommended to take a Music theory proficiency test administered by the ETRC, in Room M-142 and evaluated by the Music faculty. This examination will determine placement in Music courses. All students are encouraged to participate in large ensembles.

Semester One

MUS 105 #Theory of Music I

3 credits

MUS 115 #Sight-Singing and Ear Training I

1 credit

MUS 135 #Keyboard Musicianship I

1 credit

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

 

HIS 151History of the United States to 1877

3 credits

OR

HIS 152History of the United States Since 1877

3 credits

OR

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

OR

General education/Humanities

3 credits

 

MAT 101 #Quantitative Literacy

3 credits

OR

MAT 102 #Liberal Arts Mathematics

3 credits

 

Applied Music elective 1

1 credit

Ensemble elective

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two

MUS 106 #Theory of Music II

3 credits

MUS 116 #Sight-Singing & Ear Training II

1 credit

MUS 235 #Keyboard Musicianship II

1 credit

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

General education/Life Science

4 credits

Applied Music elective 1

1 credit

Ensemble elective

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Three

MUS 180Applied Music - Piano

1 credit

MUS 207 #Theory of Music III

3 credits

MUS 215 #Introduction to Music History

3 credits

MUS 217 #Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1 credit

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Applied Music elective 1

1 credit

Ensemble elective

1 credit

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Four

MUS 180Applied Music - Piano

1 credit

MUS 208 #Theory of Music IV

3 credits

MUS 218 #Sight-Singing & Ear Training IV

1 credit

General education/Physical Science

4 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Applied Music elective 1

1 credit

Ensemble elective

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:14

Ensemble electives: Choose from:

MUS 250Concert Band

1 credit

MUS 253 #Ensemble

1 credit

MUS 262Choral Ensemble

1 credit

MUS 266Jazz Band

1 credit

Applied Music electives: Choose from below courses and repeat four semesters.

MUS 179Applied Music - Instrumental

1 credit

MUS 180Applied Music - Piano

1 credit

MUS 181Applied Music - Voice

1 credit

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AFA degree

Total Credit Hours:27-39

Music courses or other electives for AFA degree

Total Credit Hours:31-35

See MUS course descriptions.

NOTE: All program requirement courses require an earned grade of ‘C’ or higher, in order to pass onto the next course in the program sequence.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597