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Performing Arts: Music Requirements

PHOTO: Joy Zelada plays guitar in Orange Hall GalleryThe Associate in Applied Science degree program in Performing Arts: Music prepares graduates for employment in a field connected with music or possible transfer to a bachelor’s degree music program.

Below is the suggested course sequence to complete the Performing Arts: Music degree.

NOTE: A.A.S. degrees are primarily intended to prepare students for immediate employment; however, transfer opportunities exist in some areas.

If you plan to pursue a four-year degree program, see department chair or faculty advisor as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

MUSIC EMPHASIS

First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 101 Freshman English 1 3
MAT ___ Math (MAT 101 or higher) 3
MUS 123 Basic Musicianship 1 5
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 141 Group Voice 1 2
MUS 1__ Ensemble** 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 102 Freshman English 2 3
PHY 108 Acoustics 3
MUS 124 Basic Musicianship 2 5
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 142 Group Voice 2 2
MUS 1__ Ensemble** 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Third Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
___ Social Science Elective 3
MUS 223 Advanced Musicianship 1 4
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 10_ Music History**** 3
MUS 109 Music Business 3
MUS 1__ Ensemble** 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
___ Social Science Elective 3
MUS 224 Advanced Musicianship 2 4
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 10_ Music History**** 3
MUS 1__ Ensemble** 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Total Credits: 65

*MUS 131, 132, 231, 232, 233, 234

**MUS 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 161

*** MUS 170-177

****MUS 103, 104, 105, 107

MUSIC BUSINESS EMPHASIS

First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 101 Freshman English 1 3
MAT ___ Math (MAT 101 or higher) 3
MUS 123 Basic Musicianship 1 5
MUS ___ Piano* 2
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 102 Freshman English 2 3
PHY 108 Acoustics 3
MUS 124 Basic Musicianship 2 5
MUS ___ Piano* 2
ECO 202 Micro-Economics 3

Third Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
MUS 223 Advanced Musicianship 1 4
BUS 201 Business Law 1 3
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 10_ Music History**** 3
MUS 109 Music Business 3
MUS 1__ Ensemble** 1
MKT 101 Principles of Marketing 3

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
___ Social Science Elective 3
MUS 224 Advanced Musicianship 2 4
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 10_ Music History**** 3
MUS 1__ Ensemble** 1
ACC 153 Financial Accounting 4

Total Credits: 68

*MUS 131, 132, 231, 232, 233, 234

**MUS 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 161

*** MUS 170-177

****MUS 103, 104, 105, 107

JAZZ / COMMERICAL EMPHASIS

First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 101 Freshman English 1 3
MAT ___ Math (MAT 101 or higher) 3
___ Social Science Elective 3
MUS 123 Basic Musicianship 1 5
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 161 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 102 Freshman English 2 3
PHY 108 Acoustics 3
MUS 124 Basic Musicianship 2 5
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 161 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Third Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
MUS 223 Advanced Musicianship 1 4
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 105 History of Jazz 3
MUS 109 Music Business 3
MUS 161 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 163 Jazz Improvisation 1 2
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
___ Social Science Elective 3
MUS 224 Advanced Musicianship 2 4
MUS ___ Piano* 2
MUS 10_ Music History**** 3
MUS 161 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC 164 Jazz Improvisation 2 2
MUS 226 Elements of Arranging 3
MUS 1__ Private Instruction*** 1

Total Credits: 68

*MUS 131, 132, 231, 232, 233, 234

**MUS 151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 161

*** MUS 170-177

****MUS 103, 104, 107