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2016-2017 Catalog 
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Arts and Sciences Transfer, Arts and Humanities, Fine Arts, Music Option, A.A.

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Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A. (code AA.FA.MUSIC)

Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 62 credit hours.

Performing Arts

Purpose: For students interested in pursuing professional training, transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment by concentrating in music.

Range of Occupations

Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.

Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses

AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study.  This sequence incorporates all of the student’s admissions requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success.  It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.


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General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

One arts and humanities general education from the following:

Biological and Physical Sciences: 7-8 credits

At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Computer Technology: 4 credits

CTA 100  or CTA 103  meet both the computer technology general education, and computer competency requirements. See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

See General Education Health/Fitness/Wellness Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3-4 credits

See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Must select two different disciplines. See General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Program Requirements: 24-28 credits

Choose four ensemble performance courses from the following: 3 credits

Choose three 1-credit applied music courses or one 1-credit and one 2-credit applied music course from the following: 3 credits


2-credit applied music courses

MUS Electives: 0 - 4 credits

If electives are needed - MUS 142  and applied music and/or ensemble performance courses.

Additional Requirements

Computer Competency Requirement

See General Education Computer Competency Requirements  for a list of approved courses. Students may satisfy the computer competency requirement simultaneously with their computer technology general education requirement.

Diversity Requirement

Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical sciences or health/fitness/wellness general education requirements or elective requirement. See Diversity Requirement   for a list of approved courses.

Related Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Offerings

Additional courses, credentials and/or certifications may be available through the AACC School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Transfer Agreements

Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to Transfer Services

Core Competencies

AACC offers quality degree programs that allow students to develop fundamental learning and life skills, called core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.  

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