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Music - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.A.)


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Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Music, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.ARTS-SCI.MUSIC

Total Credit Hours: 60

About the Performing Arts Department

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

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements


The core courses for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111  or HIS 112  or HIS 211  or HIS 212 ).

General Education Requirements: 34 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: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits


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

Mathematics: 3 credits


Students must choose one Mathematics course from the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Additional Requirements: 6 credits


Area of Concentration Requirements: 26 credits


Required Courses: 18 credits


Choose three ensemble performance courses from the following: 3 credits


Choose three applied music courses from the following: 3-5 credits


Elective: 0-2 credits


Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Technology Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
  2. Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
  3. Explain the value of tradition, innovation, and creativity.
  4. Apply mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
  5. Describe social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.
  6. Accurately and authentically perform or create a musical composition using the skills acquired from Ensemble and Applied Music courses.
  7. Analyze and create a musical composition using various analytical and composition techniques acquired from Music Theory & Ear Training and Music History courses.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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