Music

Curriculum VPA.MUS.AFA (U250M51)
(64 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.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours

#

MUS 105

Theory of Music I

3

#

MUS 115

Sight-singing & Ear-training I

1

#

MUS 135

Keyboard Musicianship I

1

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

PSC 150

American National Politics or

 

 

HIS 151

History of the United States to 1877 or

 

 

HIS 152

History of the United States Since 1877

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics

3

 

 

Applied Music elective

2

 

 

Ensemble elective

1

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

#

MUS 106

Theory of Music II

3

#

MUS 116

Sight-singing & Ear-training II

1

#

MUS 235

Keyboard Musicianship II

1

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

 

General education/Life Science

4

 

 

Applied Music elective

2

 

 

Ensemble elective

1

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

 

MUS 180

Applied Music-Piano

1

#

MUS 207

Theory of Music III

3

#

MUS 215

Introduction to Music History

3

#

MUS 217

Sight-singing & Ear-training III

1

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts1

3

 

 

Applied Music elective

2

 

 

Ensemble elective

1

 

 

 

17

Semester Four

#

MUS 180

Applied Music-Piano

1

#

MUS 208

Theory of Music IV

3

#

MUS 218

Sight-singing & Ear-training IV

1

 

 

General education/Physical Science

4

 

 

General education/Social and Behavioral Science1

3

 

 

Applied Music elective

2

 

 

Ensemble elective

1

 

 

 

15

Ensemble electives: Choose from:

 

MUS 250

Concert Band

1

#

MUS 251

Community Concert Band I

0.5

#

MUS 252

Community Concert Band II

0.5

#

MUS 253

Ensemble

1

#

MUS 261

College Chorus

1

 

MUS 262

Choral Ensemble

1

 

MUS 266

Jazz Band

1

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

 

MUS 179

Applied Music-Instrumental

1

 

MUS 180

Applied Music-Piano

2

 

MUS 181

Applied Music-Voice

1

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

General education requirements: AFA degree

32

Music courses or other electives for AFA degree

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.

1One Human Diversity course must be taken from either Social and Behavioral Science or Humanities and Fine Arts.

Chairperson: Dennis McNamara, Ext. 3597