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Music • Associate in Arts

Transfer Program

Colleague Code: AA.MUSC

Curriculum Code: AAD 100

Program Information:

This degree provides students with extensive experience and training in all aspects of classical and popular music including classes in theory, history, piano, guitar, studio instruction, music industry and audio production consistent with the first two years of a bachelor's degree in music.
  • This program is designed primarily for students who intend to enter the teaching or performing fields in either vocal or instrumental music.
  • Individual music courses may be of interest to others as either general education electives or for pursuits of individual interest. 
  • Students planning to transfer are recommended to verify senior-institution requirements, which vary.
  • Students planning to enter the program in the fall semester should plan on taking MUS 100 the summer session prior to their fall start or contact the department regarding a placement exam.

For Program Information Contact:

Arts and Communication Department at 217-786-2286 or see a Student Success Coach.

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester:

MUS 101Music Theory I

4

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Applied Music Selection

2

EGL 101Composition I

3

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

Social Science Selection

3

Second Semester:

MUS 102Music Theory II

4

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Applied Music Selection

2

EGL 102Composition II

3

Humanities Selection

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Selection

3

Third Semester:

MUS 201Music Theory III

4

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Applied Music Selection

2

Life Science Selection

3-4

Fine Arts Selection

3

Fourth Semester:

MUS 202Music Theory IV

4

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Applied Music Selection

2

MAT 104General Education Mathematics

3

PSI 101Physical Science

4

Social Science Selection

3

Course Requirements:

Required General Education Courses

Please see your Student Success Coach for course planning.

EGL 101Composition I

3

EGL 102Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Recommended General Education Courses

MAT 104General Education Mathematics

3

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

PSI 101Physical Science

4

Fine Arts Selection

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Selection

3

Humanities Selection

3

Life Science Selection

3-4

Social Science Selection

3

Social Science Selection

3

Total Credit Hours:28-29

A minimum of seven (7) credits must be earned in both the life and physical science areas; must be selected from the list of General Education Core Curriculum courses and must include one laboratory course.

Social science credits must be earned in at least two areas; see catalog or advisor for options.

Recommended Program Courses

MUS 101Music Theory I

4

MUS 102Music Theory II

4

MUS 201Music Theory III

4

MUS 202Music Theory IV

4

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Music Ensemble Selection

1

Applied Music Selection

2

Applied Music Selection

2

Applied Music Selection

2

Applied Music Selection

2

Total Credit Hours:28

MUS 101: Students must pass MUS 100 in the Spring or Summer semester with a minimum grade of C, or must pass Music Theory Placement Exam to be waived into this course.

Ensemble Selections

Choose four (4) credits from the courses listed below. Courses maybe taken more than once for credit.

MUS 110College Choir

1

MUS 112Band

1

MUS 113Jazz Band

1

MUS 114Orchestra

1

MUS 115Improvisational Jazz

1

Applied Music Selections

Choose eight (8) credits from the courses listed below. Courses may be taken more than once for credit.

MUS 231Private Applied Music - Instrumental

2

MUS 232Private Applied Music - Vocal

2

MUS 233Private Applied Music - Keyboard

2

Total Credit Hours: 62-63