A.A.S. Degree in Performing Arts: Music

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.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 101 Freshman English 1 3
MAT ___ Math 3
MUS 123 Basic Musicianship 1 5
MUS ___ Piano 2
PES 100 Concepts of Physical Wellness 1
_____ Emphasis Credits 3-5
Total: 17 - 19

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
PES ___ Physical Education 1
_____ Emphasis Credits 2-4
Total: 16 - 18

Third Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
MUS 223 Advanced Musicianship 1 4
MUS ___ Piano 2
MUS1__ Ensemble* 1
MUS 109 Music Business 3
MUS 10_ Music History** 3
_____ Emphasis Credits 3-6
Total: 16 - 19

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
MUS 224 Advanced Musicianship 2 4
MUS ___ Piano 2
MUS 1__ Ensemble* 1
_____ Social Science Elective 3
MUS 10_ Music History 3
_____ Emphasis Credits 1-6
Total: 14 - 19

Total Credits: 67 - 71

*Must be MUS 161 Jazz Ensemble if in Jazz/Commercial Music emphasis.

**Must be MUS 105 History of Jazz if in Jazz/Commercial Music emphasis

Emphasis Areas

Music (13 cREDITS)

First Semester Credits
MUS 141 Group Voice 1 2
MUS 1__ Ensemble 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1
Second Semester Credits
MUS 142 Group Voice 2 2
MUS 1__ Ensemble 1
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1
Third Semester Credits
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1
___ ___ Social Science Elective 3
fourth Semester Credits
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1

Music Business (17 crEDITS)

First Semester Credits
BUS 103 Intro to Business 3
Second Semester  
ECO 202 Micro Economics 3
Third Semester  
MKT 101 Marketing 3
BUS 201 Business Law 1 3
Fourth Semester  
OFT 106 Keyboarding 1
ACC 153 Financial Accounting 4

Jazz/Commercial (16 cREDITS)

First Semester Credits
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1
MUS 161 Jazz Ensemble 1
___ ___ Social Science Elective 3
Second Semester  
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1
MUS 161 Jazz Ensemble 1
Third Semester  
MUS 163 Jazz Improvisation 1 2
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1
Forth Semester  
MUS 164 Jazz Improvisation 2 2
MUS 226 Elements of Arranging 3
MUS 1__ Private Instruction 1