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Associate of Arts With an Emphasis in Music

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:

No specific admission requirements, please see individual course prerequisites.


Description:

Minneapolis College’s Associate of Arts degree with Emphasis in Music prepares students in both performance and the study of music, and provides the necessary intellectual foundation and skills for a variety of baccalaureate programs. This AA degree certifies students have completed the requirements through the sophomore level for a baccalaureate degree in Music at most four-year institutions. This program offers foundational music coursework, including literacy, performance, and theory.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 MUSC 1175

 Music Theory and Ear Training 1

 4.00

 Music Lessons (Select from  Music courses numbered 2501-2536)

 You must take four semesters of applied music on the same instrument. This requirement may not be satisfied by taking two semesters of a 2 credit MUSC applied lesson course.

 

1.00 - 2.00

Music Ensemble: Choose one ensemble course from the list below. Your choice of ensemble must be appropriate to the instrument you have chosen for Applied Music (your major instrument). You must take four semesters of ensembles for this degree pathway. Ideally, you should plan to continue in the same ensemble for all four semesters of the program.

 MUSC 1310

 Or

 MUSC 1320

 Or

 MUSC 1330

 Or

 MUSC 1340

 College Choir

 Or

 Vocal Ensemble

 Or

 Chamber Ensemble

 Or

 Jazz Ensemble

 1.00

 CMST Course

 Choose any CMST course that meets MnTC Goal Area 1 (CMST 2012 Intercultural Communications is recommended)

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00-15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 MnTC Goal Area 4

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 4 course. (MATH 1140 Introduction to Statistics Or PHIL 2110 Logic are recommended)

 3.00-4.00

 MUSC 1000

 Introduction to Music

 3.00

 Music Lessons (Select from Music courses numbered 2501-2536)

 You must take four semesters of applied music on the same instrument. This requirement may not be satisfied by taking two semesters of a 2 credit MUSC applied lesson course.

 1.00 - 2.00

 Music Ensemble: Choose one ensemble course from the list below. Your choice of ensemble must be appropriate to the instrument you have chosen for Applied Music (your major instrument). You must take four semesters of ensembles for this degree pathway. Ideally, you should plan to continue in the same ensemble for all four semesters of the program.

 MUSC 1310

 Or

 MUSC 1320

 Or

 MUSC 1330

 Or

 MUSC 1340

 College Choir

 Or

 Vocal Ensemble

 Or

 Chamber Ensemble

 Or

 Jazz Ensemble

 1.00

 MUSC 2175

 Music Theory and Ear Training 2

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00-17.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

Music Lessons (Select from Music courses numbered 2501-2536)

 You must take four semesters of applied music on the same instrument. This requirement may not be satisfied by taking two semesters of a 2 credit MUSC applied lesson course

 1.00 - 2.00

 Music Ensemble: Choose one ensemble course from the list below. Your choice of ensemble must be appropriate to the instrument you have chosen for Applied Music (your major instrument). You must take four semesters of ensembles for this degree pathway. Ideally, you should plan to continue in the same ensemble for all four semesters of the program

 MUSC 1310

 Or

 MUSC 1320

 Or

 MUSC 1330

 Or

 MUSC 1340

 College Choir

 Or

 Vocal Ensemble

 Or

 Chamber Ensemble

 Or

 Jazz Ensemble

 1.00

 Choose one of the Following Music Courses:  

 

 MUSC 1010

 Or

 MUSC 1020

 Or

 MUSC 1030

 Or

 MUSC 1040

 Or

 MUSC 1050

 Or

 MUSC 1060

 Or

 MUSC 1070

 American Popular Music 1: The History and Development of Jazz

 Or

 American Popular Music 2: The History and Developmment of Rock 'n' Roll

 Or

 The Music of Latin America and the Carribbean

 Or

 The Music of Africa

 Or

 The Music of Asia

 Or

 Introduction to World Music

 Or

 Introduction to Music Therapy

 3.00

 Program Elective

 Choose courses from the program elective list below. Students must take a total of 2 credits of program electives.

 2.00

 ANTH 1105

 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 3.00

 BIOL 1120

 Or

 BIOL 1160

 Nutrition

 Or

 Biology of Women

 3.00

 PHIL 2171

 Or

 WGSS 2212

 Environmental Ethics

 Or

 Gender, Health and the Environment

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00-17.00

 Program Electives List: Students must take a total of 2 credits of program electives.

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 HLTH 1132

 Relaxation Techniques

 2.00

 HLTH 1135

 Fitness Nutrition

 2.00

 HLTH 1505

 Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness

 2.00

 PHED 1108

 Beginning Yoga

 1.00

 MUSC 2100

 Music Internship

 1.00

 PHED 1132

 Managing Stress, Managing Life

 1.00

 PHED 1138

 World Dance

 1.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 *CHEM 1140

 Chemistry in Your Life

 4.00

 Music Lessons (Select from Music courses numbered 2501-2536)

 You must take four semesters of applied music on the same instrument. This requirement may not be satisfied by taking two semesters of a 2 credit MUSC applied lesson course

 1.00-2.00

Music Ensemble: Choose one ensemble course from the list below. Your choice of ensemble must be appropriate to the instrument you have chosen for Applied Music (your major instrument). You must take four semesters of ensembles for this degree pathway. Ideally, you should plan to continue in the same ensemble for all four semesters of the program.

 MUSC 1310

 Or

 MUSC 1320

 Or

 MUSC 1330

 Or

 MUSC 1340

 College Choir

 Or

 Vocal Ensemble

 Or

 Chamber Ensemble

 Or

 Jazz Ensemble

 1.00

 Choose one of the following MUSC courses that was not taken the previous semester

 MUSC 1010

 Or

 MUSC 1020

 

 Or

 MUSC 1030

 Or

 MUSC 1040

 Or

 MUSC 1050

 Or

 MUSC 1060

 Or

 MUSC 1070

 American Popular Music 1

 Or

 American Popular Music 2: The History and Development of Rock ‘n’ Roll

 Or

 The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

 Or

 The Music of Africa

 Or

 The Music of Asia

 Or

 Introduction to World Music

 Or

 Introduction to Music Therapy

 3.00

 AMST 1152

 Popular Culture in 20th Century America

 3.00

 PSCI 1137

 Or

 SOCI 1160

 Environment, Politics and Society

 

 Technology Culture and Society

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00-16.00

Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the A.A. with an Emphasis in Music.

* MnTC Goal Area 3:  Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3. The required coursework listed above satisfies this requirement.

**To complete the A.A. with an Emphasis in Music, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6. By completing the required and/or recommended courses, students will satisfy these two MnTC Goal Areas.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.