Music

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

Recommended basic skills standards are

Music is an art form and cultural activity with sound and silence as the medium. Common elements of music are pitch, rhythm, dynamics and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping. The creation, performance, significance and even the definition of music varies according to culture and social context. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree with designation in Music includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Music. (Careers in music typically require a bachelor's degree.) With a degree in Music you may be employed in one of the following areas: performance, education, composition, arrangement, audio production, artist management, orchestra/band/choral conducting, entrepreneurism, event production, instrument production/repair/sales, music engineering, music therapy, promotion, recruitment, public relations, talent scouting or tour work (road manager, booking agent).

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours

  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1) prefer MAT 120

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours

MUS 121

Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: AH1

3

MUS 122

Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present: AH1

3

History

Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

Note: CSU-Ft. Collins requires that one of these courses be PSY 101

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (SC1)

Additional Required Courses

Twenty-six (26) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

MUS 110

Music Theory I

3

MUS 111

Music Theory II

3

MUS 112

Ear Training/Sight–singing I Lab

1

MUS 113

Ear Training/Sight–singing II Lab

1

MUS 131

Music Class I

2

MUS 141

Private Instruction

2

MUS 142

Private Instruction

2

MUS 151

Ensemble I

1

MUS 152

Ensemble II

1

MUS 210

Music Theory III

3

MUS 211

Music Theory IV

3

MUS 212

Advanced Ear Training/Sight–singing I Lab

1

MUS 213

Advanced Ear Training/Sight–singing II Lab

1

MUS 241

Private Instruction

2

MUS 242

Private Instruction

2

MUS 251

Ensemble I

1

MUS 252

Ensemble II

1

Electives

Three (3) credit hours Music courses

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Music Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates/Music.