Associate in Arts, Fine Arts, Emphasis in Music

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC105 Music Theory I Critical course Gateway course 3
MTC106 Aural Perception I Critical course Gateway course 1
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
MTC180 or
CS
Computer Literacy for Musicians or Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] Classical Music Performance and Music Education Specialization select any CS;
Popular Performance Specialization select MTC180
CS 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option Private Instruction Coursework 2
Specialization Specialization Option Ensemble Coursework 1–2
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC155 Music Theory II 3
MTC156 Aural Perception II 1
MAT14+ College Mathematics OR Higher level mathematics [MA] course MA 3–6
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication Recommend selecting a course that satisfies COM and SB or COM and L requirements simultaneously SB or L 0–3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
L Literacy & Critical Inquiry Course Recommend selecting a course that satisfies L and COM or L and CRE101 requirements simultaneously. 3
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences Course 3
Specialization Specialization Option Private Instruction Coursework 2
Specialization Specialization Option Ensemble Coursework 1–2
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MHL194 or
MHL241
Music and Culture or Music History and Literature to 1750 Complete MHL194 if transferring to ASU and NAU
Complete MHL241 if transferring to NAU and Ottawa
G, HU or HU 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative SQ 4
Specialization Specialization Option Private Instruction Coursework 2
Specialization Specialization Option Ensemble Coursework 1–2
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MHL+++ Any MHL Music: History/Literature course with [HU] designation Any additional MHL Music: History/Literature course with [HU] designation HU 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3
Specialization Specialization Option Private Instruction Coursework 2
Specialization Specialization Option Ensemble Coursework 1–2
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3
Specialization Specialization Option 0–3

Pathway Map Option Details

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Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.