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Campus: Larimer Campus

Music Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Music. Students explore music theory, history, and application. Music, as in all the arts, is an expression and transcendence of the human experience. Music courses serve as an introduction into the examination of sound as a vibrant art form and provide training in performance and composition. The music department offers humanities and performance classes open to all students from beginning through advanced. Our faculty will help students explore their talents and invigorate their passion in music. This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Music. Careers typically require a bachelor's degree.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

MUS 110Music Theory I

3

MUS 112Ear Training/Sight-Singing I Lab

1

MUS 131Music Class I (Guitar, Piano or Voice)

2

MUS 141Private Instruction I

1-2

MUS 151Ensemble I

1

MUS 121Music History Medieval - Classical: GT-AH1

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Semester Note: It is important to contact Music Faculty for advising, assessment, and placement. For MUS 110 and MUS 112, faculty recommend you take MUS 100 as preparation if you have limited experience in music notation, and this will count as your music elective.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

MUS 111Music Theory II

3

MUS 113Ear Training/Sight-Singing II Lab

1

MUS 142Private Instruction II

1-2

MUS 152Ensemble II

1

MUS 122Music History Romantic - Present: GT-AH1

3

GT- MA1MAT 120 or Any GT-MA1

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 210Music Theory III

3

MUS 212Ear Training/Sight-Singing Lab III

1

MUS 251Ensemble I

1

MUS 241Private Instruction I

1-2

GT- SSPSY 101 or Any GT-SS

3

GT- HI1HIS 101/102/111/112 or Any GT-HI1

3

GT- SC1Any Science (GT-SC1) Course

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MUS 211Music Theory IV

3

MUS 213Ear Training/Sight-Singing Lab IV

1

MUS 252Ensemble II

1

MUS 242Private Instruction II

1-2

GT- SSPSY 101 or Any GT-SS

3

MUSIC MUS 123/125/161/163/167

3

GT- SC1/2Any Science (GT-SC1/2) Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

It is important to contact Music Faculty for advising, assessment, and placement. For MUS 110 and MUS 112, faculty recommend you take MUS 100 as preparation if you have limited experience in music notation, and this will count as your music elective. 

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3).

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), Colorado State University-Fort Collins requires that one of Social & Behavioral Sciences courses be PSY 101.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), if credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit toward graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses (MUS 110, MUS 111, MUS 210, MUS 211, MUS 112, MUS 113, MUS 212, MUS 213, MUS 151, MUS 152, MUS 251, MUS 252, MUS 141, MUS 142, MUS 241, MUS 242, and MUS 131) will be applied.

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Science courses (GT-SC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

If you take private instruction music courses (MUS 141, MUS 142, MUS 241, or MUS 242) from more than 1 credit, it will reduce the 3 credits of Music electives neededYou must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 credits. You may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.