Associate in Fine Arts Degree (0051) - Music Education

This degree program is intended for students majoring in music education and planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree. AFA students complete their general education requirements after transferring to a four-year college or university. Students interested in pursuing the AFA-Music Education degree program should consult with a full-time music faculty member or an academic counselor.

Transfer requirements vary by receiving institution.

First Year

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
 MUS 105 Music Theory I****** 4
  Music Performance Ensemble 1
  Music Private Applied **** 2
 MUS 111 Class Instruction in Piano I 2
 ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I * 3
  Math Course ** 4
Total Semester Credits: 16

 

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
 MUS 106 Music Theory II 4
HIST 180
HIST 181
POLS 150
U.S. History to 1865 OR
U.S. History, 1865 to the Present OR
Intro to American Government
3
  Music Performance Ensemble 1
  Music Private Applied **** 2
 MUS 112 Class Instruction in Piano II 2
 ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II * 3
  Humanities Course *** 3
Total Semester Credits: 18

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Second Year

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
 MUS 205 Music Theory III  4
  Music Performance Ensemble 1
 MUS 213 Class Introduction in Piano III  2
  Music Private Applied **** 2
SPCH 151 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
  Life Science Course  4
  Humanities Course *** 3
Total Semester Credits: 19

 

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
 MUS 206 Music Theory IV 4
  Music Performance Ensemble 1
 MUS 214 Class Introduction in Piano IV***** 2
  Music Private Applied **** 2
 HLTH 151 Health 2
 MUS 103 Music Literature 3
  Physical Science Course  4
Total Semester Credits: 18
Note:

Students transferring to a four-year college should check to see if courses will transfer to your prospective college before registering. For more information contact Advising or visit iTransfer.org.

* Enrollment in ENG-101 is based on your score on the assessment placement test. A minimum grade of "C" is required in ENG-101 and ENG-102.

** Enrollment in any math class is based on your score on the assessment placement test and proper prerequisite.

*** Minimum of three-credit hour course in Third World/Non-Western Culture is required in the Humanities category (ART 103, LIT 205, PHIL 155).

**** Students are advised to take their 8 credits of Music Private Applied in one area or instrument.

***** The intent of the Illinois Articulation Initiative Music Major Panel is four semesters of Class Piano.

****** Students must complete one of two prerequisites before enrolling in MUS 105, Music Theory I: A grade of “C” or better in MUS 104 or satisfactory score on the fundamental skills theory test. Contact Music Department Chair to arrange for the fundamentals test.