Associate in Arts Music - Degree Curriculum | Southwestern Illinois College

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (0001) – MUSIC

Transfer requirements vary by receiving institution. The Associate in Arts in Music is an opportunity for a student to customize their music degree to comport with their career goals.  Meeting with one of the full-time music faculty is highly recommended before choosing this degree.

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
MUS 105Music Theory I******4
Music Performance Ensemble1
 ENG 101Rhetoric & Composition I *3
Math Course **4
Social Science Course ***3
Total Semester Credits:15
(Private Applied Music is strongly recommended)
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
MUS 106Music Theory II4
Music Performance Ensemble1
ENG 102Rhetoric & Composition II *3
HIST 152European Civilization II3
SPCH 151Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Fine Arts Humanities Course3
Total Semester Credits:17
(Private Applied Music is strongly recommended)

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
MUS 103Music Literature3
MUS 205Music Theory III4
Music Performance Ensemble1
PSYC 151General Psychology3
Life Science Course4
Humanities Course *** OR Social Science Course ***3
Total Semester Credits:18
(Private Applied Music is strongly recommended)
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
 MUS 206Music Theory IV4
Music Performance Ensemble1
ART 101Art Appreciation3
Human Well-Being Elective2
Physical Science Course ***4
General Humanities Course ***3
Total Semester Credits:17
(Private Applied Music is strongly recommended)
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 one course in Human Relations is required. In addition, one Third World/Non-Western Culture course is required.

****** 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.