Music Performance, Associate in Fine Arts

Program Code: 0205

Program Requirements

General Education Coursework
ENGLISH 101Composition3
ENGLISH 102Composition3
SPEECH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
One Mathematics course4
Any two IAI approved Humanities courses6
One Social and Behavioral Sciences course3
Two Physical Sciences & Life Sciences courses 17
Required Program Core
MUSIC 102Music Theory I3
MUSIC 103Music Theory II3
MUSIC 105Group Piano I2
MUSIC 106Group Piano II2
MUSIC 111Aural & Keyboard Skills I2
MUSIC 112Aural & Keyboard Skills II2
MUSIC 181Applied Music-Freshman Level I2
MUSIC 182Applied Music-Freshman Level II2
MUSIC 201Music Theory III3
MUSIC 202Music Theory IV3
MUSIC 211Aural and Keyboard Skills III2
MUSIC 212Aural and Keyboard Skill IV2
MUSIC 221Music Literature & History3
MUSIC 281Applied Music-Sophomore Level I2
MUSIC 282Appl Music-Soph Lvl II2
Program Electives
Select a minimum of four courses of the following for a minimum of four credit hours:4
Jazz/Pop Ensemble 2
Jazz/Pop Ensemble: Blues Emphasis 2
String Class
Percussion Class
Chorus 2
Concert Band 2
Orchestra 2
Instrumental Ensembles 2
Vocal Ensembles 2
Total Hours68

Minimum one course each in Physical & Life Sciences; one course must be a lab.


Allowed repeatable courses may be repeated for credit to satisfy elective requirements.

At least one course must meet the Human Diversity (HD) requirement.


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Music Performance. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree. One course will satisfy the Human Diversity (HD) requirement, and is labeled with an (HD) in the sequence below.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
ENGLISH 101 Composition 1 3
MUSIC 102 Music Theory I (placement test required) 3
MUSIC 105 Group Piano I 2
MUSIC 111 Aural & Keyboard Skills I 2
MUSIC 181 Applied Music-Freshman Level I 2
Any Music Ensemble 2 1-2
Physical Sciences or Life Sciences with no lab 1 3
SPEECH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 1 3
Semester 2
Mathematics course 1 4
MUSIC 103 Music Theory II 3
MUSIC 106 Group Piano II 2
MUSIC 112 Aural & Keyboard Skills II 2
MUSIC 182 Applied Music-Freshman Level II 2
MUSIC 183 World Music (HD) 1 3
Any Music Ensemble 2 1-2
Semester 3
ENGLISH 102 Composition 1 3
MUSIC 201 Music Theory III 3
MUSIC 211 Aural and Keyboard Skills III 2
MUSIC 221 Music Literature & History 3
MUSIC 281 Applied Music-Sophomore Level I 2
Any Music Ensemble 2 1-2
Humanities course 1 3
Semester 4
MUSIC 202 Music Theory IV 3
MUSIC 212 Aural and Keyboard Skill IV 2
MUSIC 282 Appl Music-Soph Lvl II 2
Any Music Ensemble 2 1-2
Physical Sciences or Life Sciences course with lab 1 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences course 1 3
 Total Hours68-72

General Education Requirement


Pathway Elective

Program Electives - Music Ensembles 

MUSIC 109Jazz/Pop Ensemble2
MUSIC 110Jazz/Pop Ensemble: Blues Emphasis2
MUSIC 113String Class2
MUSIC 119Percussion Class2
MUSIC 131Chorus1-2
MUSIC 133Concert Band1
MUSIC 134Orchestra1
MUSIC 135Instrumental Ensembles1
MUSIC 136Vocal Ensembles1

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.