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Degree Plans - Commercial Music - Arranger/Composer/Copyist AAS (Archived)

COMMERCIAL MUSIC -- ARRANGER/COMPOSER/COPYIST

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MUS.ARRNG.05

This program is designed to prepare the student with the writing skills required for arranging and composing for small and large instrumental and vocal groups in all areas of commercial music, i.e., jazz, rock, pop, country/western. Standard manuscript techniques will be emphasized in actual writing assignments.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 1303 History of Popular Music 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
17

SEMESTER II

MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Musicianship II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
+++Elective Natural Science AND (4)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3)
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
14-18

SEMESTER III

MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
MUSC 2314 Improvisation Theory I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSI 1386 Composition 3
MUSI 2311 Music Theory III 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
15

SEMESTER IV

MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSC 2319 Commercial Orchestration 3
MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
15
Minimum Hours Required 61-65

+Ensembles - must be selected from the following:

MUEN 1122 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUEN 1123 Band 1
MUEN 1131 Keyboard Ensemble 1
MUEN 1132 Woodwind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1133 Brass Ensemble 1
MUEN 1134 Guitar Ensemble 1
MUEN 1135 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUEN 1137 Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1
MUEN 1151 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUEN 2123 Lab Band 1
MUEN 2141 Chorus 1

++Applied music courses to be selected from any music course numbered from MUAP 1101 through MUAP 1181.

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the following list:

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1401 Earth Science 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 1445 Oceanography 4
PHYS 1401 Introductory General Physics 4
PHYS 1402 Introductory General Physics 4
PHYS 1405 Concepts In Physics 4
PHYS 1407 Concepts In Physics 4
PHYS 1411 Fundamentals Of Astronomy 4
PHYS 1412 General Introductory Astronomy 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science 4
PHYS 2425 General Physics 4
PHYS 2426 General Physics 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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