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Degree Plans - Commercial Music - Music Retailing AAS (Archived)

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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(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.RETAIL.6/04

This program is designed to prepare the music major in retaining for the music industry job market. Training is provided in music skills as well as in business, i.e., business of music, salesmanship, small business management. The training is culminated with work experience coordinated through local merchants.



MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Musicianship I 1
MUSI 1181 Piano Class I 1
MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
BUSI 1301 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1


MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Musicianship II 1
MUSI 1182 Piano Class II 1
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MRKG 1302 Principles of Retailing 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1


MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSB 1380 Cooperative Education-Music Management and Merchandising 3
PSYC 2302 Applied Psychology 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
+++Elective Natural Science AND (4)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3)


MUSC 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSB 1381 Cooperative Education-Music Management and Merchandising 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
POFI 1301 Computer Applications I 3
Minimum Hours Required 60-64

+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 DCCCD Core Curriculum for Natural Science.

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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