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Course Number: MUSI 1116 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Sight Singing and Ear Training I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1303 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Singing tonal music in treble and bass clefs, and aural study of elements of music, such as scales, intervals and chords, and dictation of basic rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. It is recommended that students also enroll in MUSI 1311. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626


Course Number: MUSI 1117 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Sight Singing and Ear Training II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1116 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Singing tonal music in various clefs, continued aural study of the elements of music, and dictation of intermediate rhythm, melody, and diatonic harmony. It is recommended that students also enroll in MUSI 1312. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045626


Course Number: MUSI 1157 (1 Credit Hours) New course added April 4, 2023
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Opera Workshop

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the synthesis of singing and acting through the performance of opera. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085226


Course Number: MUSI 1160 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Italian Diction

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the Italian language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


Course Number: MUSI 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA for Singers)

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its application to singing in English, Italian, German, and French. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


Course Number: MUSI 1181 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Piano Class I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is primarily for students with no piano background. It develops basic musicianship and piano skills. Functional keyboard skills combined with the application of music theory principles at the piano (progressions, sight reading, harmonization and transposition) for beginning students: level I. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


Course Number: MUSI 1182 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Piano Class II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1181 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The study of piano is continued. Included are technique, harmonization, transposition, improvisation, accompanying, sight reading, and performing various styles of repertoire. Functional keyboard skills combined with the application of music theory principles at the piano (progressions, sight reading, harmonization and transposition) for beginning students: level II. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


Course Number: MUSI 1183 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Voice Class I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is for non-voice majors. It presents the principles of breathing, voice production, tone control, enunciation, and phrasing in two group lessons a week. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085126


Course Number: MUSI 1188 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Percussion Class

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Class instruction in the fundamental techniques of playing percussion instruments. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009035126


Course Number: MUSI 1192 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Guitar Class I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory course in acoustic guitar playing based on acoustic and classical guitar technique. Music reading of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic exercises are learned to gain initial mastery of the fundamental techniques of guitar playing. Introductory elements about the history and culture of the guitar are included in this course. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009115126


Course Number: MUSI 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Music

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the basic elements of music theory, including scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, notation, meter, and rhythm. Course does not apply to a music major degree. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045526


Course Number: MUSI 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Music Appreciation

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: The basic elements of music are surveyed and examined in the music literature of western civilization, particularly from the Baroque Period to the present. Cultural influences on the music of each era are observed. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025126


Course Number: MUSI 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Music Literature

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of the styles and forms of music as it developed from the middle ages to the present. This course will familiarize the student with cultural context, terminology, genres, and notation. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025226


Course Number: MUSI 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: American Music

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: A general survey of various styles of music of the Americas, including but not limited to jazz, folk, rock, and contemporary music. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009025326


Course Number: MUSI 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Music Theory I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1303 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The study of analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony, including fundamental music concepts, scales, intervals, chords, 7th chords, and early four-part writing. Analysis of small compositional forms. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. It is recommended that students also enroll in MUSI 1116. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126


Course Number: MUSI 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Music Theory II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: The study of analysis and writing of tonal melody and diatonic harmony, including all diatonic chords and seventh chords in root position and inversions, non-chord tones, and functional harmony. Introduction to more complex topics, such as modulation, may occur. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. It is recommended that students also enroll in MUSI 1117. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045126


Course Number: MUSI 2116 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Sight Singing and Ear Training III

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1116 and 1117 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Singing more difficult tonal music in various clefs, aural study including dictation of more complex rhythm, melody, chromatic harmony, and extended tertian structures. It is recommended that students also enroll in MUSI 2311. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726


Course Number: MUSI 2117 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Sight Singing and Ear Training IV

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 2116 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of MUSI 2116. It is recommended that students enrolled in MUSI 2312 enroll in this course. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045726


Course Number: MUSI 2160 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: German Diction

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the German language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


Course Number: MUSI 2161 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: French Diction

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The phonetic sounds of the French language are studied. Included is selected vocabulary. This course is primarily for voice majors. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009085326


Course Number: MUSI 2181 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Piano Class III

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1181 and 1182 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills, including harmonization, sight-reading, accompanying styles, improvisation, and technical exercises. It is designed for the music major preparing for the piano proficiency exam, but is also open to any interested student. Functional keyboard skills combined with the application of music theory principles at the piano (progressions, sight reading, harmonization and transposition) for beginning students: level III. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


Course Number: MUSI 2182 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Piano Class IV

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 2181 or demonstrated competence of the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of functional keyboard skills in Music 2181 with greater emphasis on advanced harmonization and appropriate technical skills. It is designed as a preparation for the piano proficiency exam for the music major, but is also open to any interested student. Functional keyboard skills combined with the application of music theory principles at the piano (progressions, sight reading, harmonization and transposition) for beginning students: level IV. (Includes the Piano Proficiency Exam). (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009075126


Course Number: MUSI 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Music Theory III

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 1311 and 1312 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Advanced harmony voice leading, score analysis and writing of more advanced tonal harmony including chromaticism and extended-tertian structures. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. It is recommended that students also enroll in MUSI 2116. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226


Course Number: MUSI 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Music Theory IV

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: MUSI 2311 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Continuation of advanced chromaticism and survey of analytical and compositional procedures in post-tonal music. Optional correlated study at the keyboard. It is recommended that students also enroll in MUSI 2117. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5009045226


Course Number: MUSI 9176 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Recital

Course Description: This is an on-campus concert/seminar series designed to provide a laboratory and listening experience as an extension of classroom music studies. Concerts, seminars and workshops are presented by guest artists and lecturers, faculty members and students. This is a one-hour credit course and may be repeated for credit. (2 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.