2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Commercial Music
Degree Plan: Composition and Digital Music Production AAS



This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
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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.CM.COMP.DIGIT

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
MUSI 1331 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
+++Elective Natural Science AND (4)
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations (3)
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
17-21

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
MUSI 1390 Digital Music Production I 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
14

SEMESTER III

MUSI 2355 Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) II OR 3
MUSI 2311 Music Theory III (3)
MUSC 2314 Improvisation Theory I 3
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSI 1386 Composition 3
MUSI 1310 History of Jazz/Rock Music 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
15

SEMESTER IV

MUSB 1305 Survey of the Music Business 3
MUSI 1391 Digital Music Production II OR 3
MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV (3)
MUSC 2141 Forum/Recital 1
MUSC 2319 Commercial Orchestration 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Ensemble 1
++Applied Music 1
18
Minimum Hours Required 64-68

+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:

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 College Physics I 4
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
PHYS 1405 Conceptual Physics I 4
PHYS 1407 Conceptual Physics II 4
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science 4
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 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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