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Music Concentration

Associate in Arts

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements and applies ONLY to students entering the program beginning fall 2019. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
MUS-101 Music Fundamentals
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Music elective may replace MUS-101 if a student passes a Challenge Exam. See the Department Chair for more information.

Prerequisites: ESL-088 and ESL-099 or RDG-090 and ENG-090 or placement

MUS-180 Introduction to the Music Business
3

Satisfies Learning Communities requirement

MUS-151 Piano I
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Elective Performance Ensemble Elective
1

See semester advising note

MUS-195 Applied Music I
MUS-295 Applied Music II
1

See semester advising note

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one MAT course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
MUS-105 Music Theory and Aural Skills I
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: MUS-101 or Chair approval

MUS-171 Introduction to Music Technology
3
Elective Performance Ensemble Elective
1

See semester advising note

MUS-195 Applied Music I
MUS-295 Applied Music II
1

See semester advising note

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Areas 2 and 3)

Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
MUS-106 Music Theory and Aural Skills II
4

Prerequisite: MUS-105

MUS-133 Music History I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: MUS-101 and ESL-098 and ESL-099 or RDG-095 and ENG-095 or placement or Chair approval

Elective Performance Ensemble Elective
1

See semester advising note.

MUS-195 Applied Music I
MUS-295 Applied Music II
1

See semester advising note.

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose any course from Scientific Reasoning Menu

Elective-3 Behavioral or Social Science Elective
3

Choose one  PSY or SOC or HIS or GOV or PHIL or GEO course

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
MUS-134 Music History II
3

Prerequisites: MUS-133 or Chair approval

Elective-1 Music Elective
3

Choose one course with a MUS prefix.  MUS-130 is not a qualifying music elective.

Elective-2 Performance Ensemble Elective
1

See semester advising note.

MUS-195 Applied Music I
MUS-295 Applied Music II
1

See semester advising note.

GenEd-E General Education Elective
Lab Science Elective
3-4

This course meets the General Education requirement for General Education Elective.

Choose a course from the Scientific Reasoning Menu

Elective-4 Behavioral or Social Science Elective
3

Choose one  PSY or SOC or HIS or GOV or PHIL or GEO course

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 25, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational music skills suitable for a variety of situations including music notation and terminology, aural skills and sight-reading skills.
  • Interpret core elements of a musical work.
  • Demonstrate technical skills in various creative activities.
  • Discuss the cultural context of music from a variety of styles and eras.
  • Exhibit creativity and artistic sensitivity in their musical activity.
  • Demonstrate facility in essential professional skills beyond those related to music.

Career Outlook

The Music concentration provides the core skills that lead to a variety of careers related to music, including performance, music education, music production, composition, and music management. Graduates of this program qualify for entry-level positions in various sectors of the music industry. Additionally, graduates are well-prepared to transfer to bachelor’s programs in a variety of specializations within music.