Music Sample Transfer Plan

Music Transfer Plan at Harper College

Pursue your future in music

Transfer majors  Arts icon


  • Applied music
  • Composition
  • Music education
  • Music theory and literature

Get your Associate in Fine Arts degree and transfer to a four-year institution. Students can pursue degrees, transfer programs and private study in a challenging but comfortable environment that provides all the tools for success:

  • strong curriculum that builds students' skills and confidence
  • Exceptional solo and ensemble performance opportunities include piano, guitar, vocal and jazz ensembles, as well as symphonies and vocal groups
  • Mentoring by faculty of more than 50 professional artists and scholars with real-world experience that includes performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Edgar Gabriel's StringFusion and the Grant Park Orchestra.

Harper is an accredited community college member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), which offers additional professional training opportunities.

Studying music at Harper is a convenient and affordable way to begin your college education. Academic advisors will help you choose courses that meet the specific requirements of the four-year university you plan to attend.

Sample transfer plan

This sample transfer planning guide meet the requirements of the Associate in Fine Arts - Music degree. The music emphasis at Harper College is designed to provide the student with a program equivalent to the first two years of most four-year college programs, with emphasis in music education, musicology, composition, applied music, and theory and literature. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Completion of the Associate in Fine Arts degree does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. After transfer, Associate in Fine Arts - Music students will need to complete the General Education requirements of the institution to which they transfer.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Applied Music 2
ENG 101 3
Ensemble 1
Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
MUS 111 3
MUS 115 1
MUS 120 2 3
MUS 165 3 2

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Applied Music 2
ENG 102 3
Ensemble 1
Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Mathematics4 3
MUS 112 3
MUS 116 1
MUS 166 3 2

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Applied Music 2
Ensemble 1
MUS 211 3
MUS 215 1
MUS 265 3 2
Physical and Life Science5 3
SPE 101 3

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits
Applied Music 2
Ensemble 1
MUS 212 3
MUS 216 1
MUS 266 3 2
Physical and Life Science5 4
Social and Behavioral Science6 3

1 - Select one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count as either category. One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. Refer to the Associate in Fine Arts - Music degree for the approved courses in this category.

2 - All music students are also encouraged to take MUS 223 and MUS 224 literature courses.

3 - MUS 165, 166, 265, and 266 may be passed by proficiency exam.

4 - Refer to the Associate in Fine Arts - Music degree for approved courses in this category.

5 - Select one Physical and one Life Science course. At least one must include a lab. Refer to the Associate in Fine Arts degree for approved courses in this category.

6 - One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. Refer to the Associate in Fine Arts - Music degree for the approved courses in this category.

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Next steps

For more information about studying music at Harper, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.