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ASSOCIATE IN FINE ARTS/MUSIC

Program Overview

These requirements apply to the Associate in Fine Arts-Music Emphasis degree.

These requirements apply to students who first enrolled for Fall 2020 or later. Students who first enrolled prior to Fall 2020 should obtain the appropriate sheet of requirements from a Student Development Center.

Completion of the Associate in Fine Arts-Music 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.

Program Requirements

Communications

3 courses

A grade of C or better is required for ENG 101 and 102.

Hours Required: 9

ENG 101, 102; SPE 101

Mathematics

1 course

MTH 101, 124 or 134 preferred.

Hours Required: 3

MTH 101, 124, 131, 134 or 200, 165 or 225, 201, 202, 220

Physical and Life Sciences

2 courses with 1 course from the Life Sciences and 1 from the Physical Sciences. 1 course must be a lab science (marked with an *).

Hours Required: 7

Life Sciences: BIO 101, 103, 104*, 105, 110*, 115*, 116*, 120*, 140*
Physical Sciences: AST 100, 112*, 115*; CHM 100*, 103*, 105*, 110*, 121*; ESC 100, 101, 110*, 111*, 112*, 113*, 121*; GEG 111, 112*; PHS 170*; PHY 100, 110*, 112*, 121*, 201*

Humanities and Fine Arts

3 courses with at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts. Courses marked with a + meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. One 3 credit-hour course is required for graduation.

Hours Required: 9

Humanities: CHN 202; FRN 202, 210+; GER 202, 210+; HST 105 or HUM 105; HUM 101, 102, 104+, 106+, 107+, 110+, 120, 125+; JPN 202; LIT 105, 110, 112, 115, 206, 207, 208+, 210, 220+, 221, 222, 223+, 224+, 231, 232; PHI 101, 105, 115, 160+, 205+, 215+, 220, 225, 231, 232; SGN 202, 210+; SPA 202, 210+; THE 121+
Fine Arts: MUS 103, 104+, 106, 107, 108+, 120

Social and Behavioral Sciences

1 course

Courses marked with a + meet the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. One 3 credit-hour course is required for graduation.

Hours Required: 3

ANT 101+, 202+, 205, 206+; ECO 200+, 211, 212; GEG 100+, 101+, 103+, 104+, 150; HST 111, 112, 121+, 141, 142, 212, 231+, 232+, 241+, 242+, 243+, 245+; PSC 101, 220, 250+, 270+, 280+; PSY 101, 216, 217, 218, 228; SOC 101+, 120+, 205+, 215+, 230+, 235+

Total General Education

No more than two GEG and two HST courses (except HST 105) may be used to fulfill the General Education requirements.

Hours Required: 31


Core Courses:

Hours Required:36

Music Theory - 12 credit hours required MUS 111, 112, 211, 212
Keyboard Skills - 8 credit hours required MUS 1651, 1661, 2651, 266
Aural Skills - 4 credit hours required MUS 115, 116, 215, 216
Ensemble - 4 credit hours required MUS 130, 136, 140, 145, 150
Applied Instruction - 8 credit hours required MUS 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298, 299

World Cultures and Diversity Requirement

One 3-credit hour course is required. Courses that fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education category.

Select one course marked with a + from the above Groups.

Total Hours Required

Hours Required: 67


1 - All music majors must demonstrate piano proficiency: MUS 165, 166 and 265 may be passed by proficiency exam. Music majors are also advised to take MUS 100 as part of their elective credit.

Last Updated: 7/15/20