Associate in Arts with a Concentration in Music (MUS.AA)

Associate in Arts

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Oakland Community College offers an Associate in Arts degree with a concentration in music.  This degree fulfills a variety of needs: transfer to a four-year institution with approximately two years of study completed, or begin work in any area of music with a solid understanding of music theory, music history, and performance experience.

Graduating from this program qualifies the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify courses from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to select courses that will satisfy the intake requirements of the intended transfer institution.  

All courses that satisfy MTA requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.  All courses comprising the 62 credits required for the degree must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Because transferability of credits varies with colleges and universities, programs, and departmental majors, students are urged to discuss their program plans with an OCC counselor and an advisor at the intended transfer institution.

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General Requirements
English Composition
Fine Arts / Humanities
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Major Requirements
MUS 1510Piano I2
MUS 1521Fundamental Ear Training and Sight Singing2
MUS 15301Fundamentals of Music 2
MUS 1620Ear Training and Sight Singing I2
MUS 1630Music Theory I3
MUS 2521Ear Training and Sight Singing II2
MUS 2530Music Theory II3
MUS 2560Conducting2
MUS 2640Music Composition: Art Music2
Complete three different 1-credit courses from the following:3
MUS 2551 - MUS 2558
Applied Music: Vocal or Instrumental Instruction
Complete one 1-credit course from the following:1
MUS 2810 - MUS 2814
Recital / Special Project
Complete three different 1-credit courses from any of the following options:3
MUS 1751 - MUS 1758
Small Ensemble / Combo
MUS 1761 - MUS 1768
OCC Chorale
MUS 1771 - MUS 1778
Concert Band
MUS 1781 - MUS 1788
MUS 1791 - MUS 1798
OCC Stage / Jazz Band
Required Supportive Courses6
Complete a minimum of 6 credits from the following courses:
Listening to Music: 'Classical' to Jazz 3
Listening to Music: World Music 3
Listening to Music: Rock to Hip-Hop 3
Additional Required Supportive Courses4
Complete a minimum of 4 credits from the following courses:
Voice I2
Guitar I2
Voice II2
Piano II2
Guitar II2
Music Theory: Jazz2
Jazz Improvisation2
Music Composition: Standard Forms2
Total Credit Hours62-69

 Course may be used to meet Fine Arts / Humanities requirement.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

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