Associate in Arts
Arts and Communication
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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Fine Arts / Humanities
|MUS 1510||Piano I||2|
|MUS 1521||Fundamental Ear Training and Sight Singing||2|
|MUS 15301||Fundamentals of Music||2|
|MUS 1620||Ear Training and Sight Singing I||2|
|MUS 1630||Music Theory I||3|
|MUS 2521||Ear Training and Sight Singing II||2|
|MUS 2530||Music Theory II||3|
|MUS 2640||Music Composition: Art Music||2|
|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
MUS 1771 - MUS 1778
MUS 1781 - MUS 1788
MUS 1791 - MUS 1798
OCC Stage / Jazz Band
|Required Supportive Courses||6|
|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 Courses||4|
|Complete a minimum of 4 credits from the following courses:|
|Music Theory: Jazz||2|
|Music Composition: Standard Forms||2|
|Total Credit Hours||62-69|
Course may be used to meet Fine Arts / Humanities requirement.
A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.