Music Transfer Curriculum

Music Recommended Transfer Curriculum

Associate in Fine Arts In Music (AA-0054)

This curriculum is designed to facilitate smooth transfer to a four-year institution for the completion of a baccalaureate degree in music performance.

Students will need to complete additional general education requirements in humanities and social and behavioral sciences at the institution to which they transfer. The reduced credits in general education at SSC enable students to complete the required sequences of art courses during their freshman and sophomore years, which replicates the course-taking patterns for art students in the four-year institutions. Students should consult the Transfer Center regarding transferability of elective courses.

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their program and career opportunities. Peruse some of the offerings in the Music Department.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 (must be completed with a grade “C” or better) 3
ENG 102 (must be completed with a grade “C” or better) 3
SPE 108 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
Select from Group II 9
Social and Behavioral Science[1] (3-6)
Select from Group III 3-6
Mathematics (5)
MTH 115
MTH 126
Select from Group IV 3
Physical and Life Science (8)
Select from Group V (must include one lab) 7
Music Courses (35)
Music Theory I-IV: MUS 116, 126, 216, 226 12
Music Literature/History: MUS 115 3
Keyboard Harmony: MUS 171, 172, 271, 272 4
Aural Skills: MUS 117, 127, 217, 227 4
Ensemble: MUS 187, 190, 195, 197, 198 4
Applied Music Major Emphasis: MUS 131-146, 231-246 8
Music Electives
Suggested courses:

  • Class Instruction – Voice, Instrument
  • Chamber Ensembles – Woodwind, Jazz Combo, Percussion, Brass
  • Private Applied Minor – Voice, Instrument
  • Jazz Improvisation
Minimum for AFA Degree 63-66
Some colleges and universities have capstone programs designed or students who wish to transfer after completing the AAS degree programs.