Music

Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) - 68 credits

About this program
The Associate in Fine Arts in Music is designed to provide a means for music students to pursue a path with seamless transition to a four-year music degree and to be best prepared for a degree and/or career in music. The AFA emphasizes a fine arts focus within a discipline area of study and offers students preparation for fine arts study at the university level. The AFA in Music at M State allows for a choral or instrumental emphasis and ensures that students will have the necessary coursework to prepare for advanced studies in music.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a techincal proficiency and interpretive competency with the chosen instrument.
  2. Understand the cultural and historical development of music throughout the common practice era, 20th century and today.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thought through technical and compositional analysis of written music.
  4. Articulate an informed personal reaction to music study aurally and visually.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to interpret and perform a variety of musical styles within a collaborative context.
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the role of technology in the musical arts.
  7. Use the English language effectively to read, speak, write and listen.
  8. Understand and demonstrate practices and methods of inquiry.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
36 Required courses
17 Restricted electives in courses
15 Restricted electives in course types
68 Total

Music AFA

Required Courses:

Course Credits
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
MUSC1115 - America's Musical Heritage 3
MUSC1116 - World Music 3
MUSC1117 - Beginning Class Guitar 2
MUSC1120 - Introduction to Music Technology 3
MUSC1121 - Basic Theory and Musicianship I 3
MUSC1122 - Basic Theory and Musicianship II 3
MUSC1123 - Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1
MUSC1124 - Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1
MUSC2223 - Sight Singing and Ear Training III 1
MUSC2224 - Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 1
MUSC2231 - Advanced Theory and Musicianship III 3
MUSC2232 - Advanced Theory and Musicianship IV 3
PHYS1107 - Physics of Music 3

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1
MUSC2251 - Individual Voice Lessons 2
MUSC2281 - Private Instrumental Lessons 2
MUSC2285 - Advanced Music Composition 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1
MUSC2251 - Individual Voice Lessons 2
MUSC2281 - Private Instrumental Lessons 2
MUSC2285 - Advanced Music Composition 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1114 - Beginning Class Piano 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1
MUSC2251 - Individual Voice Lessons 2
MUSC2281 - Private Instrumental Lessons 2
MUSC2285 - Advanced Music Composition 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

15 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
MUSC1115 - America's Musical Heritage 3
MUSC1120 - Introduction to Music Technology 3
MUSC1121 - Basic Theory and Musicianship I 3
MUSC1123 - Sight Singing and Ear Training I 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1

1st Spring Term - 19 credits

Course Credits
ENGL1205 - Writing About Literature 3
MUSC1122 - Basic Theory and Musicianship II 3
MUSC1124 - Sight Singing and Ear Training II 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1
MUSC2251 - Individual Voice Lessons 2
MUSC2281 - Private Instrumental Lessons 2
MUSC2285 - Advanced Music Composition 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1114 - Beginning Class Piano 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
MUSC1117 - Beginning Class Guitar 2
MUSC2223 - Sight Singing and Ear Training III 1
MUSC2231 - Advanced Theory and Musicianship III 3
PHYS1107 - Physics of Music 3

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1
MUSC2251 - Individual Voice Lessons 2
MUSC2281 - Private Instrumental Lessons 2
MUSC2285 - Advanced Music Composition 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 17 credits

Course Credits
MUSC1116 - World Music 3
MUSC2224 - Sight Singing and Ear Training IV 1
MUSC2232 - Advanced Theory and Musicianship IV 3

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1135 - Voice Ensemble 1
MUSC1141 - Concert Choir 1
MUSC1162 - Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC1164 - Concert Band 1
MUSC1168 - Pep Band 1

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MUSC1151 - Individual Voice Lessons 1
MUSC1181 - Private Instrumental Lessons 1
MUSC1185 - Private Music Composition Lessons 1
MUSC1191 - Individual Piano Lessons 1
MUSC2251 - Individual Voice Lessons 2
MUSC2281 - Private Instrumental Lessons 2
MUSC2285 - Advanced Music Composition 2
MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals