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:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
MUSC1114 MUSC1114 - Beginning Class Piano 2
MUSC2291 MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

1st Spring Term - 19 credits

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
MUSC1114 MUSC1114 - Beginning Class Piano 2
MUSC2291 MUSC2291 - Individual Piano Lessons 2

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 16 credits

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 17 credits

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals