Degree, Certificate or Diploma
This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion.
What will you do
This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of this two-year degree. Students with a music degree can take the skills they learn in the music program and apply them to music education or another area of fine arts. They can also become professional musicians. For a professional musician, earnings vary widely and often depend on a performer’s professional reputation, place of employment, and on the number of hours worked. Even when employed, many musicians work part-time and may give private lessons to supplement their earnings as performers. If you choose music education, you can teach at any age level from elementary school to high school and college.
- This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion.
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MUS 400 - Music in Theory and Practice I
MUS 410 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I
MUS 185 - Class Piano I
ENG 105 - Composition I
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
MUS 401 - Music in Theory and Practice II
MUS 411 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II
MUS 186 - Class Piano II
ENG 106 - Composition II
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology
MUS 402 - Music in Theory and Practice III
MUS 412 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III
MUS 187 - Class Piano III
ENV 111 - Environmental Science
MUS 100 - Music Appreciation
MUS 403 - Music in Theory and Practice IV
MUS 413 - Ear Training and Sight Singing IV
MUS 188 - Class Piano IV
MAT 157 - Statistics
SOC 210 - Men, Women and Society
Total Semester Hours Required: 61.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate ensemble techniques and representative repertoire in both large and small ensembles appropriate to the student’s specific performance mediums.
- Demonstrate competent application of music cognition in music theory.
- Demonstrate basic music competencies in keyboarding, aural skills, and sight singing.
- Demonstrate performance skills through participation in applied study.
- Use professional judgment and ethics in their interactions with colleagues, other members of the musical community, and community as a whole.
- Because career opportunities associated with this degree are so varied, salaries vary considerably as well. To explore careers and gather specific salary information, we encourage you to visit the following website: IHaveaPlanIowa