Music AFA

The Associate of Fine Arts in Music is designed to provide a broad background in music for students planning transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in music performance, music education, or music business. The degree includes rigorous academic studies along with group performance experiences, individual lessons and solo performance opportunities.

The Associate of Fine Arts in Music is designed to articulate to:

  • Minnesota State University Moorhead B.A. in Music degree
  • Saint Cloud State University B.A. in Music (including Composition and new Media emphases) degree

 

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2018 - 2019

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses: Music History and Theory
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1241
    Course Title:Music Theory I      Goal Areas:06       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is the first of a four semester series of courses that study the theoretical and structural basis of music. Among the major topics covered in Music Theory I and Music Theory II are: notation, intervals, rhythm, scale patterns, melodic forms, harmonic conventions, four-part chorale structure, formal structure (binary, ternary). While this course is open to all, to be successful in this course, entering students must have a solid knowledge of note names, scale patterns and note rhythms such as that learned in MUSC 1200 Fundamentals of Music. This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1242
    Course Title:Music Theory II      Goal Areas:06       Credits:3

    Course Description:A continuation of Music Theory I, this course is the second of a four-semester series of courses that study the theoretical and structural basis of music. Among the major topics covered in Music Theory I and Music Theory II are: notation, intervals, rhythm, scale patterns, melodic forms, harmonic conventions, four-part chorale structure, formal structure (binary, ternary). This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1251
    Course Title:Ear Training and Sight Singing I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is the first of a four-semester series of courses that trains students to read music immediately and accurately at sight and to recognize and play sound patterns, intervals, and rhythms. Students will learn to take musical dictation, sing melodies, rhythm patterns and intervals at sight, and play patterns, rhythms, and intervals on the keyboard without hesitation. While this course is open to all, to be successful in this course, entering students must have a solid knowledge of note names, scale patterns and note rhythms such as that learned in MUSC 1200 Fundamentals of Music. This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1252
    Course Title:Ear Training and Sight Singing II      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is the second of a four-semester series of courses that trains students to read music immediately and accurately at sight and to recognize and play sound patterns, intervals, and rhythms. Students will learn to take musical dictation, sing melodies, rhythm patterns and intervals at sight, and play patterns, rhythms, and intervals on the keyboard without hesitation. This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1300
    Course Title:Music in World Cultures      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course teaches music primarily from non-Eurocentric cultures which may include but is not limited to Indian, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, African, Native American, and African American. Through their studies of the diversity of world music, students will develop a broader understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2170
    Course Title:History of Music I: Medieval Through Classical Eras      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a historical survey primarily of music rooted in the European tradition. The timeframe of study will focus on eras referred to as the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods with some references to the roots of western music in ancient cultures. Music will be studied from the viewpoints of musical styles, genres, performance practices, as well as cultural and historical contexts of those eras.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2180
    Course Title:History of Music II: Romantic Era to the 21st Century      Goal Areas:06,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is a historical survey primarily of music rooted in the European traditions. The timeframe of study will focus on eras referred to as the Romantic and late Romantic periods through the 20th century. Music will be studied from the viewpoints of musical styles, genres, performance practices, as well as cultural and historical contexts of those eras.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2241
    Course Title:Music Theory III      Goal Areas:06       Credits:3

    Course Description:A continuation of Music Theory I & II, this course is the third of a four-semester series of courses that study the theoretical and structural basis of music. Among the major topics covered in Music Theory III and Music Theory IV are: Sixth, ninth, eleventh, thirteenth chords and their variants; counterpoint (two-voice), formal structures (fugue, sonata allegro, rondo, variation); pre-20th century tonality and 20th century atonality; music composition not based in tonal sound. This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2242
    Course Title:Music Theory IV      Goal Areas:06       Credits:3

    Course Description:A continuation of Music Theory III, this course is the final in four-semester series of courses that study the theoretical and structural basis of music. Among the major topics covered in Music Theory III and Music Theory IV are: Sixth, ninth, eleventh, thirteenth chords and their variants; counterpoint (two-voice), formal structures (fugue, sonata allegro, rondo, variation); pre-20th century tonality and 20th century atonality; music composition not based in tonal sound. This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2251
    Course Title:Ear Training and Sight Singing III      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is the third of a four-semester series of courses that trains students to read music immediately and accurately at sight and to recognize and play sound patterns, intervals, and rhythms. Students will learn to take musical dictation, sing melodies, rhythm patterns and intervals at sight, and play patterns, rhythms, and intervals on the keyboard without hesitation. This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2252
    Course Title:Ear Training and Sight Singing IV      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is the final of a four-semester series of courses that trains students to read music immediately and accurately at sight and to recognize and play sound patterns, intervals, and rhythms. Students will learn to take musical dictation, sing melodies, rhythm patterns and intervals at sight, and play patterns, rhythms, and intervals on the keyboard without hesitation. This course is required for AFA music majors.
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    Program Courses: Music Performance
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Music Lessons - 1 credit for 4 semesters. See course numbers for your instrument's 1/2 hour lessons. Students may take 1 hour lessons, but only 4 credits total will count toward degree. All semesters must be lessons in the student's major instrument.
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1510
    Course Title:Applied Music: Guitar or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is open to all students and consists of private guitar instruction lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students, beginners through advanced, can, in consultation instructor, pick areas of focus depending on their tastes and needs. These may include: guitar technique (i.e. chords, scales finger-picking) theory, reading, ear-training, analysis, improvisation, repertoire development and interpretation. This course may be repeated for credit. Special Music Fees apply. Student must provide their own guitar (preferably acoustic) in good playing condition.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1610
    Course Title:Applied Music: Voice or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is private voice instruction with lessons of one-half hour per week. Students will expand upon basic vocal technique and skills and will extend their technical ability and style interpretation skill through vocal repertoire from various cultures and historical periods. Students will extend their ability to interpret and create artistic expression through song. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply. MUSC 1600 Class Voice strongly recommended before taking this course."
    Applied Music: Voice orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1810
    Course Title:Applied Music: Piano or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is private piano instruction with lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students will expand upon basic piano technique and skills and will extend their technical ability and style interpretation skill through piano repertoire from various cultures and historical periods. Students will extend their ability to interpret and create artistic expression through piano literature and performance. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply.
    Applied Music: Piano orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1830
    Course Title:Applied Music: Strings or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is private instruction on a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, bass) lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students will expand upon basic technique and skills, extending their technical ability and style interpretation through repertoire from various cultures and historical periods. Students will extend their ability to interpret their musical performance and create artistic expression through solo repertoire performed on the instrument. Student must provide their own instrument. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply.
    Applied Music: Strings orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1850
    Course Title:Applied Music: Percussion or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is private instruction on percussion instruments (e.g., drums, xylophone, marimba, or tympani) lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students will expand upon their technique and skills, extending their technical ability and style interpretation through repertoire from various cultures and historical periods. Students will extend their ability to interpret their musical performance and create artistic expression through solo repertoire performed on the instrument. Student must provide their own instrument. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply.
    Applied Music: Percussion orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1860
    Course Title:Applied Music: Brass or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is private instruction on a brass instrument (e.g., trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tuba) lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students will expand upon their technique and skills, extending their technical ability and style interpretation through repertoire from various cultures and historical periods. Students will extend their ability to interpret their musical performance and create artistic expression through solo repertoire performed on the instrument. Student must provide their own instrument. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply.
    Applied Music: Brass orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1870
    Course Title:Applied Music: Woodwinds or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is private instruction on a woodwind instrument (saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe or bassoon) lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students will expand upon their technique and skills, extending their technical ability and style interpretation through repertoire from various cultures and historical periods. Students will extend their ability to interpret their musical performance and create artistic expression through solo repertoire performed on the instrument. Student must provide their own instrument. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply.
    Applied Music: Woodwinds orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2010
    Course Title:Advanced Applied Music Lessons      Goal Areas:06       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is private instruction for advanced students on their instrument (voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion) with lessons of one hour per week. Students will extend their ability to interpret their musical performance and create artistic expression through solo repertoire performed on their instrument. Students' advanced technical expertise will be incorporated into artistic expression and interpretation of repertoire that challenges their technique and demands artistic finesse and critical analysis. Student must provide their own instrument. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply. Admission to this course is by permission only. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR FOR PERMISSION TO REGISTER.
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    Music Large Ensemble Participation - 1 credit for 4 semesters. Students must participate in a large ensemble music performance for 4 semesters.
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1130
    Course Title:College Choir or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course includes the study and performance of choral repertoire. Through active learning students will participate in collaborative artistic study culminating in choral performance of works from a variety of cultures and historical periods. The day section of choir meets twice per week and the night section of choir meets once per week. May be repeated for credit.
    College Choir orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1160
    Course Title:Large Instrumental Ensemble      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is an instrumental performance ensemble that plays a variety of musical literature. Enrollment is open to all students who are able to minimally play their instrument at a High School level. The ensemble is open to all students who meet this criterion. Students should provide their own instrument. Percussionists should provide their own sticks/mallets. This group meets once/week. May be repeated for credit. NOTE: Student should be able to minimally play instrument at a High School level NOTE: Student should be able to minimally play their instrument at a High School level
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    Depending on student placement level, choose 2 credits from the following (Piano Proficiency Requirement)
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1801
    Course Title:Class Piano I or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course offers basic piano instruction and technique for the student with no previous training in piano. Students will learn basic piano techniques and skills and be introduced to different playing styles. Students will be introduced to music and history of different cultures as related to the piano.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1802
    Course Title:Class Piano II or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:2

    Course Description:The purpose of the course is to build upon skills and musicianship begun in Class Piano I, allowing the student to continue gaining a better understanding of playing the piano and a greater appreciation of music in general. Both technique and musicianship will be addressed. Scales and/or exercises and music theory will be part of every class lesson. To be successful in this class, the student should have completed MUSC 1801 Class Piano I or be at the equivalent skill level.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1810
    Course Title:Applied Music: Piano or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is private piano instruction with lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students will expand upon basic piano technique and skills and will extend their technical ability and style interpretation skill through piano repertoire from various cultures and historical periods. Students will extend their ability to interpret and create artistic expression through piano literature and performance. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply.
    Applied Music: Piano orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2010
    Course Title:Advanced Applied Music Lessons      Goal Areas:06       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is private instruction for advanced students on their instrument (voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion) with lessons of one hour per week. Students will extend their ability to interpret their musical performance and create artistic expression through solo repertoire performed on their instrument. Students' advanced technical expertise will be incorporated into artistic expression and interpretation of repertoire that challenges their technique and demands artistic finesse and critical analysis. Student must provide their own instrument. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply. Admission to this course is by permission only. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR FOR PERMISSION TO REGISTER.
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    Music Small Ensemble - 2 credits. Additional options include: Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble and Theatre practicum (pit band performance or musical theatre stage acting performance).
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1150
    Course Title:Chamber Singers or      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is a select auditioned group of singers which will perform a wide spectrum of choral repertoire from Madrigals to Vocal Jazz. Auditions will be held early fall semester for the yearly commitment. This group meets twice per week. May be repeated for credit.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1170
    Course Title:Instrumental Jazz Ensemble or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is an instrumental performance ensemble that plays a variety of jazz literature. Enrollment is open to all students who are able to read written musical notation for their instrument. Ensemble is open to all students. Students should provide their own instrument. This group meets once per week. May be repeated for credit. NOTE: Student should be able to minimally play instrument at a High School level
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1180
    Course Title:Small Group Performance Ensemble      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is a small ensemble performance opportunity. An ensemble work may be made up of strings, percussion, winds, guitars, voice, or any instrumental grouping that may be possible depending on need and interest. Depending on their primary instrument, a student will be placed in a section of this course that corresponds to their instrument. The ensemble will play a variety of composed and/or improvised literature. Primarily for AFA music students, the course is open to all who have the ability to read musical notation and perform competently. However, permission for placement into the course is required. Music faculty must be consulted for placement in the appropriate section. Weekly rehearsals and end-of-semester performance is required. Additional rehearsals may be required. May be repeated for credit.
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    Depending on student placement level, choose 2 credits from the following (Guitar Proficiency Requirement)
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1501
    Course Title:Class Guitar I or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is open to all students. It is designed for beginners or for guitar students wishing to fill in gaps in their knowledge from previous musical experience. It covers basic guitar techniques and musicianship skills used in a variety of different styles of music. Students will also study different types of written musical notation. It also introduces improvisation and song writing. Student must provide their own guitar (preferably acoustic) in good playing condition.
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    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1502
    Course Title:Class Guitar II or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is for the advanced beginning guitar student who has completed MUSC 1501, Class Guitar I, guitar students wanting to fill in gaps in their knowledge from previous musical experience, or wanting to continue their guitar studies in a classroom environment. To be successful in this class, the student should have completed MUSC 1501 Guitar Class I or be at the appropriate skill level. It covers guitar techniques and musicianship skills used in a variety of different styles of music. Students will also study different types of written musical notation, as well as improvisation and song writing. Student must provide their own guitar (preferably acoustic) in good playing condition.
    Class Guitar II orView06 2
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:1510
    Course Title:Applied Music: Guitar or      Goal Areas:06       Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is open to all students and consists of private guitar instruction lessons of 1/2 hour per week (during fall and spring semesters). Students, beginners through advanced, can, in consultation instructor, pick areas of focus depending on their tastes and needs. These may include: guitar technique (i.e. chords, scales finger-picking) theory, reading, ear-training, analysis, improvisation, repertoire development and interpretation. This course may be repeated for credit. Special Music Fees apply. Student must provide their own guitar (preferably acoustic) in good playing condition.
    Applied Music: Guitar orView06 1
    Course Subject: MUSC         Course Number:2010
    Course Title:Advanced Applied Music Lessons      Goal Areas:06       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is private instruction for advanced students on their instrument (voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion) with lessons of one hour per week. Students will extend their ability to interpret their musical performance and create artistic expression through solo repertoire performed on their instrument. Students' advanced technical expertise will be incorporated into artistic expression and interpretation of repertoire that challenges their technique and demands artistic finesse and critical analysis. Student must provide their own instrument. This course may be repeated for credit. Special "Music Fees" apply. Admission to this course is by permission only. PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR FOR PERMISSION TO REGISTER.
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    General Education Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:01       Credits:2

    Course Description:This class focuses on the research process, textual analysis of primary and secondary sources, rhetorical strategies for argument and persuasion, and successful integration of sources into a longer academic paper utilizing MLA (or other, as appropriate) documentation format. The class may be disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or topical in content, as noted on the class registration site. Prerequisite: Engl 1200 or 1201 with a grade of C or higher
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    College Writing I
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
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    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    College Writing IView01 4
    COMM1010, COMM1110, COMM1310, COMM1710 - 1 course
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Fundamentals of Public Speaking or      Goal Areas:01       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides instruction and practical experience in the basics of public speaking. This course has a performance component: students are expected to create and deliver informative, persuasive and other types of speeches.
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    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Principles of Interpersonal Communication or      Goal Areas:01,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory course looks at communication in one-to-one relationships in friendships, families, the workplace, and elsewhere. Students will be challenged to discover and assess their own communication strengths and weaknesses as they define and discuss what it means to be a competent interpersonal communicator. Course content includes both theory and practice (skill development).
    Principles of Interpersonal Communication orView01,07 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1310
    Course Title:Intercultural Communication or      Goal Areas:07,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:The influence of culture is an especially important and sensitive issue facing us today. A person's culture strongly influences his/her identity, beliefs, expectations, and communication style. This course explores communication across culture as defined by nationality, gender, and ethnicity while concentrating on effective use of communication in all of these areas.
    Intercultural Communication orView07,08 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1710
    Course Title:Oral Interpretation and Traditions      Goal Areas:01,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:Oral Interpretation and Traditions is an introductory course in the effective oral presentation of written material. Students will analyze and perform literature from a variety of sources that represent different cultures, co-cultures, and ethnicities. Students will also make connections between the cultural implications of oral tradition and performance.
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    MnTC Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Natural Sciences (Goal Area 3) - 4 credits: ANTH1020(3), BIOL1000(4), BIOL1001(4), BIOL1002(4), BIOL1030(4), BIOL1101(4), BIOL1102(4), BIOL1120(3), BIOL1130(4), BIOL1160(4), BIOL1200(4), BIOL1350(3), BIOL1360(4), BIOL1610(1), BIOL1650(1), BIOL2020(4), BIOL2030(4), BIOL2100(4), BIOL2111(4), BIOL2112(4), CHEM1000(4), CHEM1010(4), CHEM1030(4), CHEM1061(4), CHEM1062(4), GEOG1010(3), GEOL1010(2), GEOL1020(2), GEOL1030(2), GEOL1040(2), GEOL1110(4), GEOL1120(4), GEOL1130(4), GEOL1150(4), GEOL1160(4), GEOL1850(3), GEOL1851(1), NSCI1000(4), NSCI1010(1), NSCI1020(1), NSCI1030(1), NSCI1050(4), NSCI1060(3), NSCI1061(1), NSCI1070(3), NSCI1071(1), NSCI1110(4), NSCI1120(4), PHYS1000(4), PHYS1030(4), PHYS1050(4), PHYS1070(3), PHYS1071(1), PHYS1120(4), PHYS1140(3), PHYS1201(5), PHYS1202(5), PHYS1400(3), PHYS1410(1), PHYS1450(3), PHYS1460(1), PHYS1601(5), PHYS1602(5)
    Mathematics/Logical Reasoning (Goal Area 4) - 3 credits: MATH1010(3), MATH1031(3), MATH1032(3), MATH1080(3), MATH1090(4), MATH1130(3), MATH1140(3), MATH1150(3), MATH1160(4), MATH1170(4), MATH1180(5), MATH1190(5), MATH1200(3), MATH1221(5), MATH1222(5), MATH2010(3), MATH2220(5), MATH2300(4), MATH2400(4), PHIL1050(3)
    History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Goal Area 5) - 6 credits: ANTH1010(3), ANTH1130(3), ANTH1140(3), ECON1050(3), ECON1060(3), ECON1070(3), HIST1010(3), HIST1020(3), HIST1030(3), HIST1110(3), HIST1120(3), HIST1130(3), HIST1140(3), HIST1200(3), HIST1210(3), HIST1220(3), HIST1240(3), HIST1270(3), HIST1700(3), HIST1800(3), HIST1900(1), HIST2500(3), HIST2600(3), HIST2700(3), POLS1100(3), POLS1140(3), POLS1600(3), POLS1700(3), POLS2130(3), PSYC1110(3), PSYC1150(3), PSYC1160(4), PSYC1165(3), PSYC1170(3), PSYC1210(3), PSYC1220(3), PSYC1250(4), PSYC2110(3), PSYC2320(3), PSYC2330(3), PSYC2340(3), PSYC2350(3), SOC1110(3), SOC1710(3), SOC1750(3), SOC2110(3), SOC2200(3), SOC2210(3), SOC2410(3), SOC2730(3)
    Goal Areas 7, 9, or 10 - 3 credits: AMST1010(3), AMST1020(3), AMST2210(3), AMST2220(3), ANTH1020(3), ANTH1130(3), ANTH1140(3), ASL1300(3), BIOL1030(4), BIOL1160(4), BIOL1200(4), BIOL1600(1), BIOL1610(1), CHEM1000(4), CHEM1010(4), COMM1110(3), COMM1310(3), COMM1610(3), COMM1810(3), ECON1050(3), ENGL1450(3), ENGL2300(3), ENGL2320(3), ENGL2330(3), ENGL2340(3), ENGL2350(3), ENGL2370(3), ENGL2380(3), ENGL2390(3), ENGL2450(3), ENGL2460(3), ENGL2900(3), ENGL2950(3), GCST1030(3), GCST1040(3), GCST1210(3), GCST1211(3), GCST1212(3), GCST1213(3), GCST1220(2), GCST1320(3), GEOG1000(2), GEOG1010(3), GEOG1040(3), GEOG1190(3), GEOL1010(2), GEOL1020(2), GEOL1030(2), GEOL1040(2), GEOL1120(4), GEOL1150(4), GEOL1160(4), GEOL1850(3), GEOL1851(1), HIST1200(3), HIST1210(3), HIST1220(3), HIST1240(3), HIST1270(3), HIST1700(3), HIST2600(3), HIST2700(3), INTD1030(3), INTD1040(3), INTD1210(3), INTD1211(3), INTD1212(3), NSCI1110(4), PHIL1020(3), PHIL1040(3), PHIL1070(3), PHIL1110(3), PHIL1200(3), PHIL1210(3), PHIL1220(3), POLS1100(3), POLS1140(3), PSYC1165(3), PSYC1170(3), PSYC2110(3), PSYC2340(3), SOC1110(3), SOC1130(3), SOC2110(3), SOC2210(3), TFT1210(3), TFT1310(3), TFT1350(3)
     
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    15 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required68
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    To complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, in addition to the courses listed above the student will need to take these additional MnTC Goal Area credits:



    • Goal Area 3: 3 credits with one Goal Area 3 course that includes a lab component.

    • Goal Area 5: 3 credits

    • Goal Area 9 or 10: 3 credits in each goal area required; remaining credits depend on student’s choices of electives. Some courses fulfill two goal areas.


  • Program Outcomes

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    Develop a foundation of essential knowledge about the cultural, social, and natural worlds, and individual well-being by:



    • Demonstrating skill in the foundation music courses


    Develop intellectual and practical skills, including:



    • Verbally and visually communicating their knowledge of music history, theory and performance

    • Competently analyzing and critiquing their own performance as well as that of others

    • Competently using the concepts of theory, history and performance in creative processes


    Demonstrate personal and social responsibility, including:



    • Developing constructive, organized work habits and professional interpersonal and communication skills

    • Developing an understanding of the creative accomplishments of other people and cultures, past and present, in the development of the field of music

    • Studying the ethics of the use of ideas, information and creative works as a foundation for respect of intellectual ownership


    Integrative Learning, including:



    • Managing the process of creative problems in music from conceptualization to performance

    • Performing competently and artistically as an individual and in groups

    • Demonstrating problem solving that employs technical skills and comprehension of the historical context of music with application in theory and performance


    Be prepared to transfer to and succeed at an upper-level academic institution.

  • Career Opportunities

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    Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

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    If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

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    An Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree is intended for students whose primary goal is to complete a program in a designated discipline in fine arts. The A.F.A. degree is designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree.


    Completion of an A.F.A. degree fulfills the Goal Area 2 requirement of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).


    Developmental Coursework
    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information
    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

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    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building
763-424-0724
admission@nhcc.edu