Music - Associate of Arts

This program is designed to maximize transfer of credit to a four-year college or university. In addition to a generous exposure to general education courses, you will concentrate your efforts in Music. Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed listed course work students will receive an Associate of Arts from Northern New Mexico College, a New Mexico college located in Espanola, NM.

General Education Requirements

Music (33 hrs) (50.0102)

  • MUS 102 Music Theory I (3) Pre-requisite: ENG 109
  • MUS 103 Music History and Literature I (3) Pre-requisite: ENG 109
  • MUS 105 Music Appreciation (3) Pre-requisite: ENG 109
  • MUS 107 Introduction to String, Percussion, Woodwind, and Brass (2)
  • MUS 110 Applied Music: Piano I (2)
  • MUS 111 Applied Music: Guitar I (2)
  • MUS 112 Applied Music: Voice (2)
  • MUS 113 Applied Music: Violin (2)
  • MUS 211 Applied Music: Guitar II (2) Pre-requisite: MUS 111
  • MUS 216 Music Theory II (3) Pre-requisite: MUS 102
  • MUS 218 Music History and Literature II (3) Pre-requisite: ENG 109
  • MUS 221 Applied Music: Piano II (2) Pre-requisite: MUS 110

Choose one course from the following:

  • ART 170 Photography I (3)
  • DANC 126 Modern Dance (2)
  • MUS 214 Chorus (3)
  • Pre-requisite: MUS 112
  • MUS 220 Applied Music: Folkloric
  • Vocal/Instrument Ensemble (3)
  • MUS 225 Musica Folklorica: La Nueva Cancion (3)
  • Pre-requisite: MUS 105 and ENG 109
  • MUS 226 Music Composition (3)
  • Pre-requisite: MUS 102
  • THE 120 Theatre I (3)
  • THE 238 Teatro Chicana/o (3)

Program Requirements

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 69

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