Music

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Performing Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences
CCD.edu/Music

Music Designation

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts in music. You will explore music theory, history and application. Careers typically require a bachelor’s degree.

Music, as in all the arts, is an expression and transcendence of the human experience. Music courses serve as an introduction to the examination of sound as a vibrant art form and provide training in performance and composition. CCD's music department offers humanities and performance classes open to all students beginning through advanced. Our faculty will help you explore your talents and invigorate your passion in music.

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 2 4
MUS 110 Music Theory I 3
MUS 112 Ear Training/Sight-singing I Lab 1
MUS 131 Music Class I 2
MUS 141 Private Instruction I: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds) 1
MUS 151 Ensemble I 1
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 1 3
MUS 111 Music Theory II 3
MUS 113 Ear Training/Sight-singing II Lab 1
MUS 132 Music Class II 2
MUS 142 Private Instruction II: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds) 1
MUS 152 Ensemble II 1
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
MUS 121 Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1 3
MUS 210 Music Theory III 3
MUS 212 Advanced Ear Training/Sight-singing I Lab 1
MUS 241 Private Instruction III: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds) 1
MUS 251 Ensemble I 1
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 3
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
MUS 122 Music History Romantic Period to Present: GT-AH1 3
MUS 211 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 213 Advanced Ear Training/Sight-singing II Lab 1
MUS 242 Private Instruction IV: (Cello, Composition, Conducting, Guitar/Bass, Piano, Songwriting, Viola, Violin, Voice, Woodwinds) 1
MUS 252 Ensemble II 1
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Anthropology of Religion: GT-SS3  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60
1

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

2

Any guaranteed GT-MA1 course; MAT 120 is recommended.

3

CSU-Ft. Collins requires that one of these courses be PSY 101 – General Psychology 1