Music and Music Education

Pre-Major Curriculum Code: A1020D

This program prepares the student to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution.  This Associate in Fine Arts program is specifically designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in Music and/or Music Education.

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General Education Core (28 SHC)  SHC = Semester Hours Credit

The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Fine Arts Pre-Major Music and Music Education Degree (A10100)
Course Requirements for A.F.A. Pre-Major Music and Music Education

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
English 111, Expository Writing (3 SHC), is required as the first composition course.
The second composition course must be selected from the following.
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)

Two courses from two discipline areas are required.
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262
One additional general education core course from the following discipline areas is required: art, communication, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, philosophy, and religion.
ART 111, 114, 115 COM 110, 120, 231 (3 hours only)
DRA 111, 112, 211, 212 FRE 111, 112, 211, 212
HUM 130, 160, 211, 212 PHI 215, 240
REL 112, 211, 212, 221 SPA 111, 112, 211, 212

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Three courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a history course.
HIS 115, 121, 122, 131, 132
Two additional general education core courses from two of the following discipline areas are required: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.
ANT 210 ECO 151, 251, 252
GEO 111, 112, 130 POL 110, 120, 210, 220
PSY 150 SOC 210, 213, 220, 225, 240

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7-8 SHC)

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)
One course must be selected from the following.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
BIO 111 General Biology I (4 SHC)
CHM 131/131A Intro to Chemistry/Lab (4 SHC)
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
GEL 120 Physical Geology (4 SHC)
PHY 110/110A Conceptual Physics/Lab (4 SHC)
PHY 151 College Physics I (4 SHC)
PHY 251 General Physics I (4 SHC)
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
One course (3-4 SHC) must be selected from the following.
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics (3 SHC) or
MAT 161 College Algebra (3 SHC) or
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3 SHC) or
MAT 175 Precalculus (4 SHC)
Note: Math courses with a prerequisite of MAT 161 or higher may be substituted locally. You must see an academic counselor for details. Additional lab courses may be required for math classes taken at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Other Required Hours (36-37 SHC)

The following courses are required. (27 SHC)
ACA 111 College Student Success (1 SHC)
MUS 121 Music Theory I (4 SHC)
MUS 122 Music Theory II (4 SHC)
MUS 151 Class Music I (1 SHC)
MUS 152 Class Music II (1 SHC)
MUS 161 Applied Music I (2 SHC)
MUS 162 Applied Music II (2 SHC)
MUS 221 Music Theory III (4 SHC)
MUS 222 Music Theory IV (4 SHC)
MUS 261 Applied Music III (2 SHC)
MUS 262 Applied Music IV (2 SHC)
Four courses (4 SHC) must be selected from the following.
MUS 131 Chorus I (1 SHC) MUS 132 Chorus II (1 SHC)
MUS 133 Band I (1 SHC) MUS 134 Band II (1 SHC)
MUS 141 Ensemble I (1 SHC) MUS 142 Ensemble II (1 SHC)
MUS 231 Chorus III (1 SHC) MUS 232 Chorus IV (1 SHC)
MUS 233 Band III (1 SHC) MUS 234 Band IV (1 SHC)
MUS 241 Ensemble III (1 SHC) MUS 242 Ensemble IV (1 SHC)
5-6 additional hours of other music electives are needed to complete the required sixty-five semester hours credit.

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 65

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Admission to the Major

Grade point average requirements vary and admission is competitive across the several programs in Music and Music Education. Validation of level of achievement in Theory, Class Music, and Applied Music is required for acceptance into four-year programs in accordance with NASM requirements for admission of transfer students. Admission to teacher licensure programs requires satisfactory scores on PRAXIS I and II.


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