Music

Music

A.F.A.

The 68-credit A.F.A. in Music degree program gives you a strong foundation for transfer to a four-year school with junior-year status. The degree program also offers you opportunities for hands-on learning in the music industry, including an internship, while securing connections with industry experts and professionals that can lead to meaningful employment in the music field.

You will gain a holistic understanding of music by taking courses that explore all aspects of one of humankind’s greatest art forms from history to theory to applied lessons and much more.

As a student in this A.F.A. degree program, you will complete the Music Curriculum (20 credits), the Music Electives Curriculum (10 credits), the Business and Economics Curriculum (8 credits), and the General Education Curriculum (30 credits) for a credit total of 68.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Music Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
MUSC 1104
Class Piano I
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides a sequential study of music fundamentals, written music theory, historical context, and basic skills required to play the piano/keyboard. This course is designed for the beginning piano student.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1111
Music Theory I
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Embodies the notational materials and structures of music, approached through writing and analysis. This course is the first of a two semester sequence of harmonic, formal and contrapuntal analysis encompassing the 16th through the 17th centuries.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1112
Music Theory II
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Embodies the notational materials and structures of music, approached through writing and analysis. This course is the second of a two semester sequence of harmonic, formal and contrapuntal analysis encompassing the 18th through the 20th centuries. Prerequisites: MUSC 1111.

Prerequisites:

  • MUSC 1111 Music Theory I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1113
Aural Skills I
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Develops the ability to dictate and articulate musical pitches both heard and read from an introductory level through a course of study that gradually increases in complexity in rhythm, tonality and musical texture.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1114
Aural Skills II
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Develops the ability to dictate and articulate musical pitches both heard and read from chromatic tonalities through serialism. This course is the second of a two semester sequence. This is a course of study that gradually increases in complexity in rhythm, tonality and musical texture. Prereq: MUSC 1113.

Prerequisites:

  • MUSC 1113 Aural Skills I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 2128
History of Western Music Ancient to 1700
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies the European Art Music tradition from antiquity to 1700 to increase awareness and understanding of western music of the time period. This course includes the in-depth study of composers, historical and cultural influences, styles, and musical structures.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 2129
History of Western Music: 1700 To 1900
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies the European Art Music tradition from 1700 to 1900 to increase awareness and understanding of the time period. This course includes the in-depth study of genres, historical and cultural influences, styles, and musical structures.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 2189
Internship in Music Industry
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides students with supervised work experience in the Music Industry. Students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on work experience while working with cutting-edge music industry professionals and arts organizations. This internship will take place off campus and students will be encouraged to develop both content and networking skills. Student/employer compatability matching will vary based on student need and industry trends. The workload will be arranged and approved by the instructor and will total 140 total hours. Pre-requisites: MUSC 1111, MUSC 1113, and MUSC 2128 or Instructor Approval.

Prerequisites:

  • MUSC 1111 Music Theory I
  • MUSC 1112 Music Theory II
  • MUSC 1113 Aural Skills I
  • MUSC 1114 Aural Skills II
  • MUSC 2128 History of Western Music Ancient to 1700

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Music Curriculum 20

Music Electives Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
MUSC 1147
MUSC 1148
MUSC 1152
MUSC 1153
Music Business - Marketing, Promotion And Publishing    OR

Introduction to Music Video Production    OR

Intro to Audio Recording    OR

Intro to Midi and Sound Design
Choose a total of 6 credits from the above options.
6

Music Business - Marketing, Promotion And Publishing
Course Outline
Credits: 3
Presents an understanding of music industry in contemporary and historical styles as it relates to copyright laws, licensing, contracts, publicity and marketing. Other topics include the recording industry and management.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Introduction to Music Video Production
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Presents an artistic appreciation of music through the form of production. Students will develop a methodical understanding of how to create a music video using and combining the recording and components of "Pro Tools" and "Final Cut Express" audio video software. Students will need to provide their own video cameras, download cables and DVD disk.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Intro to Audio Recording
Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience working with practical applications of audio recording technology. In this course, students will examine and learn techniques in multi-track recording, virtual/live track integration, session management, digital and analog audio recording procedures, and system trouble-shooting.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Intro to Midi and Sound Design
Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience working with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Students will learn the basics of MIDI such as basic techniques, hardware and software implications, sound design, virtual studio, sequencing, and the MIDI applications to Audio and Video.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1105
MUSC 1109
MUSC 1121
IHCC Choir    OR

African Drum and Dance    OR

IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble
2

IHCC Choir
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Encompasses a vocal performance experience open to any student who wishes to sing in an ensemble. The choir performs at least one concert each semester on campus, with additional performances for special events every term. The musical selection and themes vary from semester to semester, which cover choral music from Medieval times to the present day in the western classical, popular, vernacular, and global music traditions. Attendance is required at the final performance and all other scheduled performances. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

African Drum and Dance
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces group African hand and stick drumming, singing, and dancing (with an emphasis on drumming). African Drumming is an ensemble and grading is based on participation and attendance of class and performances. This class is a learning and performing ensemble and taught through oral tradition with written aid when necessary. Students are encouraged to use their memory in retaining the music and cultural information that accompanies the music being played. By learning traditional methods, students will also gain personal insights on the cultures and ethnic groups covered. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces group Trinidadian Steel Drum playing and offers students the opportunity to perform in the IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble. Students taking this course (IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble) are expected to attend and participate in class, rehearsals, and perform at the final concert held at semester's end. This experiential class is a learning and performing ensemble and taught primarily through oral tradition though it will often rely on written aid where applicable. Students are encouraged to use their memory in retaining the music and cultural information that accompanies the music being played. By learning traditional methods, students will also gain personal insights on the cultures and ethnic groups covered. No musical experience is necessary. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1131
MUSC 1132
MUSC 1133
MUSC 1134
MUSC 1135
MUSC 1136
MUSC 1137
MUSC 1138
MUSC 1139
Applied Piano    OR

Applied Voice    OR

Applied Guitar    OR

Applied Percussion    OR

Applied Instrumental Lessons    OR

Applied High Brass Lessons    OR

Applied Low Brass Lessons    OR

Applied String Lessons - Violin and Viola    OR

Applied Woodwind Lessons
2

Applied Piano
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides individualized piano instruction to students through regularly scheduled lessons. Lessons are arranged directly with the instructor and a course of study will be chosen based on the student's current skill level, abilities, and needs. These credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Applied Voice
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides individualized voice instruction to students through regularly scheduled lessons. Lessons are arranged directly with the instructor and a course of study will be chosen based on the student's current skill level, abilities, and needs. These credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Applied Guitar
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides students with individualized instruction to learn how to play the guitar. Lessons are arranged directly with the instructor and a course of study will be chosen based on the student's current skill level, abilities, and needs. These credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Applied Percussion
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides private percussion lessons by arrangement with the instructor. This course will include a study of basic percussion techniques. Course work will be suited to the skill level of the student and these credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course. Course includes 15 half-hour lessons per term. Prereq: Instructor approval.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Applied Instrumental Lessons
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides private instrument lessons (other than voice, guitar, percussion) by arrangement with the music department and instructor. This course will include a study of basic instrumental techniques. Course work will be suited to the skill level of the student and these credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course. Prereq: Instructor and departmental approval.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Applied High Brass Lessons
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides private lessons on High Brass Instruments (Trumpet and French Horn) by arrangement with the music instructor. This course will include a study of basic instrumental techniques. Course work will be suited to the skill level of the student and these credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course. Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Applied Low Brass Lessons
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides private lessons on Low Brass Instruments (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba) by arrangement with the music instructor. This course will include a study of basic instrumental techniques. Course work will be suited to the skill level of the student and these credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course. Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Applied String Lessons - Violin and Viola
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides private lessons on String Instruments (Violin, Viola) by arrangement with the music instructor. This course will include a study of basic instrumental techniques. Course work will be suited to the skill level of the student and these credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course. Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Applied Woodwind Lessons
Course Outline
Credits: 2
Provides private lessons on Woodwind Instruments (saxophone, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet) by arrangement with the music instructor. This course will include a study of basic instrumental techniques. Course work will be suited to the skill level of the student and these credits may be repeated as often as desired. An extra fee is required for this course. Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Music Electives Curriculum 10

Business and Economics Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
BUS 2004
Principles of Marketing
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides an overview of the marketing process and examines the role of government, the marketing environment, consumer behavior, and the marketing function within an enterprise. Students will learn how to develop and implement an effective marketing plan which includes identification of target markets and the utilization of the appropriate marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution). The course also covers essential marketing concepts and terminology such as positioning, segmentation, relationship marketing, marketing information systems, etc.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ECON 1105
Principles of Macroeconomics
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the performance of the U.S. economy in the early 21st century (national income accounting) as measured against historical performance, including an analysis of U.S. economic institutions and government macroeconomic policies. Prerequisites: Recommended READ 0093/0094 or placement into READ 1100.

Prerequisites:

  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ECON 1106
Principles of Microeconomics
Choose at least 8 credits.
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the supply and demand analysis of prices and production under different market structures, the role of government in a market economy, international trade and exchange rates, and income distribution and the pricing of economic resources. Prereq: Recommended READ 0093/94 and MATH 0840 or higher.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 0840 Introductory Algebra
  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Business and Economics Curriculum 8

General Education Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

COMM 1100
COMM 1110
COMM 2240
Interpersonal Communication    OR

Public Speaking    OR

Intercultural Communication    OR

3

Interpersonal Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 07
Is a course that helps students recognize that we live and work in relationship with others and must communicate effectively with them to achieve our goals. This class helps students acquire the skills to effectively communicate with family members, intimate others, co-workers, friends, and acquaintances. After reviewing relevant interpersonal theory, students will examine and identify their own communication attitudes and behaviors. Students will also learn and apply techniques for improving communication in their relationships through active practice. Students will participate in multiple activities, both in and outside the classroom setting, to build their interpersonal communication skills. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.2000, Subp. 7, Standard 6C, D, F, & G.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Public Speaking
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Is the introductory study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Public presentation skills are required for individuals to be successful in our workplaces, communities and many other contexts in today's society. Students will learn about the different types of public speeches commonly encountered and learn how to research, organize and write their ideas into clear and understandable forms of public communication. Students will also practice the delivery skills needed to present ideas effectively. Students will be required to speak and participate often and will also be required to present their speeches in a classroom setting with an audience of their peers and an instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Intercultural Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Explores factors that influence communication between individuals of different cultures. In our global society we are increasingly called upon to communicate in a variety of intercultural contexts. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural orientation and communication behaviors. Identifying their own cultural biases and assumptions will help students increase their awareness and tolerance of individual and group differences. Students will learn to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in interpersonal contacts and identify skills for interacting with people from culture groups other than their own. Students may not earn credit for both COMM 1114 and COMM 2240.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023


Course Outline


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
3

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 7)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 8)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 9)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)
3

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 7)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 8)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 9)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
14



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in General Education Curriculum 30
Total Credits: 68
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.