Program Info

Year Established
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
Social Science, Arts, and Fitness Division: 313-845-9625,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-140
Faculty Contact
Kevin Dewey: 313-845-6474,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-132

Program Description


Credentials successful students for employment opportunities in music and prepares students for further study at a university level. Students desiring an Associate in Arts degree with a major in music must have music reading skills and basic piano keyboarding skills. Students lacking these skills need to complete MUS-134: Music Fundamentals to develop music reading skills and MUS-117: Piano Class to develop piano skills in addition to the courses listed below.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Perform, within a historical context, on an instrument, keyboard or voice, as a soloist and in ensemble with tone, intonation, and style at the level of a second year University School of Music student.
  • Analyze four-part compositions in 18th-century style (e.g. chorale) in all major and minor keys.
  • Compose four-part compositions in 18th-century style (e.g. chorale) in all major and minor keys, applying appropriate melody, rhythm, chord progression, voicing, and phrasing.
Career Opportunities

Church music director
Community music director
Freelance musician
Music retail
Private music instructor

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

Students concerned about their ability to read music or piano keyboarding skills are encouraged to contact music faculty.

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one, from a different discipline (not MUS).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any one, from a different discipline (other than PSCI).
Credit Hours

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one.
Wellness: Complete any one.
Credit Hours

Program Requirements


MUS-117 or performance placement required as prerequisite for MUS-118.

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
PSCI-135: Sound & Light in Fine-Arts 4.00
Credit Hours: 4
Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours