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Associate in Arts Pathway to a Bachelor's in Music

This transfer GPS prepares students to pursue a four-year degree in Music at a Florida public university or Florida College System (FCS) institution. Courses listed are common prerequisites for a music major at the bachelor's level and will satisfy the general education and elective credits within Eastern Florida State College's A.A. degree program. For more information on common prerequisites,  check the statewide advising manual  on the Florida Shines website.

Adjust your pace to graduation by taking more or fewer classes each term or attending year-round. This transfer GPS is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor and check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.

Possible Concentrations at the university: Music performance, music education, music composition, music history, music publishing, jazz studies and music therapy
Potential Careers: Teaching, performing, conducting, composing, arranging, being an audiologist, publishing, editing, instrumental repair, music therapy, music critic, music librarian, arts management, church music director, disk jockey, recording mixer, journalist, music attorney, promoter, public relations specialist, lyricist, recording technician, agent, concert hall manager
Meta-Major: Arts, humanities, communication and design

Foreign Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language at a level equal to two years of high school world language (sequential, in the same language) or American Sign Language coursework. This is pursuant to F.S. 1007.262.

Civic Literacy Competency: Per F.S. 1007.25 (4) - Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter, each student must demonstrate competency in civic literacy. 

Important Notes:
• This pathway is for planning purposes only; it does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Following the suggested course sequence for completion will better prepare you for transfer and acceptance. Following the plan will minimize extra courses that may impact you financially.
• Courses identified by PATHWAY COURSE are recommended or a required prerequisite for admission into the bachelor’s degree.
• Some courses have prerequisites that may increase the time and credits required to complete the degree.

Download printable version of Music: A.A. Transfer GPS
 

FALL 1

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MUT 1111 Music Theory 11,2 PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/Humanities 3
MUT 1241 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 1 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MVK 1111 Class Piano 1 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MUN XXXX Ensemble MusicPATHWAY COURSE Elective 1-2
MVX 13XX Applied MusicPATHWAY COURSE Elective 2
MUS 1010 Music Seminar and RecitalPATHWAY COURSE   0
ENC 1101 Composition 1 Gen Ed/ Communication 3
  Behavioral Science Course Gen Ed/ Behavioral Science 3
    Term Total 14-15


SPRING 1

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MUT 1112 Music Theory 2 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
MUT 1242 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 2 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MVK 1112 Class Piano 2 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
MUN XXXX Ensemble Music PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1-2
MVX 13XX Applied Music PATHWAY COURSE Elective 2
MUS 1010 Music Seminar and Recital PATHWAY COURSE Elective 0
ENC 1102 General Ed/ Communication Gen Ed/ Communication 3
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra Elective 3
    Term Total 16-17


SUMMER 1

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts 1 Gen Ed/ Math 3
  Life/Biological Science Gen Ed/ Life Science 4
    Term Total 7


FALL 2

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MUT 2116 Music Theory 3 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
MUT 2246 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 3 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MVK 2121 Class Piano 3 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MUN XXXX Ensemble Music PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1-2
MVX 23XX Applied MusicPATHWAY COURSE Elective 2
MUS 1010 Music Seminar and Recital PATHWAY COURSE   0
SPC 2608 Fund of Speech Communication Gen Ed/ Communication 3
  Physical Science Course Gen Ed/ Physical Science 3
    Term Total 14-15


SPRING 2

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MUT 2117 Music Theory 4 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
MUT 2247 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 4 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MVK 2122 Class Piano 4 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MUN XXXX Ensemble Music PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1-2
MVX 23XX Applied Music PATHWAY COURSE Elective 2
MUS 1010 Music Seminar and Recital PATHWAY COURSE   0
MUL 2010 Survey of Music Literature PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/Humanities 3
  Social Science Course Gen Ed/ Social Science 3
    Term Total 14-15


SUMMER 2

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MGF 1107 Math for Liberal Arts 2 Gen Ed/ Math 3
  Social/Behavioral Course Gen Ed/Social/Behavioral Science 2-3
    Term Total 5 - 6
    Cumulative Total 70 - 75


Additional Notes:
The sequence of classes requires students to begin in the fall semester. Students who wish to start in the spring risk not qualifying to begin the Music Theory sequence. Guide to superscript numbers from course list:

  1. Students must pass a proficiency test in order to take Music Theory 1. This exam will be administered during the first day of class. Students whose scores are insufficient will be required to register for MUTC 1001 Fundamentals of Music during the fall semester (offered at exactly the same time, so as not to impact the student’s schedule). Music Theory 1 will be offered the following spring semester; and Music Theory 2 must be taken during the following summer in order to join the sequence at Music Theory 3 the following fall. If you took the AP Music Theory exam in high school, please have your official scores sent to EFSC. You may be able to get credit for some of your college-level Music Theory classes, based upon your AP scores
  2. Music Theory/Sight-Singing and Aural Skills/Class Piano must be taken at the same level during the same semester as co-requisites.
  3. Appropriate Performing Ensembles: MUN 1120 College Concert Band; MUN 1280 Brevard Community Orchestra; MUN 1710 Jazz Band; MUN 2340 Concert Choir. Students shall select ensembles based on their major instrument or voice.
  4. Two semesters of freshmen-level applied music must be passed before moving on to the two semesters of sophomore-level applied music.
  5. “Music Seminar and Recital” is a zero-credit class, but is required for most undergraduate music degrees. We offer it here at EFSC so students won’t be behind when they transfer to their junior year at an upper-division school.
  6. The maximum number of times students may take major-level lessons is three (i.e., three of MVX 13XX and three of MVX 23XX).

Admission Requirements:
Audition: Required for Choral and Instrumental Students Who Plan to Transfer to a Bachelor’s Level Music Program

  • To be accepted as a music pre-major, students must demonstrate advanced proficiency by performing compositions representing a variety of musical styles (baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary).
  • Memorization is required for pianists and vocalists.
  • Accompanists are provided for vocalists only.
  • Each candidate must bring his/her own audition music.
  • The department shall provide only large instruments such as tuba, string bass or timpani for these auditions.
  • To arrange an audition, contact the choral or instrumental professor listed on the department’s website.

Music Theory Placement Exam

  • A placement exam shall be administered to all Music Theory 1 students on the first day of class. Students failing to pass this exam (70% score or higher) shall be registered for MUTC 1001 Fundamentals of Music. Students should wait to begin Class Piano and Sight-Singing and Aural Skills with their Music Theory 1 course.