Associate of Arts Degree - Field of Study - Music

Students completing an Associate of Arts (AA) degree at COM will meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours that must include all core curriculum and institutional core requirements, with the exception of certain Field of Study degrees.
  2. Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA). Only credit-bearing College of the Mainland courses will be used to calculate a GPA.
  3. Completion of at least 25 percent of the credit hours toward this degree at COM.
  4. Satisfy TSI liability.

Total hours for Associate of Arts Degree (Field of Study Music) 60 Credits

Music courses run in sequence and should be taken, as recommended, certain music courses are not offered every semester. Academic courses such as English, History, Government, Speech, and Natural Science are offered all year and may be taken during any semester. Associate of Arts Degree will transfer for a Bachelor of Music Degree, with majors in performance, music education, music theory, and music composition or music literature. This degree does not include all of the College of the Mainland Core Curriculum classes and a student transferring to a 4 year university will be required to complete all Core Curriculum classes.

Full-Time Student Schedule

Program Description: College of the Mainland Music Program offers an Associate of Arts with a Field of Study in Music. The courses in this degree will give the student a thorough knowledge of music theory, development of piano skills, and the ability to do music dictation as well as perform in one on the many musical ensembles. Private instruction on the students chosen instrument will also be included. For members of the community not seeking a degree they can participate in the music ensembles and enrich their musical abilities in class piano or class guitar or private instruction as well as enroll in music appreciation classes.

All the COM music professors are highly trained artist that continue to perform in public on a regular basis. They are also in demand to provide workshops and clinics for local organizations locally or around the state and lead region bands and vocal groups.  Studying music at College of the Mainland is a Sound Adventure.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Sight Singing & Ear Training I 1
MUSI 1181 Class Piano I 1 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
MUENEnsemble 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #2
MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Sight Singing & Ear Training II 1
MUSI 1307 Music Literature 3
MUSI 1182 Class Piano II 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
MUENEnsemble 1
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Semester #3
MUSI 2311 Music Theory III 3
MUSI 2116 Sight Singing & Ear Training III 1
MUSI 2181 Class Piano III 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
MUENEnsemble 1
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #4
MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV 3
MUSI 2117 Sight Singing & Ear Training IV 1
MUSI 2182 Class Piano IV 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
MUENEnsemble 1
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours60

Part-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1 (Fall)Semester Credit Hours
PSYC 1300
Psychology for Success
or Psychology for Success
3
MUSI 1311 Music Theory I 3
MUSI 1116 Sight Singing & Ear Training I 1
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2 (Spring)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MUSI 1312 Music Theory II 3
MUSI 1117 Sight Singing & Ear Training II 1
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3 (Summer)
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #4 (Fall)
MUSI 2311 Music Theory III 3
MUSI 2116 Sight Singing & Ear Training III 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #5 (Spring)
MUSI 2312 Music Theory IV 3
MUSI 2117 Sight Singing & Ear Training IV 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #6 (Summer)
American HistorySelect from Core Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Semester #7 (Fall)
MUSI 1181 Class Piano I 1 1
MUENEnsemble 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
GOVT 2305 Federal Government Constitution & Topics 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #8 (Spring)
MUSI 1182 Class Piano II 1
MUENEnsemble 1
MUAPApplied Major Instrument 2
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #9 (Summer)
Life and Physical SciencesSelect from Core Curriculum 4
 Semester Credit Hours4
Semester #10 (Fall)
MUSI 2181 Class Piano III 1
MUENEnsemble 1
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours5
Semester #11 (Spring)
MUSI 2182 Class Piano IV 1
MUENEnsemble 1
MUSI 1307 Music Literature 3
 Semester Credit Hours5
 Total Semester Credit Hours60
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