Liberal Arts/Music - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 181

Program Information
You’ll gain valuable experience participating in the Chorus, Wind Symphony and other ensembles. You can take individual lessons from professional musicians. You’ll get a strong background in liberal arts that will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or music school.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate You may choose to transfer to a four-year college or music school. CCC graduates have successfully obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond at every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Graduates perform as musicians and give private music lessons. Many go into music education where there are numerous opportunities in a variety of settings. The choice of becoming a teacher, on any grade level, provides a great deal of satisfaction. For the amateur performer, there are small theatres and ensembles looking for that rising star. Professionally, there are many opportunities on and off Broadway, at Atlantic City casinos and in major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Newark and Camden. Increasingly, communities realize that the arts enhance their quality of life, which is vital for economic development.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Explain and apply the basics of music theory and aural theory. •Demonstrate performing competence in their major area of study and in their particular ensemble performing areas. •Recognize the historical basis of the development of musical forms and genres in its cultural context. •Describe music technology in its various forms for teaching, composition, and scholarly pursuits. •Use skills of performance, aural analysis, score analysis, improvisation, and composition to solve musical problems. •Describe repertoire and technical studies in their major area of study. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Program Requirements (21)
Credits
MU
102
Fundamentals of Music
3
MU
103
Music Theory I
2
MU
104
Music Theory II
2
MU
112
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
2
MU
113
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
2
MU
214
MIDI & Audio Recording I
3
MU
120
Class Piano (for non-piano majors)
1
Applied Music I
1
Applied Music II
1
Applied Music III
1
Ensemble I/Chorus I
1
Ensemble II/Chorus II
1
Ensemble III/Chorus III
1

General Education Requirements (46-47)
Credits
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
MU
114
Music History or
MU
105
World Music
3
MU
115
History of Jazz & Popular Music or
MU
105
World Music
3
Mathematics Elective
3
Science Elective
4
Mathematics Elective or
Science Elective
3-4
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Humanities (Literature) Elective (Recommended)
3
Humanities (Literature or Foreign Language) Elective (Recommended)
3
History Elective
3
History Elective
3

Total Credits: (67-68)

Impressive Facilities The Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center is the cultural hub of the region. It houses the 500-seat George P. Luciano Sr. Theatre, which showcases local, regional and national talent year-round.