South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Music Recommended Transfer Curricula

Associate in Fine Arts In Music (AA-0054)

Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 (must be completed with a grade “C” or better) 3
ENG 102 (must be completed with a grade “C” or better) 3
SPE 108 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (6)[1] Semester Hours
Select from Group II 6
Social and Behavioral Science (3-6)[1] Semester Hours
Select from Group III 3-6
Mathematics (3) Semester Hours
MTH 115
MTH 126
Physical and Life Science (7) Semester Hours
Select from Group V (must include one lab) 7
Minimum General Education 28
Music Courses Semester Hours
Music Theory I-IV MUS 116, 126, 216, 226 12
Music Literature/History MUS 115 3
Keyboard Harmony MUS 171, 172, 271, 272 4
Aural Skills MUS 117, 127, 217, 227 4
Ensemble MUS 190, 195, 197 4
Applied Music Major Emphasis MUS 131-145, 231-245 8
Minimum Music Courses 35
Music Electives Semester Hours
Suggested courses:
  • Class Instruction - Voice, Instrument
  • Chamber Ensembles - Woodwind, Jazz Combo, Percussion, Brass
  • Private Applied Minor - Voice, Instrument
  • Jazz Improvisation

Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses

Minimum for AFA Degree 63-66
  1. Students will need to complete additional general education requirements in humanities and social and behavioral sciences at the institution to which they transfer. The reduced credits in general education at SSC enable students to complete the required sequences of art courses during their freshman and sophomore years, which replicates the course-taking patterns for art students in the four-year institutions.

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This curriculum is designed to facilitate smooth transfer to a four-year institution for the completion of a baccalaureate degree in music performance.

Students should consult the Transfer Center regarding transferability of elective courses.

Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their program and career opportunities. Peruse some of the offerings in the Music Department.

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