Associate in Fine Arts - Music degree

Students can earn their Associate in Arts-Music (A.A.M.) degree at Cottey. For students interested in a career in music, Cottey’s Associate in Arts-Music degree prepares students to continue in baccalaureate programs in music education, music performance, composition, music therapy, music theory, and musicology. The A.A.M. focuses on the development of performance skills, piano proficiency, collaboration, and music theory knowledge through lessons, ensembles, and music theory coursework.

 

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Sample Schedule for A.A.M Degree

 

FIRST YEAR
First Fall Semester First Spring Semester
Music Theory I (MUS 109, 110, 111)
MUS 121 Applied Lessons and Repertoire Class (Voice or Instrumental)
MUS 121 Applied Piano Lessons and Repertoire Class *
Ensemble (MUS 281, 285, 287, 289)
ENG 101 College Writing 1
Science Lecture & Lab (Bio, Chem, Phys)
Dance or Physical Education
5
1-3

1

1
3
4
1
Music Theory II (MUS 112, 113, 114)
MUS 122 Applied Lessons and Repertoire Class (Voice or Instrumental)
MUS 122 Applied Piano Lessons and Repertoire Class *
Ensemble (MUS 281, 285, 287, 289)
ENG 102 College Writing 1
MAT 103 College Algebra (or higher)
Women's Studies Course (Dual Learning Outcomes VII, IX)
5
1-3

1

1
3
3
3

Total Hours: 16-18 Total Hours: 17-19
SECOND YEAR
Second Fall Semester Second Spring Semester
Music Theory III (MUS 209, 210, 211)
MUS 221 Applied Lessons and Repertoire Class (Voice or Instrumental)
MUS 221 Applied Piano Lessons and Repertoire Class *
Ensemble (MUS 281, 285, 287, 289)
Communications (Speech, Theatre)
Language (French, German, Spanish)
Social Science or Humanities
Dance or Physical Education
4
1-3

1

1
3
3-4
3
1
Music Theory IV (MUS 209, 210, 211)
MUS 222 Applied Lessons and Repertoire Class (Voice or Instrumental)
MUS 222 Applied Piano Lessons and Repertoire Class *
Ensemble (MUS 281, 285, 287, 289)
Languages (French, German, Spanish)
Humanities (English, Film, Language, Philosophy)
Social Science (Business, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
4
1-3

1

1
3-4
3

3

Total Hours: 17-20 Total Hours: 16-19

* All music majors take piano lessons (1 credit) in addition to applied lessons on their primary instrument (1-3 credits). Students with piano as their primary instrument do not need to take lessons on another instrument.

In choosing electives, students should aim for courses related to the interests they anticipate pursuing. For example:

  • Students with interests in music business should consider including courses in business such as accounting and marketing.
  • Students with interests in musical theatre should consider including courses in theatre, dance, and vocal performance.
  • Students with interests in music therapy should consider including courses in psychology, anatomy, and physiology.

 

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