Oakland Community College 


Associate in Liberal Arts

   The Music program is an associate degree in liberal arts. The program provides a solid and comprehensive foundation in music. Students completing the program may either continue their education in a four-year institution with approximately two years of requirements fulfilled1, or pursue a career as a private music teacher and/or performer.
   Three separate areas of study are available: Performance/ Instrumental, Performance/Vocal, and Composition/Music Theory. A certificate option is also available.

   Graduating from this program does not automatically qualify the student for the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) endorsement. Students in this program seeking MTA endorsement should work closely with an OCC counselor to identify classes from the MTA List which apply to the endorsement and to degree requirements.

General Requirements Credits
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
ENG 1520 Composition II 3
  Communication2 3
  Fine Arts/Humanities (non-Music course) remaining
  Mathematics/Sciences3 8
PER Physical Education 1
POL 1510 American Government 3
  Social Science 8
Core Requirements
MUS 15404 Music History: Western Music I 3
MUS 15504 Music History: Western Music II 3
MUS 1620 Ear Training and Sight Singing I 2
MUS 1630 Music Theory I 3
MUS 1640 Ear Training and Sight Singing II 2
MUS 1650 Music Theory II 3
MUS 1860 Conducting 2
Any 2 of the following courses:
MUS 15104 Piano I 2
MUS 15204 Piano II 2
MUS 15704 Guitar I 2
MUS 15804 Guitar II 2
MUS 18104 Voice I 2
MUS 18204 Voice II 2

See Graduation Requirements for an Associate in Liberal Arts Degree

In addition to satisfying the general and core requirements, the student will also choose one of the three options below:
1   Students should see an advisor to review which courses specific universities will accept.
2   Select one: COM 1290, 1600, 2290, 2610 or 2620.
3   Must include an approved lab/science course and completion of MAT 1150 or higher.
4   Course may be used to meet the Fine Arts/Humanities requirement.