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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Music Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates/Music.

Recommended basic skills standards are

Music is an art form and cultural activity with sound and silence as the medium. Common elements of music are pitch, rhythm, dynamics and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping. The creation, performance, significance and even the definition of music varies according to culture and social context. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree with designation in Music includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Music. (Careers in music typically require a bachelor’s degree.) With a degree in Music you may be employed in one of the following areas: performance, education, composition, arrangement, audio production, artist management, orchestra/band/choral conducting, entrepreneurism, event production, instrument production/repair/sales, music engineering, music therapy, promotion, recruitment, public relations, talent scouting or tour work (road manager, booking agent).

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours.

Note: CSU-Ft. Collins requires that one of these courses be PSY 101 

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours.

Additional Required Courses

Twenty-six (26) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.


Three (3) credit hours Music courses

Total Credit Hours: 60

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