PART-TIME PATHWAYS (3 to 5 years) are available for most degrees. To qualify to take college-level classes, some students may be required to take college preparation classes first.
YEAR ONE – FALL
|ENG101||English Composition I||3|
|MUS115||Aural Skills I||1||MUS120*
|*MUS120 is offered Summer|
|MUS121||Music Theory I||3||MUS120*
|and Spring provides material necessary for Theory I and ASI|
|MUS131/132||Piano I (or Piano II*†)||3||†Based on keyboard skill level|
|MUS141||Performance Workshop I||1|
|MUS||Applied Music I||1|
YEAR ONE – SPRING
|ENG102||English Composition II||3|
|MUS102||Intro to Western Music||3|
|MUS116||Aural Skills II||1||MUS115|
|MUS122||Music Theory II||3||MUS121|
|MUS142||Performance Workshop II||1|
|MUS||Applied Music II||1|
YEAR TWO – FALL
|MUS112||Intro to World Music||3|
|MUS217||Aural Skills III||1||MUS116|
|MUS223||Music Theory III||3||MUS122|
|MUS243||Performance Workshop III||1|
|MUS||Applied Music III||1|
YEAR TWO – SPRING
|ANT/PSY/SOC||Behavioral Science Elective||3|
|MUS218||Aural Skills IV||1||MUS217|
|MUS224||Music Theory IV||3||MUS223|
|MUS244||Performance Workshop IV||1|
|MUS||Applied Music IV||1|
TOTAL CREDITS: 66-68
- The Music Pathway prepares students to graduate with an associate’s degree and transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in music.
- This Pathway is for students in the General Studies, Music. Music Technology has similar course requirements, with additional math and technical coursework.
- Many Music students transfer to UMass-Lowell and other area schools.
- Alumni of NECC’s Music program have succeeded as Arts Managers, performing musicians, composers and teachers.
- Internships are encouraged and are available by taking COP110 – Internship Education.
- Asterisks (*) indicate the course is an elective. The course listed is not required but is recommended for the pathway.
- Milestone courses are the most important program courses or are courses that meet the Core Academic Skills requirement for graduation. All six core academic requirements will be met using the Pathway.Core Academic Skill courses include: MUS102: Western Music; MUS112: World Music; MUS224: Music Theory IV
- For advising help, Music students are encouraged to contact: Alisa Bucchiere
Office: Room A-123, Bentley Library, basement room
Milestone courses are the most important for success in the program, should be taken in the sequence shown, and may require certain grades or other outcomes for your continued progress toward graduation. They may also cover most, or all the six core skills required for graduation.
You are encouraged to use this pathway checklist with an advisor as a worksheet when planning your progress toward a degree or certificate. This checklist is not your academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements.