Total for A.A. Degree: ****66-68 minimum
**** If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed transferable college credit(s) at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree by 1 credit. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Description:
These degree patterns are designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Music. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree requirements, program requirements, and electives, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.
It is strongly recommended that incoming Music students be advised by the Music Program coordinator. Students should be aware that not all Music courses are offered every semester, and although the transfer pattern follows a two-year plan, students who work more than 15 hours per week or have other major obligations outside of school are advised to take fewer courses each semester over a longer period of time. Students who work 25 hours or more are advised to take fewer than 12 credits each semester. These degree patterns are designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Music. Students should contact the institution to which they intend to transfer in order to ensure a smooth program articulation.
The Music Program at CCBC Essex is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. This transfer pattern follows guidelines established by that organization and identifies courses required for NASM certification.
The mission of the Music program of The Community College of Baltimore County is to provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about a broad spectrum of music (from the European fine art tradition and the many types of American music to the music of cultures around the world); to partner with students in developing the verbal and technical skills necessary to communicate through music; to inspire students to participate in musical activities; and to foster the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of musicians by instilling in them a commitment to artistic and personal excellence.