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Certificate of Technical Studies in Music

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of basic tonal music theory and aural theory skills and concepts;
  2. basic fundamental performance skills on a primary instrument or voice;
  3. comprehension of the basic historical significance and development of Western Art music from the Middle Ages to the present;
  4. basic fundamental performance skills on piano; and
  5. successful communication within the music environment using verbal, written, and basic computer literacy skills.

Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music:

First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MUSC 110: Class Piano I 1
MUSC 112: Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1
MUSC 122: Music Theory I 3
MUSC 120: Music Appreciation 3
or MUSC 121:   Jazz Appreciation
MUSC: Approved Applied Lesson* 2
MUSC: Approved Ensemble** 1
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
MUSC 111: Class Piano II 1
MUSC 113: Ear Training/Sight Singing II 1
MUSC 123: Music Theory II 3
MUSC: Approved Applied Lesson* 2
MUSC: Approved Ensemble** 1
  Approved Humanities Elective*** 3
Total Credit Hours 31
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course.
Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Certificate of Technical Studies in Music from BPCC.
Music majors are required to take a music theory placement exam prior to enrolling in MUSC122-Music Theory I for proper advising in the music theory sequence.

*Approved Studio Lessons

MUSC 230: Applied Piano  
MUSC 231: Applied Voice  
MUSC 232: Applied Flute  
MUSC 233: Applied Oboe  
MUSC 234: Applied Clarinet  
MUSC 235: Applied Bassoon  
MUSC 236: Applied Saxophone  
MUSC 237: Applied Trumpet  
MUSC 238: Applied Horn  
MUSC 239: Applied Trombone  
MUSC 240: Applied Tuba/Euphonium  
MUSC 241: Applied Percussion  
MUSC 242: Applied Classical Guitar  

**Approved Music Ensembles

MUSC 140: Concert Band  
MUSC 144: Jazz Ensemble  
MUSC 148: Concert Choir  
MUSC 149: Chamber Singers  
***Humanities elective must be chosen from ENGL 201, 202, 250, 251, 252, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; HMAN 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 201
Students must meet the general education competencies for the academic certificate: place out of READ 099; place into ENGL 101; and place into MATH 099 as documented by ACT, placement tests, or course completion.

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