Music Programs at Phoenix College

Music - AC

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Effective term: 
2003 Fall
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Award type: 

The Academic Certificate is intended for the student who would like to obtain acknowledgement for completion of music courses and is not designed to prepare students for employment. While the completion of the certificate does not lead to a particular degree, it does provide and enhance the development of musicianship for enjoyment and personal growth. This program provides the student with fundamental musical skills covering a variety of topics, including theory, performance, composition, and history. As students complete courses in the program, they will build a performance repertoire and/or portfolio of original compositions that may be used to seek admittance to a bachelor’s-level music program.

Program notes: 

Students must earn a grade of "B" or better in all courses within the program. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Admission criteria: 

Prior approval of Music Program Director is mandatory.

MTC100Fundamentals of Music (2) OR
MTC101Introduction to Music Theory (3) OR
Permission of instructor. 2-3
MHL140Survey of Music History 3
MHL143Music in World Cultures 3
MTC105Music Theory I 3
MTC106Aural Perception I 1
MTC155Music Theory II 3
MTC156Aural Perception II 1
MTC205Music Theory III 3
MTC206Aural Perception III 1
MTC255Music Theory IV 3
MTC256Aural Perception IV 1
MUP102++Any MUP102 Private Instruction course. 2
MUP110Concert Music 0.5
MUP131Class Piano I (2) AND
MUP132Class Piano II (2) AND
MUP231Class Piano III (2) AND
MUP232Class Piano IV (2) OR
MUP133Class Voice I (2) AND
MUP134Class Voice II (2) AND
MUP233Class Voice III (2) AND
MUP234Class Voice IV (2) OR
MUP225Class Guitar I (2) AND
MUP226Class Guitar II (2) AND
MUP227Class Guitar III (2) AND
MUP228Class Guitar IV (2) 8
MUP152++Any MUP152 Private Instruction course. 2
MUP153Concert Choir (2) OR
MUP162Band (2) 2
MUP202++Any MUP202 Private Instruction course 2
MUP252++Any MUP252 Private Instruction course (2) OR
MTC240Composition (3) 2-3
Restricted Electives
Students should select courses in consultation with the program director.
A course cannot be used to satisfy both Required Courses and Restricted Elective requirements.
MHL+++++ Any Music: History/Literature course. 1-4
MTC+++++ Any Music Theory/Composition course. 1-4
MUC+++++ Any Music: Commercial/Business course. 1-4
MUP+++++ Any Music: Performance course. 1-4
  1. Compare and contrast the characteristics and styles of the music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. (MHL140)
  2. Compare and contrast the characteristics and styles of Non-European music of the Far East, Middle East, African, and Island cultures. (MHL143)
  3. Apply music notation, including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm through analysis and writing. (MTC105, MTC155, MTC205, MTC255)
  4. Use dictation, sight singing, and keyboard harmony to develop the listening and performing skills of diatonic and chromatic music. (MTC106, MTC156, MTC206, MTC256)
  5. Demonstrate musicianship, literature, and technique through performance or composition. (MUP102++, MUP152++, MUP202++, MUP252++, MTC240)
  6. Critique music recordings and live concerts. (MUP110)
  7. Develop various instrumental or vocal performance techniques. (MUP131, MUP132, MUP133, MUP134, MUP225, MUP226, MUP227, MUP228, MUP231, MUP232, MUP233, MUP234)
  8. Demonstrate musicianship through solo and small ensemble performance. (MUP131, MUP132, MUP133, MUP134, MUP225, MUP226, MUP227, MUP228, MUP231, MUP232, MUP233, MUP234)
  9. Demonstrate musicianship through knowledge of scales, sight reading, improvisation, and various musical literature. (MUP131, MUP132, MUP133, MUP134, MUP225, MUP226, MUP227, MUP228, MUP231, MUP232, MUP233, MUP234)
  10. Develop ensemble performance techniques through rehearsals and public performances of ensemble literature of all musical styles. (MUP153, MUP162)