Music Programs at Phoenix College

MusicTransfer Program

This program of study has been designed for traditional music majors (non-Audio Production Technology or Music Business majors) at Phoenix College to assist them in course selection and to facilitate an easy transfer to a four-year institution as a music major. This program of study is designed to be completed in two years, but could take longer based upon a student’s personal schedule.

All music majors at Phoenix College must take each of the required courses, unless special permission has been granted by the Music Program Director.

This program of study is equivalent to the first two years of Music Study at a four-year institution. Completion of all of the required courses will not grant students automatic acceptance into a four-year university or its music program. Each university will require students to pass a music performance audition and a music theory exam before they are admitted into the university as a music major.

NOTE: Various specialization areas of study (e.g., Composition, Vocal, Jazz Studies, etc.) may require additional requirements not listed here. Music students must see an advisor in the Music Building prior to enrollment every semester.

Click here for a copy of the Music Major's Course Checksheet.

 

FALL 1 - REQUIRED COURSES
Course Prefix Course Title Credit Hours
MTC 105 Music Theory I 3
MTC 106 Aural Perception I 1
MUP 131 Class Piano I 2
MUP 102 Private Instruction 2
MUP Performance Ensemble 1-2
MUP 123AB/AD Studio Class/Voice or Instrumental .5
FALL 1 - ELECTIVE GS COURSES
  Course Prefix   Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 First Year Composition 3
MAT 142 College Mathematics 3
Total Required Credit Hours: 9.5 - 10.5
Total Elective Credit Hours: 6
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15.5 - 16.5
SPRING 1 - REQUIRED COURSES
Course Prefix Course Title Credit Hours
MTC 155 Music Theory II 3
MTC 156 Aural Perception II 1
MUP 132 Class Piano II 2
MUP 152 Private Instruction 2
MUP Performance Ensemble 1-2
MUP 123AB/AD Studio Class/Voice or Instrumental .5
SPRING 1 - ELECTIVE GS COURSES
  Course Prefix Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 First Year Composition 3
MHL 145 American Jazz & Popular Music 3
Total Required Credit Hours: 9.5 - 10.5
Total Elective Credit Hours: 6
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15.5 - 16.5 

 

SUMMER 1 - ELECTIVE COURSES
Course Prefix Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 101 Intro. to Psychology 3
General Studies Lab Science 4
Total Summer Hours: 7

 

FALL 2 - REQUIRED COURSES
Course Prefix Course Title Credit Hours
MTC 205 Music Theory III 3
MTC 206 Aural Perception III 1
MUP 231 Class Piano III 2
MUP 202 Private Instruction 2
MUP Performance Ensemble 1-2
MUP 123AB/AD Studio Class/Voice or Instrumental .5
MHL 241 Music History I 3
  FALL 2 - ELECTIVE GS COURSES
  Course Prefix   Course Title Credit Hours
ARH 102 Art History: Renaissance To Contemporary 3
Total Required Credit Hours: 12.5 - 13.5
Total Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15.5 - 16.5 
SPRING 2 - REQUIRED COURSES
Course Prefix Course Title Credit Hours
MTC 255 Music Theory IV 3
MTC 256 Aural Perception IV 1
MUP 232 Class Piano IV 2
MUP 252 Private Instruction 2
MUP Performance Ensemble 1-2
MUP 123AB/AD Studio Class/Voice or Instrumental .5
MHL 242 Music History II 3
  SPRING 2 - ELECTIVE GS COURSES
  Course Prefix   Course Title Credit Hours
COM 225 Public Speaking 3
Total Required Credit Hours: 12.5 - 13.5
Total Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15.5 - 16.5