Music: Transfer Graduation Plan for Success (GPS)

Sample Plan: Part-time Student without Developmental Education

This transfer GPS prepares students to pursue a four-year degree in Music at a Florida public university or Florida College System (FCS) institution. Courses listed are common prerequisites for a music major at the bachelor's level and will satisfy the general education and elective credits within Eastern Florida State College's A.A. degree program. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.

Spaces left blank are provided for planning purposes. Adjust your pace to graduation by taking more or fewer classes each term or attending year-round. This transfer GPS is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor and check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.

Possible Concentrations: Music Performance, Music Education, Music Composition, Music History, Music Publishing, Jazz Studies and Music Therapy
Potential Careers: Teaching, performing, conducting, composing, arranging, being an audiologist, publishing, editing, instrumental repair, music therapy, music critic, music librarian, arts management, church music director, disk jockey, recording mixer, journalist, music attorney, promoter, public relations specialist, lyricist, recording technician, agent, concert hall manager
Meta-Major: Arts, humanities, communication and design

Foreign Language Requirement: Students initially entering Eastern Florida State College in 2014-15 and thereafter, who are pursing an A.A. degree, must demonstrate competency in a foreign language at a level equal to two years of high school world language (sequential, in the same language) or American Sign Language coursework. This is pursuant to F.S. 1007.262.

Important Notice: Additional notes are below the table that correspond with the superscript numbers listed with select music courses.

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Term 1     Term 2     Term 3    
Course # Course Name Cr Course # Course Name Cr Course # Course Name Cr
ENC 1101 Composition 1 3 ENC 1102 Composition 2 3   Humanities List 2 Course  3
MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra 3 MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts 1 3 MGF 1107 Math for Liberal Arts 2  3
  Term Total 6   Term Total  6   Term Total 6

 

Term 4     Term 5     Term 6    
Course # Course Name Cr Course # Course Name Cr Course # Course Name Cr
MUT 1111 Music Theory 1¹,² 3 MUT 1112 Music Theory 2 3   Physical Science Course 3
MUT 1241 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 1 1 MUT 1242 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 2 1   Social Science Course
MVK 1111 Class Piano 1 1 MVK 1112 Class Piano 2 3      
MUN XXXX Ensemble Music³ 1-2 MUN XXXX Ensemble Music 1-2      
MVX 13XX Applied Music4 2 MVX 13XX Applied Music 2      
MUS 1010 Music Seminar and Recital5 0 MUS 1010 Music Seminar and Recital 0      
  Term Total 8-9   Term Total  8-9   Term Total 6

 

Term 7     Term 8     Term 9    
Course # Course Name Cr Course # Course Name Cr Course # Course Name Cr
MUT 2116 Music Theory 3 3 MUT 2117 Music Theory 4 3   Biological Science 4
MUT 2246 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 3 1 MUT 2247 Sight-Singing and Aural Skills 4 1   Social/Behavioral Science  2-3
MUT 2121 Class Piano 3 1 MUT 2122 Class Piano 4 1      
MUN XXXX Ensemble Music 1-2 MUN XXXX Ensemble Music 1-2      
MVX 23XX Applied Music6 2 MVX 23XX Applied Music 2      
MUS 1010 Music Seminar and Recital 0 MUS 1010 Music Seminar and Recital 0      
  Term Total 8-9   Term Total  8-9   Term Total 6-7

 

Term 10                
Course # Course Name Cr            
SPC 2608 Fund of Speech Communication 3            
MUL 2010 Survey of Music Literature 3            
  Behavioral Science Course 3            
  Term Total 9             
            Cumulative Total for All Terms 71-76

Note: All Prerequisites must be observed. This may increase the time and credits required to complete the degree. This is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor or check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.

Additional Notes:

The sequence of classes requires students to begin in the fall semester. Students who wish to start in the spring risk not qualifying to begin the Music Theory sequence. Guide to superscript numbers from course list:

  1. Students must pass a proficiency test in order to take Music Theory 1. This exam will be administered during the first day of class. Students whose scores are insufficient will be required to register for MUTC 1001 Fundamentals of Music during the fall semester (offered at exactly the same time, so as not to impact the student’s schedule). Music Theory 1 will be offered the following spring semester; and Music Theory 2 must be taken during the following summer in order to join the sequence at Music Theory 3 the following fall. If you took the AP Music Theory exam in high school, please have your official scores sent to EFSC. You may be able to get credit for some of your college-level Music Theory classes, based upon your AP scores
  2. Music Theory/Sight-Singing and Aural Skills/Class Piano must be taken at the same level during the same semester as co-requisites.
  3. Appropriate Performing Ensembles: MUN 1120 College Concert Band; MUN 1280 Brevard Community Orchestra; MUN 1710 Jazz Band; MUN 2340 Concert Choir. Students shall select ensembles based on their major instrument or voice.
  4. Two semesters of freshmen-level applied music must be passed before moving on to the two semesters of sophomore-level applied music.
  5. “Music Seminar and Recital” is a zero-credit class, but is required for most undergraduate music degrees. We offer it here at EFSC so students won’t be behind when they transfer to their junior year at an upper-division school.
  6. The maximum number of times students may take major-level lessons is three (i.e., three of MVX 13XX and three of MVX 23XX).

Admission Requirements:

Audition

  • To be accepted as a music pre-major, students must demonstrate advanced proficiency by performing compositions representing a variety of musical styles (baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary).
  • Memorization is required for pianists and vocalists.
  • Accompanists are provided for vocalists only.
  • Each candidate must bring his/her own audition music.
  • The department shall provide only large instruments such as tuba, string bass or timpani for these auditions.
  • Specific audition requirements are outlined on the department’s website.

Music Theory Placement Exam

  • A placement exam shall be administered to all Music Theory 1 students on the first day of class. Students failing to pass this exam (70% score or higher) shall be registered for MUTC 1001 Fundamentals of Music. Students should wait to begin Class Piano and Sight-Singing and Aural Skills with their Music Theory 1 course.