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The Associate of Arts in Music is a two year degree that provides substantive exposure to general music content including performance, history, and theory.  It provides a platform for further study or upgrading of skills. The programme is designed for students wishing to pursue general musical study within a liberal arts context.


The curriculum combines classroom studies, research and lab experiences and numerous performing opportunities to help to prepare the student to improve their skills as a musician.
Total credits

64 cr

Courses required for the Music Core (27 Credits)

MUCT123 Ear Training and Sight-Singing I (2)
MUCT124 Ear Training and Sight-Singing II (2)
MUET132 Intro to Music Technology (3)
MUCT133 Music Theory I (3)
MUCT134 Music Theory II (3)
MUCT211 Ear Training and Sight-Singing III (1)
MUCT231 Music Theory III (3)
MUED222 Fundamentals of Conducting (2)
MURE232 Christian Music and Worship (3)
MUED421 Studio Methods (2)
Select One (1) from:
     MUHL231 Music History I (3)
     MUHL232 Music History II (3)
     Caribbean and World Music (2)

Courses required for the Performance Component (09 credits)

MUPF 315 Junior Recital (1)
MUPF110-X Performance Studies (1, 1)  (Primary Instrument)
MUPF210-X Performance Studies (1, 1)  (Primary Instrument)
MUPF____ Ensemble Credit (1,1,1,1)
     Select one (1) Ensemble (must be taken for all 4 semesters):
         MUPF225 University Concert Band (1)
         MUPF230 University Choir and Orchestra (1)
         MUPF240 University Steel Orchestra (1)
         MUPF260 University Symphony Orchestra (1)

General Education Requirement (28 Credits)


a. Religion (03 credits)

     RELT100 God and Human Life (3)
         Note: Additional G.E. requirements satisfied by MURE232 in core content

b. Arts/Humanities/Philosophy (03 credits)

     Select one (1) course from:
         HIST104 OR 105 World Civilizations II (3)
         HIST147 West Indian History (3)
              Note: If Caribbean History was not passed at the GCE/CXC level, HIST 147 must be taken.

c. Social Sciences (03 credits)

     Select one (1) course from:
         PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
         SOCI 119 Principles of Sociology (3)

d. Language and Communication (09 credits)

     COMM 104 Communication Skills (3)
     ENGL 125 Academic Writing I (3)
     ENGL 225 Academic Writing II (3)
         Note: All students who have Grade II or III at CXC, GED as entrance requirement, and below C at GCE, are required to do the English proficiency exam (EPE) and obtain a minimum score of 75% to register for ENGL 115. Anyone failing to acquire the minimum score will have to register ENGL110

e. Science (03 credits)

     Choose one of the following
         CHEM 107 Chemistry in Society (3)
         FDNT230 Nutrition (3)
         PHYS115 Concepts of Physics (3)

f.  Technology (00 credits)

     CPTR100 Introductory Computer Tools
         (Fulfilled in Major – MUPF132)

g. Mathematics (03 credits)

     MATH 165 College Algebra (3)
         Note: Only students who have fulfilled any one of the following will be allowed to register for MATH 165.
                   1. A pass with a Grade I, II, or III (from 1998) in CXC Mathematics
                   2. A minimum score of 2.0 in the Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE)
                   Students who have a pass in Additional Mathematics may petition to waive MATH 165 upon earning a minimum score of 3.5 in the MPE. Any student who scores 4.0 in the MPE may petition to waive MATH165.

h. Health and Wellness (3 credit)

     HLED 120 Fit and Well (3)

i. Service (00 credits)

     BHSC 100 Philosophy of Service (00)
         (Requirement satisfied by MURE232 Christian Music and Worship in Core)

i. Vocational/Career Planning (1 credit)

     IDSC 110 College Success and Career Planning (1)