The Music Business area of study is an opportunity for music students to engage in courses from areas of marketing, multimedia, communications, and music business. This area of study will provide coursework needed for a successful transfer a 4-year Bachelor of Music Business degree. Music business students must successfully complete the following coursework before transferring to a four-year institution as a junior in music business: two semesters of music theory, four semesters of applied music, two semesters of class piano, four semesters participation in one or more college performance groups.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY |
|COMM 212||PUBLIC SPEAKING ||3|
|ECON 111||PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||6|
|LIFE SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||3 to 4|
|MUS 148||INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN MUSIC ||3|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *||3|
Required Program Courses
|APPLIED MUSIC **||4|
|ONE PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATION ***||4|
|MUS 110||CLASS PIANO I ****||2|
|MUS 170||THEORY I ||3|
|MUS 180||MUSICIANSHIP I ||1|
|MUS 171||THEORY II ||3|
|MUS 181||MUSICIANSHIP II ||1|
|MUS 120||INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC BUSINESS ||3|
|ACCTG 120||FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING ||4|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree
** Students should enroll in applied music each semester. If a student enrolls for more than four semesters, the last number of the sequence my be repeated.
*** For each semester of enrollment in applied music, a student must also enroll in a performance organization.
**** If a student's applied intrument is piano, MUS 110 is not required.
Students enrolled in the Associate of Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic adviser to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.
To maximize music skill development, each level of theory, musicianship, and piano should be taken concurrently (i.e. MUS 110, MUS 170, MUS 180; MUS 111, MUS 171, MUS 181). If the student's primary instrument is piano, the Applied Piano numbers may be substituted.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Summer Semester||MUS 136 (if needed)|
|Fall Semester 1||Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 110; MUS 170; MUS 180; ENGL 110; Mathematics; MUS 148|
|Spring Semester 1||Applied Music; Performing Organization; MUS 171; MUS 181; ENGL 111; MUS 120; Humanities|
|Fall Semester 2||Applied Music; Performing Organization; COMM 110; Life Science; ACCTG 120; Social Science|
|Spring Semester 2||Applied Music; Performing Organization; Physical Science; Humanities/Fine Arts; ECON 111; Social Science|
Program Contact Information
Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department