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Liberal Arts, Music Specialization

The Arts at Tyler

The visual and performing arts department at John Tyler has turned out graduates who’ve gone on to become working artists and successful transfer students. Learn more about the arts at Tyler.

Associate of Arts (A.A.)


The associate of arts curriculum in liberal arts with a specialization in music is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and seek a bachelor’s degree in music or music education, particularly in programs that require foreign language as part of their general education requirements.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
MTH 158 College Algebra or MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 MTH 170, MTH 173
MUS 101 Basic Musicianship I 3 MUS 111
SDV 101 Orientation to Visual and Performing Arts Programs 1 SDV 100
Foreign Language (101) 4 See Note 3.
History Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 17  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
MTH 240 Statistics 3 MTH 164, MTH 270, MTH 174
MUS 102 Basic Musicianship II 3 MUS 112
Foreign Language (102) 4 See Note 3.
History Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 16  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Information Technology Elective 1  
Foreign Language (201) 3 See Note 3.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Literature Elective 3 See Note 4.
Music Elective 3 See Note 2.
Total Credits 14  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Foreign Language (202) 3 See Note 3.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Music Elective 2 See Note 2.
Physical Education/Health Elective 1  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 6.
Total Credits 13  
Total Credits For Program 60  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. The history elective requirements can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the student’s advisor and dean.
  2. The music elective requirements must include 3 credits in music history or appreciation and 2 credits of applied music.
  3. Students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language through the 202 level by completing appropriate courses and/or examinations. Placement in foreign language is by SAT II Subject Test score or departmental recommendation. Students who are not required to take introductory level courses must substitute other approved transfer electives.
  4. The literature elective requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  5. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, PHY 242.
  6. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY (except PSY 100), and SOC. Students interested in pursuing a degree in music education should take PSY 230.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 804-706-5086 (Chester) or 804-594-1509 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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