Program Overview

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts in Music for students who are interested in learning to play, arrange, conduct, compose, or produce musical compositions. Students will learn about the history and styles of popular and classical music and learn about the production of music as a solo artist or as a musical group. Students will learn about making music and playing instruments while learning about the composition and lyric-writing process. Through the program, students will develop their knowledge, performance skills and appreciation of music as they learn about applied and group musical instruction, history of music, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and musical theory.

Students will develop their understanding of music through a curriculum which will expand their understanding of music, in addition to composition and performing. Those classes include English composition, college algebra, fundamentals of music, applied music, band and choir, public speaking, music appreciation, group guitar for beginners, music theory, aural skills, keyboard harmony, special projects in music, and a variety of electives in social and behavioral sciences, health and physical education, history, natural science, and computer science.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their understanding of music through their education and qualifications in musical ability. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate understanding of music styles and the effect of culture on music and the effect of music on culture; to demonstrate the ability to write and read musical notation; to demonstrate understanding of the music and entertainment industries, in addition to production and composition of music; to discuss the history of popular and classical music; and show improved talent in using musical instruments.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.

    School Overview

    The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.

    As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning.  Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.

    Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. 


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