Music, A.F.A.-B.Mus.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation. 

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Music B.Mus. degree.

Students pursuing the B.Mus. at UNC must complete at least 63 credit hours in music, which is combined with an additional 57 credit hours for a total of 120 credit hours. Students may receive no more than 66 credit hours in music and must complete a minimum of 54 credit hours of coursework outside music, including all General Education requirements.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145) 13
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communications (1 courses from a discipline other than Music; see UGETC list below)3
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
UGETCMathematics (see UGETC list below)3-4
UGETCNatural Sciences (see UGETC list below)4
UGETCAdditional General Education (see UGETC list below)3
Total Hours28-29

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (GENR ---)1
Music Theory:
MUS 121Music Theory I (UNC MUSC 121) 1, 2, 33
MUS 122Music Theory II (UNC MUSC 122) 1, 2, 33
MUS 125Aural Skills I 1, 2, 41
MUS 126Aural skills II 1, 2, 41
Applied Music: 1, 2, 5
MUS 161Applied Music I (UNC MUSC ---)2
MUS 162Applied Music II (UNC MUSC ---)2
Class Music: 1, 2
MUS 151 Class Music I (UNC MUSC ---)1
MUS 152Class Music II (UNC MUSC ---)1
Ensemble: 1, 2, 62-4
MUS 131
Chorus (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 132
Chorus II (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 231
Chorus III (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 232
Chorus IV (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 133
Band I (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 134
Band II (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 233
Band III (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 234
Band IV (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 135
Jazz Ensemble I (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 136
Jazz Ensemble II (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 235
Jazz Ensemble III (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 236
Jazz Ensemble IV (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 137
Orchestra I (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 138
Orchestra II (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 237
Orchestra III (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 238
Orchestra IV (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 173
Opera Production I (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 174
Opera Production II (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 273
Opera Production III (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 274
Opera Production IV (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 141
Ensemble I (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 142
Ensemble II (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 241
Ensemble III (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 242
Ensemble IV (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 181
Show Choir III (UNC MUSC ---)
MUS 253
Big Band
XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
Electives6
Total Hours32-34
Total Community College Hours60-61

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

MUSC 120Foundations in Music (Fall Only)3
MUSC 136Keyboard Skills I (Fall Only)1
MUSC 211Ensemble I 1, 21
or MUSC 212 Ensemble II
MUSC 211Ensemble I 1, 21
or MUSC 212 Ensemble II
MUSCIndividual lessons from MUSC 200-MUSC 207 32
MUSCMusic Elective 2, 42
Total Hours10

Semester 6

MUSC 130Musicianship Skills I (Spring Only) 51
MUSC 131Theory I (Spring Only) 5, H3
MUSC 236Keyboard Skills II (Spring Only)1
MUSC 211Ensemble I 1, 21
or MUSC 212 Ensemble II
MUSC 211Ensemble I 1, 21
or MUSC 212 Ensemble II
MUSCIndividual lessons from MUSC 200-MUSC 207 32
MUSCMusic Elective 2, 41-2
Total Hours10-11
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Semester 7

MUSC 132Theory II (Fall Only) H3
MUSC 133Musicianship Skills II (Fall Only)1
MUSC 254Studies in Music History I, Antiquity to 1750 (Fall Only)3
MUSC---Capstone seminar
MUSC 211Ensemble I 1, 21
or MUSC 212 Ensemble II
MUSCIndividual lessons from MUSC 200-MUSC 207 32
MUSCMusic Elective 41-2
Total Hours11-12
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Semester 8

MUSC 230Musicianship Skills III (Spring Only)1
MUSC 232Theory III (Spring Only) H3
MUSC 255Studies in Music History II, 1750 to the Present (Spring Only)3
MUSC 211Ensemble I 1, 21
or MUSC 212 Ensemble II
MUSCIndividual lessons from MUSC 200-MUSC 207 32
MUSCMusic Elective 41-2
Total Hours11-12
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

UGETC Course List (A.F.A. in Music Curriculum)

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 180)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 231Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social Behavioral Science (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 157)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Math (one course)3-4
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)
MAT 171Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
Natural Science (select 4 SCH from the following courses)4
AST 111/AST 111ADescriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101 & ASTR 101L)
AST 151/AST 151AGeneral Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101 and ASTR 101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101 & BIOL 101L)
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101 & CHEM 101L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101 & GEOL 101L)
PHY 110/PHY 110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
Additional General Education Hours (select 3 SHC)3
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 180)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 231Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the Common Curriculum.
  • If you completed an associate's degree prior to 2014 or under the old common curriculum, please view the rules here.