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RCTC offers three Associate in Fine Arts degrees in Music Education. The three degree options include: Music Industry AFA, Music Education: Instrumental/General K-12 AFA, and Music Education: Vocal/General K-12 AFA. RCTC also offers an AS and a Certificate in Digital Arts – Music Technology.
Depending on the program options selected, courses may include: Electronic Music Composition I & II, Audio Production I & II, Applied Music – Vocal, Applied Music -- Instrumental, Beginning and/or Intermediate Piano, Beginning and /or Intermediate Class Voice, Musicianship I – IV, Concert Choir, Concert Band, and World Drum Ensemble.
Program / Degree Options:
RCTC offers a 60-credit Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) in each of the following: Music Industry, Music Education: Instrumental/General K-12, and Music Education: Vocal/General K-12.
The AFA Music Education – Instrumental/General K-12 prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in music education and qualify for music, instrumental K-12 Board of Teaching licensure.
The AFA Music Education – Vocal/General K-12 prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in music education and qualify for music, vocal K-12 Board of Teaching licensure.
The AFA Music Industry prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in music industry/business.
Program Start Date(s):
Students can start coursework any semester. Some courses are not offered every semester so students are encouraged to meet with program advisors to plan ahead.
In the music area, which includes music teachers, musicians, music studio engineers, music business and composers, Minnesota’s gap analysis reflects an expected 76 available positions in the next year.
The American Association for Employment in Education, 2008, and the National Association for Music Education reported a healthy balance between openings and graduates for prepared music, vocal and instrumental teachers in the Great Plains/Midwest region, including Minnesota.
Articulations / Accreditations:
RCTC’s Associate in Fine Arts degrees in Music Education: Instrumental/General K-12, Music Education: Vocal/General K-12 and Music Industry articulate with the Bachelor of Science degrees in Music Education and Music Industry at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations
Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Last Updated: September 27, 2013