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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Music (lmu) Liberal Arts Option


Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

66-67 credits

Satisfies MassTransfer Block

Required courses

The option

Combines a broad range of liberal arts studies with an elective emphasis on music that can be tailored to student interests. The program provides a strong foundation in music theory, music history, instrumental study, and ensemble performance. Numerous opportunities exist for exploring world music and music technology.

Your next step

Transfer to a four-year college or seek professional employment. Your future career may include work in performing, composing, teaching, audio production, music therapy, commercial music, artist management, and non-profit arts administration.


More info

The Music option is one focused way to complete the Liberal Arts degree at GCC. By taking courses listed in this specific option, students complete courses that will help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their specific career or transfer goals. (Note: Students who complete this option will graduate with a diploma that reads "Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.")

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Option advisor

Matthew Shippee, Office: S334, (413) 775-1228,

Related links

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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