Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AA degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
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Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 65 college-level hours, of which 65 will transfer and apply towards the UTSA baccalaureate degree of Music.
Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is NOT core complete, but is degree complete and field of study complete.
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
Gateway Course(s) for Music at UTSA
### denotes Gateway Course(s)
Students pursuing this degree at UTSA must successfully complete each of the Gateway Courses with a grade of “D” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution (including any colleges of the Alamo Colleges District), will be required to change his or her major to a field outside the Department of Music.
Field of Study Curriculum for Music
§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course
The field of study curriculum for music is designed to apply to the Bachelor of Music degree but may also be applied to the Bachelor of Arts or other baccalaureate-level music degrees as deemed appropriate by the awarding institution. The field of study curriculum is furthermore intended to serve as a guide for community and technical colleges in structuring a transfer curriculum in music.
Additional information can be found at:
Special Degree Requirements for UTSA Bachelor of Music degree
All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree are required to:
1. make one recital appearance during the last semester of required study on their principal instrument
2. perform in University ensembles; specific ensemble requirements for each degree concentration are outlined in the Department of Music Student Handbook (also available in the department office)
3. meet music performance proficiency standards established for principal instruments; students not meeting those standards must repeat music performance courses until the proficiency standards have been met
4. fulfill the recital attendance requirement as defined in Department of Music Student Handbook (performance majors are required to make a minimum of one recital or area seminar appearance each semester on their principal instrument.
Listening examinations are required for students who specify classical guitar as their principal instrument. Details regarding listening examinations are available in the Department of Music Student Handbook. In addition, candidates for the Bachelor of Music degree must complete the course requirements for the concentration they declare.
Additional UTSA Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with UTSA
This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTSA’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTSA. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTSA’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are UTSA’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas at San Antonio’s 2017-2018 catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on November 30, 2017
Revised on April 26, 2018