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.
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 in Music (Composition Emphasis).
Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is degree complete and field of study complete, but NOT core complete.
UTSA Distinguished Transfer Scholarship
Fall and spring transfer applicants who are transferring 24-66 credit hours and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship valued up to $6,000* for up to two years or four semesters if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.
This scholarship is competitive so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.
*while funding is available
*** 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
Admission to the Department of Music
In order to declare music as a major, students must successfully audition for UTSA music faculty on their principal instrument. Ideally, that audition should take place prior to the student’s first semester at UTSA. If that does not occur, students must audition within two semesters of starting at UTSA. Students may audition to be a music major a maximum of three times. Information on auditions can found at http://music.utsa.edu/index.php/prospective-students/audition-process.
Once admitted, music majors are expected to make consistent, satisfactory progress toward their degree. A student who fails to meet this expectation will meet with a program area advisor and may be required to change his or her major to a field outside the Department of Music.
If a student is not enrolled in Private Instruction for two consecutive long semesters (Fall and Spring), the student must re-audition for admission as a UTSA music major.
Transfer students who have completed four semesters of music theory, ear training, and class piano at another institution must complete any necessary review/proficiency requirements and be eligible for all upper-level music courses within two years of entering the UTSA Department of Music and declaring the music major. A transfer student who fails to meet this expectation will be required to change his or her major to a field outside the Department of Music.
Additional UTSA Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to UTSA, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at www.utsa.edu/advise/advisors.html.
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the UTSA requirements for this degree plan from the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.utsa.edu.
- Information on Gateway Courses can be found at http://www.utsa.edu/registrar/students/gateway.html.
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at UTSA as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
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 2020-2022 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 August 9, 2021