College of DuPage

COD Music Transfer Guide

The following is a transfer guide between the College of DuPage (COD) and Saint Xavier University's Music major based on the current catalogs of both schools. The student completes an Associate Fine Arts (AFA) from COD and a (B.A.) or (B.M.) degree in Music from SXU.

The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in performance with a classical emphasis in voice, piano, band/orchestral instruments or an instrumental jazz emphasis; a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12); and a Bachelor of Arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.

General Education Courses

The following general education and major courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Music major.

College of DuPage Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGLI 1101: English Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGLI 1102: English Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPEEC 1100: Fundamentals of Speech Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)**
**College Level Math is required for Bachelor of Arts in Music, not required for Bachelor of Music degree.
Life and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Life Science and 1 Physical Science from IAI GECC approved list, including a lab.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Suggested Social and Behavioral Sciences if considering Music K-12 Education (9 credit hours)
HISTO 1130: U.S. History Before 1865
or
HISTO 1140: U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 103: United States History to 1877 (3)
or
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877 (3)
POLS 1101: American Politics POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government (3)
PSYCH 1100: General Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (3)
Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credit hours)
Choose one course from Fine Arts and one course from Humanities IAI GECC approved list
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.

Suggested 4 Semester Plan

First Semester (17 credit hours)  
MUSIC 1101: Music Theory I (3) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
MUSIC 1107: Aural Skills I (1) MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)
MUSIC 1171: Class Piano (1) MUS/LB 161: Keyboard Skills I + lab (1)
Music Ensemble I (1) Music Ensemble I (1)
Applied Lessons I (2) Applied Lessons I (2)
ENGLI 1101: English Composition I (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
SPEEC 1100: Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) COMM 101: Speech (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major. Social and Behavioral Science (3)
PSYCH 1100: General Psychology (3) PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
Second Semester (17-18 credit hours)  
MUSIC 1102: Music Theory II (3) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
MUSIC 1108: Aural Skills II (1) MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
MUSIC 1172: Class Piano II (1) MUS/LB 162: Keyboard Skills II + lab (1)
ENGLI 1102: English Composition II (3) ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective (3)
Music Ensemble II (1) Music Ensemble II (1)
Applied Lessons II (2) Applied Lessons II (2)
Choose IAI approved Life Science (3-4) Life Science (3-4)
**Math required for B.A. Music, not required of B.M. College Level Math (3)
Third Semester (17-18 credit hours)  
MUSIC 2201: Music Theory III (3) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
MUSIC 2207: Aural Skills III (1) MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1) MUS/LB 261: Keyboard Skills III + lab (1)
Music Ensemble III (1) Music Ensemble III (1)
Applied Lessons III (2) Applied Lessons III (2)
Choose IAI approved Physical Science (3-4) Physical Science (3-4)
Humanities and Fine Arts for AFA degree (6) Humanities and Fine Arts (6)
Fourth Semester (11-17 credit hours)  
MUSIC 2202: Music Theory IV (3) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
MUSIC 2208: Aural Skills IV (1) MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
MUSIC 2272: Class Piano IV (1) MUS/LB 262: Keyboard Skills IV + lab (1)
Music Ensemble IV (1) Music Ensemble IV (1)
Applied Lessons IV (2) Applied Lessons IV (2)
MUSIC 1105: Music Literature/History MUS 124: Writing/Speaking/Music
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
*POLS 1101: American Politics (3) POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
*HISTO 1130 or HISTO 1140: U.S. History Before or After 1865 HIST 103 or HIST 104: U.S. History Before or After 1877

*Additional for A.A. degree

Total Semester Hours Required for AFA in Music Degree (63-64 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours Required for A.A. Degree (69-70 credit hours)

The Associate in Fine Arts degree does not satisfy the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum; therefore students who complete this degree must take two additional Social Sciences courses to earn a B.M. or B.A. in Music from SXU.

Requirements for Formal Admission of Transfer Students to the Music Department

  1. Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
  3. Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. Applied music professor
    2. Theory/aural skills professor
    3. Music education director (music education students only)
  5. Successful completion of a formal admission jury with a GPA of 2.5 for bachelor of arts candidates, and 3.0 for bachelor of music candidates.

Successful completion of the State of Illinois Criminal Background Investigation, and Test of Academic Proficiency for music education majors.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


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of 2019-2020 Catalog