Academic Program Code: P06
This Pathway Program with a concentration in Music and Theater is designed for those students who are still deciding which specific area within the Academic Pathway they would like to study or for those who intend to transfer in a related area for which GRCC does not offer an academic program. Students who have decided on an academic program within the Academic Pathway offered at GRCC should select that program and follow the coursework plan outlined in that program.
Students who graduate from this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential.
The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below. The highest priority courses are listed in order and are organized to give students both an opportunity to explore the field and complete general education requirements for the degree. The open elective coursework allows students the opportunity to work with a GRCC advisor or faculty member to select courses and create an individualized transfer plan. Transfer plans are created by identifying an academic program at a 4-year institution, and choosing general education and open elective courses that will allow the student to complete the first two years of that 4-year academic program at GRCC. It is recommended that students select an academic program and/or transfer institution as early as possible to minimize taking unnecessary coursework.
Students with academic placements should follow these guidelines when selecting coursework for Priority I.
College Readiness: Strategies for College and Life Success (PY 100 ) must be taken in the first semester at GRCC.
Math: Math courses should be selected based on ALEKS placement score.
Reading/Writing: Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) courses should be taken in the first semester at GRCC. See the table below for courses that can be taken with IRW courses.
||COM 131, MUS 105, MUS 112, MUS 115, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 151, MUS 161, MUS 173, MUS 174, MUS 189, MUS 194, MUS 196, MUS 198, MUS 262, TH 245, TH 247, TH 248
||COM 131, COM 135, MUS 105, MUS 110, MUS 111, MUS 112, MUS 115, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 130, MUS 151, MUS 161, MUS 173, MUS 174, MUS 189, MUS 194, MUS 196, MUS 198, MUS 262 , TH 245, TH 247, TH 248
|IRW 99/EN 101
||COM 131, COM 135, MUS 105, MUS 110, MUS 111, MUS 112, MUS 113, MUS 115, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 130, MUS 151, MUS 161 , MUS 173, MUS 174, MUS 189, MUS 194, MUS 196, MUS 198, MUS 262 , TH 245, TH 247, TH 248
Students should select courses from the Priority I list based on the number of credits they wish to take during the semester. If students are unable to schedule Priority I courses they should move to and select from the list of Priority II courses.
When selecting a math course, students should consider the requirements at GRCC or their transfer institution.
Priority I Elective Options
Students should select a minimum of two (2) Music or Theater Electives based on their education and career interests. If you are interested in entering the Recording Technology A.M. or Certificate Programs, please complete the waitlist form.
After completing the Priority I courses, students should consider if this Pathway Program still meets their education and career goals.
- If a student wishes to move into a specific academic program, they should initiate this change using the Declaration of Academic Program online form and begin taking the courses in the academic program.
- Students who wish to remain in this Pathway Program or who are still deciding on an academic program should take the Priority II courses listed below.
When making the decision to select EN 102 , COM 131 , or COM 135 , consider the program requirements at GRCC or transfer institution.
Students should contact the music department before attempting to schedule Priority II classes. All Priority II classes require “Department Consent”.
Priority II Elective Options
Students should select a minimum of three (3) Music or Theater Electives based on their education and career interests. Students interested in Music should also take one (1) of the ensembles listed below.
After completing the Priority II courses, students should consider if this Pathway Program still meets their education and career goals.
- If a student wishes to move into a specific academic program, they should initiate this change using the Declaration of Academic Program in the student Online Center and begin taking the courses in the academic program.
- If students want to remain in this Pathway Program and are still deciding on an academic program they should take the Priority III courses listed below.
- At this point, it is very important that students work with a GRCC advisor or faculty member to get help with course selection and to map out their future coursework based on their academic and career goals.
Students should select Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas. The Natural Sciences and Humanities General Education Elective must be from a different subject area than Priority II.
Degree Completion & Graduation
In order to fulfill the GRCC General Education requirements for this degree, students must complete at least 30 credit hours of coursework through the following course requirements:
- EN 101 English Composition I;
- EN 102 English Composition II OR COM 131 Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR COM 135 Interpersonal Communication;
- 2 Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas;
- 2 Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas;
- 1 Mathematics General Education Elective (must meet MTA requirements);
- 1 Lab Sciences General Education Elective and one (1) Lab or Non Lab Sciences General Education Elective. Must be from two (2) different subject areas.
Once students have completed the general education and course requirements outlined in Priorities I, II, and III, they should take the following steps:
- Review progress towards academic program completion in My Degree Path.
- Ensure they have declared the correct academic program and have the correct catalog year.
- Work with a GRCC faculty member or advisor to identify and complete the remaining requirements and open elective coursework needed to graduate from GRCC and to transfer to a 4-year institution.
- Apply to graduate.