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GRCC & Ferris 3+1 Music & Entertainment Bus Agreem

Pre-Music and Entertainment Business, A.A. (3 + 1, Ferris State University)

Academic Program Code: 622

This program is designed for those students who intend to transfer to Ferris State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Music and Entertainment Business. By completing this GRCC program, students will earn an Associate of Arts from GRCC and will have met most requirements for the GRCC Digital Audio Specialist Certificate. After completing the bachelor’s degree at Ferris, students will be prepared for jobs in promotion and production, sales, marketing and management, advertising, and public relations.

General Transfer Notes

The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses transfer and satisfy requirements at Ferris State University

Students should contact Ferris State University to obtain additional detailed information about transfer requirements. Ferris State University ultimately makes the decisions about how each course will be used to meet the bachelor’s degree requirements. Students should also review the specific admission requirements for Ferris State University and this Ferris State University program.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of elective courses, which meets all GRCC and Ferris State University requirements.

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential.

Program Notes

Other courses that can be used to meet the MA 107  requirement include:  MA 108, MA 131, MA 133.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework from the General Education course list. Select coursework as directed below. Use transfer resources available and advising to select coursework based on Ferris State University requirements.

English Composition and Communications


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective from a subject other than MUS.

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.


See Program Notes for alternative Mathematics courses.

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Program Courses

Program Elective Courses

The remaining number of courses needed to complete the program will depend on the number of credit hours still needed to reach the 86 credits required for graduation (must be at least 4 credits to meet the Ferris State University requirement). Course selections should be made based on the major at Ferris.

Total Credit Hours


In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, Priority IV, Priority V, and Priority VI courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

MA 107 - Intermediate Algebra  

PY 201 - General Psychology  

MUS 173 - Basic Studio Techniques I  

Program Course - Select from 3 Credits List

COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

MUS 110 - Appreciation of World and Western Music  

MUS 174 - Basic Studio Techniques II  

MUS 175 - Introduction To Music Business  

General Education - Natural Sciences (Lab/Non)

Priority III Priority IV

EC 251 - Principles of Macroeconomics  

MUS 271 - Basic MIDI Sequencing  

MUS 273 - Advanced Studio Techniques Laboratory I  &

MUS 274 - Advanced Studio Techniques I  

BA 145 - Computer Applications in Business I  

General Education Course - Humanities

MUS 272 - Advanced MIDI Sequencing  

MUS 275 - Advanced Studio Techniques Laboratory II  &

MUS 276 - Advanced Studio Techniques II  

EC 252 - Principles of Microeconomics  

General Education - Natural Sciences (Lab)

Priority V Priority VI

EN 102 - English Composition II  

MA 215 - Statistics  


BA 254 - Introduction to Statistics with Applied Models  

BA 256 - Principles of Accounting I  

BA 270 - Marketing  

BA 257 - Principles of Accounting II  

BA 283 - Business Management  

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult My Degree Path for specific degree requirements.