What is the Arts and Sciences Transfer Program?

  • The Arts and Sciences Transfer Program at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is designed for students wishing to obtain a strong liberal arts foundation before transferring to a bachelor’s degree program, with the option to continue on to graduate or professional studies. Students interested in focusing on the arts can choose from associate of arts degree, with a concentration in art, music or theatre.  

What Careers Use These Skills?

  • Students can explore a variety of careers within the creative arts, including actor, musician, singer, sculptor,

    illustrator, painter and many more. Earning potential in these professions can vary greatly depending on the individual’s level of experience and exposure.

    • Beginning actors can earn a starting wage of $10 an hour; musicians earn $14 an hour.
    • Fine artists start out on a salary of $21,525 and earn a median income of $32,450.

What Courses Will I Take?

  • Always check with an advisor to determine what courses to take. All BCCC students must meet the College’s computer literacy requirement in order to receive a degree or certificate. All students are required to complete the PRE 100 course within the first six credits. PRE 100 is an academic achievement preparation course earning one credit.

What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?

  • The following options are available to students:

    • Associate of Arts, Music Option

    As students progress through the program, they receive assistance with the transfer process

What Will I Learn?

  • Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:


    • Explain various musical genres and stylistic periods.
    • Analyze the uses of elements of music in aural examples representing traditions from various style periods and world cultures.
    • Determine factors that influence musicians in specific historical eras and places.
    • Use standard musical notation symbols.
    • Play with expression and technical accuracy a stylistically varied repertoire of instrumental literature.
    • Sing with expression and technical accuracy a stylistically varied repertoire of vocal literature.
    • Formulate, apply and communicate criteria for evaluating personal performances and the performances of others.
    • Describe how musical expression reflects individual, social, political and ethical issues.
    • Compare and explain value of music, functions of music, roles of musicians and conditions under which music is performed in various world cultures.