Music degrees and scholarships

1. Associate of Arts Degree(AA) - Music

Students will be able to demonstrate technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at a level appropriate for the particular music concentration; demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analysis; demonstrate a basic knowledge of music history through the present time; and demonstrate keyboard competency in intermediate to advanced piano performance literature.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analyses; demonstrate a basic knowledge of music history through the present time. Demonstrate keyboard competency in intermediate to advanced piano performance literature; and demonstrate technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at a level appropriate for the particular music concentration.

  • Required Courses:
    All: MUSIC 103 or 113, 125, 126, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213.
    Two units: MUSIC 140
    Four semester units: MUSIC 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 236, 237, 240, 241, 242.

 

2. Music Certificate/AS

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate intermediate technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at a level appropriate for the particular music concentration. Students will demonstrate fundamental theoretical and historical analytical music score skills, and demonstrate basic keyboard competency in introductory piano performance literature. The courses are divided into four categories: core classes, instrumental and vocal classes, performing ensembles, and electives.

  • Required Courses:
    All: MUSIC 201, 211.
    Select one course from the following: MUSIC 120, 121, 122, 125, 126, 127.
    One unit: MUSIC 140.
    Select one course from the following: MUSIC 135, 136, 137
    Select one course from the following: MUSIC 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166.
    Four semester units (4 units) from: Music 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 236, 237, 240, 241, 242.
    Electives (8 units required): MUSIC 103, 113, 121, 122, 127, 150, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 171, 176, 177, 178, 185, 186.

 

3. Transfer Degree (AA-T) in Music

Music designed to prepare the student for transfer to four year institutions of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in music at a California State University. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of music including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of study.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to identify major topics, developments, debates, and issues in music, students will be able to apply their knowledge of key concepts in music to discuss, analyze, and synthesize a variety of theoretical and practical foci in music. Students will be able to gain a global, national, and local perspective on issues pertaining to music preparing them for multiple pathways for future study and career opportunities.

  • Required Courses:
    All: MUSIC 201, 202, 203, 204, 211, 212, 213, 214
    Required two units: MUSIC 140
    Select four courses (4 units): MUSIC 143, 146, 147, 230, 231, 240, 241, 242.
    Required Units for Major: 22 units*
  • Music Scholarships

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