Music - AA-T

The Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Music develops a well-rounded musician. Students who pursue this degree will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the specified program requirements. This degree provides students with transfer preparation and pre-professional training. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals.

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

To earn a music AA-T degree, students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements:

•completion of the following major requirements with grades of C or better;
•completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
•certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.

It is highly recommend that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.

Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution and major in Music should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

MUS 101 Music Theory I: Fundamentals 3
MUS 101L Musicianship I 1
MUS 102 Music Theory II: Scales and Modes 3
MUS 102L Musicianship II 1
MUS 201 Music Theory III: Basic Harmony 3
MUS 201L Musicianship III 1
MUS 202 Music Theory IV: Harmony 3
MUS 202L Musicianship IV 1
APPLIED MUSIC: (2 Units) Units
MUS 141X2 Applied Music I 0.5
MUS 241x2 Applied Music II 0.5
LARGE ENSEMBLE: (4 Units selected from the following) Units
MUS 150X4 Mixed Chorus 1
MUS 152X4 Chamber Singers 2
MUS 153x4 Chamber Chorale 2
MUS 154X4 College Singers 2
MUS 156X4 Concert Choir 2
MUS 158X4 Gospel Choir 1
MUS 162x4 Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 166x4 Concert Band 1
CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC for CSU requirements: 37-39 Units
Total units that may be double-counted for CUSGE or IGETC: 6 Units
CSU ELECTIVES (as needed to reach 60 transferable units): 5-7 Units
Total Units 60
  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of musical styles and genres 
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of music (3) fundamentals and theory 
  3. Students will acquire knowledge of the social and cultural relevance of music 
  4. Students will demonstrate basic technical proficiency playing a musical instrument 
  5. Students will demonstrate through performance or analysis, proficiency with lyrical and vocal music

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