Fullerton College

Music Division

Certificates and Degrees

Degree for Transfer

Associate in Arts Degree

The Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Music AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to California State University campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Music. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students earning the Music AA-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as Music major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 23 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework. This degree is designed to prepare students to demonstrate competence and discipline in the study of music in all of its facets, read and audiate music, and demonstrate proficiency in ensemble skills and solo performance skills. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended for a possible career in music production, performance, and music education, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the serious study of Music in practice and in theory, and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. The Music AA-T Degree program requires 23 units in required courses and restricted electives as indicated below.

Required Courses: (23 units)
MUS 106 F - Introduction to Music Theory (3 Units)
MUS 107 F - Harmony I (3 Units)
MUS 109 F - Harmony II (3 Units)
MUS 203 F - Counterpoint (3 Units)
MUS 103 F - Beginning Musicianship (1 Unit)
MUS 104 F - Intermediate Musicianship (1 Unit)
MUS 204 F - Advanced Musicianship (1 Unit)
MUSA 200 F - Applied Music-Individual Private Study (1 Unit)
(MUSA 200 F must be taken 4 times to complete degree)
Four semesters of Music ensembles, selected from the list below:
Large Ensembles:
MUS 180 F - Collegiate Chorale (1 Unit)
MUS 181 F - Women's Chorale (1 Unit)
MUS 271 F - Fullerton Symphony (1 Unit)
MUS 274 F - Fullerton College Symphonic Winds (1 Unit)
MUS 281 F - Concert Choir (1 Unit)
MUS 282 F - Fullerton College Master Chorale (1 Unit)
MUS 285 F - Chamber Singers (1 Unit)
MUS 260 F - Guitar Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 261 F - String Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 262 F - Woodwind Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 263 F - Brass Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 264 F - Percussion Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 265 F - Piano Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 266 F - Jazz Combo(1 Unit)
MUS 268 F - Jazz Guitar Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 269 F - Alternative Jazz Lab Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 270 F - Electronic Music Ensemble (1 Unit)
MUS 276 F - Jazz Band (1 Unit)
MUS 277 F - Jazz Lab Band (1 Unit)
MUS 287 F - Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 Unit)
The Music Department also recommends the completion of the following classes in preparation for a transfer to a California State University:
MUS 108 F - Introduction to Music Technology (2 Units)
MUS 116 F - Music Appreciation (3 Units)
MUS 120 F - Survey of Music History (3 Units)
The Music Department also recommends successful completion of MUSA 132F Keyboard Skills II or successful passage of a Piano Proficiency Exam.
Total Units: 23

Please verify the most current requirements by contacting the Music Department offices before enrolling in any courses.

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