Fullerton College

Music Division

Certificates and Degrees

Music: Commercial

Associate in Arts Degree

Curriculum leads to the Music: Commercial Associate in Arts Degree and provides training for those who do not plan to transfer to a four-year university or college. The emphasis is upon preparation of the performer, composer, or arranger. While most of the courses suggested are transferable, the curriculum does not meet the general education requirements for the lower division of a four-year university or college. This degree requires 22 units of which 19 units are in required courses. An additional 3 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below.

Required Courses (19 units)
MUS 108 F - Introduction to Music Technology (2)
MUS 123 F - Concert Hour (.5, .5, .5, .5) four semesters required
MUS 135BF - Beginning Piano (1) third semester
MUS 207 F - Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing (3)
MUS 224 F - Recording Studio II (3)
Performance group each semester (1, 1, 1, 1)
Applied music class each semester (1, 1, 1, 1) (200 level)
Restricted electives (3 units)
MUS 112 F - Music Business (2)
MUS 113 F - Jazz History - An Appreciation (3)
MUS 119 F - History of Rock Music (3)
MUS 120 F - Survey of Music History (3)
MUS 156 F - Beginning Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental (1)
or
MUS 157 F - Beginning Vocal Styling and Improvisation (1)
MUS 208 F - Music Copying and Notation (2)
MUS 256 F - Advanced Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental (1) or
MUS 257 F - Advanced Vocal Styling and Improvisation (1)
Total Units: 22

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

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