Fullerton College

Music Division

Certificates and Degrees


Associate in Arts Degree

Curriculum leads to the Associate in Arts Degree. This degree is designed to prepare students to demonstrate competence and discipline of music in all of its facets, read and audiate music, and demonstrate proficiency in ensemble skills and solo performance skills. Completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the serious study of Music in practice and in theory. This Degree may lead to employment in many fields of entertainment and different genres, including jazz, vocal, choral, instrumental, classical, rock, and music criticism.This degree requires a total of 36-37 units of which 34 units are in required courses. An additional 2-3 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below.

Required Courses (34 units)
MUS 103 F Beginning Musicianship (1 unit)
MUS 104 F Intermediate Musicianship (1 unit)
MUS 106 F Introduction to Music Theory (3 units)
MUS 107 F Harmony I (3 units
MUS 108 F Introduction to Music Technology (2 units
MUS 109 F Harmony II (3 units
MUS 120 F Survey of Music History (3 units
MUS 203 F Counterpoint (3 units
MUS 205 F Pop/Commercial Music Theory (3 units
MUS 204 F Advanced Musicianship (1 unit)
MUS 206 F Pop/Commercial Musicianship (1 unit)
MUSA 104 F Introduction to Concert Hour (1 unit)
MUSA 105 F Beginning Concert Hour (1 unit)
MUSA 106 F Intermediate Concert Hour (1 unit)
MUSA 107 F Advanced Concert Hour (1 unit)
MUSA 131 F Keyboard Skills I (1 unit)
MUSA 132 F Keyboard Skills II (1 unit)
Select 4 units from the following list:
MUSA 200 F Applied Music-Individual Private Study (1 unit)
(MUSA 200 F may be taken 4 times for credit)
MUSA 210 F Advanced Voice (1 unit)
MUSA 220 F Classical Guitar: Renaissance to Baroque (1 unit)
MUSA 236 F Advanced Piano: Baroque to Classical (1 unit)
MUSA 240 F Advanced Strings (1 unit)
MUSA 250 F Advanced Woodwinds I (1 unit)
MUSA 260 F Advanced Brass I (1 unit)
MUSA 270 F Advanced Percussion I (1 unit)
Performance groups: Select 1 unit per term for 4 terms
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 271 F Fullerton Symphony (1 unit)
MUS 273 F Concert Band (1 unit)
MUS 274 F Fullerton College Symphonic Winds (1 unit)
MUS 275 F Pep Band (1 unit)
MUS 276 F Jazz Band (1 unit)
MUS 277 F Jazz Lab Band (1 unit)
MUS 281 F Concert Choir (1 unit)
MUS 282 F Fullerton College Master Chorale (1 unit)
MUS 285 F Chamber Singers (3 units)
MUS 287 F Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 unit)
Restricted electives - One of the two required (2-3 units)
MUS 207 F Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing (3 units)
MUS 208 F Music Copying and Notation Software (2 units)
Total Units: 36-37

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

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