Commercial Music Associate in Arts Degree

Commercial Music Associate in Arts Degree

Program Code: 2A03849

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.

MUSIC MAJOR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - As a music major, you are expected to declare a performance area (voice, piano, or other instrument), to participate in at least one large performing group each semester, to be enrolled in Concert Hour each semester, to be enrolled in music theory and musicianship each semester, and to perform for student recitals and faculty juries on your major instrument each semester unless special exemption has been allowed. In addition to studying your major instrument each semester, you are urged to develop as much facility on the piano as possible because of its importance in other areas of your musical training.

APPLIED MUSIC: Four-year colleges vary in the amount of applied music credit that may be applied to the Baccalaureate degree. Students are cautioned to check the catalog of the college they plan to attend for its specific statement on the amount of applied music credit that will count toward the degree

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Describe and execute the basic concepts of songwriting in respect to melody, harmony and rhythm. Outcome 2: Explain the basics of intellectual property laws and copyright and Trademark protection. Outcome 3: Produce basic songs in a variety of commercial music genres using Digital Audio Workstation. Outcome 4: Perform or participate in a contemporary music production.

Required Courses:
Introduction to Music Technology
MUS 135 BF - Piano
MUS 123 F - Concert Hour
Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing
Recording Studio II: Int Tech
Restricted electives:
The Music Business
Jazz History - An Appreciation
History of Rock Music
Survey of Music History
Beginning Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental
or MUS157 F Beginning Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental
Music Copying and Notation Software
Advanced Jazz Improvisation - Instrumental
or MUS257 F Adv Vocal Styling & Improv

DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on 06/07/2017 and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate and/or degree program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog and/or meet with a campus counselor.