Music Associate in Arts Degree

Music Associate in Arts Degree

Program Code: 2A03848

The Music Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students with the basic musical knowledge and academic skills to either transfer to a four-year academic institution or lead to employment in the music industry. 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 26 units are in required courses. An additional 4 units are required from Applied Music classes. An additional 4 units are required from Performance Ensembles. An additional 2-3 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: College sophomore level skill in solo performance on instrument of chosen concentration (Orchestral Instrument, Voice, Piano, Guitar). Outcome 2: Working knowledge and successful execution of college sophomore level Music Theory and Musicianship. Outcome 3: College sophomore level proficiency in ensemble rehearsal and performance. Outcome 4: College sophomore level proficiency in identifying genres, styles, and periods of music through concert attendance and listening of recorded music.

Required Courses:
Beginning Musicianship
Intermediate Musicianship
Introduction to Music Theory
Harmony I
Introduction to Music Technology
Harmony II
Survey of Music History

Counterpoint or
Pop/Commercial Music Theory

Advanced Musicianship or
Pop/Commercial Musicianship

Introduction to Concert Hour
Beginning Concert Hour
Intermediate Concert Hour
Advanced Concert Hour
Keyboard Skills I
Keyboard Skills II
Applied Music: Select 1 unit per term for 4 terms:
Applied Music: Individual Private Study
Adv Applied Musc-Ind Priv Stdy
Advanced Voice
Classical Guitar: Renaissance to Baroque
Advanced Piano: Baroque to Classical
Advanced Strings
Advanced Woodwinds I
Advanced Brass I
Advanced Percussion I
Performance groups: Select 1 unit per term for 4 terms:
Advanced Brass I
String Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Piano Ensemble
Jazz Combo
Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Alternative Jazz Lab Ensemble
Electronic Music Ensemble
Fullerton College Symphony
Concert Band
Fullerton College Symphonic Winds
Brass Choir (Bravo Brass)
Jazz Band
Jazz Lab Band
Concert Choir
Fullerton College Master Chorale
Chamber Singers

Vocal Jazz Ensemble or
Honors Art History: Ren to Mod

Restricted electives - One of the two required:
Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing
Music Copying and Notation Software

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.