Degree Programs

AA Degree in Music

This degree provides a foundation in music for students interested pursuing a career in the musical entertainment industry or pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Music.  Students will select one of two music emphases: Instrumental or Vocal.  To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required courses and work with a counselor to determine the appropriate pattern of general education courses based on the student’s individual educational goals. Students are urged to take private instruction along with class lesson in their specialization each semester.    

Total Units: 60

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply skills essential for either instrumental or vocal performance in music.
  2. Collaborate with others through rehearsal and performance of a solo and ensemble performance for peer, professional or academic review.
  3. Show an aesthetic appreciation of music.

Vocal Emphasis  (25 units)
A.  Required Core Courses (11 units)
MUSI 112  Survey and App. of Music
MUSI 121  Music Theory 1  
MUSI 122  Music Theory 2  
MUSI 235  Intermediate Piano

B.Restricted Electives (14 units)
MUSI 130  Beginning Voice
MUSI 135  Beginning Piano
MUSI 230  Intermediate Voice
MUSI 134  Lyric Diction for Singers          
MUSI 120  Music Reading & Sight Singing          
MUSI 160  College Chorale
MUSI 161  Vocal Ensemble
MUSI 166  Women’s Chorale
MUSI 260  Vocal Performance Seminar

Instrumental Emphasis  (25 units)
A.  Required Core Courses (11 units)
MUSI 112  Survey and App. of Music
MUSI 121  Music Theory 1  
MUSI 122  Music Theory 2  
MUSI 235  Intermediate Piano

B. Restricted Electives (14 Units)
MUSI 114  History of Jazz   
MUSI 120  Music Reading & Sight Singing
MUSI 135  Beginning Piano
MUSI 176  Repertory Orchestra     
MUSI 174  Rehearsal and Performance Strings
MUSI 181  Jazz Ensemble  
MUSI 185  Stage Band
MUSI 179  Repertory Wind Ensemble
MUSI 177  Rehearsal and Performance Winds   
MUSI 280  Instrumental Performance Seminar
MUSI 140  Beginning Guitar
MUSI 240  Intermediate Guitar
MUSI 150  Beginning Percussion

Musical Theater AA Degree

This degree provides a foundation in musical theater for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater or pursuing a career in the music entertainment industry.

Student Learning Outcomes
1.  Collaborate with others through rehearsal and performance of a musical. theater production for peer, professional or academic review.
2.  Apply skills essential for performing in a musical.
3.  Show an aesthetic appreciation of musical theater.

Required Core Courses (12 units)
THEA 100  Survey and Appreciation of Theater (3 units)
THEA 110  Technique of Acting (3 units)
MUSI 121  Music Theory 1 (3 units)
MUSI 170  Musical Theater Performance (3 units)

Electives (9 units from the following courses)

MUSI 110 Fundamentals of Music (3 units)
MUSI 122 Music Theory 2 (3 units)
MUSI 128 Audition Techniques (1 unit)
MUSI 133 Musical Theater Voice (4 units)
MUSI 160 College Chorale (1-2 units)
THEA 120 Acting Fundamentals (3 units)
THEA 153 Musical Theater Production (1-3 unit)
THEA 155 Dance Theater Production (1-3 unit)
THEA 135 Stage Movement (2 units)
THEA 220 Professional Acting (2 units)
THEA 244 Fundamentals of Acting (3 units)

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Courses offered fall 2010. Download the complete schedule of fall classes.

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