Music Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Music develops a well-rounded musician. Students who pursue this degree will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the specified program requirements. This degree provides students with transfer preparation and pre-professional training. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals.
The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
To earn a music AA-T degree, students must complete the following Associate Degree for Transfer requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of “C” (or “P”);
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 37-39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution and major in Music should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|MUS 101||Music Theory I: Fundamentals||3|
|MUS 101L||Musicianship I||1|
|MUS 102||Music Theory II: Scales and Modes||3|
|MUS 102L||Musicianship II||1|
|MUS 201||Music Theory III: Basic Harmony||3|
|MUS 201L||Musicianship III||1|
& MUS 241X2
|Applied Music I|
and Applied Music II
|Select four units from the following:||4|
|MUS 150X4||Mixed Chorus||1|
|MUS 152X4||Chamber Singers||2|
|MUS 153X4||Chamber Chorale||2|
|MUS 154X4||College Singers||2|
|MUS 156X4||Concert Choir||2|
|MUS 158X4||Gospel Choir||1|
|MUS 162X4||Wind Ensemble||1|
|MUS 166X4||Concert Band||1|
|MUS 170X2||Jazz Improvisation and Theory I||1|
|MUS 171X2||Jazz Improvisation and Theory II||1|
|MUS 180X4||Instrumental Chamber Music||1|
|List A - (3-4 units)|
|MUS 100||Music Appreciation||3|
|MUS 121||Music History and Literature - Middle Ages Through Baroque||3|
|or MUS 121H||Music History and Literature - Middle Ages Through Baroque - Honors|
|MUS 122||Music History and Literature - Classic through Contemporary||3|
|or MUS 122H||Music History and Literature - Classic Through Contemporary - Honors|
|MUS 133||Elementary Piano||1|
|MUS 134||Intermediate Piano||1|
|MUS 135||Advanced Piano||1|
|MUS 202||Music Theory IV: Harmony||3|
|MUS 202L||Musicianship IV||1|
|Total Unit That May Be Double Counted||6|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||1-8|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Compare musical styles by identifying musical differences of various forms and genres.
- Interpret and formulate fundamentals of music theory.
- Distinguish the social and cultural relevance of music by examining historical and cultural contributions.
- Demonstrate basic technical proficiency through performance of playing a musical instrument or lyrical singing.