Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Music AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to California State University campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Music. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students earning the Music AA-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as Music major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 23 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of C or better in all major coursework. This degree is designed to prepare students to demonstrate competence and discipline in the study of music in all of its facets, read and audiate music, and demonstrate proficiency in ensemble skills and solo performance skills. While a baccalaureate degree is recommended for a possible career in music production, performance, and music education, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the serious study of Music in practice and in theory, and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. The Music AA-T Degree program requires 23 units in required courses and restricted electives as indicated below.

Required Courses (23 units):
MUS 106 F Introduction to Music Theory3
MUS 107 FHarmony I3
MUS 109 FHarmony II3
MUS 203 FCounterpoint3
MUS 103 FBeginning Musicianship1
MUS 104 F Intermediate Musicianship1
MUS 204 FAdvanced Musicianship1
MUSA 200 F Applied Music - Individual Private Study 14
Four semesters of Music ensembles, selected from the list below4
Large Ensembles
Collegiate Chorale1
Women's Chorale1
Fullerton College Symphony1
Fullerton College Symphonic Winds1
Concert Choir1
Fullerton College Master Chorale1
Chamber Singers1
Guitar Ensemble1
String Ensemble1
Woodwind Ensemble1
Brass Ensemble1
Percussion Ensemble1
Piano Ensemble1
Jazz Combo1
Jazz Guitar Ensemble1
Alternative Jazz Lab Ensemble1
Electronic Music Ensemble1
Jazz Band1
Jazz Lab Band1
Vocal Jazz Ensemble1
The Music Department also recommends the completion of the following classes in preparation for a transfer to a California State University
Introduction to Music Technology2
Music Appreciation3
Survey of Music History3
The Music Department also recommends the successful completion of MUSA 132 F or successful passage of a Piano Proficiency Exam.
Total Units23

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Sophomore level skill in solo performance on instrument of chosen concentration (Orchestral Instrument, Voice, Piano, Guitar).

Outcome 2: Working knowledge and successful execution of Sophomore level Music Theory and Musicianship.

Outcome 3: Sophomore level proficiency in ensemble rehearsal and performance.

Outcome 4: Sophomore level proficiency in identifying genres, styles, and periods of music.