Music Associate in Arts Degree


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 in the 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 37-38 units in the major in addition to other graduation requirements.

Required Courses (27 units):
MUS 102 F Introduction to College Musicianship (formerly Music Reading)1
MUS 103 FBeginning Musicianship1
MUS 104 F Intermediate Musicianship1
MUS 106 F Introduction to College Music Theory3
MUS 107 F Music Theory I (formerly Harmony)3
MUS 108 F Introduction to Music Technology2
MUS 109 F Music Theory II (formerly MUS 107BF Harmony II)3
MUS 203 F Music Theory III (formerly Counterpoint)3
or MUS 205 F Pop/Commercial Music Theory
MUS 204 FAdvanced Musicianship1
or MUS 206 F Pop and Commercial Musicianship
MUS 120 FSurvey of Music History3
MUSA 104 FIntroduction to Concert Hour1
MUSA 105 FBeginning Concert Hour1
MUSA 106 FIntermediate Concert Hour1
MUSA 107 FAdvanced Concert Hour1
MUSA 131 FKeyboard Skills I1
MUSA 132 FKeyboard Skills II1
Applied Music - Select 1 unit per term for 4 terms from the following (4 units):4
Applied Music - Individual Private Study 11
Advanced Applied Music - Master Class (formerly titled Advanced Applied Music - Individualized Private Study) 21
Advanced Voice1
Advanced Guitar I (formerly Classical Guitar: Renaissance to Baroque)1
Advanced Piano: Baroque to Classical1
Advanced Strings1
Advanced Woodwinds I1
Advanced Brass I1
Advanced Percussion I1
Performance Ensembles - Select 1 unit per term for 4 terms (4 units):4
Collegiate Chorale1
Women's Chorale1
Guitar Ensemble1
String Ensemble1
Woodwind Ensemble1
Brass Ensemble1
Percussion Ensemble1
Piano Ensemble1
Jazz Combo1
Jazz Guitar Ensemble1
Alternative Jazz Lab Ensemble1
Electronic Music Ensemble1
Fullerton College Symphony1
Concert Band1
Fullerton College Symphonic Winds1
Jazz Band1
Jazz Lab Band1
Concert Choir1
Fullerton College Master Chorale1
Chamber Singers1
Vocal Jazz Ensemble1
Restricted Electives (2-3 units):2-3
Pop/Commercial Arranging/Composing3
Music Copying and Notation Software2
Total Units37-38

Outcome 1: Demonstrate college sophomore- level skill in solo performance on instrument of chosen concentration (Orchestral Instrument, Voice, Piano, Guitar)

Outcome 2: Demonstrate working knowledge and successful execution of college sophomore-level Music Theory and Musicianship.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate college sophomore-level proficiency in ensemble rehearsal and performance.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate college sophomore-level proficiency in identifying genres, styles, and periods of music through concert attendance and listening of recorded music.