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 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.

Required Courses (26 units):
MUS 103 FBeginning Musicianship1
MUS 104 F Intermediate Musicianship1
MUS 106 F Introduction to Music Theory3
MUS 107 FHarmony I3
MUS 108 F Introduction to Music Technology2
MUS 109 F Harmony II (formerly MUS 107BF)3
MUS 120 FSurvey of Music History3
MUS 203 FCounterpoint3
or MUS 205 F Pop/Commercial Music Theory
MUS 204 FAdvanced Musicianship1
or MUS 206 F Pop/Commercial Musicianship
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 Groups - Select 1 unit per term for 4 terms (4 units):4
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
Pep Band1
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 Units36-37

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.