Basic Musicianship

Certificate of Achievement
Transfer Preparation (Major Code: 02544)

Completing the music major core is the first step towards transferring or an Associates Degree in Music. Upon completion, students will be eligible for teaching beginning music lessons or music tutoring. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will be able to perform a notated melody on their main instrument/voice observing correct rhythms and pitches.
  • Student will perform with a group of people while listening and blending with their peers.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MUS 101 MUSIC THEORY I 3
MUS 111 AURAL SKILLS I 1
MUS 125 APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY I 0.5
Select one Performing Ensemble course from the list below 1-2
 Units5.5-6.5
Second Semester
MUS 102 MUSIC THEORY II 3
MUS 113 AURAL SKILLS II 1
MUS 126 APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY II 0.5
Select one Performing Ensemble course from the list below 1-2
 Units5.5-6.5
Third Semester
MUS 100
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
or MUSIC THEORY III
or ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3
MUS 105 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC 3
Select one Performing Ensemble course from the list below 1-2
 Units7-8
 Total Units18-21
Performing Ensemble courses
MUS 158CONCERT BAND I1
MUS 159CONCERT BAND II1
MUS 160CONCERT BAND III1
MUS 163AGUITAR ENSEMBLE I1
MUS 163BGUITAR ENSEMBLE II1
MUS 163CGUITAR ENSEMBLE III1
MUS 165ALATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE I1
MUS 165BLATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE II1
MUS 165CLATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE III1
MUS 166Jazz Ensemble I-Big Band1
MUS 167JAZZ ENSEMBLE II-Big Band1
MUS 168JAZZ ENSEMBLE III-Big Band1
MUS 170SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS I1
MUS 171SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS II1
MUS 172SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS III1
MUS 175ORCHESTRA I1
MUS 176ORCHESTRA II1
MUS 177ORCHESTRA III1
MUS 180CHAMBER SINGERS I2
MUS 181CHAMBER SINGERS II2
MUS 182CHAMBER SINGERS III2
MUS 185CONCERT CHOIR I1
MUS 186CONCERT CHOIR II1
MUS 187CONCERT CHOIR III1
MUS 124AINTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE I1
MUS 124BINTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE II1
MUS 124CINTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE III1
MUS 157AMARIACHI GARIBALDI I2
MUS 157BMARIACHI GARIBALDI II2
MUS 157CMARIACHI GARIBALDI III2