Music: Commercial

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02540)

Designed to prepare students at the apprentice level for employment in night club entertainment, dance bands, backup singing groups, lead singing, studios, music sales, music retailing, music copying, or as side players in big bands.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects and principles of music and the music industry, including but not limited to: music theory, notation, performance practices, publishing, royalties, and contracts.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
MUS 100
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
or MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3
MUS 101 MUSIC THEORY I 3
MUS 111 AURAL SKILLS I 1
MUS 132A CLASS PIANO I 1
MUS 150
MUSIC BUSINESS/CAREER OVERVIEW
or MUSIC BUSINESS/CAREER OVERVIEW
3
Required performance course 1-2
 Units12-13
Second Semester
MUS 102 MUSIC THEORY II 3
MUS 113 AURAL SKILLS II 1
MUS 132B CLASS PIANO II 1
Select 1-3 units of electives 1-3
MUS 125 APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY I 0.5
Required performance course 1-2
 Units7.5-10.5
Third Semester
MUS 107 AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC 3
MUS 151
RECORDING TECHNIQUES
or RECORDING TECHNIQUES
3
Select 1-3 units of electives 1-3
MUS 126 APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY II 0.5
Required performance course 1-2
 Units8.5-11.5
Fourth Semester
MUS 155
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
or ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3
RA&T 121 AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY I 2
Select 1-3 units of electives 1-3
Required performance course 1-2
 Units7-10
 Total Units35-45
Electives
BUS 174INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES3
MUS 132CCLASS PIANO III1
MUS 140CLASS VOICE I1
MUS 141CLASS VOICE II1
MUS 162INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION1
Required Performance Courses 1
MUS 136AJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE I2
MUS 136BJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE II2
MUS 136CJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE III2
MUS 136DJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE IV2
MUS 158CONCERT BAND I1
MUS 159CONCERT BAND II1
MUS 160CONCERT BAND III1
MUS 161CONCERT BAND IV1
MUS 163AGUITAR ENSEMBLE I1
MUS 163BGUITAR ENSEMBLE II1
MUS 163CGUITAR ENSEMBLE III1
MUS 163DGUITAR ENSEMBLE IV1
MUS 165ALATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE I1
MUS 165BLATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE II1
MUS 165CLATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE III1
MUS 165DLATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE IV1
MUS 166Jazz Ensemble I-Big Band1
MUS 167JAZZ ENSEMBLE II-Big Band1
MUS 168JAZZ ENSEMBLE III-Big Band1
MUS 169JAZZ ENSEMBLE IV-Big Band1
MUS 170SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS I1
MUS 171SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS II1
MUS 172SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS III1
MUS 173SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS IV1
MUS 175ORCHESTRA I1
MUS 176ORCHESTRA II1
MUS 177ORCHESTRA III1
MUS 178ORCHESTRA IV1
MUS 180CHAMBER SINGERS I2
MUS 181CHAMBER SINGERS II2
MUS 182CHAMBER SINGERS III2
MUS 183CHAMBER SINGERS IV2
MUS 185CONCERT CHOIR I1
MUS 186CONCERT CHOIR II1
MUS 187CONCERT CHOIR III1
MUS 188CONCERT CHOIR IV1
1

Students are required to complete a minimum of one ensemble per semester with a maximum of 4–8 units.