Music---Commercial

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

Designed to prepare students at the apprentice level in the field of Commercial Music.  The Commercial Music program offers students the basic foundation in the various careers and business practices of the music industry such as: music performance in rock/pop/jazz bands, lead and backup singing, music sales, music publishing, studio recording, DJ, and sound reinforcement.

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/RA&T 100 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 3
MUS 101 MUSIC THEORY I 3
MUS 111 AURAL SKILLS I 1
MUS 132A CLASS PIANO I 1
MUS 150/RA&T 110 MUSIC BUSINESS/CAREER OVERVIEW 3
Complete one course from the required performance courses listed below 1-2
 Units12-13
Second Semester
MUS 102 MUSIC THEORY II 3
MUS 113 AURAL SKILLS II 1
MUS 125 APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY I 0.5
Complete 1-3 units from electives 1-3
Complete one course from the required performance courses listed below 1-2
 Units6.5-9.5
Third Semester
MUS 151/RA&T 120 RECORDING TECHNIQUES 3
Complete 1-3 units from electives 1-3
 Units4-6
Fourth Semester
MUS 155/RA&T 105 ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 3
RA&T 121 AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY I 2
Complete 1-3 units from electives 1-3
 Units6-8
 Total Units28.5-36.5
Electives
BUS 174INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES3
MUS 140CLASS VOICE I1
MUS 141CLASS VOICE II1
MUS 162INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION1
MUS 107AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC3
MUS 132BCLASS PIANO II1
Required Performance Courses 1
Students are required to complete a minimum of 2 ensembles
MUS 136AJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE I2
MUS 136BJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE II2
MUS 136CJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE III2
MUS 136DJAZZ VOCAL ENSEMBLE IV2
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
MUS 158CONCERT BAND I1
MUS 159CONCERT BAND II1
MUS 160CONCERT BAND III1
MUS 161CONCERT BAND 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 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

 To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.