Music---Commercial

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02541)

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.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

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 131 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS 3
MUS 150
MUSIC BUSINESS/CAREER OVERVIEW
or MUSIC BUSINESS/CAREER OVERVIEW
3
MUS 100
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
or MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3
Complete one course from the required performance courses listed below 1-2
 Units10-11
Second Semester
MUS 151
RECORDING TECHNIQUES
or RECORDING TECHNIQUES
3
MUS 155
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
or ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
3
BUS 120 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
Complete 1-3 units from electives 1-3
Complete one course from the required performance courses listed below 1-2
 Units11-14
 Total Units21-25
Electives
MUS 132ACLASS PIANO I1
MUS 132BCLASS PIANO II1
MUS 140CLASS VOICE I1
MUS 141CLASS VOICE II1
MUS 162INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION1
Required Performance Courses
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