Music

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01245)

Provides programs for students who wish to become professional musicians; prepares for a career in public school teaching; broaden their general knowledge of music, develop performance skills, or pursue an advance degree in music. Includes theory, musicianship, and performances skills. Transfer students must pass proficiency exams in these areas.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects and principles of music, including but not limited to: music theory, notation, chord structures, form, instrumental/vocal technique, performances practices.
  • Students will perform in an ensemble with a diverse group of people, including those of a variety of performance abilities and backgrounds.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Group 1: Required Core
MUS 101MUSIC THEORY I3
MUS 102MUSIC THEORY II3
MUS 109MUSIC THEORY III3
MUS 110MUSIC THEORY IV3
MUS 111AURAL SKILLS I1
MUS 113AURAL SKILLS II1
MUS 114AURAL SKILLS III1
MUS 115AURAL SKILLS IV1
Group 2: Applied Music
Select two of the following:1
APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY I
APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY II
APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY III
APPLIED MUSIC---INDIVIDUAL STUDY IV
Group 3: Large Ensemble
Select four of the following:4
SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS I
SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS II
SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS III
SMALL PERFORMING GROUPS IV
CONCERT CHOIR I
CONCERT CHOIR II
CONCERT CHOIR III
CONCERT CHOIR IV
MARIACHI GARIBALDI I
MARIACHI GARIBALDI II
MARIACHI GARIBALDI III
MARIACHI GARIBALDI IV
INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE I
INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE II
INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE III
INTRODUCTION TO MARIACHI PERFORMANCE IV
CONCERT BAND I
CONCERT BAND II
CONCERT BAND III
CONCERT BAND IV
GUITAR ENSEMBLE I
GUITAR ENSEMBLE II
GUITAR ENSEMBLE III
GUITAR ENSEMBLE IV
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE I
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE II
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE III
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE IV
ORCHESTRA I
ORCHESTRA II
ORCHESTRA III
ORCHESTRA IV
Optional 1
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Total Units21