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Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree (AA-T in Music) provides students with the foundational knowledge to make a successful transition into a Baccalaureate degree in Music at a CSU campus. Students develop musical proficiency in theory, musicianship and performance on their primary instrument or voice. To earn this degree, students must complete the following requirements: Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. A minimum grade of C or P grade for all courses in the major, 22 units 2. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) 3. Maintain a minimum cumulative CSU transferable GPA of 2.0 4. A minimum of 12 units completed through Allan Hancock College.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Music will:

  • Perform and/or participate successfully in small and large ensembles, using time management and interpersonal skills to assist in the production of a collaborative musical work.
  • Present successful solo performances using appropriate repertoire for their chosen instrument/voice with technical proficiency, musicality and stylistic awareness.
  • Perform in an ensemble with a diverse group of people, including those of a variety of performance abilities and backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the dictation and sight singing of tonal music.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the analysis and composition of tonal music.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the rehearsal, collaboration, and performance of music across a wide range of compositional styles and in a variety of venues.

Program Requirements

A major of 22 units is required for the degree.

18 units is required for the core requirements.

Course Number Course Title Units
MUS 111 Music Theory 1 4.0
MUS 112 Music Theory 2 4.0
MUS 113 Music Theory 3 4.0
MUS 114 Music Theory 4 4.0
MUS 170 Applied Music 0.5

Select 4 units from the following courses. Voice students should pick from the 130 series and instrumental students should pick from MUS 140 or MUS 151. NOTE: all courses are repeatable up to three times.

Course Number Course Title Units
MUS 130 Mixed Ensemble 1.0
MUS 132 Masterworks Chorale 1.0
MUS 133 Chamber Voices 1.0
MUS 137 Concert Chorale 1.0
MUS 140 Symphonic Band 1.0
MUS 151 Concert Band 1.0

General Education

CSU Transferrable Electives


Last Modified Apr 16, 2024