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Kinesiology and Athletics and Visual & Performing Arts: Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (AA-T in Music) degree offers an associate of arts degree with a major in Music that transfers completely to UC and CSU schools. It also offers enrichment courses, many of which are applicable to other associate degrees and meet transfer requirements.

The program features opportunities for non-musicians to become skilled musicians; opportunities for public performances; an integration of college programs with music businesses and the public; performance ensembles such as the Antelope Valley Master Chorale, Concert Choir, Symphonic and Concert Band, and musical theater. The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra is an auxiliary of Antelope Valley College that combine students and professional musicians.

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (AA-T in Music) degree meets the requirements of SB 1440 for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT). These degrees are intended to make it easier for students to transfer to California State University campuses, but do not exclude admittance to other colleges or universities.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (AA-T in Music) degree a student must complete the following:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will perform as soloist and in ensemble with the technical skills that produce artistic expression.
  2. Students will demonstrate command of the organizing principles of music through written analysis and composition.
  3. Students will demonstrate advanced skills in aural analysis and dictation, and music reading.
  4. Students will demonstrate advanced skills (such as sight transposition and the performance of prepared piano literature) in keyboard musicianship.
  5. Students will be prepared for the required music placement exams associated with transferring to a four year program.

 

Required Core Courses Units
MUS 111, Fundamentals of Music 3
MUS 151, Beginning Music Theory 3
MUS 251A, Intermediate Music Theory 3
MUS 251B, Advanced Music Theory 3
MUS 153, Beginning Musicianship 2
MUS 253A, Intermediate Musicianship 2
MUS 253B, Advanced Musicianship 2
   

Complete the below list of courses four times:

 
MUS 291, Applied Music .5
MUS 292, Applied Music Performance .5
   

Large Ensemble

Units
Select 4 units from the following:  
MUS 160, Symphonic Band 1
MUS 166, Beginning Orchestra 1
MUS 167, Intermediate Orchestra 1
MUS 181, Master Chorale 1
MUS 185, Concert Choir 1
MUS 260, Concert Band 1
MUS 266, Advanced Orchestra 1
MUSC 173, Beginning Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC 273, Intermediate Jazz Ensemble 1
MUSC 274, Advanced Jazz Ensemble 1

Except in cases of prerequisite requirement, it is not required that courses be taken in exactly this sequence; they are recommended in this order to facilitate success.

 

Recommended Plan of Study

 
First Semester Units
MUS 111, Fundamentals of Music (CSU GE Area C1) 3
MUS 291, Applied Music .5
MUS 292, Applied Music Performance .5
Large Ensemble 1
CSU GE requirement Area A2 (ENGL 101) 3
CSU GE requirement Area B1/B3 3-4
CSU GE requirement Area B2/B3 3-4
  Total 15
   
Second Semester Units
MUS 151, Beginning Music Theory (CSU GE Area C1) 3
MUS 153, Beginning Musicianship 2
MUS 291, Applied Music .5
MUS 292, Applied Music Performance .5
Large Ensemble 1
CSU GE requirement Area A1 (COMM 101 or COMM 103) 3
CSU GE requirement Area B4 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
  Total 16
   
Third Semester Units
MUS 251A, Intermediate Music Theory 3
MUS 253A, Intermediate Musicianship 2
MUS 291, Applied Music .5
MUS 292, Applied Music Performance .5
Large Ensemble 1
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
CSU GE requirement Area D 3
CSU GE requirement Area C2 3
  Total 16
   
Fourth Semester Units
MUS 251B, Advanced Music Theory 3
MUS 253B, Advanced Musicianship 2
MUS 291, Applied Music .5
MUS 292, Applied Music Performance .5
Large Ensemble 1
CSU GE requirement Area A3 3
CSU GE requirement Area E 3
  Total 13
   
  Degree Total 60

 

Last updated: October 6, 2017