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Program Type: AA Degree

Division: C & I Committee Member - Non-Faculty

Program Description:
Responsible Division: Performing and Communication Arts

A degree in the Music major from Pasadena City College enables students to develop musical proficiency and prepares students to successfully audition on their primary instrument for acceptance into a university music department or to fulfill the needs of students who wish to have career goals in the field of music. This major is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in Music, Music (Performing), Music Education, Music Industry and Technology, Musical Theatre, and other similar fields of study. Such majors are widely available in many CSU, UC, and private schools. Students completing this degree typically continue in the fields of music performance and/or teaching.

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

Requirements for the major (38 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete all of the following courses:

Required Units in the Major:    42

Required Courses
  Requirements for the major (38 units)
MUSC 001 - THEORY (3.0 units)
  MUSC 002A - MUSICIANSHIP I (1.0 units)
  MUSC 002B - MUSICIANSHIP II (1.0 units)
  MUSC 002C - MUSICIANSHIP III (1.0 units)
  MUSC 003A - HARMONY (3.0 units)
  MUSC 003B - HARMONY (3.0 units)
  MUSC 003C - HARMONY (3.0 units)
  MUSC 004A - KEYBOARD SKILLS I (1.0 units)
  MUSC 004B - KEYBOARD SKILLS II (1.0 units)
  MUSC 004C - KEYBOARD SKILLS III (1.0 units)
  MUSC 004D - KEYBOARD SKILLS IV (1.0 units)
  MUSC 007A - MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  MUSC 007B - MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  MUSC 010 - CONCERT MUSIC (.50 units)
  &
  Students must complete four additional units from the following courses (4 units)
MUSC 008 - APPLIED MUSIC (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009A - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION I (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009B - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION II (CLASSICAL) (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009C - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION III (CLASSICAL) (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009D - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION II (JAZZ/COMMERCIAL) (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009E - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION III (JAZZ/COMMERCIAL) (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009F - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION--KEYBOARD (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009G - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION--GUITAR (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009H - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - STUDIO/JAZZ KEYBOARD (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009I - IND. INSTRUCTION - STUDIO/JAZZ ELECTRIC OR ACOUSTIC BASS (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009J - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION-STUDIO/JAZZ ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC GUITAR (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009K - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - STUDIO/JAZZ DRUM SET (1.0 units)
  MUSC 009L - INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION - STUDIO /JAZZ VOICE (1.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  MUSC 005A - MODAL COUNTERPOINT (2.0 units)
  &
  MUSC 005B - TONAL COUNTERPOINT (2.0 units)