2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Associate of Arts

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The curriculum in the Associate of Arts degree in Music is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree will demonstrate commitment to the major, and attainment of a degree which can support attempts to gain entry-level employment. However, students wishing to transfer to a 4-year institution may need to take additional classes as preparation for transfer. Transfer students should consult their transfer institutions of choice for further information on specific lower-division Music major requirements.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Transcribe and sight read both diatonic and chromatic music
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of musical analysis and harmonic theory applicable to their area of specialization
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of repertoire and performance practice applicable to their area of specialization
  • Perform standard repertoire appropriate to their performance area, as individuals or as members of ensembles
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of music technology and its application to their area of specialization
  • Create original music in improvised and/or written form
  • Demonstrate the ability to listen critically to musical performance
  • Demonstrate an ability to place composers, works and musical styles within an historical context, both in terms of musical and societal history

Required Core

Restricted Electives: Select 4-6 units from the following courses

Total Units for the Major: 20-34

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Arts Degree

Completion of the required courses in the major and a minimum of 60 units including the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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