Music

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Music

Do you love music and want to start your career? From music theory and history to voice and piano, get the skills you need for this competitive industry. Gain experience performing in our formal concerts, recitals and festivals. Study with passionate and accomplished professionals who will prepare you for the music world.

Careers in Teaching, Video and Music Production

From sound design to radio programming and broadcasting, find a job you are passionate about.

  • Start your career in app developer, audio production, or audio engineering.
  • Work as a musician, singer or songwriter. You could work in film scoring or music publishing.
  • You could be a high school music teacher or a private music teacher. Or, work in musical theater or become a music therapist.

Academic Plans for Music

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Music—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
MUS 0051 1  
MUS 0003A 1 Enrollment in MUS 0003A requires completion of MUS 0010 with a grade C or better, or equivalent knowledge of music notation.
MUS 0006A 3 Enrollment in MUS 0006A requires completion of MUS 0010 with a grade C or better or equivalent knowledge of music notation.
ENGL 0001A 3  
MUS 0040A 2 MUS 0040A is highly recommended by the department.
MATH 0017 or MATH 0018 4  
MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5  
TOTAL 15.5  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
MUS 0051 1  
MUS 0006B 3  
MUS 0003B 1  
COMM 0003 3  
ENGL 0001B 3  
MUS 0040B 2

MUS 0040B is highly recommended by department.

MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0047 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5  
TOTAL 14.5  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
MUS 0051 1  
MUS 0004A 1  
MUS 0009A 3  
MUS 0040C 2 MUS 0040C is highly recommended by department.
MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0047 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5  
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3  
(ASTR 0002 and ASTR 0014) or (ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) or (PHYS 0010 and PHYS 0010L) 4  
TOTAL 15.5  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
MUS 0051 1  
MUS 0009B 3  
MUS 0004B 1  
MUS 0040D 2 MUS 0040D is highly recommended by department.
HIST 0017B or POLS 0001 3  
ANTH 0001 or BIOL 0010 3  
MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0047 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5  
TOTAL 14.5  

Music—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
MUS 0051 1  
MUS 0040A 2  
MUS 0003A 1 MUS 0003A has a prerequisite of MUS 0010, or equivalent knowledge of music notation.  
MUS 0006A 3 MUS 0006A has a prerequisite of MUS 0010, or equivalent knowledge of music notation.  
ENGL 0001A 3  
MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0047 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5  
MATH 0000D or any elective course 4 If Math Learning Skills General Education  requirement has already been met, student may take any degree applicable elective instead of MATH 0000D.
TOTAL 15.5  
Term 2
Course Units
MUS 0051 1
MUS 0040B 2
MUS 0006B 3
MUS 0003B 1
COMM 0003 3
HED 0002 or PDEV 0001 3
MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0047 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5
TOTAL 14.5
Term 3
Course Units
MUS 0004A 1
MUS 0051 1
MUS 0009A 3
MUS 0012A 3
BIOL 0010 or (ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 3-4
MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0047 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5
HIST 0017A or HIST 0027 3
TOTAL 15.5-16.5
Term 4
Course Units Notes
MUS 0011 3 Student may choose between MUS 0011 or any Elective course.
MUS 0051 1  
MUS 0009B 3  
MUS 0012B 3  
MUS 0004B 1 Recommended by department but not required for degree.
MUS 0042 or MUS 0046 or MUS 0047 or MUS 0048 or MUS 0049 or MUS 0050 or MUS 0054 1.5  
ANTH 0002 or ANTH 0027 or SOC 0003 3  
TOTAL 15.5  

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