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The Music curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for students matriculating to a baccalaureate-level program at four-year colleges, and to prepare students for many music vocations and careers. Students who wish to obtain an associate degree in Music may do so by completing the course requirements listed below plus all other WLAC requirements for an associate degree. Transfer students should consult the Counseling Office for major preparation and general education requirements of the particular transfer institution of their choice.

Transfer students who want to also obtain an Associate Degree may do so by completing all WLAC general education requirements plus at least 18 units in the major as required by the transfer institution (a total of 60 units for an Associate Degree).

Associate in Arts Degree
(33 units, Plan A)

  • REQUIRED COURSES UNITS
    • MUSIC 200 Introduction to Music Theory 4
    • MUSIC 121 Music History and Literature I 3
      OR
      MUSIC 122 Music History and Literature II 3
    • MUSIC 201 Harmony I 3
    • MUSIC 202 Harmony II 3
    • MUSIC 203 Harmony III 3
    • MUSIC 211 Musicianship I 3
    • MUSIC 212 Musicianship II 3
    • MUSIC 213 Musicianship III 3
  • PLUS 4 UNITS TOTAL FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I 2
    • MUSIC 322 Elementary Piano II 2
    • MUSIC 324 Elementary Piano III 2
    • MUSIC 341 Intermediate Piano 2
  • PLUS 2 UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
    • MUSIC 411 Elementary Voice I 2
    • MUSIC 412 Elementary Voice II 2
    • MUSIC 413 Elementary Voice III 2
    • MUSIC 414 Elementary Voice IV 2
    • PLUS THE FOLLOWING 2 UNITS:
    • MUSIC 501 College Choir .5
    • MUSIC 561 Chamber Chorale .5
    • MUSIC 725 Community Orchestra .5
    • MUSIC 775 Jazz Ensemble .5
  • TOTAL UNITS: 33
  • The piano proficiency requirement may be met by examination if the student has had previous training. Enrollment in the elementary voice sequence (MUSIC 411, 412, 413, 414), and/or the elementary piano sequence (MUSIC 321, 322, 323, 324) is recommended for Music majors who are preparing for performance or music education careers. Music majors are required to enroll in a music performance class every semester.

Skill Certificate in Songwriters Workshop
(12 units)

  • REQUIRED COURSES
    • MUSIC 271 Songwriters’ Workshop I 3
    • MUSIC 272 Songwriters’ Workshop II 3
    • MUSIC 273 Songwriters’ Workshop III 3
    • MUSIC 274 Songwriters’ Workshop IV 3
  • TOTAL UNITS 12

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