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AA in Music for Transfer



AA in Music
Associate Degree for Transfer. A Degree with a guarantee.

The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower-division requirements for music majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a music baccalaureate degree. This degree prepares students to transfer to a Bachelor of Arts degree program, a capstone or terminal liberal arts degree with an emphasis in music. Students develop musical proficiency in theory, musicianship, and performance on their primary instrument or voice.

In addition to the courses listed in the curriculum tab, the following additional requirements must be met for completion of the AA-T Degree in music:

  1. Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Achievement of a minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework (some majors may require a higher GPA; students should consult with a counselor for more information).
  3. Completion of the 21 semester units in the major with a grade of “C” or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a pass-no pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) pattern; OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern

Advising Sheet:Music for Transfer 20-21

Required Courses
MUS 103 Music Theory I 3
MUS 104 *Music Theory II 3
MUS 105 *Music Theory III 3
MUS 106 Musicianship I 1
MUS 107 *Musicianship II 1
MUS 156 *Musicianship III 1
MUS 181 *Applied Music (must be taken 4 times, for a total of 2 units. .5 units each semester) 2
MUST 101 Introduction to Music Technology 3
The following large ensemble must be taken 4 times, for a total of 4 units (1 unit each semester):
MUS 116 or
MUS 120
*Diverse Instruments Ensemble
*Concert Choir I

Required Subtotal: 21

CSU GE or IGETC Pattern: Units Vary
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

Units Required: 60


The Music Department also recommends the completion of the following classes in Piano and History, in preparation for transfer to a CaliofrnoaState University:

History (choose one)

MUS 130 Music History Before 1750
MUS 131 Music History After 1750

Piano Skills:

MUS 145 Piano I
MUS 146 *Piano II
MUS 147 *Piano III
MUS 148 *Piano IV