Music: AA-T Degree

This degree option provides a comprehensive foundation in music preparation for transfer to Baccalaureate programs for instrumental or vocal music majors in the California State University system. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete lower division major preparation courses listed below and the appropriate general education pattern (CSU GE or IGETC). Additional NVC graduation requirements do not apply to this degree. Students must pass all courses in the area of emphasis with a minimum of "C" and maintain an overall minimum 2.0 GPA. Additionally, students pursuing this degree option must work with a counselor and faculty advisor to ensure appropriate elective course selections for their intended area of emphasis, e.g. Instrumental, Vocal. Total Units in Area of Emphasis: 22-24 units (6 units double counted in CSU GE Area C-1.) Total Units in GC (CSU and IGETC): 39

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Hear, identify and manipulate with fluency in sound and notation the elements of music such as rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, timbre, and texture.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in solo and collaborative performance including technical competency, sight-reading, interpretive skill and artistic self-expression.
  3. Think, speak and write clearly and effectively about music.

 Degree Requirements 

Required Theory Courses (12 units)
MUSI-121Music Theory I3
MUSI-122Music Theory II3
MUSI-221Music Theory III3
MUSI-222Music Theory IV3
Required Musicianship Courses (4 units)
MUSI-120AMusicianship I1
MUSI-120BMusicianship II1
MUSI-120CMusicianship III1
MUSI-120DMusicianship IV1
Applied Music Courses (2-4 units)
Complete four semesters for 2-4 units of the following. Student selects major instrument/voice for individual instruction:2-4
Applied Music: Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion, Piano, Voice
Large Ensemble Required (4 units)
Complete four semesters for 4 units of the following. Student selects ensemble in alignment with major instrument/voice:4
College Chorale
Repertory Orchestra
Repertory Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Total Units22-24

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.