Music-Instrumental: AA Degree

This degree provides a basic foundation in music for students interested in pursuing a career in the musical entertainment industry. As part of this degree, students will have an Instrumental Emphasis in music. To fulfill the requirements for this degree, students will complete the required courses and work with a counselor to determine the appropriate pattern of general education courses based on the student’s individual educational goals.

Career Opportunities

Entertainment: theatrical, musical, and media professionals.

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 Core Courses (12 units)
MUSI-112Survey & Appreciation of Music3
MUSI-121Music Theory I3
MUSI-122Music Theory II3
MUSI-120AMusicianship I1
MUSI-235Class Piano III2
Required Electives (13 units)
Complete 13 units from the following courses:13
Survey & History of Jazz
Musicianship II
Musicianship III
Musicianship IV
Class Piano I
Class Piano II
Guitar I
Guitar II
Guitar Ensemble
Repertory Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble
Repertory Wind Ensemble
Class Piano IV
Guitar III
Guitar IV
Instrumental Performance Seminar
Total Units25

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.