West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

Required Core Courses:

MUSIC 20A Musicianship Level 1 1 unit
MUSIC 3A Music Theory Level 1 3 units
MUSIC 3B Music Theory Level 2 4 units
MUSIC 4A Music Theory Level 3 4 units
MUSIC 4B Music Theory Level 4 4 units


Complete a total of 2 units taken over a minimum of 4 semesters of Music 39 (Music 39 is a 0.5 unit course that must be repeated 4 times to meet the requirement):

MUSIC 39 Applied Music  2 units


Complete a total of 4 units over a minimum of 4 semesters from the following list (4 semesters, 1 unit each - Music 42, 48A, and 49 are 1 unit courses that must be repeated 4 times to meet the requirement):

MUSIC 42 College Chorale (4 semesters X 1 unit each) 4 units
OR    
MUSIC 48A Symphony Orchestra 4 units
OR    
MUSIC 49 Symphonic Band 4 units

 

Major Requirements 22 units
CSU GE Breadth or IGETC Requirements 37-39 units
(Elective Units as needed to total 60 units)  
Total Units Required for the Degree and Transfer 60 units


The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College; are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system; will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU and not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer.

Associate of Arts Degree

Major Requirements

MUSIC 3A Music Theory Level 1 4 units
MUSIC 3B Music Theory Level 2 4 units
MUSIC 4A Music Theory Level 3 4 units
MUSIC 4B Music Theory Level 4 4 units
MUSIC 30 A/B Beginning Piano 1-1 unit
MUSIC 31 A/B Intermediate Piano 1-1 unit 
MUSIC 39 Applied Music (4 semesters) 1-1-1-1 unit

Ensemble Courses (4 semesters required)

MUSIC 40 A/B/C Chamber Singers 2 units
MUSIC 48 A/B/C Symphony Orchestra 1 unit
MUSIC 49 Symphonic Band 1 unit
MUSIC 51 A Jazz Ensemble 2 units
MUSIC 60 A/B/C Masterworks Chorale 1 unit
MUSIC 61 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2 units

Electives (5 units required)

MUSIC 1 Music History 3 units
MUSIC 2 Music History 3 units
MUSIC 6 Introduction to Music Education 2 units
MUSIC 9 Jazz - Past and Present 3 units
MUSIC 10 Music Appreciation 3 units
MUSIC 20 Ear Training 1 unit
MUSIC 22 College Chamber Ensemble 1.5 units
MUSIC 26 Techniques of Jazz - Rock Guitar 2 units
MUSIC 27 Introduction to Jazz Piano 1 unit
MUSIC 32 A/B/C Beginning Voice 1 unit
MUSIC 33 A/B Intermediate Voice 1 unit
MUSIC 36 Guitar 1 unit
MUSIC 36 B Intermediate Guitar 1 unit
MUSIC 38 A Advanced Piano 1 unit
MUSIC 42 College Chorale 1 unit
MUSIC 43 A/B Techniques of Jazz Improvisation 1 unit
MUSIC 44 Music Theater & Opera Scenes 1 unit
MUSIC 52 A Ensemble Performance - Jazz & Pop 2 units
MUSIC 54 History of Rock & Roll 3 units
MUSIC 55 World Music 3 units
MUSIC 56 Afro-Latin Percussion 1 unit
MUSIC 62 A Solo Performance in Jazz & Popular Music 1 unit
MUSIC 63 A Introduction to Music Production & Recording 3 units
MUSIC 63 B Advanced Music Production & Recordng 3 units
MUSIC 64 Sound Design 3 units
MUSIC 67 A Music for Film, TV & Gaming 3 units
MUSIC 68 Synthestration, CG Orchestration 3 units
MUSIC 69 Commercial Music Theory/ Songwriting I 3 units
MUSIC 70 Music Technology Lab 1 unit
MUSIC 91, 92, 93 Directed Studies 1-3 units
MUSIC 99 Practice Lab 1 unit


To be awarded an A.A. Degree, a student must
complete

1. All the major requirements.
2. Minimum four ensemble courses distributed over four semesters.
3. Minimum five units from electives.
4. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.

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