Music Program

 

GIVE TO MESA

Music Program

2018-2019

Description

The academic program in Music is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills for most musical pursuits while remaining flexible so that students may determine which music courses are most suitable to meet their individual goals. It is recommended that students seek advice from a member of the Music faculty.

Program Goals

This program will prepare students to transfer to four-year universities as a music major, to receive the Associates Degree in Music Studies, and to develop basic skills that relate to the music industry.

Program Emphasis

An Associate of Arts in Music Studies degree emphasizes transfer preparation for music majors.

Award Type Units
Certificates of Performance:
Music Composition 17.5
Music Technology 17.5
Music Theory 17.5
Associate of Arts Degree:
Music Studies 27*
Liberal Arts AA Degree:  
Arts Studies-Music 18*

*Additional courses to meet graduation requirements, general education, and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60+ units required for either degree.

Career Options

Most careers in music require education beyond the associate degree and some require a graduate degree.

Associate of Arts Degree

Music Studies

Note: Students may design their own Associate of Arts degree by choosing the appropriate number of units from the following two lists. Music majors planning to transfer to a four-year college as juniors are strongly urged to take specific music courses. See “Transfer Information” below.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
Select 15 units from the following courses:
MUSI 100 Introduction to Music 3
MUSI 103 History of Rock Music 3
MUSI 109 World Music 3
MUSI 110 Music for Elementary School Teachers 3
MUSI 111 Jazz History  3
MUSI 117 Music in the United States 3
MUSI 118 Asian Music 3
MUSI 119 Music in the Americas, Africa & Europe 3
MUSI 123A Recital Hour I 0.5
MUSI 123B Recital Hour II 0.5
MUSI 123C Recital Hour III 0.5
MUSI 123D Recital Hour IV 0.5
MUSI 125 Music, The Arts, and Society 3
MUSI 150A Basic Musicianship 3
MUSI 153 Beginning Jazz Improvisation  2
MUSI 158A Music Theory I 4
MUSI 158B Music Theory II 4
MUSI 258A Music Theory III 4
MUSI 258B Music Theory IV 4
MUSI 268A Beginning Ear Training Laboratory I 1
MUSI 268B Beginning Ear Training Laboratory II 1
MUSI 269A Advanced Ear Training Laboratory III 1
MUSI 269B Advanced Ear Training Laboratory IV 1
Select 12 units from the following courses:
MUSI 116A Piano Class I 2
MUSI 116B Piano Class II 2
MUSI 216A Piano Class III 2
MUSI 120 Voice Class I 2
MUSI 121 Voice Class II 2
MUSI 135A Guitar Class I 2
MUSI 135B Guitar Class II 2
MUSI 190 Electronic Music Studio 3
MUSI 201 Recording Arts 3
MUSI 202 Computer Music 3
MUSI 203 Large Console Audio Recording 3
MUSI 205A Projects in Electronic Music I 3
MUSI 205B Projects in Electronic Music II 3
MUSI 206A Projects in Composition I 3
MUSI 206B Projects in Composition II 3
MUSI 209A Electronic Music Studio Internship I 1
MUSI 209B Electronic Music Studio Internship II 1
MUSI 209C Electronic Music Studio Internship III 1
MUSI 209D Electronic Music Studio Internship IV 1
MUSI 211A Vocal Ensemble I 2
MUSI 211B Vocal Ensemble II 2
MUSI 211C Vocal Ensemble III 2
MUSI 211D Vocal Ensemble IV 2
MUSI 240 Voice Class III 2
MUSI 241 Voice Class IV 2
MUSI 251A World Music Ensemble I 2
MUSI 251B World Music Ensemble II 2
MUSI 251C World Music Ensemble III 2
MUSI 251D World Music Ensemble IV 2
MUSI 252A Jazz Big Band I 1
MUSI 252B Jazz Big Band II 1
MUSI 252C Jazz Big Band III 1
MUSI 252D Jazz Big Band IV 1
MUSI 253A Jazz Ensemble I 1
MUSI 253B Jazz Ensemble II 1
MUSI 253C Jazz Ensemble III 1
MUSI 253D Jazz Ensemble IV 1
MUSI 256A Guitar Ensemble I 2
MUSI 256B Guitar Ensemble II 2
MUSI 256C Guitar Ensemble III 2
MUSI 256D Guitar Ensemble IV 2
MUSI 174A Individualized Study I 1
MUSI 174B Individualized Study II 1
MUSI 174C Individualized Study III 1
MUSI 174D Individualized Study IV 1
MUSI 274A Applied Music I 1
MUSI 274B Applied Music II 1
MUSI 274C Applied Music III 1
MUSI 274D Applied Music IV 1
MUSI 290 Independent Study 1
Total Units = 27

CertificateS of Performance

Music Composition*

Students may take the following selected courses considered necessary by the Music Department to pursuing music composition as a specialty within the discipline of music.

Courses: Units
MUSI 123A Recital Hour I 0.5
MUSI 190 Electronic Music Studio 3
MUSI 202 Computer Music 3
MUSI 206A Projects in Composition I 3
MUSI 206B Projects in Composition II 3
Select one course from:
MUSI 158A Music Theory I 4
MUSI 158B Music Theory II 4
MUSI 258A Music Theory III 4
MUSI 258B Music Theory IV 4
Select one course from:
MUSI 268A Beginning Ear Training Laboratory I 1
MUSI 268B Beginning Ear Training Laboratory II 1
MUSI 269A Advanced Ear Training Laboratory III 1
MUSI 269B Advanced Ear Training Laboratory IV 1
Total Units = 17.5

Music Technology*

Students may take the following selected courses considered necessary by the Music Department to pursuing careers in the music recording industry or in music production as a specialty within the discipline of music.

Courses: Units
MUSI 123A Recital Hour I 0.5
MUSI 150A Basic Musicianship 3
MUSI 190 Electronic Music Studio 3
MUSI 201 Recording Arts 3
MUSI 202 Computer Music 3
Select one course from:
MUSI 205A Projects in Electronic Music I 3
MUSI 205B Projects in Electronic Music II 3
MUSI 206A Projects in Composition I 3
MUSI 206B Projects in Composition II 3
Select two units from:
MUSI 116A  Piano Class I 2
MUSI 116B Piano Class II 2
MUSI 216A Piano Class III 2
Total Units = 17.5

Music Theory*

Students may take the following selected courses considered necessary by the Music Department to pursuing music composition as a specialty within the discipline of music. Satisfactory completion of MUSI 150A or equivalent is required as a prerequisite to enter the sequence of Music Theory courses beginning with MUSI 158A.

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Courses: Units
MUSI 123A Recital Hour I 0.5
Select three courses in sequence from:
MUSI 158A Music Theory I 4
MUSI 158B Music Theory II 4
MUSI 258A Music Theory III 4
MUSI 258B Music Theory IV 4
Select three courses in sequence from:
MUSI 268A Beginning Ear Training Laboratory I 1
MUSI 268B Beginning Ear Training Laboratory II 1
MUSI 269A Advanced Ear Training Laboratory III 1
MUSI 269B Advanced Ear Training Laboratory IV 1
Select one course from:
MUSI 116A Piano Class I 2
MUSI 116B Piano Class II 2
MUSI 216A Piano Class III 2
Total Units = 17.5

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution

Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements. Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

Most four-year schools require that students’ first two years of music study include 1) music theory & ear-training, 3) music history, 4) applied music lessons on voice or an instrument, 5) participation in an ensemble, and 6) piano skills. Placement exams are given by these institutions to determine students’ comprehension in these areas. The Music faculty recommends the following courses for students planning to transfer, however, students should first determine if there are other music courses their school of transfer requires:

MUSI 100 Introduction to Music
MUSI 150A Basic Musicianship (This course is a prerequisite to 158A. We recommend taking this the summer prior to attending.)
MUSI 158A Music Theory I (Fall only)
MUSI 158B Music Theory II (Spring only)
MUSI 258A Music Theory III (Fall only)
MUSI 258B Music Theory IV (Spring only)
MUSI 268A Beginning Ear Training Laboratory I (Fall only)
MUSI 268B Beginning Ear Training Laboratory II (Spring only)
MUSI 269A Advanced Ear Training Laboratory III (Fall only)
MUSI 269B Advanced Ear Training Laboratory IV (Spring only)
MUSI 116A Piano Class I
MUSI 116B Piano Class II
MUSI 216A Piano Class III

MUSI 274A-D

or

MUSI 174A-D

    Applied Music I-IV

    or

    Individualized Study I-IV

 

4 Semesters of a Performing Ensemble:

MUSI 211A-D

or

  Vocal Ensemble I-IV

 

 

MUSI 251A-D

or

  World Music Ensemble I-IV

 

MUSI 252A-D

or

  Jazz Big Band I-IV

 

MUSI 253A-D

or

  Jazz Ensemble I-IV

MUSI 256A-D

  Guitar Ensemble I-IV


Program Learning Outcomes