ADT in Music

The discipline of music includes theoretical and practical courses, providing preparation in harmony, musicianship, history, applied study and performance. The degree program allows for a course of study that expands and increases personal performance techniques through practicum classes and music theory. In addition, these fundamental skills will prepare a transfer student with the necessary foundation to be successful at third year university level. 

This degree provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into music programs. Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, though not to a particular campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Required courses:
MUSE 102Harmony I3
MUSE 104Harmony II3
MUSE 202Harmony III3
MUSE 101Musicianship I2
MUSE 103Musicianship II2
MUSE 201Musicianship III2
MUSP 215Master Chorale (1 unit class must be taken four times to complete degree)4
MUSP 295Applied Instruction for Career Development (.5 unit class must be taken four times to complete degree)2
Select one (1) of the following courses:
Music Appreciation3
History of Music II3
Total Units24

A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Music A.A.-Transfer Degree will:

  1. Demonstrate music techniques in a performance setting and applied study.
  2. Exhibit fundamental knowledge of musicianship, harmony and music history. 
  3. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of music proficiency in either vocal, instrumental or theory applications. 

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.