The courses of the Music Department are specifically designed to fill the needs of beginners in music, those who are seeking a career in the music business, those who are preparing to transfer to a university, those who want to teach music, and those who simply want to enhance their musical enjoyment. Students may be asked to audition or test for placement in sequential courses.
The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing an Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.
The Skyline College Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate music degree programs at a CSU. This degreee provides students with the lower division coursework to trasfer to a B.A. or B.M. in music.
To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
- Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
- Complete a minimum of 18 units in an "AA-T" major. Note: All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for the courses in the major.
- Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
Note: For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.
Music (AA-T) Requirements
|Required Core Courses:||Units|
|MUS. 105 *||Music Theory I||3 units|
|MUS. 106||Music Theory II||3 units|
|MUS. 107||Music Theory III||3 units|
|MUS. 108||Music Theory IV||3 units|
|MUS. 111||Musicianship I||1 unit|
|MUS. 112||Musicianship II||1 unit|
|MUS. 113||Musicianship III||1 unit|
|MUS. 114||Musicianship IV||1 unit|
|MUS. 501||Studio Lessons I (Applied Music I)||1 unit|
|MUS. 502||Studio Lessons II (Applied Music II)||1 unit|
|MUS. 503||Studio Lessons III (Applied Music III)||1 unit|
|MUS. 504||Studio Lessons IV (Applied Music IV)||1 unit|
|List A - Select four units from the following:||Units|
|MUS. 430.1||Concert Band I||1 unit|
|MUS. 430.2||Concert Band II||1 unit|
|MUS. 430.3||Concert Band III||1 unit|
|MUS. 430.4||Concert Band IV||1 unit|
|MUS. 450.1||Jazz Band I||1 unit|
|MUS. 450.2||Jazz Band II||1 unit|
|MUS. 450.3||Jazz Band III||1 unit|
|MUS. 450.4||Jazz Band IV||1 unit|
|MUS. 470.1||Concert Choir I||1 unit|
|MUS. 470.2||Concert Choir II||1 unit|
|MUS. 470.3||Concert Choir III||1 unit|
|MUS. 470.4||Concert Choir IV||1 unit|
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
- California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.
* MUS. 105 will be double-counted for CSU GE Area C1.
Students must use the CSU General Education pattern for the Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer. The IGETC pattern is not an option. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.
NOTE: Most university Music departments require basic piano proficiency.
Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.