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Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (ADT)




The Associate in Arts degree in Music in Transfer (AAT) at Los Medanos College offers students the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and music education needed as preparation for careers in music and further study to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. The AAT Arts degree in Music meets lower division standards and requirements for transfer to a CSU and various other colleges, universities and music conservatories that offer the Bachelor of Arts degree in music. This program is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Please refer to the LMC catalog for more details regarding this admission guarantee.


The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer at Los Medanos College prepares students to transfer into a curriculum at a 4 year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Music. To achieve the degree students must:


  1. Complete the CSU General Education Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements.
  2. Complete the required major requirements listed below. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass‐no pass” basis.
  3. Complete 60 CSU transferable units (including the General Education and major requirements).


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. 1. Understand and be able to apply the fundamentals of music theory, aural, and have a working knowledge of harmonic progression, musical forms and structures.

    2. Have knowledge and understanding of the historical development of music, its historical periods, genres, instrumentation and composers, within their cultural context.

    3. Have practical knowledge of performance practice in their particular ensemble performing styles.

    4. Have proficiency of solo repertoire and technical studies in their major instrumental or vocal area of study.

    5. Be competent with music technology in its various forms for composition, teaching, and professional pursuits.

    6. Be able to work independently on varieties of musical problems by combining their capabilities in performance, aural, verbal and visual analysis, composition, repertoire, knowledge, and music history.

    7. Have writing skills with the ability to independently utilize research tools and resources (library, internet, etc.) 


Major Requirements


Required Courses


Music Theory I

3 Units

MUSIC-017 Music Theory II: Tonal Harmony 3 Units
MUSIC-018 Music Theory III: Chromatic Harmony  3 Units
MUSIC-019  Music Theory IV:  Advanced Harmony and Later Styles 3 Units
MUSIC-013A Musicianship I 1 Unit
MUSIC-013B Musicianship II 1 Unit
MUSIC-014A    Musicianship III 1 Unit
MUSIC-014B Musicianship IV  1 Unit
MUSIC- 008 Applied Music (0.5)  2 Units



Plus at least 4 units from:


Baroque Ensemble     

1 Unit

MUSIC-040  Concert Band 2 Units
MUSIC-074 Jazz Studio – from Basie through Coltrane 2 Units
MUSIC-082 Intermediate Improvisation Jazz Worksho 2 Units



Total Units for the Major: 22 Units

General Education for the CSU, GE or IGETC 37-39 Units

Total Units: 60 Units





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