Pathways to Transfer

Associate Degree for Transfer

Music for Transfer

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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 CSU and various other colleges, universities and music conservatories that offer the Bachelor of Arts degree in music. This program is design 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 60 semester 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 in the Music major, 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 better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.  A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major. 


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes:

  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


Basic Music

3 Units


Music Theory I

3 Units


Music Theory II: Tonal Harmony

4 Units


Music Theory III: Chromatic Harmony    

4 Units


Musicianship I        

2 Units

MUSIC-014 Musicianship II 2 Units
MUSIC- 008 Private Lessons Practicum (0.5) 2 Units

Plus at least 4 units from:


Baroque Ensemble (1)       

4 Units

MUSIC-052 Chamber Ensembles:  Emphasis Strings (1) 4 Units


Total Units for the Major: 24 Units
General Education for the CSU, GE or IGETC 37-39 Units
Total Units: 60 Units


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