Degrees & Certificates
Effective Fall 2020
A student earning the Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer Degree will utilize the theoretical elements of music to improve performance; perform music with regard to good use of pitch, tone, balance and expression; read and memorize music; improvise (as appropriate) and interpret music. Courses in the Music Department are designed to fulfill the needs of music majors, professional musicians, and those whose interest is avocational or recreational. Completion of the Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer Degree will provide a streamlined pathway for transfer to a CSU campus with a Music or similar major. Students are encouraged to contact a counselor and consult the Catalog for guidance when planning to transfer to a four-year institution in this major. Although not required to receive the AA-T in Music, the LPC Music department strongly recommends that its AA-T students complete MUS 1 – Music Literature and piano courses MUS 21A and 21B in preparation for piano placement exams. Students entering the BA in Music will be required to take placement exams in music theory and piano and audition on their major instrument.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
|MUS 8A (Music Theory and Musicianship 1)||4|
|MUS 8B (Music Theory and Musicianship 2)||4|
|MUS 10A (Music Theory and Musicianship 3)||4|
|MUS 38 (Applied Lessons)||4|
|MUS 12 (Wind Ensemble)||1|
|MUS 14 (Jazz Workshop)||1|
|MUS 15 (Jazz Ensemble)||1|
|MUS 16 (Philharmonic Orchestra)||1|
|MUS 17A (Jazz Combo 1)||1|
|MUS 17B (Jazz Combo 2)||1|
|MUS 44 (Concert Choir)||1|
|MUS 45 (Chamber Choir)||2|
|MUS 46 (Vocal Jazz Ensemble)||2|
|MUS 10B (Music Theory and Musicianship 4)||4|
|Total Units in the Major||24-28|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||32-36|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.