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University Transfer Program
60 – 70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Electronic Music major combines the areas of music, electronics and computer science, with a primary emphasis on music. The Electronic Music major is designed for students who intend to transfer to baccalaureate institutions; however, upon completion of the Associate degree in this discipline, many individuals start their own electronic music studios, where they record music for videos, films, or individual artists, as well as compose their own music on electronic instruments. Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Music expands career opportunities to include performer, producer, recording engineer, and sound engineer. Software companies also hire Electronic Music graduates to develop and test new electronic equipment ranging from synthesizers to software packages.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 12 units Units
MUS. 290 Electronic Music I 3 units
MUS. 291 Electronic Music II 3 units
MUS. 292 Sound Creation: Sampling and Synthesis 3 units
MUS. 293 Audio for Visual Media 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 4 units from the following courses: Units
MUS. 111 * Musicianship I 1 unit
MUS. 131 * Harmony I 3 units
MUS. 112 Musicianship II 1 unit
MUS. 132 Harmony II 3 units
MUS. 113 Musicianship III 1 unit
MUS. 133 Harmony III 3 units
MUS. 114 Musicianship IV 1 unit
MUS. 134 Harmony IV 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 2 units from the following courses: Units
MUS. 301 Piano I 2 units
MUS. 302 Piano II 2 units
MUS. 303 Piano III 2 units
MUS. 304 Piano IV 2 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 units from the following courses: Units
MUS. 202 Music Appreciation 3 units
MUS. 210 From Blues to Hip Hop: A History of American Popular Music 3 units
MUS. 250 World Music 3 units
MUS. 275 History of Jazz 3 units
MUS. 280 History of Electronic Music 3 units
Additional Recommended Courses: Units
MUS. 296 Electronic Music Composition Portfolio I 1.5 units
* Recommended preparation for students who do not read music: MUS 100 Fundamentals of Music
Total Required Major Units: 21

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.