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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 Program combines the areas of music, electronics and computer science, with a primary emphasis on music. The Electronic Music Certificate is designed for students who intend to start their own electronic music studios where they may record music for videos, films, or individual artists, as well as compose and produce their own music on electronic instruments. Completion of a Certificate in Electronic Music expands career opportunities to include performer, producer, recording engineer, sound designer and sound engineer.

Program 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
Recommended Additional 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 Units: 21