Music with an Emphasis in Music Therapy

Program Map

The Associate of Art in Music provides students a systematic plan of study for developing skills in music theory, musicianship, music literature, collaborative performance, and keyboard proficiency. The music therapy emphasis prepares students for this specific career path.

Program completion within this time frame is dependent on the number of units enrolled per term and course availability. Full time students are recommended to take 12-15 units per term. Meet with a counselor to develop your Student Educational Plan (SEP), determine the appropriate general education pattern and work/life/school balance.

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Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts Degree in Music with an emphasis will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

ENG 1A/1AH – English Composition/Honors

4
MUS 3 – Fundamentals of Music 4
MUS 19/19H – Music Appreciation/Honors 3

GUI 47 – Career Exploration and Life Planning

3

Choose two courses: MUS 30, 31, 32A, 32B, 32C, 32D, 37, 38, 53, 57, 58, 70, 71, 78, 83, 87, P70 (All courses are 1 unit except 38 and 78)

2

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units
MUS 4 – Music Theory I 4
MUS 22 – Survey of Music Literature 3
ENG 1B/1BH – Critical Thinking and Writing/Honors 4

MAT 12 – Statistics

4

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

MUS 5 – Music Theory II

3

Choose one:

  • HIS 6/6H – United States History to 1877/Honors
  • HIS 7/7H – United States History from 1865/Honors
3

HES 1 – Health Science

3
SOC 1 – Introduction to Sociology 3
Choose two courses: MUS 32A, 32B, 32C, 32D, 37 2

Student Tasks

Suggested Class Schedule

Course Units

ANT 1/1H – Physical Anthropology/Honors

3

Choose one:

  • COM 9/9H – Interpersonal Communication/Honors
  • Degree Applicable Elective
3

Choose one:

  • POL 1/1H  – American Politics/Honors
  • Degree Applicable Elective
3

Choose one:

  • MUS 6  – Music Theory III
  • Degree Applicable Elective
4

Choose one:

  • GEG 1/1H and 1L  – Physical Geography/Honors with Lab
  • Degree Applicable Elective
4

Student Tasks

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