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Degree Requirements

Laney College offers both the Associate in Arts (Local A.A.) and Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T, pending state approval) degrees in Music. The local A.A. degree offers students a more robust curriculum for those who want to explore harmony and history which the AA-T degree does not include. Most of the Theory and Music Skills requirements are the same for both degrees. Students should meet with the Music Department Chair or a counselor to determine which program best meets their needs. Course Requirements are listed below, each degree has been given a separate color.

**(The old music degree requirements are listed at the bottom for students who are finishing that degree.)

Guitar, Piano, and Voice majors should take four semesters of their chosen instrument.

Associate in Arts Degree (Local AA)

AA GROUP 1: Music Theory – All of the following (18 units):
Music 101 Music Theory I (3)*
Music 102 Music Theory II (3)
Music 103 Music Theory III (3)
Music 104 Music Theory IV (3)
Music 3A Harmony (3)
Music 3B Harmony (3)

AA GROUP 2: Music Skills (Musicianship) – All of the following (4 units):
Music 121 Music Skills I (1)
Music 122 Music Skills II (1)
Music 123 Music Skills III (1)
Music 124 Music Skills IV (1)

AA GROUP 3: Music History – Selection a minimum of two from the following (6 units):
Music 8A Antiquity Through the Renaissance (3)*
Music 8B The Baroque and Classical Eras (3)*
Music 8C The Romantic Era (3)*
Music 8D The Twentieth Century (3)*

AA GROUP 4: Performance and Applied Music – Select a minimum of 4 units from the following:
Music 32 Chinese Orchestra (2)*
Music 105-108 Classical Guitar (1)*
Music 109-112 Woodwinds (1)*
Music 113-116 Percussion (1)*
Music 117-120 Voice (1)*
Music 125 Chorus (1)*
Music 126 Jazz Orchestra (1)*
Music 127 Jazz Combos (1)*
Music 128 Choral Repertoire (1)*
Music 129 Jazz Orchestra Repertoire (1)*
Music 130-133 Elementary Piano Method (1)*
Music 134-137 Intermediate Piano Literature (1)
Music 138-141 Jazz Piano (1)
Music 144 Intermediate Jazz Combos (1)*
Music 145 Advanced Jazz Combos (1)*
IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth Education Pattern (37-39 units)

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (Pending State Approval)

AA-T GROUP 1: Music Theory – All of the following (12 units):
Music 101 Music Theory I (3)*
Music 102 Music Theory II (3)
Music 103 Music Theory III (3)
Music 104 Music Theory IV (3)

AA-T GROUP 2: Music Skills (Musicianship) – All of the following (4 units):

Music 121 Music Skills I (1)
Music 122 Music Skills II (1)
Music 123 Music Skills III (1)
Music 124 Music Skills IV (1)

AA-T GROUP 3: Performance Ensemble – Select a minimum of 4 units from the following:
Music 32 Chinese Orchestra (2)*
Music 125 Chorus (1)*
Music 126 Jazz Orchestra (1)*
Music 127 Jazz Combos (1)*
Music 128 Choral Repertoire (1)*
Music 129 Jazz Orchestra Repertoire (1)*
Music 144 Intermediate Jazz Combos (1)*
Music 145 Advanced Jazz Combos (1)*

AA-T GROUP 4: Applied Music – Select a minimum of 4 units from the following:
Music 105-108 Classical Guitar (1)*
Music 109-112 Woodwinds (1)*
Music 113-116 Percussion (1)*
Music 117-120 Voice (1)*
Music 130-133 Elementary Piano Method (1)*
Music 134-137 Intermediate Piano Literature (1)
Music 138-141 Jazz Piano (1)
IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth Education Pattern (37-39 units)

Also Recommended:

Music 4A and B Jazz Arranging
Music 8 A-D Music History
Music 10 Music Appreciation*
Music 14A Chinese Opera*
Music 15A and B Jazz, Blues, and Popular Music*

*Classes marked with an asterisk are suitable for general students as well as music majors . Ensembles require an audition.

**The Old Music Degree Requirements:
OLD GROUP 1: Music Theory
Music 2A+ Ear Training 3
Music 2B+ Melodic and Harmonic Analysis
from Bach to Modern Jazz 3
Music 2C Sight-Singing: Rhythm and Pitch
Structures 2
Music 3A Harmony 3
Music 3B Harmony 3
Subtotal: 14
OLD GROUP 2: Music Literature
Select a minimum of 6 units
Music 8A Antiquity Through the Renaissance (3)
Music 8B The Baroque and Classical Eras (3)
Music 8C The Romantic Era (3)
Music 8D The Twentieth Century (3)
Subtotal: 6
OLD GROUP 3: Performance and Applied Music
Select a minimum of 8 units from the following:
Music 20 College Band (2)
Music 21 Instrumental Ensemble (1)
Music 23 Stage Band (2)
Music 25 College Choir (2)
Music 26 Choral Ensemble (1)
Music 27 Modern Jazz Ensemble (2)
Music 30 College Orchestra (2)
Music 31 String Ensemble (1)
Music 32 Chinese Orchestra (2)
Music 34 Pop/Jazz/Gospel Vocal Styles (1)
Music 35 Classic Guitar (1)
Music 38 Elementary Piano (1)
Music 40 Intermediate Piano (1)
Music 41 Jazz Piano (1)
Music 42 Beginning Percussion (1)
Music 44 Beginning Winds (1)
Music 46 Voice (1)
Old Subtotal 8
Old Total Required Units: 28

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