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.
Carer opportunities include performer, producer, recording engineer, sound designer and sound engineer.
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and
Major requirements: 21 semester units
A grade point average of 2.0 units is required for the major courses.
|MUS 290||Electronic Music I||3.0 units|
|MUS 291||Electronic Music II||3.0 units|
|MUS 292||Sound Creation: Sampling and Synthesis||3.0 units|
|MUS 293||Audio for Visual Media||3.0 units|
Plus 4 units from the following courses:
|MUS 101*||Musicianship I||3.0 units|
|MUS 131||Harmony I||3.0 units|
|MUS 102 *||Musicianship II||3.0 units|
|MUS 132||Harmony II||3.0 units|
|MUS 103*||Musicianship III||3.0 units|
|MUS 133||Harmony III||3.0 units|
|MUS 104*||Musicianship IV||3.0 units|
|MUS 134||Harmony IV||3.0 units|
Plus, select 2 units from the following courses:
|MUS 301||Piano I||2.0 unit|
|MUS 302||Piano II||2.0 unit|
|MUS 303||Piano III||2.0 unit|
|MUS 304||Piano IV||2.0 unit|
Plus, select 3 units from the following courses:
|MUS 202||Music Listening and Enjoyment||3.0 units|
|MUS 250||World Music||3.0 units|
|MUS 275||History of Jazz||3.0 units|
* Effective Fall 2016, MUS 101-104 will be replaced by MUS 111-114.