Music at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree: Music
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Music
AAMajor in Music


Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major requirements: 27-31 semester units

A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.

Keyboard Proficiency Requirement for the major. See information below.

Theory and Musicianship Core, 16 units:

1st Semester (Fall Only):
MUS 131 Harmony I 3 units
MUS 111 Musicianship I 1 units

2nd Semester (Spring Only):
MUS 132 Harmony II 3 units
MUS 112 Musicianship II 1 units

3rd Semester (Fall Only):
MUS 133 Harmony III 3 units
MUS 113 Musicianship III 1 units

4th Semester (Spring Only):
MUS 134 Harmony IV 3 units
MUS 114 Musicianship IV 1 units


Ensemble Requirements, four semesters of ensemble; 4-8 units, select from the following courses:
MUS 231 Afro-Latin Percussion Ensemble I 2 units
MUS 232 Afro-Latin Percussion Ensemble II 2 units
MUS 233 Afro-Latin Percussion Ensemble III 2 units
MUS 234 Afro-Latin Percussion Ensemble IV 2 units
MUS 424 Small Jazz Ensembles 2 units
MUS 425 Contemporary Jazz Combo 2 units
MUS 429 Wind Ensemble 1.5 units
MUS 430 Symphonic Band 1 unit
MUS 454 Jazz Workshop Big Band 1.5 units
MUS 455 Jazz Ensemble 1.5 units
MUS 470 Concert Choir 1 unit


History Requirements, 3 units, select one from the following:
MUS 202 Music Listening and Enjoyment 3 units
MUS 250 World Music 3 units
MUS 275 History of Jazz 3 units


Applied Lessons Requirement, Four Semesters, 1 unit each:
MUS 501 Studio Lessons I (Applied Music I) 1 unit
MUS 502 Studio Lessons II (Applied Music II) 1 unit
MUS 503 Studio Lessons III (Applied Music III) 1 unit
MUS 504 Studio Lessons IV (Applied Music IV) 1 unit


Keyboard Proficiency Requirement:
MUS 301 Piano I 2 units
MUS 302 Piano II 2 units
Students with piano experience may wish to use CSM "Credit By Exam (CBE)" to meet the requirement for MUS 303.


Recommended additional courses:

Music Technology
MUS 290 Electronic Music I 3 units

Piano (dependent on level), select from the following:
MUS 301 Piano I 2 units
MUS 302 Piano II 2 units
MUS 303 Piano III 2 units
MUS 304 Piano IV 2 units
MUS 314 Piano Literature and Performance - The Baroque Era 2 units
MUS 315 Piano Literature and Performance - The Classical Era 2 units
MUS 316 Piano Literature and Performance - The Romantic Era 2 units
MUS 317 Piano Literature and Performance - The 20th Century & Beyond 2 units

History, select from the following:
MUS 202 Music Listening and Enjoyment 3 units
MUS 250 World Music 3 units
MUS 275 History of Jazz 3 units