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

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.

Career opportunities include performer, producer, recording engineer, sound designer and sound engineer.

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

Major requirements: 21 semester units

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

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

Plus 4 units from the following courses:
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

*Recommended preparation for students who do not read music: MUS 100: Fundamentals of Music

Plus, select 2 units from the following courses:
MUS 301 Piano I 2 units
MUS 302 Piano II 2 units
MUS 303 Piano III 2 units
MUS 304 Piano IV 2 units

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