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Certificates and AA in CM

Commercial Music and Recording Arts AA Degree

Required Courses (Complete the following 12 courses): 31 units

MUSIC 116 Survey and History of Rock, Pop and Soul Music (3.0)
OR MUSIC 141 Jazz Appreciation (3.0)
MUSIC 161 Introduction to Music Technology (3.0)
MUSIC 165 Introduction to Recording Arts (3.0)
MUSIC 205 Commercial Harmony I (3.0)
MUSIC 241 Music Notation and Copying I (1.0)
MUSIC 271 Songwriters’ Workshop I (3.0)
MUSIC 280 The Business of Commercial Music (3.0)
MUSIC 281 Commercial Music Techniques I (3.0)
MUSIC 295 Computer Music Recording (1.0)
MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I (2.0)
MUSIC 322 Elementary Piano II (2.0)
MUSIC 783-1 Pop Music Workshop I (1.0)
MUSIC 783-2 Pop Music Workshop II (1.0)
MUSIC 783-3 Pop Music Workshop III (1.0)
MUSIC 783-4 Pop Music Workshop IV (1.0)

Ensemble Electives (Complete 2 courses form the following): 2 units (Ensemble courses are repeatable. The same course may be taken twice to fulfill the unit requirement.)

MUSIC 531 Philharmonic Choir (1.0)
MUSIC 721 Orchestra (1.0)
MUSIC 745 Symphonic Band (1.0)
MUSIC 775 Jazz Ensemble (1.0)

Total required units for major: 33 units
Total Units that may be Double-Counted: 3 units

LACCD General Education Plan: 21 units Elective (CSU Transferable) Units: 10 units Total units in degree: 60 units (Note: 3 units from MUSIC 141 or MUSIC 116 will be double counted in LACCD GE Area C.)

Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Instrumental Vocal Performer

Complete the following 8 Required Courses: 22 units

MUSIC 200 Introduction to Music Theory (4.0) MUSIC 201 Harmony I (3.0)
MUSIC 202 Harmony II (3.0)
MUSIC 206 Commercial Harmony II (3.0)
MUSIC 211 Musicianship I (2.0)
MUSIC 212 Musicianship II (2.0)
MUSIC 280 The Business of Commercial Music (3.0)
MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I (2.0)

Complete 2 units from the following (courses may be repeated):

MUSIC 501 College Choir (1.0)
MUSIC 531 Philharmonic Choir (1.0)
MUSIC 561 Chamber Chorale (1.0)
MUSIC 721 Orchestra (1.0)
MUSIC 745 Symphonic Band (1.0)
MUSIC 775 Jazz Ensemble (1.0)
MUSIC 783-1 Pop Music Workshop I (1.0)
MUSIC 783-2 Pop Music Workshop II (1.0)
MUSIC 783-3 Pop Music Workshop III (1.0)
MUSIC 783-4 Pop Music Workshop IV (1.0)

Complete 6 units from the following courses: (One class from the following courses)

MUSIC 111 Music Appreciation I (3.0)
MUSIC 116 Survey and History of Rock, Pop and Soul (3.0)
MUSIC 118 Film Music Appreciation (3.0)
MUSIC 121 Music History and Literature I (3.0)
MUSIC 122 Music History and Literature II (3.0)
MUSIC 141 Jazz Appreciation (3.0)

3 units from the courses below:

MUSIC 161 Introduction to Music Technology (3.0)
MUSIC 165 Introduction to Recording Arts (3.0)
MUSIC 203 Harmony III (2.0)
MUSIC 241 Music Notation and Copying I (1.0)
MUSIC 281 Commercial Music Techniques I (3.0)

Complete 8 units from the following courses (depending on the area of interest):

MUSIC 322 Elementary Piano II (2.0)
MUSIC 323 Elementary Piano III (2.0)
MUSIC 324 Elementary Piano IV (2.0)
MUSIC 411 Elementary Voice I (2.0)
MUSIC 412 Elementary Voice II (2.0)
MUSIC 413 Elementary Voice III (2.0)
MUSIC 414 Elementary Voice IV (2.0)
MUSIC 611 String Instrument Instruction I (2.0)
MUSIC 612 String Instrument Instruction II (2.0)
MUSIC 613 String Instrument Instruction III (2.0)
MUSIC 614 String Instrument Instruction IV (2.0)
MUSIC 651 Classical Guitar I (2.0)
MUSIC 652 Classical Guitar II (2.0)
MUSIC 653 Classical Guitar III (2.0)
MUSIC 654 Classical Guitar IV (2.0)

Total units: 38

Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Jazz Studies

Required Courses:

MUSIC 141 Jazz Appreciation (3.0)
MUSIC 200 Introduction to Music Theory (4.0)
MUSIC 205 Commercial Harmony II (3.0)
MUSIC 206 Commercial Harmony II (3.0)
MUSIC 251 Jazz Improvisation Workshop (3.0)
MUSIC 280 The Business of Commercial Music (3.0)
MUSIC 281 Commercial Music Techniques I (3.0)
MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I (2.0)
MUSIC 322 Elementary Piano II (2.0)

Total units: 27

Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Music Arranging

Required Courses:

MUSIC 116 Survey and History of Rock, Pop and Soul (3.0)
OR MUSIC 141 Jazz Appreciation (3.0)
OR MUSIC 111 Music Appreciation I (3.0)
OR MUSIC 121 Music History and Literature I (3.0)
OR MUSIC 122 Music History and Literature II (3.0)
MUSIC 161 Introduction to Music Technology (3.0)
MUSIC 200 Introduction to Music Theory (4.0)
MUSIC 206 Commercial Harmony II (3.0)
MUSIC 241 Music Notation and Copying I (1.0)
MUSIC 242 Music Notation and Copying II (1.0)
MUSIC 271 Songwriter’s Workshop I (3.0)
MUSIC 280 The Business of Commercial Music (3.0)
MUSIC 281 Commercial Music Techniques I (3.0)
MUSIC 282 Commercial Music Techniques II (3.0)
MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I (3.0)

Total units: 29

Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Music Notation

Required Courses:

MUSIC 101 Fundamentals of Music (3.0)
MUSIC 200 Introduction to Music Theory (4.0)
MUSIC 201 Harmony I (3.0)
MUSIC 206 Commercial Harmony II (3.0)
MUSIC 161 Introduction to Music Technology (3.0)
MUSIC 241 Music Notation and Copying I (1.0)
MUSIC 242 Music Notation and Copying II (1.0)
MUSIC 280 The Business of Commercial Music (3.0)
MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I (2.0)

Total units: 23

Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Music Technology

Required Courses:

MUSIC 101 Fundamentals of Music (3.0)
MUSIC 161 Introduction to Music Technology (3.0)
MUSIC 165 Introduction to Recording Arts (3.0)
MUSIC 241 Music Notation and Copying I (1.0)
MUSIC 280 The Business of Commercial Music (3.0)
MUSIC 281 Commercial Music Techniques I (3.0)
MUSIC 282 Commercial Music Techniques II (3.0)
MUSIC 321 Elementary Piano I (3.0)

Total units: 21