SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE

Music Degrees

A.A. Transfer

Link to the official degree requirements here: Music, Associate in Art

Semester 1 – Fall

  • Music 102A & 104A (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 185 (Applied Music)

Semester 2 – Spring

  • Music 102B & 104B (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 185 (Applied Music)

Semester 3 – Fall

  • Music 202A & 204A (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 185 (Applied Music)

Semester 4 – Spring

  • Music 202B & 204B (musicianship and theory)*
  • Music 185 (Applied Music)

Note – Music 185 (Applied Music) is weekly private lessons offered as a .5 unit class, and required for many transfer programs.

In addition, 4 units of performance ensembles (each at 1 unit each) are required for this degree.

* Mus 202B & 204B are not required for the degree, but helpful to continue the sequence and recommended for transfer. 3 units from the following list may be substituted:

  • Mus 110 Hist & Appreciation (3 units)
  • Mus 114A Survey of Music History (3 units)
  • Mus 114B Survey of Music History (3 units)
  • Mus 120A Sound Recording & Electronic Music (3 units)
  • Mus 140A Beggining Piano (1 unit)
  • Mus 140B Beginning Piano (1 unit)
  • Mus 142A Beginning Piano (1 unit)

A.A. Traditional

Link to the official degree requirements here: Music, Associate in Art (AA)

Semester 1 – Fall

  • Music 102A & 104A (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 140A (piano)
  • Music 150 (string techniques)

Semester 2 – Spring

  • Music 102B & 104B (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 140B (piano)
  • Music 152 (wind and percussion techniques)

Semester 3 – Fall

  • Music 202A & 204A (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 142A (piano)
  • Music 114A (survey of music history)
  • Mus 154 (vocal techniques)

Semester 4 – Spring

  • Music 202B & 204B (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 142B (piano)
  • Music 114B (survey of music history)

Plus 4 units of performance ensembles (each at 1 unit each).

Optionally, Music 185 (Applied Music) is a program of weekly private lessons offered as a .5 unit class. It is recommended for music majors.

Commercial Music Certificate

Link to the official degree requirements here: Commercial Music

Semester 1 – Fall

  • Music 102A & 104A (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 120A (Sound Recording And Electronic Music)

Semester 2 – Spring

  • Music 102B & 104B (musicianship and theory)
  • Music 120B (Sound Recording And Electronic Music)

Semester 3 – Fall

  • Music 128A (Songwriting I)
  • Music 165 (Beginning Jazz Improv)

Semester 4 – Spring

  • Music 128B (Songwriting II)
  • Music 166 (Intermediate Jazz Improv)

Plus 4-8 units of performance ensembles (each at 1 unit each).

DEPARTMENT AWARD

Link to the official degree requirements here: Department Award

Mus 102A & Mus 104A

Mus 102B & Mus 104B

Plus two from the following (3 units each):

MUS 110, MUS 112, 
MUS 114A, MUS 114B, 
MUS 115, MUS 118

Plus two from the following (1 unit each):

MUS 140A, MUS 140B, MUS 142A, MUS 142B

Plus two from the following performance ensemble (1 unit each):

MUS 156, MUS 157, MUS 160, MUS 162, MUS 163, MUS 164, MUS 165, MUS 167, MUS 170, MUS 171, MUS 175, MUS 176

Plus two units from the following (1 unit each):

MUS 150, MUS 152, MUS 154, MUS 155