Program Overview

The music department at Cañada College provides a variety of courses to introduce students to the many ways of knowing music. The selection of courses in the music major gives a student several different creative outlets and prepares an open mind for the wide array of possibilities in the rapidly changing music world. Courses focus on the intersection of music and social contexts of its production. Note that this major does not specifically support transfer into most four-year degree music programs, which require ensemble performance experience and other courses available in the district.


AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses - Music Fundamentals and Composition, 6 units Units
MUS. 100 Fundamentals of Music 3 units
MUS. 120 Songwriting Workshop I 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 15 units from the following:
List A (Music Traditions other than American Popular Music), choose 3 units from the following: Units
MUS. 215 Music, Culture and History 3 units
MUS. 240 Music of the Americas 3 units
MUS. 250 World Music 3 units
MUS. 271 Opera and Musical Theater History 3 units
List B, choose 9 units from the following: Units
Select any course in List A not already used 3 units
MUS. 202 Music Appreciation 3 units
MUS. 210 Histories of Popular Music and Rock 3 units
MUS. 260 Music in Film, Television and Multimedia 3 units
MUS. 275 History of Jazz 3 units
List C (introductory applied music), choose a minimum of 3 units from the following: Units
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. 371 Guitar I 2 units
MUS. 372 Guitar II 2 units
MUS. 373 Guitar III 2 units
MUS. 374 Guitar IV 2 units
MUS. 401 Voice I 2 units
MUS. 402 Voice II 2 units
MUS. 403 Voice III 2 units
MUS. 404 Voice IV 2 units
MUS. 470.1 Choir I 1 unit
Total Required Major Units: 21

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.