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Music / Commercial Music Technology

Director of Music: Harvey L. Estrada, hestrada@elcamino.edu

See degree requirements below:

A.A. Degree and Certificate of Achievement

Fine Arts Division

By completing the degree or certificate requirements, students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of the music and/or entertainment industries. The degree provides students with a comprehensive foundation in music theory, history, and performance. This is achieved through a structured training program which includes solos, ensembles, musicianship, basic vocal, keyboard, and technological skills. Completing the certificate requirements prepares students for entry-level positions in music merchandising, audio for film/video production, computer music synthesis, songwriting, and recording engineering. Students will demonstrate proficiency throughout the program by analyzing, writing, interpreting, and performing pieces of music, or through demonstrating skills in music technology. Program assessment is measured by juried and public performances, program completion, transferability, and periodic program review.

Major Requirements

8 units from Music Theory: Music 131A, 131B, 231A;
6 units from Music History: Music 215A, 215B;
4 units from Keyboard: Music 131A, 131B, 231A, 231B, 232;
2 units from Voice: Music 120, 220, 222, 223
4 units from: Music 190abcd
Performance - minimum of six units from: Music 152abcd, 253abcd, 257abcd, 265abcd, 266abcd, 267abcd, 268abcd
Total Units: 30
Recommended Electives: Music 102A, 102B, 105, 130, 180, 181A, 181B, 208A, 208B, 216abcd, 259abcd, 260abcd, 262abcd, 263abcd, 290

Certificate of Achievement

A Certificate of Achievement will be granted upon completion of all program requirements.
Commercial Music:
Music 101, 180, 181A, 181B, 182, 183, 284, 285
Total Units: 20

Preparations for the Transfer Major

For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.



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