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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Laney College offers three Music degrees: Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Music Industry Studies (A.A.), and the Associate in Arts (A.A.). Course Requirements are listed below, each degree has been given a separate color. Requirements are also published in the current Laney College Catalog available as a pdf download from the main website.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

AA-T GROUP 1: Music Theory – All of the following (12 units):
Music 101 Music Theory and Culture I (3)
Music 102 Music Theory and Culture II (3)
Music 103 Music Theory and Culture III (3)
Music 104 Music Theory and Culture IV (3)

AA-T GROUP 2: Music Skills (Musicianship) – All of the following (4 units):

Music 121 Music Skills I (1)
Music 122 Music Skills II (1)
Music 123 Music Skills III (1)
Music 124 Music Skills IV (1)

AA-T GROUP 3: Performance Ensemble – Select a minimum of 4 units from the following:
Music 125 Chorus (1)
Music 126 Jazz Orchestra (1)
Music 127 Jazz Combos (1)
Music 128 Choral Repertoire (1)
Music 129 Jazz Orchestra Repertoire (1)
Music 142 Instrumental Ensemble (1)
Music 144 Intermediate Jazz Combos (1)
Music 145 Advanced Jazz Combos (1)
Music 146 Advanced Choral Repertoire (1)

AA-T GROUP 4: Applied Music* – Select a minimum of 4 units from the following:
Music 150 Applied Music (1 unit repeatable)

IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth Education Pattern (37-39 units)

Also Recommended:
Music 4A and B Jazz Arranging
Music 8 A-D Music History
Music 10 Music Appreciation
Music 14A Chinese Opera
Music 15A and B Jazz, Blues, and Popular Music

Music Industry Studies (AA)

GROUP 1: Recording, Mastering, and Distribution (9 units):
Media 150 Pro Tools: Sound Design (3)
Media 155 Advanced Music Video Production: Basic Recording (3)
Media 156 Advanced Music Video Production III: Mixing and Mastering (3)

GROUP 2: Electronic Music (3 units):
Music 147 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI (3)

GROUP 3: Introduction to Business and Management (4.5 units):
M/SVN 60 Introduction to Management (3)
Bus 239 Quickbooks (1.5)

GROUP 4: Music Theory (min. 3 units):
Music 101 Music Theory and Culture I (3)
Music 102 Music Theory and Culture II (3)
Music 103 Music Theory and Culture III (3)
Music 104 Music Theory and Culture IV (3)

GROUP 5: Music Skills (min. 1 unit):
Music 147 Music Skills I (1)
Music 122 Music Skills II (1)
Music 123 Music Skills III (1)
Music 124 Music Skills IV (1)

GROUP 6: Applied Music and Ensemble Performance (min. 2 units):
Music 105-108 Classical Guitar (1)
Music 109-112 Woodwinds (1)
Music 113-116 Percussion (1)
Music 117-120 Voice (1)
Music 125 Chorus (1)
Music 126 Jazz Orchestra (1)
Music 127 Jazz Combos (1)
Music 128 Choral Repertoire (1)
Music 129 Jazz Orchestra Repertoire (1)
Music 130-133 Elementary Piano Method (1)
Music 134-137 Intermediate Piano Literature (1)
Music 138-141 Jazz Piano (1)
Music 142 Instrumental Ensemble (1)
Music 144 Intermediate Jazz Combos (1)
Music 145 Advanced Jazz Combos (1)
Music 146 Advanced Choral Repertoire (1)
Music 150 Applied Music (1)
IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth Education Pattern (37-39 units)

Also Recommended:
Music 4A and B Jazz Arranging
Music 8 A-D Music History
Music 10 Music Appreciation
Music 14A Chinese Opera
Music 15A and B Jazz, Blues, and Popular Music

Associate in Arts Degree (Local AA)

AA GROUP 1: Music Theory – All of the following (18 units):
Music 101 Music Theory and Culture I (3)
Music 102 Music Theory and Culture II (3)
Music 103 Music Theory and Culture III (3)
Music 104 Music Theory and Culture IV (3)

AA GROUP 2: Music Skills (Musicianship) – All of the following (4 units):
Music 121 Music Skills I (1)
Music 122 Music Skills II (1)
Music 123 Music Skills III (1)
Music 124 Music Skills IV (1)

AA GROUP 3: Music History – Selection a minimum of two from the following (6 units):
Music 8A Antiquity Through the Renaissance (3)
Music 8B The Baroque and Classical Eras (3)
Music 8C The Romantic Era (3)
Music 8D The Twentieth Century (3)

AA GROUP 4: Performance and Applied Music – Select a minimum of 4 units from the following:
Music 105-108 Classical Guitar (1)
Music 109-112 Woodwinds (1)
Music 113-116 Percussion (1)
Music 117-120 Voice (1)
Music 125 Chorus (1)
Music 126 Jazz Orchestra (1)
Music 127 Jazz Combos (1)
Music 128 Choral Repertoire (1)
Music 129 Jazz Orchestra Repertoire (1)
Music 130-133 Elementary Piano Method (1)
Music 134-137 Intermediate Piano Literature (1)
Music 138-141 Jazz Piano (1)
Music 142 Instrumental Ensemble (1)
Music 144 Intermediate Jazz Combos (1)
Music 145 Advanced Jazz Combos (1)
Music 146 Advanced Choral Repertoire (1)
Music 150 Applied Music
IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth Education Pattern (37-39 units)