AA Music

Associate in Arts Degree – Music

This degree plan is for students interested in getting a Bachelor of Music (BM) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Music, and offers options to prepare students to study Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Education, and Music Therapy at the university level.

The study of music provides students with the opportunity to develop skills and theory in instrumental, vocal, and composition. Students select courses based on their own goals for musical growth. All students, however, need a foundation of theory, musicianship, and keyboarding proficiency.

Students planning to transfer and/or earn this associate degree may also need to complete additional requirements or electives required by the transfer institution, as many CSUs and UCs have unique admissions and preparation-for-the-major requirements. Students should meet with a MiraCosta College counselor to identify required courses and to develop a written plan for their targeted university.

View the updated Music degree in the MiraCosta Catalog.

Music Performance majors should select Option 1, and Music Studies majors (Composition, Education, Therapy) should select Option 2.