What will I learn?

The Music program offers courses in both traditional and commercial music for students who plan on transferring as music majors to four-year institutions, for those who need to satisfy general education requirements, and for those who wish to earn a certificate or associate degree in traditional or commercial music.

The program provides performance opportunities for music majors, non-music majors, and non-traditional students looking to participate in music classes. Careers in traditional music include professional performance, conducting, arts management, composing, academic research, and public and private teaching.

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

The Music program offers lower-division preparation for students who plan on transferring to pursue a bachelor's degree in music. 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.

To earn this associate degree, students must fulfill the following requirements:

Complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable units of credit (including major and general education courses).

Complete all courses required in the major with a “C” or “P” or better.

Complete a general education pattern of courses.

Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at MiraCosta College.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the elements of music through the successful study of music theory and analysis, ear training, and piano keyboard proficiency.

Which department am I in?

Department of Music

Study options

Full Time (Totaling not fewer than 60 semester units in the major)

Tuition fees
International students and non-California residents currently pay an additional USD $307 per credit unit for a total enrolment fee of USD $353 per unit. Students must be actively enrolled in at least 12 units.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

MiraCosta College

Oceanside Campus,

1 Barnard Drive,

OCEANSIDE,

California,

92056, United States

Full Time (Totaling not fewer than 60 semester units in the major)

Tuition fees
International students and non-California residents currently pay an additional USD $307 per credit unit for a total enrolment fee of USD $353 per unit. Students must be actively enrolled in at least 12 units.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue,

CARDIFF,

California,

92007, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A high school graduate or equivalent

For international students

Students must be Eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit from instruction

A high school graduate or equivalent

IELTS score of 5.5

TOEFL score of 450 on the paper-based; test/133 on the computer-based test/ 46 on the iBT

DuoLingo English Test score of 75

Application Deadline:

November 15 for priority admission for Spring 2021.

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About MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is a great choice for students starting their undergraduate education, with top transfer rates and a beautiful campus location.

  • Outstanding university transfer programs in popular subjects
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