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Commercial Music (AA)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2019-2020 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following 13 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
Music 137 Music As A Business 3
Music 141 Jazz Appreciation 3
Music 161 Introduction to Music Technology 3
Music 165 Introduction to Recording Arts 3
Music 205* Commercial Harmony I 3
Music 206* Commercial Harmony II 3
Music 241 Music Notation and Copying I 1
Music 242* Music Notation and Copying II 1
Music 265-1* Recording Arts Workshop I 3
Music 271 Songwriters' Workshop I 3
Music 281* Commercial Music Techniques I 3
Music 321 Elementary Piano I 2
Music 322* Elementary Piano II 2

Complete 2 courses from the Following (Courses may be repeated):

Course Course Title UNITS
Music 501 College Choir (1)
Music 531 Philharmonic Choir (1)
Music 563 Chamber Singers (1.5)
Music 721 Orchestra (1)
Music 751 Wind Ensemble (1)
Music 771 Guitar Ensemble (1)

Total units required for major: 35-38

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 21

Required degree applicable elective units: 0-1

Total units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.