The music curriculum at Santa Monica College provides educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of students who wish to explore and expand their knowledge, performance skills and appreciation of music. This is fulfilled through a program that includes applied and group music instruction, history, vocal and instrumental ensembles, theory and musicianship. The curriculum is intended to serve music majors, general education transfer students, vocationally oriented students, and the community.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Arts Degree Icon Associate in Science More information on the Associate in Arts Degree

Get a foundation in general education, then gain the skills needed to excel in your desired field.

Completion of an Associate degree usually will not satisfy transfer major requirements. Meet with a counselor to develop an academic program best suited for you.

Estimated Timeline:
2+ years, 60 units

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39 units + General Education Requirements

The Music Associate in Arts degree provides educational opportunities designed to meet the needs of students who wish to explore and expand their knowledge, performance skills and appreciation of music. The program includes applied and group music instruction, history, vocal and instrumental ensembles, theory and musicianship.

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