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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BM - Music

Concentration in Performance

San José State University -to- CSU, Monterey Bay

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

All music majors must demonstrate an acceptable level of performance ability in applied area offered in the curriculum. All entering transfer students must perform an audition for the appropriate applied music committee.

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingNo Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

Note: A grade of C- or better is required in all music courses listed below.

Also note that the MUSC 001A, 001B, 002A, 002B, 003A, 003B, 004A and 004B are courses which are subject to completion of theory placement exam.

Preparation for the Major:

MUSC 001A Music Systems IANo Current Equivalent
MUSC 019 Music in World CulturesNo Current Equivalent
Students must complete a piano proficiency requirement which may be satisfied with completion of MUSC 25A, MUSC 25B and MUSC 25C, or qualified students may test out by performing required skills for the piano faculty at SJSU.
MUSC 025A Piano Proficiency INo Current Equivalent
MUSC 025B Piano Proficiency IINo Current Equivalent
MUSC 025C Piano Proficiency IIINo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

MUSC 001B Music Systems IBNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 002A Music Systems IIANo Current Equivalent
MUSC 002B Music Systems IIBNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 003A Music Systems IIIANo Current Equivalent
MUSC 003B Music Systems IIIBNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 004A Music Systems IVANo Current Equivalent
MUSC 004B Music Systems IVBNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 012 Medieval and Renaissance MusicNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 013 Music TechnologyNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 040A Jazz Improvisation - INo Current Equivalent

Complete 8 semester units (12 quarter units) from:

MUSC 030 PianoNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 031 Harpsichord or OrganNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 033 VoiceNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 034 StringsNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 035 WoodwindsNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 036 BrassNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 037 PercussionNo Current Equivalent

Complete 4 semester units (6 quarter units) from:

MUSC 050A ENS: Concert ChoirNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 052 ENS: Opera TheaterNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 053 ENS: University Symphony OrchestraNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 054 ENS: Symphonic BandNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 055 ENS: Wind EnsembleNo Current Equivalent

Applied Area, By Advisement. Students must choose an area of specialization in Voice, Keyboard, or Symphonic Instrument from below:

Voice:

MUSC 041A Applied Lyric DictionNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 041B Applied Lyric DictionNo Current Equivalent
and 6 semester units (or 9 quarter units) from:
MUSC 052 ENS: Opera TheaterNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060A ENS: ChoraliersNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060D ENS: Collegium MusicumNo Current Equivalent

Keyboard - Complete 2 semester units (3 quarter units) from:

MUSC 060C ENS: Chamber MusicNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060D ENS: Collegium MusicumNo Current Equivalent

Symphonic Instrumental- Complete 8 semester units (12 quarter units) from:

MUSC 060B ENS: Chamber OrchestraNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060C ENS: Chamber MusicNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060D ENS: Collegium MusicumNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060H ENS: Percussion EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060J ENS: String EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060K ENS: Brass EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060L ENS: Woodwind EnsembleNo Current Equivalent
MUSC 060M ENS: Saxophone EnsembleNo Current Equivalent

Voice students seeking the Bachelor of Music - Performance degree must complete a language proficiency in Italian or French. This may be satisfied with four years of secondary study, a proficiency exam, or one year of college study.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at: testing.sjsu.edu.

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.