SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
BM - Music
Concentration in Composition
San José State University Transfer Planning Guide
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
|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 Writing|
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis|
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 IA|
|MUSC 019 Music in World Cultures|
|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 I|
|MUSC 025B Piano Proficiency II|
|MUSC 025C Piano Proficiency III|
Lower Division Requirements of the Major:
|MUSC 001B Music Systems IB|
|MUSC 002A Music Systems IIA|
|MUSC 002B Music Systems IIB|
|MUSC 003A Music Systems IIIA|
|MUSC 003B Music Systems IIIB|
|MUSC 004A Music Systems IVA|
|MUSC 004B Music Systems IVB|
|MUSC 012 Medieval and Renaissance Music|
|MUSC 040A Jazz Improvisation - I|
Complete 8 semester units (12 quarter units) from:
|MUSC 029 Electro-Acoustics|
|MUSC 030 Piano|
|MUSC 031 Harpsichord or Organ|
|MUSC 033 Voice|
|MUSC 034 Strings|
|MUSC 035 Woodwinds|
|MUSC 036 Brass|
|MUSC 037 Percussion|
|MUSC 038 Composition|
|MUSC 039A Jazz: Improvisation, Composition or Arranging 1|
Complete 4 semester units (6 quarter units) from:
|MUSC 050A ENS: Concert Choir|
|MUSC 052 ENS: Opera Theater|
|MUSC 053 ENS: University Symphony Orchestra|
|MUSC 054 ENS: Symphonic Band|
|MUSC 055 ENS: Wind Ensemble|
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.