Associate of Arts in
Associate of Arts in Music
Glendale Community College
Earliest start date
* $5,000 - $10,000 per year
Students will be able to demonstrate technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at a level appropriate for the particular music concentration; demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analysis; demonstrate a basic knowledge of music history through the present time, and demonstrate keyboard competency in intermediate to advanced piano performance literature.
All: MUSIC 103 or 113, 125, 126, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213.
Two units: MUSIC 140
Four semester units: MUSIC 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 152, 230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 236, 237, 240, 241, 242.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and their interaction, and the ability to employ this understanding in aural, verbal, and visual analyses; demonstrate a basic knowledge of music history through the present time. Demonstrate keyboard competency in intermediate to advanced piano performance literature, and demonstrate technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at a level appropriate for the particular music concentration.
All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
- Semester system (16 weeks).
- Fall Semester begins at the end of August.
- Spring Semester begins mid-February.
- Summer Session (mid-June to mid-August.); along with a short-term Winter Session of six weeks in early January.
New International students applying directly from overseas can only apply for the Fall or Spring Semesters. The short-term Sessions offer limited class scheduling for "new" students and are best designed for "continuing students."
High School transcripts and Diploma; minimum of 2.0 or "C" grade point average, if transferring directly from a U.S.-based College or University. TOEFL score minimum 45 on iBT, or IELTS 'band score' of 4.5 minimum – if English is not your first language of instruction. Also, Affidavit of Support Form & Bank Statement, and one-page personal essay. "Conditional Admission" is available for students without TOEFL or IELTS, and transferring-in from a Language School program.
Application Deadlines (for overseas Applicants)
- July 1 for Fall Semester;
- December 1 for Spring Semester;
- [May 15th for “Summer Session” -- Summer only for students "transferring" inside the U.S. with a current and valid Form I-20.]
- Deadlines may be flexible; please contact the International Student Office for details.
Tuition & Fees/Living Expenses
- Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2020-21): $7,581 USD (full-time; two semesters).
- Estimated off-campus living expenses: $13,000 USD.
- Total costs for bank statement = $22,965 USD.
- Note: above costs are subject to periodic/annual changes. [Please plan your budget accordingly].
- Tuition/Fees are paid per Semester upon registration.
- "Tuition Advanced Deposit" is not required.
- The College offers a tuition payment plan each semester.