music

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Electronics in Music I SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Advanced Electronics in Music II SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Advanced Electronics in Music III SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Audio Recording I SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Audio Recording II SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Audio Recording III SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Computer Science Foundations FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Computing and Music FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Highway 101 Revisited: History, Literature, Music, and Ecology SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Introduction to Electronics in Music I SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Introduction to Electronics in Music II SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Introduction to Electronics in Music III SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Ireland in History and Memory JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Jazz Ensemble - at SPSCC FR-SR
  • Winter
2
Jazz Ensemble - at SPSCC FR-SR
  • Spring
2
Jazz Ensemble - at SPSCC FR-SR
  • Fall
2
Multitrack Composition I SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Multitrack Composition II SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Multitrack Composition III SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Music and Mythology FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Orchestra - at SPSCC FR-SR
  • Winter
2
Orchestra - at SPSCC FR-SR
  • Spring
2
Orchestra - at SPSCC FR-SR
  • Fall
2
Student-Originated Studies: Music SO-SR
  • Spring
16
The Evergreen Singers FR-SR
  • Spring
2
The Evergreen Singers FR-SR
  • Fall
2
The Evergreen Singers FR-SR
  • Winter
2
Planned offerings for 2020–21
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Community Arts and the Art of Community SO-SR
  • Fall
8
Dangerous Reading: Foundation in the Humanities and Arts SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Music FR-SR
  • Spring
16
When You Wish Upon an Archetype: Psychology, Folklore, and Creativity in Disney Animated Films SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16