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Associate in Music DTA/MRP

Transfers to: Central Washington, Eastern Washington, UW Seattle, Western Washington, WSU Pullman


Students completing the Associate in Music DTA/MRP who have also met any specific institutional GPA, performance, and audition requirements will be regarded as having met the minimum preparation for consideration for admission to a baccalaureate Music program. Although this degree will be granted to SVC students completing a cumulative 2.0 GPA, entry into a Music program will require a higher GPA for admission. Seeking out the Music department advisor early in your studies is highly recommended.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 103 quarter credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an Associate in Music Degree. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below.

Note: Courses with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses.

1. Communications Skills (10 cr.)

  • English &101, &102 or 103 (5 cr.)
  • Communication Studies &220 (5 cr.)

2. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)

  • Mathematics &107 or higher

3. Integrative Learning Experiences

Will be built into this degree.

4. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

5. Distribution Requirements (45 cr.)

Select courses from the Natural Science, Social Science and Humanities distribution areas. These courses may also satisfy Integrative Learning Experience requirements. A specific course may be credited toward no more than one distribution requirement.

Distribution Areas
A. Natural Sciences (15cr.)

Select from at least two disciplines. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline. At least 10 credits in physical, biological and/or earth sciences. Must include one lab course.

B. Social Sciences (15 cr.)

Select from at least two disciplines. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one discipline.

C. Humanities (15 cr.)
  • Music &141 and Music &142 (freshman year, 10 cr.)
  • 5 cr. in other Humanities discipline.

6. Music Major Courses (42–44 cr.)

A. Music Theory/Ear (20 cr.)
  • Music &143 (freshman year, 5 cr.)
  • Music &241, &242, &243 (sophomore year, 15 cr.)
B. Music Lessons (6 cr.)

One credit per quarter in instrument or voice for 6 quarters. See your Music department advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

C. Ensemble (12 cr.)

Select courses from the following with help from your Music department advisor. Courses are repeatable for up to 12 credits.

  • Music 137, 138, 146, 147, 164
D. Piano (4–6 cr.)
  • Music 111, 112, 113, 211, 212, 213

Piano placement tests will determine course placement. Piano majors may be exempt from this requirement.