Associate in Music DTA/MRP (Plan Code: MUSMUAA)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
Take an additional five (5) credits/units from one of the following options:5
Option One
English Composition II (5 credits/units)
Technical Writing
Option Two
Business Communications (3 credits/units)
Interpersonal Communication (5 credits/units)
Public Speaking
Small Group Communication
Quantitative Skills
Course Options5
MUSC& 141Music Theory I5
MUSC& 142Music Theory II5
Select five credits/units from other disciplines5
Social Sciences
Selected from at least two disciplines 115
Natural Sciences
Selected from at least two disciplines 215
Major Area Requirements 3
MUSC& 121Ear Training 11
MUSC& 122Ear Training 21
MUSC& 123Ear Training 31
MUSC& 221Ear Training 41
MUSC& 222Ear Training 51
MUSC& 223Ear Training 61
MUSC& 143Music Theory III5
MUSC 101Beginning Piano Class2
MUSC& 231Music Theory IV3
MUSC& 232Music Theory V3
MUSC& 233Music Theory VI3
MUSC 201Intermediate Piano Class2
Applied Instrument, Piano, or Voice6
Major Performing Ensemble - Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Treble Choir, Chorale, or Jazz Band 412
Total Credits/Units102

No more than 10 credits/units allowed from any one discipline.


No more than 10 credits/units allowed from any one discipline. At least 10 credits/units in Physical, Biological and/or Earth Sciences. Shall include at least one laboratory course.


In-house diagnostic testing and/or auditions might affect the credits/units accepted in theory and ear training. Students are advised to check with the receiving institution.


In-house auditions might affect the credits/units accepted in this area. Students are advised to check with the receiving institution.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills.(GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Meet audition standards for any necessary proficiency exams in music theory for transfer to a four-year school of music.
  • Perform a standard body of literature at a proficiency level relevant to pursuit of a BA or BM degree in music.
  • Demonstrate musicality through participation in recorded performances.

Program maps are a suggested academic plan and should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. Your student entry method, placement, course availability, and program requirements are subject to change and transfer credit(s) may change your map/plan.
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