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Pop and Commercial Music Theory Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Certificate of Completion in Pop and Commercial Music Theory provides students with content specific to theoretical analysis, arranging, and composition in a modern music style.

Program Advisor:

Doug Reid
(206) 546-4759 dreid@shoreline.edu Rm 812
Bruce Spitz
206-546-4662 bspitz@shoreline.edu Rm 807

Certificate of Completion (17 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 17 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25 - $85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/music

EPC 282E

Program Prerequisites:

Instructor permission.

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

Pop and Commercial Music Theory–What is it?

This certificate provides technique in four-part block and accompaniment style harmony that is typical of music composition that has commercial success in the modern music industry.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program - by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program- should be able to:

  1. Analyze modern music compositions for harmonization techniques common to the modern music industry.
  2. Create block harmony typical of the style common to today’s recording industry.
  3. Add background string and horn parts to existing music compositions and recordings.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate of Completion in Pop and Commercial Music Theory?

Graduates exit the program with knowledge and skills necessary to arrange and create modern compositions typical of the existing recording industry.

Potential employers include: Self-employed musicians working on distribution of their own musical compositions, and other musicians needing assistance in developing their compositions to a professional level. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101


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