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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Music program.

Music is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Music, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Education.

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 20 Credits

Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120  

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if required for university admission or graduation. Strongly recommended: MUSC& 141 , MUSC& 142 .

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: MUSC 100 , MUSC 120  for students with minimual music experience; Class piano and piano proficiency are requirements for most music majors. World Language if required for university admission or graduation. Strongly recommended: MUSC& 143 , MUSC& 241 , MUSC& 242 , MUSC& 243 MUSC 135 , MUSC 136 , MUSC 140 , MUSC 146 , MUSC 170 , MUSC 175 , MUSC 180 , MUSC 196 , MUSC 270 , MUSC 280 , MUSC 296 .

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Career Planning


Music Faculty Advisors

Jeff Junkinsmith
206-546-4605 jjunkins@shoreline.edu Rm 808
Doug Reid
206-546-4759 dreid@shoreline.edu Rm 812
Alicia Zweifach
206-533-6639 azweifac@shoreline.edu Rm 5324

What is Music?

The study of Music explores historical traditions, classical training, and contemporary art forms to develop knowledge and skills in the musical arts. With a core curriculum consisting of six quarters of music theory and keyboard studies-in addition to private lessons in voice, piano and other instruments-the Music transfer program at Shoreline offers a firm foundation for students pursuing a baccalaureate Music degree. There are also many performance opportunities ranging from Bluegrass Band and Chamber Chorale to Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band and Funking Groove-not to mention the yearly productions of Musical Theater and Opera Workshop. Shoreline provides students with small classes, a distinguished faculty and a supportive environment to nurture your musicianship.

Areas of Study in Music: Music Composition, Music Theory, Music Education, Music History, Instrumental Music, Voice, Musical Theatre, Ethnomusicology, Music Therapy, Music Technology and Music Business.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music?

Many career opportunities exist for students who study music. Depending on the area of interest, music majors become performers, composers, conductors, educators, recording artists, therapists, librarians, sales and marketing associates, business managers and entrepreneurs.

Potential employers include: production recording studios, conservatories, symphonies, operas, choral groups, orchestras and bands, musical theaters, churches, film/motion picture studios, radio and television stations, private and public schools, colleges and universities, publishing and production companies, clubs and restaurants. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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