Nov 26, 2022
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The Performance Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to prepare students for careers in music performance and related occupations. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Music should follow the Music AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide .
AAAS Degree (90 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.
GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program required.
There are no prerequisites to start this program. To graduate with a degree, the general education requirements include successful completion of ENGL& 101 and MUSTC 106 . The prerequisite for ENGL& 101 is the completion of EAP 99 , ENGL 99 or equivalent with a 2.0 or better, or placement into ENGL& 101. The prerequisite for MUSTC 106 is the completion of MATH 98 (2.0 or better) or placement into MATH 99 or instructor permission.
Core Curriculum - 17 Credits
Communication Skills (5 Credits)
Human Relations (2 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Music Tech Requirements - 43 Credits
Applied Lessons Requirements - Minimum of 6 credits
*2 credits required, Instructor approval required for registration.
Ensemble Performance Requirements - Minimum of 16 Credits
Choose from the courses below - minimum of 6 credits must be in the Large Ensemble Performance category. Courses may be repeated for credit.
Large Ensemble Performance
Small Ensemble Performance
Variable credit, students may choose up to 4 ensembles each quarter.
- Americana/Bluegrass Ensemble Credits: 1
- Brass Ensemble Credits: 1
- Flute Ensemble Credits: 1
- Guitar Ensemble Credits: 1
- Percussion Ensemble Credits: 1
- Repertoire Jazz Ensemble Credits: 1
- Saxophone Ensemble Credits: 1
- String Ensemble Credits: 1
- Vocal Ensemble Credits: 1
- Woodwind Ensemble Credits: 1
Music Tech/Music Electives - 8 Credits
Choose from the recommended electives listed below, other electives as approved by program advisor.
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Sample Schedule for A.A.A.S. Degree
Students may start this degree program in Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters.
* Courses meet the General Education/Related Instruction Requirements
** MUSC& 241 , MUSC& 242 , MUSC& 243 may be substituted for MUSTC 241 , MUSTC 242 , MUSTC 243
Length of Program: 90 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall (recommended), Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Plan code: MUMMPAPT