2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2022  
2019-2020 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music (DTA/MRP)

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Pierce College’s Music Department offers a transfer degree for students wishing to complete the first two years of study leading to a baccalaureate degree. As part of the Associate in Music DTA/MRP student take two years of music theory and ear training, one year of keyboard instruction, and quarterly lessons and participation in ensembles. The cornerstone of our Music Department is our vocal and instrumental performing groups, including Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Concert Band and Orchestra. Throughout the year, these groups perform in a variety of settings, from our quarterly concerts on campus to various events in the community and tours.

Degree Outcomes  

General Degree Requirements

  • Minimum of 90 credits earned in courses numbered 100 or above is required to complete the Associate in Music DTA/MRP degree
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 credits)   - required
  • COLLG 110 College Success  required during the first or second quarter of attendance
  • Earn the lesser of (at least) 20 college level credits or 25% of the credits applicable to the degree or certificate at Pierce College
  • Cumulative college-level grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is required
  • 1.5 grade (C-) or higher is required for all coursework, unless stated otherwise
  • “Pass” (P) grades, independent study and cooperative work experience/work-based learning credits may be used for general elective credits only
  • Once a course has been successfully completed, credits earned may be used in only one category


  • Admission application deadlines vary; students must meet the deadline for the university or universities to which they plan to apply for transfer admission.
  • Certain schools may have additional “university-specific” requirements for admission to the institution that are not prerequisites specifically identified in the DTA requirements.
  • Certain colleges and universities might have “university-specific” requirements for graduation (e.g. institutitional residency requirements). Students are advised to consult their destination college or university.

Core Requirements

Humanities (15 Credits)

Requires a 1.5 grade or higher. Select from two disciplines. Ten quarter credits of Music Theory and five quarter credits from a differenct discipline. No more than five credits are allowed in world language.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Requires a 1.5 grade or higher. Select from two disciplines.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Requires a 1.5 grade or higher. Select from two disciplines. Must include one lab indicate by an Ⓛ.

Music Major Electives (20 Credits)

Requires a 1.5 grade or higher.

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

General Electives (24 Credits)

For ensemble, private lessons, keyboard/piano a minimum grade of 1.5 is requried. 

Total Credits Required 104

Program code: AAFP

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