The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in music meets Oregon transfer degree requirements and allows students to transfer to an Oregon public university and some out-of-state universities having met all lower-division general education requirements. The degree includes many of the core courses typically required during the first two years of a program leading to a bachelor’s degree in music.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While the program has no formal entrance requirements, individual ensembles have audition requirements that must be met before enrollment. Consult with individual ensemble directors for audition information; contact information can be found on the Music page.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
While not required, MUS 201 Introduction to Music: Antiquity-1800, MUS 202 Introduction to Music: 1800-Present, and MUS 203 Introduction to Music: World Music are excellent survey courses of music history and provide a solid background for future, in-depth studies of music history.
While not required for the AAOT, private lessons (applied voice, violin, trombone, etc.) are an integral part of the music major. Studying with a private teacher fosters individual growth and technique development; it provides a solid background in solo repertoire, proper language enunciation, and in-depth studies of music genres.
Two years of a world language is strongly recommended.
All music schools have slightly different requirements and expectations of their music majors. While it is true that an Oregon college or university will accept the AAOT degree as a package, which allows students to transfer with junior class status, most music schools will not accept a direct transfer of credits for courses, such as Music Theory, intended specifically for music majors. Instead, institutions test students upon arrival to assess what they have learned in previous courses to place students at the appropriate level for their program. Students who perform well in the College's music theory and musicianship courses regularly meet or exceed the requirements to continue on with the next level of study at the transfer institution; for example, students who have completed the first year of theory typically test into the second year of theory at their new school.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.