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TRANSFER PATHWAYS GUIDE: PERFORMING ARTS AND MUSIC EDUCATION
Drake offers several programs in the performing arts: Music, Music Education, Musical Theatre, and Theatre. All of these programs are housed in the College of Arts & Sciences. There are many courses in common across these majors. View Drake's catalog for more details on each of these programs.


Students are not required to take any or all of these courses in order to transfer to Drake but may use this as a guide to take applicable coursework for these degree programs.


Music
Drake offers a BA (Bachelor of Arts) and a BM (Bachelor of Music) in Music, as well as BME (Bachelor of Music Education; see below). The Bachelor of Music requires a focus in a particular instrument or vocal performance. To be admitted as a Music major or minor, students must audition. See more on the School of Music's website.
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MUS 106 MUSIC THEORY I (4)
MUS 0-- MUS LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2006 
MUS 107 MUSIC THEORY II (4)
MUS 0-- MUS LOWER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2006 
MUS 143 CONCERT CHOIR (3)
MUS 149 DRAKE CHOIR (1.000)
08/27/2012 
MUS 202 WORLD MUSIC (3)
MUS 081 WORLD MUSIC FOR MUSIC MAJORS (3.000)
08/27/2012 
Music Education
To be admitted as a Music Education major, students must audition. See more on the School of Music's website. Observation hours are also required for the Music Education major. By the end of the sophomore year, music education students must have completed EDUC 103, 108, 111 (available at Drake through cross-enrollment) and SPED 120 (or DMACC equivalents).


Students choose either a Choral/General Classroom or Instrument/General Classroom focus.

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EDU 210 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)
EDU 218 INITIAL FIELD EXPERIENCE (2)
EDUC 1 EDUC UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (3.000)
10/15/2019 
EDU 245 EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER (3)
SPED 120 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.000)
08/28/2006 
MUS 143 CONCERT CHOIR (3)
MUS 149 DRAKE CHOIR (1.000)
08/27/2012 
MUS 202 WORLD MUSIC (3)
MUS 081 WORLD MUSIC FOR MUSIC MAJORS (3.000)
08/27/2012 
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY (3.000)
08/31/2015 
Musical Theatre
To be admitted as a Musical Theatre major or minor, students must audition. See more on the Department of Theatre Arts' website. The courses listed below fulfill requirements in the major.
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DRA 125 INTRODUCTION TO PLAY ANALYSIS (3)
THEA 005 READINGS IN THEATRE (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 130 ACTING I (3)
THEA 003 TECHNIQUE OF ACTING I (3.000)
08/28/2006 
DRA 132 ACTING II (3)
THEA 004 TECHNIQUE OF ACTING II (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 143 THE BUSINESS OF ACTING (3)
THEA 102 AUDITIONING (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 162 TECHNICAL THEATRE (3)
THEA 030 STAGECRAFT I (1.000 TO 4.000)
09/21/2020 
DRA 223 PERFORMING MUSICAL THEATRE (3)
THEA 060 MUSICAL THEATRE I (3.000)
11/05/2020 
DRA 250 DIRECTING (3)
THEA 103 DIRECTING I (3.000)
08/21/2019 
MUS 102 MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (3)
MUS 011 FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC THEORY (3.000)
08/27/2012 
Theatre
Drake offers a BA and BFA in Theatre. They share common core courses: Drake's THEA 003, 005, 030 and 103 (or DMACC equivalents) are required for the Theatre major. Other THEA courses (9-18 credits, depending on which Theatre degree a student pursues) may count as electives in the major. Remaining coursework for the major will be completed at Drake. Students must audition for all Theatre majors and minors; see the Department of Theatre Arts website for more details.
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DRA 101 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (3)
THEA 076 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE (3.000)
08/28/2006 
DRA 125 INTRODUCTION TO PLAY ANALYSIS (3)
THEA 005 READINGS IN THEATRE (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 130 ACTING I (3)
THEA 003 TECHNIQUE OF ACTING I (3.000)
08/28/2006 
DRA 132 ACTING II (3)
THEA 004 TECHNIQUE OF ACTING II (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 134 IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING (3)
THEA 0 THEA LOWER DIVISION (0.000 TO 10.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 139 ACTING FOR THE CAMERA (3)
THEA 0 THEA LOWER DIVISION (0.000 TO 10.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 143 THE BUSINESS OF ACTING (3)
THEA 102 AUDITIONING (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 148 VOICE & MOVEMENT (3)
THEA 014 MOVEMENT I (2.000)
11/24/2020 
DRA 148 VOICE & MOVEMENT (3)
THEA 020 VOICE I: VOICE FOR THE STAGE (2.000)
11/24/2020 
DRA 162 TECHNICAL THEATRE (3)
THEA 030 STAGECRAFT I (1.000 TO 4.000)
09/21/2020 
DRA 180 THEATRE LAB I (1)
THEA 0 THEA LOWER DIVISION (0.000 TO 10.000)
08/28/2020 
DRA 181 THEATRE LAB II (1)
THEA 0 THEA LOWER DIVISION (0.000 TO 10.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 201 FUNDAMENTAL ARTS MANAGEMENT (3)
THEA 077 THE BUSINESS OF THE ARTS (3.000)
11/05/2020 
DRA 223 PERFORMING MUSICAL THEATRE (3)
THEA 060 MUSICAL THEATRE I (3.000)
11/05/2020 
DRA 250 DIRECTING (3)
THEA 103 DIRECTING I (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 252 PLAYWRITING (3)
THEA 006 PLAYWRITING I (3.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 280 THEATRE LAB III (1)
THEA 0 THEA LOWER DIVISION (0.000 TO 10.000)
08/21/2019 
DRA 281 THEATRE LAB IV (1)
THEA 0 THEA LOWER DIVISION (0.000 TO 10.000)
08/21/2019 
Theatre BFA Tracks
The BFA in Theatre has three distinct tracks: Acting, Design and Technology, and Teacher Certification. See below for specific DMACC courses for each track. These courses (or Drake equivalents) can be taken before or after transfer.


The Acting track requires the equivalents of ENG 091 and one course from psychology, sociology, philosophy, or anthropology.

The Design & Technology track requires the equivalents of ART 015 and 075, plus 9 credits of Art & Design electives and 9 credits of Literature coursework (including a Shakespeare course).

The Teacher Certification track requires the equivalents of EDUC 103 & 108, SPED 120, and SCSR 024. SPC 101/SCSR 073 and LIT 130/ENG 065 fulfill requirements in the track but other options are available at Drake.

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ART 133 DRAWING LAB (3)
ART 015 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING (3.000)
09/23/2019 
ART 203 ART HISTORY I (3)
ART 075 THEMES IN ART HISTORY (0.000 OR 4.000)
08/20/2019 
EDU 210 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3)
EDU 218 INITIAL FIELD EXPERIENCE (2)
EDUC 1 EDUC UPPER DIVISION (1.000 TO 10.000)
EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (3.000)
10/15/2019 
EDU 213 INTRO TO EDUCATION (3)
EDUC 103 FOUNDATIONS IN EDUCATION (3.000)
01/27/2014 
EDU 245 EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER (3)
SPED 120 INTRO TO SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.000)
08/28/2006 
ENG 225 CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY (3)
ENG 091 READING/WRITING POETRY (3.000)
08/28/2006 
LIT 130 AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)
ENG 065 INTRO AFRICAN AMERICAN LIT (3.000)
08/26/2013 
PSY 281 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
EDUC 108 STUDENT DEVELPMT & LRNG THEORY (3.000)
08/31/2015 
SPC 101 FUND OF ORAL COMMUNICATION (3)
SCSR 073 PUBLIC SPEAKING (3.000)
01/25/2016 
SPC 122 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3)
SCSR 024 RHETORIC & SOCIAL CHANGE (3.000)
09/30/2019 
Drake's Transfer Policies
Work with a Drake University Admission Counselor to find out exactly how your credits will transfer, keeping the following in mind:

  • Students can transfer a maximum of 66 credit hours from DMACC or other community colleges. A Drake bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 124 credits.
  • A grade of C- or higher is required for all transfer coursework.
  • A minimum of 40 upper level (100-199) credits is required for Drake bachelor's degrees.
  • The last 30 credit hours must be completed at Drake University.
  • Admitted students with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Iowa community college who have at least 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer and a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Areas of Inquiry requirements.
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